US Pat. No. 9,273,269

SCALE-INHIBITION COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A method of inhibiting scale formation on a surface of a ware, the method comprising:
contacting the surface with a detergent composition comprising a scale-inhibition composition, the scale-inhibition composition
comprising:

(a) a first acrylic acid polymer having an average molecular weight of about 3000 to about 6000;
(b) a second acrylic acid polymer having an average molecular weight of about 6000 to about 10000;
(c) an amino carboxylic acid selected from methylglycine diacetic acid (MGDA), glutamic acid diacetic acid (GLDA), diethylene
triamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA), hydroxyethyl ethylene diamine triacetic acid (HEDTA), ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA),
and a combination thereof; and

(d) a phosphonic acid selected from 1-hydroxyethane 1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP), amino tris(methylenephosphonic acid) (ATMP),
ethylenediamine tetra(methylene phosphonic acid) (EDTMP), tetramethylenediamine tetra(methylene phosphonic acid) (TDTMP),
hexamethylenediamine tetra(methylene phosphonic acid) (HDTMP), diethylenetriamine penta(methylene phosphonic acid) (DTPMP),
and a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,268,338

FLUID DISPENSING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A disposable fluid dispensing apparatus for dispense of a fluid into a diluent, the disposable fluid dispensing apparatus
comprising:
a housing;
a diluent flow path through which diluent moves within the disposable dispensing apparatus, the diluent flow path having a
diluent inlet area, a diluent accumulation area, and a diluent outlet area, the diluent inlet area oriented to receive a free-flowing
diluent;

a wheel located at least partially within the housing and driven by diluent flowing along the diluent flow path;
a reservoir in which a quantity of fluid is retained, the reservoir permanently sealed against access by a user from outside
of the disposable dispensing apparatus; and

a pump in fluid communication with the fluid in the reservoir, the pump coupled to the wheel and driven by rotation of the
wheel;

wherein the housing, wheel, reservoir, and pump define a portable structure installed, removable, and disposable as a single
integral unit without the use of tools.

US Pat. No. 9,131,824

FLOOR MAINTENANCE TOOL AND METHOD

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A floor tool comprising:
a handle including a first end and a second end opposite the first end, a longitudinal axis extending through and between
the first and second ends of the handle, the handle lying in a plane and further including a first portion located at the
first end of the handle and on the longitudinal axis, and a second portion offset from the longitudinal axis, the handle further
including a bend disposed between the first portion and the second portion, and the first portion defined on the handle from
the first end to the bend;

a mop head coupled at the second end of the handle;
a first grip coupled to the first portion of the handle;
a second grip coupled to the second portion of the handle;
an actuator positioned adjacent the first end and contiguous with the first grip; and
a fluid reservoir coupled to and carried by the handle between the second portion and the second end.

US Pat. No. 9,078,438

HAND WASH COMPOSITIONS

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A hand wash composition comprising:
from about 0.3 wt % to about 8.0 wt % phthalimido-peroxy-hexanoic acid;
at least one anionic surfactant; and
at least one emollient;
wherein the composition has a maximum inorganic salt concentration of 0.2 wt %, and pH of from about 2.5 to about 4.5.

US Pat. No. 9,375,123

FLOOR FINISH APPLICATOR

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A floor finish applicator comprising:
a wheeled cart;
a floor finish spreading mop coupled to the cart;
a first elastic element coupled to a first end of the spreading mop;
a second elastic element coupled to a second end of the spreading mop; and
an actuator coupled to the spreading mop between the first elastic element and the second elastic element to selectively raise
and lower the spreading mop, the actuator configured to rotate the spreading mop about a horizontal axis between a position
engaged with a floor and a position disengaged from the floor;

wherein the spreading mop is rotatable from a first position to a second position about a vertical axis defined by the actuator
when the spreading mop encounters an obstacle, and wherein the spreading mop is rotatable from the second position back to
the first position via the first and second elastic elements,

wherein the spreading mop is selectively biased into engagement with the floor by the first and second elastic elements such
that the bias force causes a leading edge of the spreading mop to engage the floor with less force than a trailing edge of
the spreading mop,

wherein at least a portion of each of the first and second elastic elements extends below the horizontal axis in the floor-engaged
position of the spreading mop, the first and second elastic elements exerting a force in this orientation to hold the spreading
mop in the floor-engaged position,

wherein at least a portion of each of the first and second elastic elements extends above the horizontal axis in the floor-disengaged
position of the spreading mop, the first and second elastic elements exerting a force in this orientation to hold the spreading
mop in the floor-disengaged position.

US Pat. No. 9,766,636

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DILUTION CONTROL

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A chemical dispensing apparatus comprising:
a housing within which extends a fluid passageway adapted to receive a diluent from a diluent source, the housing defining
an area accumulating diluent, the diluent exiting the area under force of gravity;

a wheel coupled to the housing and in fluid communication with the area, the wheel driven by the gravitational force of diluent
flowing from the area;

a shaft coupled to the housing and the wheel, wherein the shaft is adapted to rotate with the wheel; and
a pump coupled to the housing and the shaft, wherein the pump is in fluid communication with a reservoir containing a concentrated
chemical and wherein the pump is actuated by rotation of the shaft to deliver concentrated chemical to diluent flowing from
the area,

wherein the diluent and the concentrated chemical are dispensed from the housing only by gravitational force, and
wherein the wheel, the shaft, and the pump are located within and enclosed by the housing, and together with the housing define
an integrated and portable unit.

US Pat. No. 9,409,134

EDUCTOR WITH BACKFLOW DEFLECTOR

Diversey, Inc., Charlott...

1. An air gap eductor comprising:
(A) an upper assembly including
(i) a receptacle for receiving a water supply,
(ii) a water jet nozzle,
(B) a lower assembly including
(iii) a discharge tube having an upper end, a lower end, and an inside surface surrounding a passageway through the discharge
tube, the upper end of the discharge tube having a transverse opening comprising an unobstructed water jet receiving portion
and a rim portion, the rim portion being between the water jet receiving portion and the inside surface of the discharge tube,
the water jet receiving portion being aligned to receive a jet of water from the water jet nozzle of the upper assembly;

(iv) a venturi structure inside the discharge tube, the venturi structure being between the upper end of the discharge tube
and the lower end of the discharge tube,

(v) a liquid entrainment side passageway into the venturi structure,
(vi) a backflow deflector between an air gap and an inlet into the venturi structure;
(C) connecting structure connecting the upper assembly to the lower assembly, the connecting structure providing the air gap
between the water jet nozzle of the upper assembly and the backflow deflector of the lower assembly; and

wherein the backflow deflector comprises a transverse backflow deflector plate, the deflector plate blocking a first part
of the rim portion of the opening at the upper end of the discharge tube while leaving unblocked both the water jet receiving
portion of the opening as well as a second rim part of the opening at the upper end of the discharge tube, the blocked first
part of the rim being from 40 to 80 percent of the rim area and the unblocked second part of the rim being from 20 to 60 percent
of the rim area, with the blocked first part of the rim and the unblocked second part of the rim providing a bifurcated asymmetry
of from 40% to 100%.

US Pat. No. 9,227,212

FLUID DISPENSING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A fluid dispenser for containing and dispensing metered amounts of fluid, the fluid dispenser comprising:
a reservoir for containing fluid;
a chamber positioned substantially within the reservoir for containing a quantity of the fluid;
a piston moveable within the chamber to draw fluid into the chamber when the piston is moved in a first direction with respect
to the chamber, and to discharge fluid from the chamber when the piston is moved in a second direction opposite the first
direction;

a user-manipulatable control coupled to the piston and rotatable about an axis to select one of at least two different metered
quantities of fluid to be dispensed, the user-manipulatable control further movable to move the piston relative to the chamber
along the axis to selectively dispense the selected metered quantity of fluid; and

a protrusion in slidable mating engagement relative to a first aperture defined in at least one of the piston and a wall of
the chamber to control movement of the piston relative to the chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,347,025

WARE WASHING SYSTEM CONTAINING CATIONIC STARCH

Diversey, Inc.

1. A method of washing ware comprising:
(a) contacting ware in a washing step with an aqueous cleaning composition in a ware washing machine, the aqueous cleaning
composition comprising an aqueous diluent and about 200 to 5000 parts by weight of a ware washing detergent per each one million
parts of the aqueous diluent, wherein the ware washing detergent comprises a nonionic surfactant; and

(b) contacting the washed ware in a rinse step with an aqueous rinse, the aqueous rinse being substantially free of an intentionally
added rinse agent, characterized in that the aqueous cleaning composition contains a sufficient amount of a cationic starch
to provide a layer of the cationic starch on the ware so as to afford sheeting action in the aqueous rinse step,

wherein a weight ratio of the nonionic surfactant to the cationic starch in the aqueous cleaning composition is at most 0.25/1,
further wherein the cationic starch contains a cationic group which is a quaternary ammonium group according to the formula

wherein R1, R2, R3 and R4 each independently are a C1-C6 alkyl or a C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl group and further wherein the cationic group is connected to the starch via an ether or an ester linkage.

US Pat. No. 9,174,179

MULTI-STATION LIQUID DISPENSING APPARATUS WITH AUTOMATIC SELECTION OF PROPER FLOW RATE

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A multi-station liquid mixing and dispensing apparatus comprising:
a housing at least partially defining a first pocket configured to support a first container, and a second pocket configured
to support a second container;

at least one door pivotably coupled to the housing and movable to enclose one or both of the first pocket and the second pocket;
a first eductor disposed in the housing and in fluid communication with the first container and the second container to selectively
draw chemical concentrate from the first container or the second container;

a second eductor disposed in the housing and in fluid communication with the first container and the second container to selectively
draw chemical concentrate from the first container or the second container; and

a valve assembly coupled to the housing and in fluid communication with the first eductor and the second eductor, the valve
assembly operable by a user to select either the first container or the second container from which to dispense chemical concentrate
via one of the first and second eductors.

US Pat. No. 9,895,041

CLEANING DEVICE WITH SINGLE TANK RECYCLING SYSTEM

Diversey, Inc., Charlott...

1. A method of cleaning a surface, the method comprising, by a cleaning device:
drawing cleaning solution through a tank filter that is in fluid communication with an outlet of a solution tank of a cleaning
device;

drawing the cleaning solution through one or more discharge line filters to a pump intake of the cleaning device;
delivering the cleaning solution from a pump discharge of the cleaning device to a flow meter;
initiating a priming mode by:
opening a first valve associated with a bypass line that is in fluid communication with the pump discharge and an inlet of
the solution tank,

closing a second valve associated with a cleaning head of the cleaning device, and
delivering the cleaning solution from a discharge of the flow meter to the inlet of the solution tank through the bypass line;
measuring a flow rate of the cleaning solution using the flow meter; determining that the cleaning device is primed if the
measured flow rate equals or exceeds a threshold value for a period of time, and determining that the cleaning device is not
primed if the measured flow rate does not equal or exceed the threshold value for the period of time;

when the cleaning device is determined to not be primed, continuing the priming mode by delivering the cleaning solution to
the bypass line instead of the cleaning head; and

when the cleaning device is primed, initiating cleaning by:
closing the first valve associated with the bypass line,
opening the second valve associated with the cleaning head, and
delivering the cleaning solution to the cleaning head.

US Pat. No. 9,609,991

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MOVEMENT OF AN AUTOMATIC CLEANING DEVICE USING VIDEO SIGNAL

Diversey, Inc., Charlott...

1. A method of cleaning an area using an automatic cleaning device, the method comprising:
receiving, from a video camera, information associated with an edge located on a surface of the area, wherein the edge is
substantially straight;

by an automatic cleaning device, using the information received from the video camera to determine a position of the automatic
cleaning device on the surface relative to the edge;

receiving positional information from a sensor of the automatic cleaning device;
comparing the determined position using the information received from the video camera with the positional information received
from the sensor to determine which has a least amount of error relative to a current position of the automatic cleaning device,
wherein the current position is determined using a digital map of the area; and

if the determined position has the least amount of error, using the received information to move the automatic cleaning device
from the determined position along a path so that the automatic cleaning device cleans the surface along the path, wherein
the path is substantially parallel to the edge, wherein the edge is located a distance from a reference point on the automatic
cleaning device during movement of the automatic cleaning device;

otherwise using the positional information from the sensor to adjust a position of the automatic cleaning device.

US Pat. No. 9,377,521

HYGIENE MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A method of hygiene monitoring and management comprising:
transmitting wireless signals between a wireless tag and at least two access points;
determining a distance between the wireless tag and each of the at least two access points;
determining a location of the wireless tag with respect to the at least two access points based at least in part upon the
distance between the wireless tag and each of the at least two access points;

repeatedly determining the location of the wireless tag based on the tag distances to track movement of the wireless tag;
determining a cleanliness level of an area based at least in part on tracking the movement of the wireless tag;
graphically displaying
a floor plan including the area,
the determined cleanliness level of the area via a respective shading of at least three possible different shadings of the
area, each of the shadings being associated with a corresponding cleanliness level, and

at least one of a group including a current location of the wireless tag on the floor plan and a path indicating the tracked
movement of the wireless tag on the floor plan.

US Pat. No. 9,307,883

DOUBLE-SIDED MOP

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A mop comprising:
a first section having a first exterior side engageable with a surface, the first section including a first outer layer and
a first middle layer;

a second section on a reverse side of the mop and having a second exterior side engageable with the surface, the second section
including a second outer layer and a second middle layer; and

an embedded semi-permeable mesh layer disposed between the first and second sections to limit permeability of liquid flowing
from the first side to the second side;

wherein the first middle layer is disposed between the first outer layer and the semi-permeable layer,
wherein the second middle layer is disposed between the second outer layer and the semi-permeable layer, and
wherein each of the first middle layer and the second middle layer defines a reservoir configured to receive, retain, and
discharge liquid received by the mop.

US Pat. No. 9,809,443

MULTI-STATION LIQUID DISPENSING APPARATUS WITH AUTOMATIC SELECTION OF PROPER FLOW RATE

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A method of mixing and dispensing liquids, the method comprising:
placing a valve in a first state;
drawing a first chemical concentrate through one of a first eductor and a second eductor only from a first source while the
valve is in the first state;

changing the valve from the first state to a second state; and
drawing a second chemical concentrate through the second eductor only from a second source while the valve is in the second
state.

US Pat. No. 9,139,799

SCALE-INHIBITION COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A scale-inhibition composition comprising:
(a) a first acrylic acid polymer having an average molecular weight of about 3000 to about 6000;
(b) a second acrylic acid polymer having an average molecular weight of about 6000 to about 10000;
(c) an aminocarboxylic acid selected from methylglycine diacetic acid (MGDA), glutamic acid diacetic acid (GLDA), diethylene
triamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA), hydroxyethyl ethylene diamine triacetic acid (HEDTA), ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA),
and a combination thereof; and

(d) a phosphonic acid selected from 1-hydroxyethane 1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP), amino tris(methylenephosphonic acid) (ATMP),
ethylenediamine tetra(methylene phosphonic acid) (EDTMP), tetramethylenediamine tetra(methylene phosphonic acid) (TDTMP),
hexamethylenediamine tetra(methylene phosphonic acid) (HDTMP), diethylenetriamine penta(methylene phosphonic acid) (DTPMP),
and a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,625,299

ADJUSTABLE DOSING CAP

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A dispensing cap comprising:
a first housing portion defining a first chamber;
a lid coupled to the first housing portion and defining an outlet, the lid movable relative to the first housing portion between
a first position and a second position;

a second housing portion defining a second chamber in fluid communication with the first chamber, the second housing portion
further defining a third chamber separate from the second chamber,

wherein when the lid is in the first position, the outlet is in fluid communication with the second chamber to dispense a
first volume of fluid, and

wherein when the lid in the second position, the outlet is in fluid connection with the second chamber and the third chamber
to dispense a second volume of fluid.

US Pat. No. 9,476,017

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR CLEANING, DISINFECTING, AND SANITIZING THAT ARE EFFLUENT NEUTRAL

DIVERSEY, INC., Sturteva...

1. A method of cleaning, sanitizing, or disinfecting, wherein the method comprises:
contacting a soiled substrate with a cleaning, sanitizing, or disinfecting composition, such that at least a portion of the
soil is removed from the substrate;

wherein the cleaning, sanitizing, or disinfecting composition consists essentially of tripolyphosphoric acid or a salt thereof
and optionally one or more food grade agents selected from the group consisting of carbonate, peroxyacetic acid or salt thereof,
and hydrogen peroxide; and wherein the method does not include contacting the substrate with hydroxide, is effluent neutral,
and is a clean-in-place (CIP) or sanitize-in-place (SIP) method.

US Pat. No. 9,696,730

FLUID DISPENSING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A method of dispensing a fluid and diluent, the method comprising:
providing a housing through which diluent flows;
supporting the housing in an elevated position over a reservoir;
receiving a stream of free-flowing diluent falling from a diluent source toward and into the housing across an air gap between
the diluent source and the housing;

turning a wheel with the diluent;
dispensing fluid from a chamber via power from the turning wheel;
mixing the dispensed fluid with the diluent; and
dispensing the diluent and the fluid from the housing into the reservoir.

US Pat. No. 9,090,450

LOCK-OUT DEVICE AND METHOD

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A lock-out assembly for controlling engagement between a package and a dispensing apparatus having an upwardly oriented
cradle, the lock-out assembly comprising:
a closure attachable to the package and including a downwardly-facing mating surface;
a selectively movable insert removably receivable in the cradle and having an upwardly-facing mating surface;
an annular recess positioned on one of the downwardly-facing mating surface of the closure and the upwardly-facing mating
surface of the insert about at least a portion of a circumference of a circle having a first diameter; and

an annular projection positioned on the other of the downwardly-facing mating surface of the closure and the upwardly-facing
mating surface of the insert about at least a portion of the circumference of a circle having the first diameter, the projection
dimensioned and configured to releasably mate with the recess to engage the package with the dispensing apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,051,091

METERING AND DISPENSING CLOSURE

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A method of dispensing granular dispensable materials from a container including a dispensing closure, the method comprising:
providing a cap of the dispensing closure, the cap including an inside face, an outside face, and an aperture communicating
between the inside and outside faces and through which materials can be dispensed;

providing a first movable member and a second movable member of the dispensing closure;
moving the first movable member between a first position in which the aperture is blocked and a second position in which the
aperture is not blocked;

moving the second movable member between a first position in which the aperture is blocked and a second position in which
the aperture is not blocked;

sequencing movement of the first movable member and the second movable member so that at least one of the first and second
movable members is always blocking the aperture;

engaging an edge of the second movable member with a ramped surface disposed on the outside face;
exerting a force on the outside face of the cap;
scraping at least a portion of the outside face with the second movable member under pressure exerted by the force; and
removing material from the outside face of the cap by scraping the at least a portion of the outside face with the second
movable member.

US Pat. No. 9,856,051

DOSING CONTAINER

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A container comprising:
a reservoir to store a dispensable material;
an elongated neck extending from and fluidly connected to the reservoir;
a frangible region intermediate the reservoir and a distal end of the elongated neck, the frangible region fracturable in
response to a predetermined force applied to the distal end to create opening in the elongated neck through which the material
is configured to be dispensed from the reservoir;

a guard positioned on the container adjacent the frangible region to inhibit inadvertent fracture of the frangible region
absent the predetermined force; and

a passageway having a first end disposed proximate the frangible region and a second end in fluid communication with the reservoir,
wherein the passageway is elongated and extends from adjacent the frangible region to a bottom of the reservoir.

US Pat. No. 9,732,862

TWO EDUCATOR/FOUR-WAY SELECTOR VALVE ASSEMBLY

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A method of controlling the flow of different flow paths of fluid comprising:
rotating a valve having a valve body to a first position;
establishing fluid communication between an aperture of the valve and a first concentrate upon rotation of the valve to the
first position;

receiving the first concentrate in the first position;
discharging the first concentrate through only one of two outlets, the outlets fluidly connected to the aperture at the same
time;

rotating the valve to a second position;
establishing fluid communication between the aperture and a second concentrate upon rotation of the valve to the second position;
receiving the second concentrate in the second position; and
discharging the second concentrate through only one of the two outlets,
wherein rotating the valve to the first position aligns the aperture with a first inlet and rotating the valve to the second
position aligns the aperture with a second inlet, and

wherein the first and second inlets are circumferentially arranged at an axial position on the valve body.

US Pat. No. 9,404,878

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING AN H2O2 LEVEL IN A COLD ASEPTIC FILLING SYSTEM THAT USES A PERACETIC ACID CLEANING SOLUTION

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A system for detecting a hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) concentration in a cold aseptic filling system that uses a peracetic acid (PAA)-based cleaning solution, the system comprising:
a primary conduit through which the PAA-based cleaning solution is circulated;
a bypass conduit fluidly coupled to the primary conduit;
a conductivity sensor positioned in the bypass conduit, the conductivity sensor configured to receive a portion of the PAA-based
cleaning solution from the primary conduit via the bypass conduit and to provide a signal representative of the electrical
conductivity of the PAA-based cleaning solution and to compare the signal to a threshold value associated with a setpoint
H2O2 concentration,

wherein the concentration of PAA in the PAA-based cleaning solution is depleted over time,
wherein the cold aseptic filling system is configured to dose the PAA-based cleaning solution with additional PAA to counteract
the depletion, and

wherein the portion of the PAA-based cleaning solution provided to the conductivity sensor is returned to the primary conduit.
US Pat. No. 9,622,495

METHODS TO DECONTAMINATE CEREAL GRAINS WITH CHLORINE DIOXIDE

DIVERSEY, INC., Sturteva...

1. A method comprising steeping a harvested cereal grain in an aqueous solution comprising an effective amount of chlorine
dioxide, spraying the harvested cereal grain with water comprising an effective amount of chlorine dioxide during germination,
or a combination thereof, to provide a treated cereal grain;
wherein:
the harvested cereal grain has a first microorganism concentration, the treated cereal grain has a second microorganism concentration,
the second microorganism concentration is reduced by at least about 50% to 99.999% compared to a third microorganism concentration
of an untreated cereal grain, where the untreated cereal grain is harvested cereal grain steeped and germinated in water without
chlorine dioxide under substantially similar conditions to the chlorine dioxide steeping and/or germination step;

the treated cereal grain is germinated after the steeping step; and
the effective amount of chlorine dioxide is about 1 ppm to about 50 ppm chlorine dioxide.

US Pat. No. 9,616,441

MULTIPLE FUNCTION DISPENSER

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A dispenser for dispensing different concentrations of chemical concentrate into a stream of water from a concentrate container
at different flow rates comprising:
a body member having a through bore with an inlet end adapted to be connected to a source of pressurized water at one end
and an outlet at the opposite end connected to the inlet end; and

an eductor at least partially disposed in the bore, the eductor being in fluid communication with a source of chemical concentrate
and including a plurality of spaced apertures through which chemical concentrate flows, the eductor movable to different positions
relative to the body member to provide control of both different concentrations of chemical concentrate and different flow
rates of water and chemical concentrate to the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,130,231

FLOOR CLEANING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CLEANING A FLOOR

Diversey, Inc., Charlott...

1. A floor cleaning apparatus for cleaning a floor comprising:a) a housing;
b) a chassis;
c) a plurality of wheels by which the floor cleaning apparatus is adapted to move across the floor in a direction of travel, the direction of travel at least partially defining a front end, a back end, and first and second lateral sides of the floor cleaning apparatus;
d) a motive device for moving the apparatus across the floor;
e) a steering mechanism;
f) a cleaning assembly for cleaning the floor; and
g) a side sweeping system comprising
i) a turntable having a central axis, and being freely rotatable about said central axis
ii) a drive wheel, the drive wheel disposed in coaxial relationship with the turntable,
iii) a sweeper motive device for rotating the drive wheel,
iv) a plurality of brushes each having a central axis, the brushes distributed radially around the drive wheel and driven by rotation of the drive wheel, and
v) a pivoting connector configured to bias the side sweeping system away from the vehicle into a neutral position and to enable the side sweeping system to pivot laterally toward the vehicle and away from a neutral position in response to contact with a vertical surface while at least one of the plurality of brushes maintains contact with the floor adjacent the vertical surface while the floor cleaning apparatus is in operation, and the brushes move debris that is disposed on the floor adjacent the vertical surface toward the front of the floor cleaning apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,889,219

DECONTAMINATION APPARATUS AND METHOD

DIVERSEY, INC., Charlott...

1. A decontamination apparatus comprising:
a motorized base comprising a transport system that is operable to move the decontamination apparatus;
a plurality of UVC bulbs that are adjustably coupled to the motorized base to be independently-positionable relative to each
other, wherein each of the UVC bulbs emits UVC light; and

a controller that stores a learned route to be traveled autonomously by the decontamination apparatus from a starting point
to a destination during a decontamination process, and controls operation of the transport system to move the decontamination
apparatus along the learned route.

US Pat. No. 9,725,844

POWDERED AND LIQUID CHEMICAL DISPENSING AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A powdered and liquid chemical distribution system comprising a transport module including a plurality of chambers, wherein
a first chamber of the plurality of chambers is configured to receive water defining a water level in the first chamber, wherein
a second chamber of the plurality of chambers includes an inlet and is coupled to a liquid chemical source via an inlet line
connected to the inlet to automatically receive a liquid chemical from the liquid chemical source through the inlet, wherein
the liquid chemical received in the second chamber causes a rise in the water level in the first chamber, wherein the first
chamber is further configured to receive a powdered chemical, wherein the first chamber and the second chamber are arranged
in fluid series relationship such that the powdered chemical flows from the first chamber through the second chamber, and
wherein the transport module is configured to automatically distribute both the powdered chemical and the liquid chemical
from the plurality of chambers to a point of use along a single line, wherein the plurality of chambers share a chamber wall.

US Pat. No. 10,092,664

DECONTAMINATION COVER FOR DECONTAMINATING AN OBJECT

Diversey, Inc., Charlott...

1. A decontamination cover to be applied over an object to be decontaminated, the decontamination cover comprising:a sheet-like body comprising a pliable material, an outward-facing surface that is substantially opaque to UVC light and an inward-facing surface that is to be arranged opposite at least a portion of a surface of the object to be decontaminated;
a plurality of UVC sources arranged in an array located between the outward-facing surface and the inward-facing surface, wherein the UVC sources are exposed and emit the UVC light through lenses provided to the inward-facing surface; and
a plurality of spacers extending from the inward-facing surface, wherein the plurality of spacers are arranged in a second array and distributed over the inward-facing surface between the lenses of the UVC sources, wherein the plurality of spacers are arranged to extend between the inward-facing surface of the sheet-like body and the object while the decontamination cover is applied to the object to establish a suitable separation between the UVC sources and the surface of the object that promotes complete coverage of the portion of the surface with UVC light emitted by the UVC sources.

US Pat. No. 9,814,794

DECONTAMINATION ENCLOSURE AND METHOD

DIVERSEY, INC., Charlott...

1. A decontamination apparatus comprising:
a booth having a plurality of internally-reflective surfaces that define an interior space having dimensions suitable for
receiving a standing person wearing personal protective equipment;

a plurality of UVC light sources arranged to emit UVC light into the booth;
a door that is selectively closeable to enclose the interior space and interfere with UVC light escaping the interior of the
booth into an ambient environment of the booth; and

a controller operable to selectively operate the UVC light sources while the person wearing the personal protective equipment
is standing within the interior space, wherein the controller is accessible to, and operable by the person wearing the personal
protective equipment from within the interior space to allow the person to control operation of the UVC light sources from
within the interior space.

US Pat. No. 9,795,701

ROOM DECONTAMINATION APPARATUS AND METHOD

DIVERSEY, INC., Charlott...

1. A decontamination apparatus for decontaminating an enclosed room, the decontamination apparatus comprising:
a source comprising a UVC bulb and a reflective shield arranged adjacent to the UVC bulb and configured to reflect UVC light
emitted by the UVC bulb toward a region of the enclosed room to be decontaminated;

a mounting system that is adjustable to secure the source at a desired location within the enclosed room; and
a controller operatively-connected to the source to terminate operation of the UVC bulb in response to a determination that
an occupant is present within the enclosed room, wherein

the reflective shield comprises a plurality of regions, each of the plurality of regions having a different arcuate shape
comprising a different radius of curvature to reflect the UVC light emitted by the UVC bulb toward the region of the enclosed
room to be decontaminated.

US Pat. No. 9,480,995

MULTIPLE FUNCTION DISPENSER

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

8. A method of dispensing different concentrations of chemical concentrate from a concentrate container at different flow
rates, the method comprising:
providing a stream of water and a chemical concentrate to be diluted in the stream of water between an inlet of a body member
and an outlet of the body member to provide a fluid concentration dispensable from the outlet at one of a plurality of flow
rates;

rotating at least a portion of an eductor to select one of a plurality of volumes of chemical concentrate for dilution in
the stream of water;

sliding the eductor to a first dispensing position to dispense the fluid concentration from the outlet at a first flow rate;
sliding the eductor to a second dispensing position to dispense the fluid concentration from the outlet at a second flow rate
different from the first flow rate; and

selectively dispensing the fluid concentration through the outlet at one of the first flow rate and the second flow rate.

US Pat. No. 10,022,739

FLUID DISPENSING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A method of dispensing a metered quantity of fluid comprising:rotating a piston about an axis defined by the piston to a first rotational position to select one slot of a plurality of slots, each of the plurality of slots being associated with a metered quantity of fluid to be dispensed;
moving the piston in the first rotational position in a first direction along a length of the selected slot to draw fluid into the chamber;
moving the piston in a second direction opposite the first direction to discharge fluid from the chamber; and
limiting movement of the piston in the first direction or the second direction by the length of the selected slot of the plurality of slots.

US Pat. No. 9,920,288

TABLET DISHWASHING DETERGENT AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THE SAME

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A tablet comprising
i) a dishwashing detergent composition;
ii) a sequestering agent comprising
(a) an aminocarboxylic acid selected from methylglycine diacetic acid (MGDA), glutamic acid diacetic acid (GLDA), diethylene
triamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA), hydroxyethyl ethylene diamine triacetic acid (HEDTA), ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA),
and a combination thereof;

(b) a phosphonic acid selected from 1-hydroxyethane 1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP), amino tris(methylenephosphonic acid) (ATMP),
ethylenediamine tetra(methylene phosphonic acid) (EDTMP), tetramethylenediamine tetra(methylene phosphonic acid) (TDTMP),
hexamethylenediamine tetra(methylene phosphonic acid) (HDTMP), diethylenetriamine penta(methylene phosphonic acid) (DTPMP),
and a combination thereof; and

(c) at least one acrylic acid polymer having average molecular weight of less than 12,000; and
iii) a crosslinked acrylic acid polymer having a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of at least 500,000,
wherein the tablet dissolves at a maintained rate of less than 2 grams per liter in an automatic dishwashing machine.
US Pat. No. 9,868,862

SURFACE COATING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USING SURFACE COATING SYSTEM

Diversey, Inc., Charlott...

1. A coating system comprising:
a) a liquid adhesive layer composition comprising a heat-activated adhesive, wherein when the adhesive layer composition is
applied on top of a surface, the adhesive layer composition dries to form an adhesive layer adhered to the surface, the heat-activated
adhesive resulting in a tack-free surface upon drying; and

b) a liquid maintenance layer composition comprising a dispersible polymer, wherein when the maintenance layer composition
is applied on top of the adhesive layer, the maintenance layer composition dries to form a maintenance layer adhered to the
adhesive layer,

wherein the adhesive layer and maintenance layer form a peelable coating,
wherein an adhesive strength between the adhesive layer and the maintenance layer is greater than an adhesive strength between
the adhesive layer and the surface, and

wherein the peelable coating has a tensile strength that is greater than the adhesive strength between the adhesive layer
and the surface, such that the peelable coating is configured to be peeled from the surface without the adhesive layer and
the maintenance layer separating from one another.

US Pat. No. 9,833,117

FLOOR FINISH APPLICATION PAD AND METHOD

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A pad comprising:
a leading edge;
a trailing edge having a thickness different from a thickness of the leading edge;
a first portion oriented to engage a surface; and
a second portion folded over and encapsulating an end of the first portion adjacent the leading edge or the trailing edge
and oriented to engage the surface at the same time as the first portion, the second portion being more fluid absorbent than
the first portion,

wherein each of the first portion and the second portion has a first side oriented to engage the surface and a second side
opposite the first side, and wherein the second side of each of the first portion and the second portion is more fluid absorbent
than the first side.

US Pat. No. 9,847,015

HYGIENE MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A hygiene monitoring and management system for a cleaning device, the system comprising:
a locating module operable to determine a location of the cleaning device in an area and to track movement of the cleaning
device within the area;

a display module including a graphical layout of the area; and
a cleanliness monitoring system configured to generate data representative of a path that the cleaning device has traversed
in the area and at least one aspect of cleaning behavior of the device in the area,

wherein the display module is configured to display the data representative of the path and the data representative of the
at least one aspect of cleaning behavior,

wherein one or both of the path and the at least one aspect of cleaning behavior is color-coded on the display module.

US Pat. No. 9,119,516

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING THE PRESSURE BETWEEN A FLOOR CLEANING IMPLEMENT AND A FLOOR

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A device for regulating the pressure between a floor cleaning implement and a floor, wherein the floor cleaning implement
is coupled to a floor cleaning machine, the device comprising:
a cantilevered arm coupled to the floor cleaning machine;
a sensor coupled to the cantilevered arm and positioned to sense deflection or other deformation of the cantilevered arm,
an actuator coupled between the cantilevered arm and cleaning implements, the actuator also coupled to the sensor and adapted
to receive signals from the sensor to cause actuation of the actuator;

wherein pressure other than a predetermined amount between the floor cleaning implement and the floor causes the cantilevered
arm to deform, the sensor senses this deformation and causes the actuator to actuate in a direction that allows the cantilevered
arm to return to a position in which the pressure is within the predetermined amount.

US Pat. No. 10,034,590

CLEANING DEVICE WITH SINGLE TANK RECYCLING SYSTEM

Diversey, Inc., Charlott...

1. A cleaning device comprising:a solution tank configured to store cleaning solution, wherein the solution tank comprises an inlet and an outlet;
a pump positioned to pump cleaning solution from the solution tank, wherein the pump comprises an outlet and an inlet for receiving cleaning solution from the tank;
a cleaning head positioned to receive cleaning solution pumped from the pump to the cleaning head;
a bypass line in fluid communication with the pump outlet and the pump inlet, wherein the bypass line is configured to divert the cleaning solution received from the pump outlet away from the cleaning head and toward the solution tank;
a pump controller associated with the pump; and
a flow meter controller to measure a flow rate of cleaning solution flowing through the device, wherein the flow meter is communicatively connected to the pump controller;
wherein the pump controller is configured to:
in response to the flow rate of cleaning solution flowing through the device exceeding or equaling a threshold value for a period of time, close a flow path associated with the bypass line and open a flow path associated with the cleaning head so that the cleaning liquid is delivered to the cleaning head instead of the bypass line, and
in response to the flow rate not exceeding or equaling the threshold value for the period of time, deliver the cleaning solution through the bypass line to the solution tank instead of the cleaning head.

US Pat. No. 9,708,172

LOCK-OUT DEVICE AND METHOD

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A lock-out assembly for controlling engagement between a package and a dispensing apparatus having a cradle, the lock-out
assembly comprising:
a closure attachable to the package and including a first mating surface;
a selectively movable insert removably receivable in the cradle and having a second mating surface;
a recess positioned on one of the first mating surface or the second mating surface; and
a projection positioned on the other of the first mating surface or the second mating surface,wherein the projection is dimensioned and configured to releasably mate with the recess to engage the package with the dispensing
apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,007,275

DILUTION ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A dispenser system comprising:a source of chemical concentrate;
a source of diluent;
a mix chamber in fluid communication with the source of chemical concentrate via a first line and with the source of diluent via a second line to mix chemical concentrate and diluent to form a dilution;
one or more metering devices disposed in one or both of the first line and the second line;
a discharge fluidly coupled to the mix chamber to deliver the dilution to a downstream receptacle; and
a control system in communication with the one or more metering devices and programmed to adjust a concentration of chemical concentrate in the dilution via control of the one or more metering devices based on an environmental factor affecting a physical environment to be cleaned using the dilution,
wherein the mix chamber defines a first mix chamber in the form of an eductor and the dispenser system further includes a second mix chamber in separate fluid communication with the source of chemical concentrate and the source of diluent, and wherein the second mix chamber is defined by a reservoir positioned to separately receive chemical concentrate and diluent from the respective sources.

US Pat. No. 10,690,254

TWO EDUCTOR / FOUR-WAY SELECTOR VALVE ASSEMBLY

Diversey, Inc., Fort Mil...

1. A selector valve assembly comprising:a valve including a product passageway;
a plurality of inlets, at least two of the plurality of inlets circumferentially arranged on the valve and disposed on a radial exterior of the valve, and the plurality of inlets configured to be fluidly coupled to different sources of chemical concentrate; and
one of two outlet passages in fluid communication with the product passageway;
wherein rotation of the valve is configured to fluidly align the product passageway with a selected inlet of the plurality of inlets to direct chemical concentrate from one of the sources of chemical concentrate through one of the two outlet passages.

US Pat. No. 10,328,398

MULTIPLE FUNCTION DISPENSER

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A dispenser comprising:a body including a bore and an inlet fluidly coupled to the bore and adapted to be connected to a source of pressurized water;
an eductor at least partially disposed in the bore and defining a fluid passage, the eductor slidable relative to the body to provide control of different flow rates of a mixture of water and chemical concentrate from the fluid passage to an outlet;
a product passage connected between the container and the body to selectively provide chemical concentrate to the fluid passage;
a nozzle fluidly coupled to the eductor; and
a spout fluidly coupled to the nozzle and configured to discharge the water and chemical concentrate to a reservoir, the spout positioned below the nozzle and extending generally downward from the nozzle such that the mixture of water and chemical concentrate is configured to discharge in the generally downward direction.

US Pat. No. 10,034,143

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF GEO-LOCATING MOBILE APPARATUS

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A mobile apparatus operable to communicate with a central location, the mobile apparatus comprising:a chassis;
a communications module; and
a controller including a processor and memory, the processor programmed to perform instructions stored in the memory, the instructions including
defining an offline perimeter surrounding the chassis, wherein the offline perimeter is defined when the mobile apparatus is disconnected from the central location,
locating a chassis position in relation to the offline perimeter,
determining whether the chassis position is outside the offline perimeter, and upon the determination,
establishing communication between the mobile apparatus and the central location over a network via the communication module and defining an online perimeter around the chassis after establishing communication to enable tracking of the chassis relative to the online perimeter, the online perimeter having a larger area than the offline perimeter,
receiving an indication via the network that the chassis is located outside the online perimeter, and
transmitting a signal reflecting a location of the mobile apparatus outside of the online perimeter upon receiving the indication.

US Pat. No. 10,301,168

LOCK-OUT DEVICE AND METHOD

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A lock-out assembly for controlling engagement between a package and a dispensing apparatus having a cradle, the lock-out assembly comprising:a closure attachable to the package and including a first mating surface having a first coded feature;
a first insert selectively movable and removably receivable in the cradle, the first insert including a second mating surface having a second coded feature, wherein when the first insert is coupled to the cradle, the second coded feature is configured to mate with the first coded feature to releasably engage the package with the dispensing apparatus to dispense material from the package; and
a second insert selectively movable and removably receivable in the cradle, the second insert including a third mating surface having a third coded feature, wherein the third coded feature is configured to lock-out the closure to inhibit engagement of the package with the dispensing apparatus to prevent dispensation of material from the package.

US Pat. No. 10,086,097

OBJECT DECONTAMINATION METHOD USING AN ADJUSTABLE ULTRAVIOET SOURCE

DIVERSEY, INC., Charlott...

1. A method of rendering a surface pathogen reduced, the method comprising:positioning a base supporting a plurality of arms, each provided with a UVC light source, at a suitable location where a first one of the UVC light sources is supported adjacent to the surface, wherein positioning the base comprises resting the base on a floor at a location where the first one of the UVC light sources is positionable above the surface;
adjusting a position of the first one of the UVC light sources relative to the base by: (i) adjusting a first arm, included in the plurality of arms, to position the first one of the UVC light sources at an elevation vertically above the floor and the surface, and (ii) adjusting an orientation of the first one of the UVC light sources relative to the first arm to establish an angle of incidence of UVC light emitted by the first one of the UVC light sources onto the surface that is approximately perpendicular to the surface; and
causing the first one of the UVC light sources to be activated after an operator who adjusted the position of the first one of the UVC light sources has moved away from the base, wherein the first one of the UVC light sources is activated while positioned at the elevation, and remains active for a suitable length of time to emit the UVC light at the angle of incidence toward the surface and achieve a desired level of pathogen reduction on the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,307,501

DECONTAMINATION APPARATUS AND METHOD

Diversey, Inc., Charlott...

1. A decontamination apparatus comprising:a motorized base comprising a transport system that is operable to move the decontamination apparatus over a surface;
a plurality of UVC bulbs that emit UVC light supported by the motorized base;
a power cord that is extendable from the motorized base, wherein the power cord is flexible to be laid onto the surface and define a desired route to be traveled by the motorized base;
a cord sensor that detects a quality of the power cord defining the desired route on the surface;
an adjustable support that couples the cord sensor to the motorized base, wherein at least a portion of the adjustable support is adjustable relative to the motorized base to support the cord sensor at a plurality of different positions relative to the motorized base; and
a controller in communication with the cord sensor to (i) receive a signal indicative of the sensed quality of the power cord transmitted by the cord sensor, and (ii) control operation of the transport system to move the motorized base supporting the plurality of UVC bulbs over the surface along the desired route based on the received signal.

US Pat. No. 10,346,718

TABLET DISHWASHING DETERGENT AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THE SAME

Diversey, Inc., Fort Mil...

1. A method of preparing a dishwashing detergent tablet, the method comprisingmixing i) a dishwashing detergent composition and ii) a sequestering agent comprising
(a) an aminocarboxylic acid selected from methylglycine diacetic acid (MGDA), glutamic acid diacetic acid (GLDA), diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA), hydroxyethyl ethylene diamine triacetic acid (HEDTA), ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), and a combination thereof;
(b) a phosphonic acid selected from 1-hydroxyethane 1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP), amino tris(methylenephosphonic acid) (ATMP), ethylenediamine tetra(methylene phosphonic acid) (EDTMP), tetramethylenediamine tetra(methylene phosphonic acid) (TDTMP), hexamethylenediamine tetra(methylene phosphonic acid) (HDTMP), diethylenetriamine penta(methylene phosphonic acid) (DTPMP), and a combination thereof; and
(c) at least one acrylic acid polymer having average molecular weight of less than 12,000
and iii) a crosslinked acrylic acid polymer having a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of at least 500,000; and
compressing the mixture into a tablet.

US Pat. No. 10,293,066

DECONTAMINATION SYSTEM AND DECONTAMINATION UNIT HOUSING EQUIPPED WITH REMOTE CONTROL

Diversey, Inc., Charlott...

1. A decontamination apparatus comprising:a base;
a plurality of sources that each emit UVC light at a suitable intensity to at least partially decontaminate a target object on which the UVC light is imparted to render the target object pathogen reduced;
a plurality of adjustable supports coupling the sources to the base, wherein each of the adjustable supports is adjustable relative to another one of the adjustable supports to independently position the plurality of sources for emitting the UVC light in different directions, and comprises an adjustment mechanism that is to be manipulated to move the sources coupled to the adjustable supports relative to the base between: (i) a stowed state, and (ii) a deployed state in which the sources emit the UVC light to render the target object pathogen reduced;
a controller that is coupled to the base and operatively connected to the sources to control emission of the UVC light;
a housing comprising a protective shell that defines an interior space in which the sources, in the stowed state, are received while the housing is removably installed on the base, wherein the protective shell of the housing extends about the plurality of sources, and protects the plurality of sources in the stowed state against direct impacts while the housing is installed on the base; and
a remote control supported by the housing so the remote control is removable from the base as a portion of the housing, wherein the remote control comprises a user interface that receives an input from a user and a housing transmitter that transmits a control instruction to the controller based on the input received at the user interface from a location remote from the base to result in desired operation of the sources.

US Pat. No. 10,207,015

ROOM DECONTAMINATION APPARATUS AND METHOD

Diversey, Inc., Charlott...

1. A decontamination apparatus for decontaminating an enclosed room, the decontamination apparatus comprising:a source comprising: (i) a UVC bulb that emits UVC light, and (ii) a reflective shield that is arranged adjacent to the UVC bulb and comprises an arcuate region, the arcuate region comprising a plurality of sub regions that each reflect the UVC light emitted by the UVC bulb in different directions toward one or more surfaces to be decontaminated within the enclosed room;
a mounting system that secures the source at a desired location within the enclosed room; and
a controller operatively-connected to the source to terminate an emission of the UVC light by the UVC bulb in response to a determination that an occupant is present within the enclosed room.

US Pat. No. 10,197,182

CABLE ACTUATOR GUIDE FOR LIQUID DISPENSER

Diversey, Inc., Charlott...

1. A dispenser actuator for remotely operating a dispensing unit having a proportioner for combining and dispensing a plurality of liquids in a selected proportion and a valve for passing and cutting off at least one of said liquids, the actuator comprising:a dispensing tube having an inlet end and a discharge end, said tube adapted to be in liquid communication with the dispensing unit at the inlet end of the dispensing tube;
an actuator disposed adjacent the discharge end of said dispensing tube;
a flexible elongated member operably connected between the valve of the dispensing unit and the actuator such that the valve is opened and closed by manipulating the actuator adjacent the discharge end of the tube; and
a guide for controlling a path of travel of the flexible elongated member as the actuator is manipulated to operate the valve in the dispensing unit, the guide positioned within the actuator and in physical contact with the flexible elongated member, the guide comprising:
a thin arched body extending upward from a leading edge to a peak and downward to a trailing edge;
a planar ramped section extending from the leading edge towards the peak of the arched body; and
an arcuate deflecting section extending from the end of the planar ramped section and terminating downward at the trailing edge, wherein the flexible elongated member slides over the arcuate deflecting section as the actuator is manipulated to operate the valve in the dispensing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,368,709

FLOOR CLEANING APPARATUS WITH OFFSET CLEANING UNIT

Diversey, Inc., Fort Mil...

1. A floor cleaning apparatus for cleaning a floor, the apparatus adapted to traverse a path of travel, comprising:a housing;
a plurality of wheels by which the floor cleaning apparatus is adapted to move across the floor in a direction of travel, the direction of travel at least partially defining a front end, a back end, and first and second lateral sides of the floor cleaning apparatus;
a motive device for moving the apparatus across the floor;
a steering mechanism operationally coupled to the wheels to guide the path of the floor cleaning apparatus; and
a cleaning assembly comprising;
a cleaning unit that cleans the floor when the floor cleaning apparatus is in an operative mode;
a swing mechanism linking the cleaning unit to the steering mechanism such that when the floor cleaning apparatus is in the operative mode, the swing mechanism pivots the cleaning unit in synchronization with the path of travel of the floor cleaning apparatus in either of the non-offset and offset positions, and wherein the swing mechanism links the cleaning unit to the steering mechanism at a pivot wheel spaced from the steering mechanism, the pivot wheel defining an axis of rotation for the pivoting the cleaning unit in synchronization with the path of travel of the floor cleaning, apparatus, the pivot wheel and steering mechanism being connected by an endless cable; and
an offset mechanism adapted to move the cleaning unit between a non-offset position and an offset position, the cleaning unit being selectively placed in the operative mode in either of the non-offset and offset positions; and
wherein in each of the non-offset and offset positions, the cleaning unit has a fixed working width.

US Pat. No. 10,362,913

CLEANING APPARATUS DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Diversey, Inc., Fort Mil...

1. A mobile cleaning machine comprising:a chassis;
a communications module configured to communicate with a device remote from the mobile cleaning machine;
a sensor operable to sense one or more characteristics of the mobile cleaning machine; and
a controller including a processor and memory, the processor programmed to perform instructions stored in the memory, the instructions including
receiving the one or more characteristics of the mobile cleaning machine sensed by the sensor,
receiving a non-mobile cleaning machine data set from the remote device, and
transmitting, via the communications module, at least one of the one or more characteristics of the mobile cleaning machine and the non-mobile cleaning machine data set to a central location.

US Pat. No. 10,239,026

MULTIPLE FUNCTION DISPENSER

Diversey, Inc., Sturteva...

1. A dispenser for dispensing different concentrations of chemical concentrate into a stream of water from a concentrate container at different flow rates comprising:a body including a bore and an inlet fluidly coupled to the bore and adapted to be connected to a source of pressurized water;
an eductor at least partially disposed in the bore and defining a fluid passage, the eductor slidable relative to the body to provide control of different flow rates of a mixture of water and chemical concentrate from the fluid passage to an outlet;
a product passage connected between the container and the body to selectively provide chemical concentrate to the fluid passage;
a nozzle fluidly coupled to the eductor; and
a spout fluidly coupled to the nozzle and configured to discharge the water and chemical concentrate to a reservoir, the spout positioned below the nozzle and extending generally downward from the nozzle such that the mixture of water and chemical concentrate is configured to discharge in the generally downward direction.

US Pat. No. 10,144,138

LONG-RANGE SONAR

Diversey, Inc., Charlott...

1. A long-range sonar assembly comprising:a printed circuit board comprising:
a local controller operably connected to a processing device and configured to receive instructions from the processing device,
a transmit potentiometer operably connected to the local controller and configured to adjust a first transmit frequency, and
a receive potentiometer operably connected to the local controller and configured to adjust a first receive sensitivity;
a transducer operably connected to the receive potentiometer and the transmit potentiometer; and
a flared bell housing configured to house the transducer, wherein the flared bell comprises an inner diameter configured for receiving a sub-assembly comprising the transducer, and wherein the inner diameter is less than an outer diameter of the flared bell, and wherein the flared bell housing enables a long range sonar assembly to detect objects between 1000 mm to 9500 mm from the long range sonar assembly.
US Pat. No. 10,472,237

AQUEOUS COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF PRODUCING CHLORINE DIOXIDE USING AQUEOUS COMPOSITION

DIVERSEY, INC., Fort Mil...

1. An aqueous composition for producing chlorine dioxide upon contact with an acid, the composition comprising:a chlorite ion source comprising a chlorite; and
water,
wherein the pH of the aqueous composition is at least 11.5, the composition produces chlorine dioxide upon contact with an acid, and the molar ratio of the chlorite to the thiosulfate in the composition is from 20:1 to 2:1.

US Pat. No. 10,472,526

PEELABLE SURFACE COATING SYSTEM OVER MULTI-SECTION SUBSTRATE

DIVERSEY, INC., Charlott...

1. A peelable surface coating system comprising:(A) a multi-section substrate with joints between sections;
(B) a multilayer peelable surface coating comprising:
(1) a plurality of strength and flexibility layers (S&FL) comprising at least one member selected from the group consisting of polyurethane, polybutadiene, polyisoprene, ethylene/propylene/diene terpolymer, polysiloxane, polyester, polyamide, polyurea, and polyether, each of the strength and flexibility layers exhibiting an average Konig hardness value of less than 40 seconds, each of the strength and flexibility layers having an average thickness of less than 0.6 mil, with the plurality of strength and flexibility layers having an average combined total post-peel thickness of from 3.3 mils to 6 mils; and
(2) a wear layer comprising at least one member selected from the group consisting of polyurethane, acrylic polymer, polysiloxane, polysilazane, polyester, polyamide, polyurea, and epoxy polymer, the wear layer exhibiting an average Konig hardness value of at least 60 seconds, the wear layer having an post-peel average thickness of from 0.2 mil to 3 mils; and
wherein the peelable surface coating system spans the joints between the sections and is peelable from both the substrate and the joints between the substrate sections, the strength and flexibility layers being between the wear layer and the substrate, with the peelable surface coating having a post-peel average percent elongation (E) of at least 350%, a post-peel average break force maximum load (BF) of at least 3000 gm-Force, and an post-peel average total thickness (T) of from 3.5 to 10 mils, and wherein:
(E %)×(BF gm-Force)×(T mils)>4×106.

US Pat. No. 10,380,913

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR TECHNICAL AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT FOR INDUSTRIAL CLEANING DEVICES

Diversey, Inc., Fort Mil...

1. A system for providing an interactive user interface for technical assistance for an industrial cleaning device, the system comprising:at least one memory storing technical assistance data associated with at least one industrial cleaning device;
a display configured for providing the interactive user interface; and
at least one processor configured to at least:
responsive to receiving input indicating user selection, via the interactive user interface, of a help option:
initiate a help communication session; and
the at least one processor further configured to perform at least one of:
(a) responsive to receiving input indicating user selection, via the interactive user interface, of a training option:
cause training image data to be captured via an image capture device associated with the system, the training image data associated with the industrial cleaning device; and
cause display of first animated instructions and the training image data via the interactive user interface, the first animated instructions displayed over the training image data such that at least a portion of the first animated instructions that relates to at least a portion of the industrial cleaning device is displayed over the training image data associated with the portion of the industrial cleaning device, the first animated instructions configured to guide a user through a first maintenance task associated with the industrial cleaning device; or
(b) responsive to receiving input indicating user selection, via the interactive user interface, of a troubleshooting option:
cause troubleshooting image data associated with the industrial cleaning device to be captured via the image capture device associated with the system;
based at least in part on the troubleshooting image data, determine the status of one or more indicators associated with the industrial cleaning device;
based at least in part on the status of the one or more indicators, identify a second maintenance task for the industrial cleaning device; and
cause display of second animated instructions and the troubleshooting image data via the interactive user interface, the second animated instructions displayed over the troubleshooting image data such that at least a portion of the second animated instructions that relates to the at least a portion of the industrial cleaning device is displayed over the troubleshooting image data associated with the portion of the industrial cleaning device, the second animated instructions configured to guide the user through the second maintenance task associated with the industrial cleaning device.

US Pat. No. 10,369,243

PHOTOCHROMIC INDICATOR AND A METHOD OF DOCUMENTING DECONTAMINATION OF AN OBJECT USING A PHOTOCHROMIC INDICATOR

Diversey, Inc., Charlott...

1. An apparatus for indicating exposure of a surface to at least a predetermined dose of UVC light emitted by a source during a decontamination process, the apparatus comprising:a photochromic material to be applied to, or applied adjacent to the surface, wherein the photochromic material exhibits a visible response to receiving the predetermined dose of the UVC light and, after the photochromic material ceases to be exposed to the UVC light emitted by the source, an appearance of the photochromic material returns to an original appearance that was visible before exposure of the photochromic material to the UVC light;
a second material that exhibits a visible response to being exposed to light having a wavelength outside of range of wavelengths constituting UVC light; and
a protective layer of material that is substantially transparent to the UVC light emitted by the source positioned over the photochromic material to be disposed between the source and the photochromic material during the decontamination process.

US Pat. No. 10,357,583

DECONTAMINATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Diversey, Inc., Charlott...

1. An apparatus for rendering an object pathogen reduced for use in a substantially sterile environment, the apparatus comprising:a housing enclosing a disinfecting chamber in which the object is to be placed;
an ultraviolet light source arranged to emit ultraviolet light into the disinfecting chamber to be imparted on the object in the disinfecting chamber for deactivating at least a portion of a biologically-active contagion present on the object;
a memory that stores a predetermined duration of a decontamination process;
a controller that controls operation of the ultraviolet light source to activate the ultraviolet light source as part of the decontamination process and cause the ultraviolet light source to remain active for the predetermined duration of the decontamination process stored by the memory;
a peripheral wall of the housing that extends about a portion of the disinfecting chamber and comprises an ultraviolet-reflective material so that the ultraviolet light impinging on the peripheral wall is reflected generally away from the peripheral wall and toward an interior of the disinfecting chamber;
a door that is adjustable between open and closed orientations to selectively permit access to the disinfecting chamber and interfere with emission of the ultraviolet light from the disinfecting chamber into an ambient environment of the apparatus;
a floor that defines a bottom surface of the disinfecting chamber and supports the object within the disinfecting chamber; and
a rotation device operatively connected to the floor to rotate the floor supporting the object within the disinfecting chamber during the decontamination process to vary an angle of incidence of the ultraviolet light emitted by the ultraviolet light source on the object.
US Pat. No. 10,633,545

ALCOHOL-RESISTANT, CHEMICALLY-STRIPPABLE FLOOR COATING AND COMPOSITION FOR MAKING SAME

Diversey, Inc., Fort Mil...

1. A coated floor comprising:(A) a flooring substrate, and
(B) a chemically-strippable, alcohol-resistant coating on the flooring substrate, the coating comprising:
(i) at least one crosslinked polymer selected from the group consisting of crosslinked polyurethane, crosslinked acrylic polymer, and crosslinked polyurea;
(ii) alkali soluble resin; and
(iii) an amine functional compound;
wherein the coating exhibits:
(a) a Strippability Level of at least 40% as measured by percent coating stripped from a tile after 300 cycles using a Modified ASTM D1792-82 Strippability Test Procedure with a stripping solution consisting of 4 wt % monoethanolamine, 1 wt % diethyleneglycol butylether, 0.1% ethylenediamine tetracetic acid, 0.25 wt % C9-11 alcohol ethoxylate, 2.6 wt % benzyl alcohol, and 92.05 wt % water, and
(b) an Ethanol Resistance (REt) of at least 60 percent, as measured by a 60° Gloss Retention Test re upon exposure to 0.33 milliliter/in2 of a blend of 67.5 wt % ethanol and 32.5 wt % water for a period of 60 minutes at 72° F. and relative humidity of 50%, wherein:
RE1=%60° Gloss RetentionE1=100%?[(60° GU@To?60° GU@TE1)/60° GU@To]×100%.

US Pat. No. 10,606,286

DILUTION ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Diversey, Inc., Fort Mil...

1. A dispenser system comprising:a source of chemical concentrate;
a source of diluent;
a mix chamber in fluid communication with the source of chemical concentrate via a first line and with the source of diluent via a second line to mix chemical concentrate and diluent to form a dilution;
one or more metering devices disposed in one or both of the first line and the second line;
a discharge fluidly coupled to the mix chamber to deliver the dilution to a downstream receptacle; and
a control system in communication with the one or more metering devices and programmed to adjust a concentration of chemical concentrate in the dilution via control of the one or more metering devices,
wherein the mix chamber defines a first mix chamber in the form of an eductor and the dispenser system further includes a second mix chamber in separate fluid communication with the source of chemical concentrate and the source of diluent, and wherein the second mix chamber is defined by a reservoir positioned to separately receive chemical concentrate and diluent from the respective sources.

US Pat. No. 10,512,929

CABLE ACTUATOR GUIDE FOR LIQUID DISPENSER AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Diversey, Inc., Fort Mil...

1. A method of assembling a dispenser actuator for remotely operating a dispensing unit having a proportioner for combining and dispensing a plurality of liquids in a selected proportion and a valve for passing and cutting off at least one of said liquids, the method comprising:detaching a flexible elongated member operably connected between the valve of the dispensing unit from a lever of the actuator, the flexible elongated member configured to open and close the valve by manipulating the lever of the actuator adjacent the discharge end of the tube;
inserting an arched guide for controlling a path of travel of the flexible elongated member as the actuator is manipulated to operate the valve in the dispensing unit, the step of inserting comprising positioning a leading end of the guide into an opening in the dispenser actuator and under the detached flexible elongated member and elastically deforming a trailing end of the guide to positively engage the trailing end of the guide within the opening in the dispenser actuator; and
routing the flexible elongated member over a peak of the arched guide and re-attaching the flexible elongated member to the lever of the actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,356,576

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF GEO-LOCATING MOBILE APPARATUS

Diversey, Inc., Fort Mil...

1. A mobile apparatus operable to communicate with a central location, the mobile apparatus comprising:a chassis;
a communications module; and
a controller including a processor and memory, the processor programmed to perform instructions stored in the memory, the instructions including
defining an offline perimeter surrounding the chassis, the offline perimeter defined when the mobile apparatus is disconnected from the central location,
locating a chassis position in relation to the offline perimeter,
determining whether the chassis position is outside the offline perimeter, and upon the determination,
establishing communication between the mobile apparatus and the central location over a network via the communication module and defining an online perimeter around the chassis after establishing communication to enable tracking of the chassis relative to the online perimeter,
receiving an indication from a network that the chassis is located outside the online perimeter, and
transmitting a signal reflecting a location of the mobile apparatus outside of the online perimeter upon receiving the indication.

US Pat. No. 10,259,637

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL, TWO-POUCH PACKAGE WITH DROP TEST SURVIVABILITY

Diversey, Inc., Fort Mil...

1. A two-component reactive floor coating composition in a multi-functional package for complete and separated containment of a first reactive liquid component and a second reactive liquid component during storage and shipment, and for complete and unseparated containment of the first and second reactive liquid components during contact and intermixture with one another, and for controlled containment and controlled dispensing of the reactive liquid components after their contact and intermixture with one another, the two-component reactive floor coating composition in the multi-functional package comprising:(A) wherein the first reactive liquid component is sealed inside a closed primary pouch comprising a primary pouch film, with the first reactive liquid component being in direct contact with an inside surface of the primary pouch;
(B) wherein the second reactive liquid component is inside a closed secondary pouch comprising a secondary pouch film, the second pouch being a burstable pouch, the secondary pouch being sealed inside the primary pouch, the secondary pouch comprising the second reactive liquid component in direct contact with an inside surface of the secondary pouch, with an outside surface of the secondary pouch being in direct contact with the first reactive liquid component;
(C) a fitment attached to the primary pouch for the controlled dispensing of the first reactive liquid component and the second reactive liquid component after the first reactive liquid component and the second reactive liquid component have been combined and intermixed inside the primary pouch; and
wherein the primary pouch has at least one external seal of a peripheral section of the primary pouch film along a perimeter edge portion of the primary pouch, and at least one internal seal of the primary pouch film at an interior portion of the primary pouch, the internal seal dividing the primary pouch into a first compartment and a second compartment with the first and second compartments being connected to one another with a liquid flow passageway, with the second compartment being sized for confinement of the secondary pouch during storage, transport, and application of pressure to burst the secondary pouch, with the internal seal extending from a first location on the peripheral edge portion of the primary pouch toward a second location on the peripheral edge portion of the primary pouch, the internal seal extending across 55% to 85% of an internal distance between the first location and the second location, the internal seal terminating with an internal end before reaching the second location, with the liquid flow passageway being between the internal end of the internal seal and the second location, wherein the width of the liquid flow passageway is at least partially based on the amount of extension of the internal seal between the first location and the second location and is:
(a) up to 75% of the length of the secondary pouch, and
(b) 15 to 45% of the internal distance between the first location and the second location, with the liquid flow passageway having a centerpoint in a position within 7.5% to 22.5% of the second location, based on the internal distance between the first location and the second location.

US Pat. No. 10,662,393

METHOD AND COMPOSITION FOR AN ANION TOLERANT LUBRICANT

Diversey, Inc., Fort Mil...

1. A lubricant composition comprising:65 wt % to 95 wt % water;
1 wt % to 25 wt % of at least one amphoteric surfactant, wherein the at least one amphoteric surfactant is ?-alanine, N-(2-carboxyethyl)N-(2-ethylhexyl) monosodium salt;
1 wt % to 10 wt % of at least one anionic surfactant; and
0.5 wt % to 10 wt % of at least one non-ionic surfactant.

US Pat. No. 10,576,486

FLUID DISPENSING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Diversey, Inc., Fort Mil...

1. A fluid dispenser for containing and dispensing metered amounts of fluid, the fluid dispenser comprising:a reservoir configured to contain fluid;
a chamber positioned in fluid communication with the reservoir for containing a quantity of the fluid;
a piston movable relative to the chamber to draw fluid into the chamber when the piston is moved in a first direction, and to discharge fluid from the chamber when the piston is moved in a second direction opposite the first direction,
wherein the piston has a first rotational position defined about an axis extending longitudinally along the length of the piston, a second rotational position defined about the axis, and a third rotational position defined about the axis,
wherein the piston is rotatable within a single plane between each of the first rotational position, the second rotational position, and the third rotational position,
wherein the piston is movable a first distance along the axis in the first rotational position to draw a first predetermined amount of fluid into the chamber, the piston is movable a second distance along the axis in the second rotational position to draw a second predetermined amount of fluid into the chamber, and the third rotational position is configured to inhibit movement of the piston in the first direction along the axis, and
wherein the second distance is different from the first distance.

US Pat. No. 10,520,123

HOLLOW BODY COUPLING DEVICE

Diversey, Inc., Fort Mil...

1. An interconnector system for coupling a first hollow body to a second hollow body to allow fluid communication between the first and second hollow bodies, comprising:(A) a valve interconnector comprising:
(i) a neck having an internal surface and an external surface, the internal surface defining a longitudinal passageway through the neck, the neck having an internal end for coupling and an external end for securing the first hollow body to the valve interconnector;
(ii) a valve assembly inside the longitudinal passageway through the neck, the valve assembly comprising a valve head, a valve stem, and a valve retainer, the valve head being biased away from the valve retainer and toward a valve seat inward of the valve head, the valve head being moveable from a closed position to an open position;
(iii) a retention flange extending radially outward from the neck;
(B) a hollow receiver interconnector comprising:
(iv) a housing comprising a base member and an axial extension projecting from the base member, the housing having an internal surface for receiving the valve interconnector;
(v) a hollow post having a closed internal valve-contact end, an open external end, and an internal longitudinal passageway therethrough, the longitudinal passageway extending from the open external end to the closed valve-contact end, with at least an internal portion of the hollow post being inside the housing, with the hollow post or the housing providing a surface for attachment to the second hollow body, the hollow post being in a fixed position relative to the housing, the hollow post having at least one radial passageway through a wall thereof, with the internal portion of the hollow post providing an external first sealing surface between the closed end of the hollow post and the radial passageway through the wall of the hollow post, and the hollow post providing an external second sealing surface outward of the radial passageway through the wall of the hollow post;
(vi) a slidable retainer/seal sleeve inside the housing, the retainer/seal sleeve having a head portion extending around the hollow post, the head portion providing an inner sealing surface, the retainer/seal sleeve being slidable along the hollow post from an uncoupled position to a coupled position, the retainer/seal sleeve further comprising a valve retention surface;
wherein with the interconnectors in an uncoupled configuration: (a) the valve head is in the closed position with the valve head being held in biased contact with the valve seat, and (b) the retainer/seal sleeve is in the uncoupled position with the inner sealing surface of the retainer/seal sleeve covering the first and second sealing surfaces on the hollow post to seal closed the radial passageway thorough the wall in the hollow post; and
wherein with the interconnectors in a coupled configuration: (a?) the valve head is in the open position with the valve head being separated from the valve seat and held in the open position by the closed end of the hollow post and (b?) the retainer/seal sleeve is in the coupled position leaving open the radial passageway through the wall of the hollow post, and the valve retention surface engaging the retention flange of the valve interconnector to retain the valve interconnector within the retainer/seal sleeve while the interconnectors are coupled to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,456,489

DECONTAMINATION COVER FOR DECONTAMINATING AN OBJECT

Diversey, Inc., Fort Mil...

6. A decontamination cover to be applied over an object to be decontaminated, the decontamination cover comprisinga sheet-like body comprising a pliable material, an outward facing surface that is substantially opaque to UVC light and an inward-facing surface that is to be arranged opposite a surface of the object to be decontaminated;
a plurality of UVC sources arranged in an array between the outward-facing surface and the inward-facing surface, wherein the UVC sources emit light through lenses provided to the inward-facing surface;
a plurality of spacers extending from the inward-facing surface, wherein the plurality of spacers are arranged in a second array and distributed over the inward facing surface between the lenses of the UVC sources such that the plurality of spacers maintain a suitable separation between the UVC sources and the surface of the object to be decontaminated to promote complete coverage of the surface with UVC light emitted by UVC sources;
a power supply; and
a controller.

US Pat. No. 10,452,082

FLUID DISPENSING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Diversey, Inc., Fort Mil...

21. A portable fluid dispensing apparatus for dispense of a fluid into a diluent and configured to be supported on an upper rim of a reservoir wall, the dispensing apparatus comprising:a housing;
an inlet into which diluent is configured to flow into the housing;
an outlet from which diluent is configured to exit the housing;
a first flow path extending through the housing along which diluent is configured to flow from the inlet to the outlet;
a fluid reservoir within the housing, the fluid reservoir configured to support a chemical concentrate, and the fluid reservoir in fluid communication with a second flow path along which chemical concentrate is configured to be dispensed; and
an attachment device defining a bearing surface oriented to contact and shaped to connect to the reservoir wall and to support the dispensing apparatus on the upper rim of the reservoir wall,
a wheel located exterior of the housing and having a plurality of vanes, at least a portion of the wheel located within the first flow path and rotated by flow of diluent along the first flow path,
wherein rotation of the wheel is configured to draw chemical concentrate from the fluid reservoir along the second flow path and to dispense chemical concentrate into the diluent flowing along the first flow path,
wherein dispense of diluent and chemical concentrate from the dispensing apparatus includes partially or fully mixed diluent and chemical concentrate, or unmixed diluent and chemical concentrate, and
wherein the housing defines a portable unit configured to be selectively mountable on and removable from the reservoir wall via the attachment device without the use of tools.