Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Richard A. Negin
  • Patent number: 7276212
    Abstract: Provided is a base metal undercoat containing catalyst and an exhaust article containing the catalyst. The catalyst contains a base metal undercoat with an oxygen storage component, and at least one catalytic layer. Also provided are methods for preparing the catalyst and methods for monitoring the oxygen storage capacity of an exhaust article containing the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Engelhard Corporation
    Inventors: Zhicheng Hu, Patrick L. Burk, Shau-Lin F. Chen, Harold N. Rabinowitz, Christopher M. Minnella, Aaron N. Israel
  • Patent number: 7271125
    Abstract: A coated metal substrate useful for carrying an exhaust emission treatment catalyst such as a three-way conversion catalyst for use with small engine platforms. The coated metal substrate comprises a metal such as a stainless steel, a carbon steel, a FeCr alloy, HASTELLOY® and the like. The coating on the metal substrate comprises an alumina silicate having alumina particles impregnated therein. The coating is applied using a liquid dispersion containing an aluminum silicate and the alumina particles are dispersed into the aluminum silicate coating while the coating is still wet. The coated metal substrate is then calcined. Thereafter, a washcoat containing an engine exhaust treatment catalyst may be applied to the surface of the coated metal substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Engelhard Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Patrick Galligan, Young Gin Kim
  • Patent number: 7229700
    Abstract: A novel coating composition is provided for imparting corrosion and wear resistance to metal substrates. The novel coating composition is thermally applied and comprises an aluminum alloy mixed with a hard, inert matrix. The coating composition has found particular use in providing corrosion and wear resistance to metal seat rails used to secure aircrafts seats to the aircraft frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: BASF Catalysts, LLC.
    Inventors: Peter F. Ruggiero, Marc J. Froning
  • Patent number: 7229597
    Abstract: Provided is an emission treatment system and method for simultaneously remediating the nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter, and gaseous hydrocarbons present in diesel engine exhaust streams. The emission treatment system has an oxidation catalyst upstream of a soot filter coated with a material effective in the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) of NOx by a reductant, e.g., ammonia. Also provided is a method for disposing an SCR catalyst composition on a wall flow monolith that provides adequate catalyst loading, but does not result in unsuitable back pressures in the exhaust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: BASFD Catalysts LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Allan Patchett, Joseph Charles Dettling, Elizabeth Alina Przybylski
  • Patent number: 7208128
    Abstract: A catalyst for the oxidation of volatile organic compounds and carbon monoxide comprising manganese and alumina, such catalyst having been impregnated with a phosphorus compound. The presence of the phosphorus compound results in a significant oxidative conversion of both the volatile organic compounds and the carbon monoxide. The catalyst is especially useful for treating gaseous streams that emanate from industrial sources, such as wood pulp manufacturing plants. The manganese portion of the catalyst is preferably comprised of manganese compounds comprising a defect non-stoichiometric manganese oxide of the type ?-Mn3O4+x, wherein x has the value of 0.1?x?0.25 in respect to about 80 to about 95% of all manganese atoms, and manganese aluminate in respect to the balance of the manganese atoms. The alumina portion of the catalyst is preferably comprised of high temperature forms of alumina of the type comprising ?-Al2O3 and (?+?+?)-Al2O3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Engelhard Corporation
    Inventors: Howard John Furbeck, Pascaline Harrison Tran, Gerard Diomede Lapadula
  • Patent number: 7189376
    Abstract: Provided are coated, multi-zoned catalyst substrates that trap and combust hydrocarbon and nitrogen oxides pollutants in a single monolith substrate. In some embodiments, the multi-zoned catalysts contain both radial and axial zones. The zones can be formed by deposition of segregated coating compositions (or washcoats) containing platinum group metals and pollutant adsorbent materials to form layers along the length and radius of the honeycomb substrate. The invention also relates to exhaust gas treating systems that incorporate the multi-zoned catalysts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Engelhard Corporation
    Inventors: Sanath V. Kumar, Harold N. Rabinowitz
  • Patent number: 7182927
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an iron-promoted zeolite beta catalyst useful in the selective catalytic reduction of nitrogen oxides with ammonia in which the iron-promoted zeolite beta is treated so as to provide increased amounts of the iron promoter in the form of Fe(OH). The stabilized zeolite is formed by cation exchange of an iron salt into a zeolite beta which has a reduced sodium content such as by exchanging a sodium beta with ammonium or hydrogen cations. A zeolite beta having a reduced carbon content and a Si/Al ratio of no more than 10 also increases the Fe(OH) content of the iron-promoted catalyst. The iron-promoted catalyst which has the iron in the form of Fe(OH) is characterized by a peak at 3680±5 cm?1 in the IR spectra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Engelhard Corporation
    Inventors: Pascaline H. Tran, Xinsheng Liu, James M. Chen
  • Patent number: 7150145
    Abstract: A diesel powered vehicle is provided with an SCR system which uses an external reducing reagent to convert NOx emissions in a manner which accounts for the effects of NOx transient emissions on the reducing catalyst. Actual NOx emissions produced by the engine are filtered using a variable NOx time constant in turn correlated to the reductant/NOx storage capacity of the reducing catalyst at its current temperature to account for changes in the SCR system attributed to NOx transient emissions. Catalyst temperature is filtered using a variable catalyst time constant corresponding to current space velocity of the exhaust gas to account for changes in the catalyst temperature attributed to NOx transient emissions. The reductant is metered on the basis of the filtered, corrected NOx concentration applied at a NSR ratio based, in turn, on the filtered, corrected reducing catalyst temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Engelhard Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph A. Patchett, Rudolfus Petrus Verbeek, Karl Richard Grimston, Gary Wayne Rice, John Lawrence Calabrese, Mathus Van Genderen
  • Patent number: 7143578
    Abstract: A diesel engine aftertreatment exhaust system uses catalyzed soot filters for particulate matter reduction and urea SCR catalysts for NOx reduction on diesel engines in a combined system to lower particulate matter and NOx at the same time. With this integral emission control system, diesel engines are able to meet ultra low emission standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Engelhard Corporation
    Inventors: Ramesh M. Kakwani, Kenneth C. Voss, Joseph A. Patchett, Karl R. Grimston
  • Patent number: 7118722
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a metal-promoted zeolite beta catalyst useful in the selective catalytic reduction of nitrogen oxides with ammonia in which the zeolite beta is pre-treated so as to provide the zeolite with improved hydrothermal stability. The stabilized beta zeolite is provided by incorporating into the zeolite structure non-framework aluminum oxide chains. The aluminum oxide chains can be incorporated into the zeolite structure by a unique steaming regimen or by treatment with rare earth metals, such as cerium. The treatment process is unlike well-known methods of dealuminizing zeolites for the purpose of increasing the silica to alumina ratio. In the present invention, the non-framework aluminum oxide is characterized by FT-IR by a peak at 3781±2 cm?1, which when present, stabilizes the zeolite against further dealumination such as under oxidizing and harsh hydrothermal conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Engelhard Corporation
    Inventors: Pascaline H. Tran, Xinsheng Liu, James M. Chen, Gerard D. Lapadula, Howard Furbeck
  • Patent number: 7083829
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for treating the atmosphere comprising moving a vehicle through the atmosphere, the vehicle having at least one atmosphere contacting surface and a pollutant treating composition located on said surface. A specific embodiment comprises coating a motor vehicle radiator with pollutant treating catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Engelhard Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey B. Hoke, Fred M. Allen, Patrick W. Blosser, Zhicheng Hu, Ronald M. Heck
  • Patent number: 7080505
    Abstract: A vehicular atmosphere cleansing system utilizes a regenerative wheel having flow channels extending through the wheel coated with an adsorbant. An atmosphere stream passes through a first position dependent portion of the wheel where VOC's including HC's are adsorbed while a heated atmosphere stream passes through a second position dependent regenerative portion of the wheel whereat VOC's are desorbed. The adsorbant is activated carbon having particles of micropore size adhered to the substrate by a silicone binder producing high adsorption efficiencies while withstanding relatively high regenerative heat temperatures resulting from exhaust gas sensible heat. A hydrocarbon senses HC in the desorbed heated atmosphere stream to rotatively and sequentially index pie shaped, segmented portions of the wheel into the wheel's regenerative region while also functioning as the main component of an OBD device for the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Engelhard Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald S. Koermer, Jeffrey B. Hoke, Ronald M. Heck, Terence C. Poles, Edward T. Wolynic
  • Patent number: 7078004
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and article for treating a diesel engine exhaust stream. The stream is contacted with an upstream catalytic composition having a cerium component and/or a zeolite component to reduce the quantity and amount of the particulate matter in the exhaust stream. The stream passes from the upstream catalytic composition to a particulate filter located downstream from the upstream catalytic composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Engelhard Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Voss, Joseph C. Dettling, Stanley Roth, Ramesh Kakwani, Yiu Kwan Lui, Alexander Gorel, Gary W. Rice
  • Patent number: 7055311
    Abstract: An NOx emission system for diesel powered vehicles has a “Y” exhaust system with an NOx adsorber catalyst in each leg and an oxidation catalyst in the combined leg. One bank of cylinders sends exhaust gases to one of the “Y” legs while a second bank of cylinders send exhaust gases to the other “Y” leg. Composition of the exhaust gases in each leg is independently controlled by the engine's ECU so that exhaust gases in one leg are rich for regenerating the NOx adsorber catalyst in that leg while exhaust gas composition in the other leg is lean so that the combined gas stream is always lean and reductant slip is oxidized in the oxidation catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Engelhard Corporation
    Inventors: Tilman Wolfram Beutel, John Lawrence Calabrese
  • Patent number: 7041263
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite of cerium, zirconium and samarium components, a catalyst composition containing such composite and the use of the catalyst composition for the treatment of a gas stream to reduce contaminants contained therein. The catalyst composition has the capability of substantially simultaneously catalyzing the oxidation of hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide and the reduction of nitrogen oxides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Engelhard Corporation
    Inventor: Shiang Sung
  • Patent number: 7037875
    Abstract: A support for a catalyst for controlling vehicular exhaust emissions comprising a high surface area refractory metal oxide, e.g., gamma-alumina, having a monomolecular layer of a second oxide selected from the group consisting of titanium dioxide, cerium dioxide and zirconium dioxide. Typically, the monomolecular layer will have a thickness of less than about 10 angstroms. The support may be converted into a vehicular exhaust emission control catalyst by depositing the support on a substrate such as cordierite depositing a precious metal component such as platinum on at least part of the monomolecular layer. Preferably, the catalyst will also contain at least one NOx storage component deposited on at least part of the monomolecular layer. Catalysts prepared using the catalyst supports of the invention exhibit outstanding thermal stability and resistance to sulfur poisoning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Engelhard Corporation
    Inventors: Zhicheng Hu, Knut Wasserman, Patrick L. Burk, Youchang Xie, Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 7022644
    Abstract: Hydrogen sulfide formation is suppressed by a three-way conversion catalyst having an underlayer and a topcoat overlying the under layer. The under layer is prepared by dispersing a Group IIa metal oxide such as an oxide of magnesium, calcium, barium or strontium on a carrier such as a refractory metal oxide monolith. A topcoat overlying the undercoat is comprised of a three-way conversion catalyst material such as a platinum-group metal catalytic component, e.g., platinum, palladium, rhodium or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Engelhard Corporation
    Inventors: John S. Foong, Harold N. Rabinowitz
  • Patent number: 7022646
    Abstract: A layered catalyst composite for controlling vehicular exhaust emissions is disclosed. The composite comprises a substrate such as cordierite, at least one bottom layer deposited on the substrate containing a precious metal component such as platinum and at least one NOx storage component present in the amount of about 0.3 to about 1.5 g/in3, and at least one top layer deposited on the bottom layer containing a precious metal component such as platinum and at least one NOx storage component present in the amount of about 0.0 to less than about 0.3 g/in3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Engelhard Corporation
    Inventor: Yuejin Li
  • Patent number: 6923945
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a layered catalyst composite useful for reducing contaminants in exhaust gas streams, especially gaseous streams containing sulfur oxide contaminants. More specifically, the present invention is concerned with improved catalysts of the type generally referred to as “three-way conversion” catalysts. The layered catalysts trap sulfur oxide contaminants which tend to poison three-way conversion catalysts used to abate other pollutants in the stream. The layered catalyst composites of the present invention have a sulfur oxide absorbing layer before or above a nitrogen oxide absorbing layer. The layered catalyst composite comprises a first layer and a second layer. The first layer comprises a first support and at least one first platinum component. The second layer comprises a second support and a SOx sorbent component having a free energy of formation from about 0 to about ?90 Kcal/mole at 350° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Engelhard Corporation
    Inventor: Shau-Lin F. Chen
  • Patent number: RE39553
    Abstract: The present invention relates to sulfur tolerant catalyst composites useful for reducing contaminants in exhaust gas streams, especially gaseous streams containing sulfur oxide contaminants. More specifically, the present invention is concerned with improved NOx trap catalysts for use in diesel engines as well as lean burn gasoline engines. The sulfur tolerant NOx trap catalyst composites comprise a platinum component, a support, a NOx sorbent component, and a spinel material prepared by calcining as anionic clay material represented by the formula MmNn(OH)(2m+2n)Aa.bH2O, wherein the formula is defined herein. The sulfur tolerant NOx trap catalyst composites are highly effective with a sulfur containing fuel by trapping sulfur oxide contaminants which tend to poison conventional NOx trap catalysts used to abate other pollutants in the stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Englhard Corporation
    Inventor: Yuejin Li