Patents Represented by Attorney Stanley M. Tarter
  • Patent number: 4323677
    Abstract: N-amides of 2-benzothiazolinone have been found to be effective in regulating the growth of leguminous plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1982
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventor: John J. D'Amico
  • Patent number: 4278824
    Abstract: Toluene dehydrocoupled products are produced by heating toluene in the vapor phase with an inorganic metal/oxygen composition which functions as an oxygen carrier and has the empirical formula:M.sub.a.sup.1 M.sub.b.sup.2 M.sub.c.sup.3 O.sub.xwhere M.sup.1 is lead, M.sup.2 is bismuth, and M.sup.3 is at least one element selected from silver, zinc, indium, germanium, phosphorus, arsenic, thorium, the lanthanides or rare earths, Groups 1a, 2a, 3b, 4b, and 8 of the Periodic Table of the Elements, and mixtures thereof, and wherein a is 1, b is 0.01 to 10, c is 0.01 to 10, and x is a number taken to satisfy the average valences of M.sup.1, M.sup.2, and M.sup.3 in the oxidation states in which they exist in the composition. Alternatively, the same inorganic metal/oxygen composition can be employed as a catalyst or as a combination catalyst/oxygen carrier for the dehydrocoupling reaction when oxygen or an oxygen-containing gas is heated with the toluene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1981
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventors: Samuel J. Tremont, Alex N. Williamson, Arthur J. Solodar
  • Patent number: 4278826
    Abstract: Toluene dehydrocoupled products are produced by heating toluene in the vapor phase with an inorganic metal/oxygen composition which functions as an oxygen carrier and has the empirical formula:M.sub.a.sup.1 M.sub.b.sup.2 M.sub.c.sup.3 O.sub.xwhere M.sup.1 is lead, M.sup.2 is antimony, and M.sup.3 is at least one element selected from silver, zinc, gallium, arsenic, the lanthanides or rare earths, Groups 1a, 2a, 3b, 4b, and 8 of the Periodic Table of the Elements, and mixtures thereof, and wherein a is 1, b is 0.01 to 10, c is 0.01 to 10, and x is a number taken to satisfy the average valences of M.sup.1, M.sup.2, and M.sup.3 in the oxidation states in which they exist in the composition. Alternatively, the same inorganic metal/oxygen composition can be employed as a catalyst or as a combination catalyst/oxygen carrier for the dehydrocoupling reaction when oxygen or an oxygen-containing gas is heated with the toluene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1981
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventors: Samuel J. Tremont, Alex N. Williamson, Arthur J. Solodar
  • Patent number: 4278825
    Abstract: Toluene dehydrocoupled products are produced by heating toluene in the vapor phase with an inorganic metal/oxygen composition which functions as an oxygen carrier and has the empirical formula:M.sub.a.sup.1 M.sub.b.sup.2 M.sub.c.sup.3 O.sub.xwhere M.sup.1 is bismuth, M.sup.2 is at least one element selected from indium, silver, Group 2a of the Periodic Table of the Elements, and mixtures thereof, and M.sup.3 is at least one element selected from zinc, germanium, thorium, the lanthanides or rare earths, Groups 1a, 3b, 4b, and 8 of the Periodic Table of the Elements, and mixtures thereof, and wherein a is 1, b is 0.01 to 10, c is 0.01 to 10, and x is a number taken to satisfy the average valences of M.sup.1, M.sup.2, and M.sup.3 in the oxidation states in which they exist in the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1981
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventors: Samuel J. Tremont, Alex N. Williamson
  • Patent number: 4272399
    Abstract: Carbon-containing materials are gasified to produce synthesis gas, a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide, in a three zone unified system (oxidizer, reducer and gasifier) using a metal oxide as the oxygen and heat source for the gasification with steam and carbon dioxide. Synthesis gas contacts the metal oxide prior to the gasification to release the oxygen and convert the synthesis gas to steam and carbon dioxide as the gasification medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1981
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventors: George D. Davis, James C. Hill, Talmage D. McMinn, Charles W. Rooks
  • Patent number: 4272555
    Abstract: Carbon-containing materials are gasified to produce high purity carbon monoxide in a three zone unified system (oxidizer, reducer and gasifier) using a metal oxide as the oxygen and heat source for the gasification with carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide contacts the metal oxide prior to the gasification to release the oxygen and convert the carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide as the gasification medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1981
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventors: George D. Davis, James C. Hill, Talmage D. McMinn, Charles W. Rooks
  • Patent number: 4268704
    Abstract: Toluene dehydrocoupled products are produced by heating toluene in the vapor phase with an inorganic metal/oxygen composition which functions as an oxygen carrier and has the empirical formula:M.sub.a.sup.1 M.sub.b.sup.2 M.sub.c.sup.3 O.sub.xwhere M.sup.1 is lead, M.sup.2 is at least one element selected from thallium and Group 2a of the Periodic Table of the Elements, and mixtures thereof, and M.sup.3 is at least one element selected from silver, zinc, phosphorus, arsenic, thorium, the lanthanides or rare earths, Groups 1a, 3b, 4b, and 8 of the Periodic Table of the Elements, and mixtures thereof, and wherein a is 1, b is 0.01 to 10, c is 0.01 to 10, and x is a number taken to satisfy the average valences of M.sup.1, M.sup.2, and M.sup.3 in the oxidation states in which they exist in the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventors: Samuel J. Tremont, Alex N. Williamson, Arthur J. Solodar
  • Patent number: 4268703
    Abstract: Toluene dehydrocoupled products are produced by heating toluene in the vapor phase with an inorganic metal/oxygen composition which functions as an oxygen carrier and has the empirical formula:M.sub.a.sup.1 M.sub.b.sup.2 O.sub.xwhere M.sup.1 is lead and M.sup.2 is at least one element selected from thallium and Group 2a of the Periodic Table of the Elements, and mixtures thereof, and wherein a is 1, b is 0.01 to 10, and x is a number taken to satisfy the average valences of M.sup.1 and M.sup.2 in the oxidation states in which they exist in the composition. Alternatively, the same inorganic metal/oxygen composition can be employed as a catalyst or as a combination catalyst/oxygen carrier for the dehydrocoupling reaction when oxygen or an oxygen-containing gas is heated with the toluene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventors: Alex N. Williamson, Samuel J. Tremont
  • Patent number: 4261856
    Abstract: Ammonia synthesis gas is prepared by contacting coal with air and steam in a fluidized bed. Heat for the reaction is provided by downward flowing hot char through the fluidized bed. The char is heated externally of the fluidized bed by combustion of fuel and/or a portion of the char. Control of the ratio of steam and air to the coal provides a gasification product of approximately 3 moles carbon monoxide plus hydrogen per mole of nitrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1981
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventor: Talmage D. McMinn, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4255604
    Abstract: Toluene dehydrocoupled products are produced by heating toluene in the vapor phase with an inorganic metal/oxygen composition which functions as an oxygen carrier and has the empirical formula:M.sub.a.sup.1 M.sub.b.sup.2 O.sub.xwhere M.sup.1 is lead and M.sup.2 is at least one element selected from silver, zinc, phosphorus, arsenic, thorium, the lanthanides or rare earths, Groups 1a, 3b, 4b, and 8 of the Periodic Table of the Elements, and mixtures thereof, and wherein a is 1, b is 0.01 to 10, and x is a number taken to satisfy the average valences of M.sup.1 and M.sup.32 in the oxidation states in which they exist in the composition. Alternatively, the same inorganic metal/oxygen composition can be employed as a catalyst or as a combination catalyst/oxygen carrier for the dehydrocoupling reaction when oxygen or an oxygen-contining gas is heated with the toluene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1981
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventors: Alex N. Williamson, Samuel J. Tremont, Arthur J. Solodar
  • Patent number: 4255603
    Abstract: Toluene dehydrocoupled products are produced by heating toluene in the vapor phase with an inorganic metal/oxygen composition which functions as an oxygen carrier and has the empirical formula:M.sub.a.sup.1 M.sub.b.sup.2 O.sub.xwhere M.sup.1 is thorium and M.sup.2 is an element selected from copper and Group 2b of the Periodic Table of the Elements, and wherein a is 1, b is 0.01 to 10, and x is a number taken to satisfy the average valences of M.sup.1 and M.sup.2 in the oxidation states in which they exist in the composition. Alternatively, the same inorganic metal/oxygen composition can be employed as a catalyst or as a combination catalyst/oxygen carrier for the dehydrocoupling reaction when oxygen or an oxygen-containing gas is heated with toluene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1981
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventors: Alex N. Williamson, Samuel J. Tremont
  • Patent number: 4255602
    Abstract: Toluene dehydrocoupled products are produced by heating toluene in the vapor phase with an inorganic metal/oxygen composition which functions as an oxygen carrier and has the empirical formula:M.sub.a.sup.1 M.sub.b.sup.2 O.sub.xwhere M.sup.1 is cobalt and M.sup.2 is lanthanum, and wherein a is 1, b is 1 to 10, and x is a number taken to satisfy the average valences of M.sup.1 and M.sup.2 in the oxidation states in which they exist in the composition. Alternatively, the same inorganic metal/oxygen composition can be employed as a catalyst or as a combination catalyst/oxygen carrier for the dehydrocoupling reaction when oxygen or an oxygen-containing gas is heated with the toluene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1981
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventors: Samuel J. Tremont, Alex N. Williamson
  • Patent number: 4254293
    Abstract: Toluene dehydrocoupled products are produced by heating toluene in the vapor phase with an inorganic metal/oxygen composition which functions as an oxygen carrier and has the empirical formula:M.sub.a.sup.1 M.sub.b.sup.2 O.sub.xwhere M.sup.1 is bismuth and M.sup.2 is at least one element selected from zinc, germanium, thorium, the lanthanides or rare earths, Groups 1a, 3b, 4b, and 8 of the Periodic Table of the Elements, and mixtures thereof, and wherein a is 1, b is 0.01 to 10 and x is a number taken to satisfy the average valences of M.sup.1 and M.sup.2 in the oxidation states in which they exist in the composition. Alternatively, the same inorganic metal/oxygen composition can be employed as a catalyst or as a combination catalyst/oxygen carrier for the dehydrocoupling reaction when oxygen or an oxygen-containing gas is heated with the toluene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1981
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventors: Samuel J. Tremont, Alex N. Williamson
  • Patent number: 4253986
    Abstract: Ammonia synthesis gas is prepared by contacting coal with air and steam in a fluidized bed. Heat for the reaction is provided by downward flowing hot thermal refractory material through the fluidized bed. The refractory material is heated externally of the fluidized bed by combustion of fuel. Control of the ratio of steam and air to the coal provides a gasification product of approximately 3 moles carbon monoxide plus hydrogen per mole of nitrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1981
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventor: Talmage D. McMinn, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4247727
    Abstract: Toluene dehydrocoupled products are produced by heating toluene in the vapor phase with an inorganic metal/oxygen composition which functions as an oxygen carrier and has the empirical formula:M.sub.a.sup.1 M.sub.b.sup.2 O.sub.xwhere M.sup.1 is bismuth and M.sup.2 is at least one element selected from indium, silver, Group 2a of the Periodic Table of the Elements, and mixtures thereof, and wherein a is 1, b is 0.01 to 100, and x is a number taken to satisfy the average valences of M.sup.1 and M.sup.2 in the oxidation states in which they exist in the composition. Alternatively, the same inorganic metal/oxygen composition can be employed as a catalyst or as a combination catalyst/oxygen carrier for the dehydrocoupling reaction when oxygen or an oxygen-containing gas is heated with the toluene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1981
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventors: Samuel J. Tremont, Alex N. Williamson
  • Patent number: 4243825
    Abstract: Toluene dehydrocoupled products are produced by heating toluene in the vapor phase with an inorganic metal/oxygen composition which functions as an oxygen carrier and has the empirical formula:M.sub.a.sup.1 M.sub.b.sup.2 O.sub.xwhere M.sup.1 is thallium and M.sup.2 is at least one element selected from arsenic, antimony, thorium, uranium, the lanthanides or rare earths, Groups 3b, 4b, 5b, and 7b of the Periodic Table of the Elements, and mixtures thereof, and wherein a is 1, b is 0.01 to 10, and x is a number taken to satisfy the average valences of M.sup.1 and M.sup.2 in the oxidation states in which they exist in the composition. Alternatively, the same inorganic metal/oxygen composition can be employed as a catalyst or as a combination catalyst/oxygen carrier for the dehydrocoupling reaction when oxygen or an oxygen-containing gas is heated with the toluene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1981
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventors: Alex N. Williamson, Samuel J. Tremont
  • Patent number: 4238204
    Abstract: There is provided an improved selective adsorption process for the recovery of a light gas, especially hydrogen, from a feed gas mixture by utilizing a membrane permeator unit selectively permeable to said light gas to recover a more concentrated light gas from a stream comprising said light gas used to regenerate a selective adsorber unit and recycling the concentrated light gas to the selective adsorber unit, either blended with the feed gas mixture or as purging gas, for recovery of an added proportion of highly purified light gas product, and the system of apparatus for effecting the improved selective adsorption process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1980
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventor: Eli Perry
  • Patent number: 4196950
    Abstract: An improved refrigerator cabinet construction is described which comprises, in laminated sequence, a metal outer layer, a foam layer, a composite release film and, strongly bonded thereto, an ABS layer. The laminate has a strong bond between all but two of the various contiguous layers and a weak bond between the remaining pair of contiguous layers, such that when the laminate is cycled between room temperature and -22.degree. C., only the weak bond is ruptured, the location of the weak bond being such that, in the event it were to be ruptured, the ABS layer and the portion of the laminate remaining adhered thereto would be reprocessable to produce an ABS with a Gardner impact strength that is at least 85% of that of the original ABS sheet incorporated in the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1980
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Churchill, John H. Southern
  • Patent number: 4178353
    Abstract: Residual PCl.sub.3 in POCl.sub.3 which has been prepared by the oxidation of PCl.sub.3 in the presence of air or oxygen-enriched air is converted to POCl.sub.3 by contacting the POCl.sub.3 /PCl.sub.3 mixture with ozone or an ozone-enriched gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1979
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventors: Joseph W. Baker, Dario R. Cova, James E. White
  • Patent number: 4172187
    Abstract: An abrasion-resistant coating composition is disclosed which comprises a polyvinyl acetal having a hydroxyl group content, calculated as polyvinyl alcohol, of from 35 to 50 percent by weight and polysilicic acid, the weight ratio of polysilicic acid to polyvinyl acetal being from 2:1 to 4:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1979
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventor: David A. Fabel