Patents Represented by Attorney Alan Holler
  • Patent number: 7128813
    Abstract: A process for the high yield production of high purity glacial methacrylic acid (“HPMAA”) with minimization of decomposition of hydroxy isobutyric acid (HIBA). The HPMAA is substantially pure, specifically 99% pure or greater with a water content of 0.05% or less. This improved process involves the steps of providing a crude MAA stream which was formed by hydrolyzing acetone cyanohydrin and, therefore, includes HIBA which is an intermediate product of the hydrolysis reaction, and purifying that crude methacrylic acid stream in a series of successive distillation steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Keith Frederick Briegel, James Clarence Day, Michael Stanley DeCourcy, Donald Alan Ebert, Jamie Jerrick John Juliette
  • Patent number: 7049466
    Abstract: A method for producing an unsaturated carboxylic acid comprises: (a) contacting, in a reaction zone, an alkane with a catalyst containing a mixed metal oxide, under conditions which produce a product gas comprising the unsaturated carboxylic acid, unreacted alkane and a product alkene; (b) recovering unreacted alkane and product alkene from the product gas; and (c) recycling the recovered unreacted alkane and product alkene to the reaction zone; wherein the mixed metal oxide consists of a material having the formula AaMmNnXxOo wherein A is at least one element selected from the group consisting of molybdenum and tungsten, wherein M is at least one element selected from the group consisting of vanadium, cerium and chromium, wherein N is at least one element selected from the group consisting of tellurium, bismuth and selenium, wherein X is at least one element selected from the group consisting of niobium, tantalum, titanium, aluminum, zirconium, chromium, manganese, iron, ruthenium, cobalt, rhodium, nickel,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Leonard Edward Bogan, Jr., Daniel A. Bors, Fernando Antonio Pessoa Cavalcanti, Scott Han, Bradley Anson Jacobs, Frederick William Kaiser, Peter David Klugherz, Manhua Lin, Donald Lee Zolotorofe
  • Patent number: 7015173
    Abstract: A catalyst comprising a mixed metal oxide is useful for the vapor phase oxidation of an alkane or a mixture of an alkane and an alkene to an unsaturated carboxylic acid and for the vapor phase ammoxidation of an alkane or a mixture of an alkane and an alkene to an unsaturated nitrile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Leonard Edward Bogan, Jr., Alex Pak
  • Patent number: 6841699
    Abstract: A mixed metal oxide, which may be an orthorhombic phase material, is improved as a catalyst for the production of unsaturated carboxylic acids, or unsaturated nitriles, from alkanes, or mixtures of alkanes and alkenes, by: contacting with a liquid contacting member selected from the group consisting of organic acids, alcohols, inorganic acids and hydrogen peroxide to form a contact mixture; recovering insoluble material from the contact mixture; and calcining the recovered insoluble material in a non-oxidizing atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Leonard Edward Bogan, Jr., Anne Mae Gaffney, Scott Han, Michele Doreen Heffner, Ruozhi Song
  • Patent number: 6825380
    Abstract: A catalyst comprising a promoted mixed metal oxide is useful for the vapor phase oxidation of an alkane or a mixture of an alkane and an alkene to an unsaturated carboxylic acid and for the vapor phase ammoxidation of an alkane or a mixture of an alkane and an alkene to an unsaturated nitrile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Sanjay Chaturvedi, Anne Mae Gaffney, Scott Han, Michele Doreen Heffner, Ruozhi Song
  • Patent number: 6809219
    Abstract: A catalyst useful for the gas phase oxidation of alkanes to unsaturated aldehydes or carboxylic acids is disclosed. Processes for preparing the catalyst and using the catalyst to convert alkanes to unsaturated aldehydes or carboxylic acids are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Scott Han, Dominique Hung Nhu Le, Nneka Namono McNeal
  • Patent number: 6790988
    Abstract: A catalyst comprising a promoted mixed metal oxide is useful for the vapor phase oxidation of an alkane or a mixture of an alkane and an alkene to an unsaturated carboxylic acid and for the vapor phase ammoxidation of an alkane or a mixture of an alkane and an alkene to an unsaturated nitrile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Sanjay Chaturvedi, Anne Mae Gaffney, Scott Han, Michele Doreen Heffner, Ruozhi Song
  • Patent number: 6746983
    Abstract: Hydrothermally synthesized catalysts comprising a mixed metal oxide are utilized to produce unsaturated carboxylic acids by the vapor phase oxidation of an alkane, or a mixture of an alkane and an alkene, in the presence thereof; or to produce unsaturated nitrites by the vapor phase oxidation of an alkane, or a mixture of an alkane and an alkene, and ammonia in the presence thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Anne Mae Gaffney, Ruozhi Song
  • Patent number: 6740620
    Abstract: An orthorhombic phase mixed metal oxide is produced selectively in quantitative yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Rohn and Haas Company
    Inventors: Leonard Edward Bogan, Jr., Daniel A. Bors, Fernando Antonio Pessoa Cavalcanti, Michael Bruce Clark, Jr., Anne Mae Gaffney, Scott Han
  • Patent number: 6734136
    Abstract: A catalyst comprising a promoted mixed metal oxide is useful for the vapor phase oxidation of an alkane or a mixture of an alkane and an alkene to an unsaturated carboxylic acid and for the vapor phase ammoxidation of an alkane or a mixture of an alkane and an alkene to an unsaturated nitrile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Sanjay Chaturvedi, Anne Mae Gaffney, Scott Han, Michele Doreen Heffner, Ruozhi Song
  • Patent number: 6700015
    Abstract: A catalyst comprising a promoted mixed metal oxide is useful for the vapor phase oxidation of an alkane or a mixture of an alkane and an alkene to an unsaturated carboxylic acid and for the vapor phase ammoxidation of an alkane or a mixture of an alkane and an alkene to an unsaturated nitrile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Sanjay Chaturvedi, Anne Mae Gaffney, Scott Han, Dominique Hung Nhu Le
  • Patent number: 6620968
    Abstract: This invention relates to a high load process for preparing (meth)acrylic acid from a reactive hydrocarbon using a high reactive hydrocarbon space velocity to provide increased capacity and throughput.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Charles Michael Lonzetta, James Edward Elder, Peter David Klugherz, Timothy Allen Hale
  • Patent number: 6610177
    Abstract: A high yield process for the production of methyl methacrylate or methacrylic acid and an apparatus for increasing the yield in a process for the production of methyl methacrylate or methacrylic acid are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Chorng-Shyuan Tsay, Michael Stanley DeCourcy, I-Hwa Midey Chang-Mateu, Heather Granzin Thompson, Diana Elaine Chase
  • Patent number: 6589907
    Abstract: A catalyst comprising a promoted mixed metal oxide is useful for the vapor phase oxidation of an alkane or a mixture of an alkane and an alkene to an unsaturated carboxylic acid and for the vapor phase ammoxidation of an alkane or a mixture of an alkane and an alkene to an unsaturated nitrile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Sanjay Chaturvedi, Anne Mae Gaffney, Scott Han, Dominique Hung Nhu Le
  • Patent number: 6545176
    Abstract: A high yield process for the production of methyl methacrylate or methacrylic acid and an apparatus for increasing the yield in a process for the production of methyl methacrylate or methacrylic acid are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Chorng-Shyuan Tsay, Makarand Dattatraya Phadke, Abraham Benderly, I-Hwa Midey Chang-Mateu, Nicole Rendon Koegel, Heather Granzin Thompson, Diana Elaine Chase
  • Patent number: 6518216
    Abstract: A catalyst useful for the gas phase oxidation of alkanes to unsaturated aldehydes or carboxylic acids is disclosed. Processes for preparing the catalyst and using the catalyst to convert alkanes to unsaturated aldehydes or carboxylic acids are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Scott Han, Dominique Hung Nhu Le, Nneka Namono McNeal
  • Patent number: 6515138
    Abstract: An improved transesterification process is disclosed for forming certain (meth)acrylates by the transesterification of an alkyl (meth)acrylate with a hydroxyl alkyl imidazolidin-2-one using a transesterification catalyst in the presence of a polymerization inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: William David Weir, Donald Robert Weyler, William Joseph Grieco
  • Patent number: 6514903
    Abstract: An improved catalyst including a compound of the formula (I) AaMmNnXxOo  (I) wherein 0.25<a<0.98, 0.003<m<0.5, 0.003<n<0.5, 0.003<x<0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Manhua Lin, Michael William Linsen
  • Patent number: 6514901
    Abstract: A process for preparing a catalyst is disclosed. The catalyst is useful for the gas phase oxidation of alkanes to unsaturated aldehydes or carboxylic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Manhua Lin, Michael William Linsen
  • Patent number: 6514468
    Abstract: This invention relates to an improved catalyst system utilizing flow through radiation shielding of the reaction zone and to processes for using the catalyst system for the production of hydrogen cyanide. The process has decreased methane usage while maintaining yield of cyanide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Michael Stanley DeCourcy, Michel Gene Woody, Karen Ann Shaw, Joy Lyndon Mendoza