Patents Assigned to Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Patent number: 10392410
    Abstract: Processes of fractionating phospholipids are disclosed. In one embodiment, the process includes placing a phospholipid containing material in contact with an adsorbent, such that the adsorbent associates with at least one phospholipid of the phospholipid containing material. The process may further include eluting the at least one phospholipid from the adsorbent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Greg Dodson, Doug Geier, John G. Soper, Kristen Eilts
  • Publication number: 20190256447
    Abstract: A process is described for producing biobased 1,2-propanediol, comprising reacting a glycerol-containing feed containing less than 5 weight percent of water with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst, to partially convert glycerol in the glycerol containing feed to a crude reaction product mixture including 1,2-propanediol, removing 10 water from the crude reaction product mixture, recovering a portion but not all of the 1,2-propanediol from the crude reaction product mixture, and recycling the remainder of the 1,2-propanediol with unconverted glycerol and combining these with makeup glycerol to provide additional of the essentially anhydrous, glycerol-containing feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventor: Chi Cheng Ma
  • Patent number: 10384192
    Abstract: Shaped porous carbon products and processes for preparing these products are provided. The shaped porous carbon products can be used, for example, as catalyst supports and adsorbents. Catalyst compositions including these shaped porous carbon products, processes of preparing the catalyst compositions, and various processes of using the shaped porous carbon products and catalyst compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
    Inventors: Eric L. Dias, Alfred Hagemeyer, Hong X. Jiang, James Longmire, James A. W. Shoemaker, Valery Sokolovskii, Guang Zhu, Vincent J. Murphy, Gary M. Diamond
  • Patent number: 10384178
    Abstract: Lecithin based microemulsion and their uses as nanoreactors and carrying materials are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of forming a nanomaterial comprises mixing a lecithin based microemulsion with a first reactant and a second reactant. In a further embodiment, a method for encapsulating a nanomaterial in a lecithin based microemulsion forming a composition and wherein the composition forms a dispersion in an aqueous solution, polar solution, or a non-polar solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Archer Daniel Midland Company
    Inventors: Shireen Baseeth, Swapnil Jadhav
  • Patent number: 10308582
    Abstract: A process is described for making acrylic acid from dextrose, which comprises fermenting dextrose; removing solids from the resulting fermentation broth; removing lactic acid from the clarified broth by extraction into an organic solvent; separating out the lactic acid-loaded organic solvent while recycling at least a portion of the remainder back to the fermentation step; reacting the lactic acid with ammonia to provide a dehydration feed comprising ammonium lactate while preferably recycling the organic solvent; carrying out a vapor phase dehydration of the ammonium lactate to produce a crude acrylic acid product; and purifying the crude acrylic acid by distillation followed by melt crystallization, chromatography or both melt crystallization and chromatography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Thomas Binder, Ahmad K. Hilaly, Naveen S. Sudharsan, Kris N. Mani, Mitchell Schultz
  • Patent number: 10294376
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to compositions having lecithin and plasticizer components and related methods. The disclosed compositions may also include one or more co-surfactants such as anionic surfactants and/or non-ionic surfactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Shireen Baseeth, Teodora R. Tabuena-Salyers, Bruce Sebree
  • Patent number: 10252961
    Abstract: A process is described for directly converting a high fructose feedstock to a product mixture including one or more lower polyols in which 1,2-propanediol is produced in preference to any other lower polyols, wherein a high fructose feed and a source of hydrogen are supplied to a reaction vessel and reacted in the presence of a copper-containing, supported ruthenium catalyst to provide the product mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventor: Chi Cheng Ma
  • Patent number: 10253132
    Abstract: Compositions comprising renewable source derived polymer oil polymerization macroinitiators and multiblock polymer compositions derived therefrom by atom transfer radical polymerization are disclosed. Hard, glossy multiblock copolymers, thermoset multiblock copolymers, thermoplastic block copolymer elastomers, and methods of making and using these types of materials are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Paul Bloom, Erik Hagberg
  • Patent number: 10240112
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to compositions including a microemulsion comprising a blend of lecithin, a co-surfactant, and a salt of an acidifier, an ester of an acidifier, or combinations thereof. Uses of the compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventor: Shireen Baseeth
  • Patent number: 10221188
    Abstract: Methods are provided for the conversion of isosorbide to isoidide, wherein the isosorbide contains sorbitan impurities. The impurities in the isosorbide subjected to epimerization are converted to hydrodeoxygenation products. A method for synthesizing isoidide, comprising, providing an isosorbide containing one or more sorbitans; and, epimerizing the isosorbide to form an epimerization product comprising isoidide and hydrodeoxygenation products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Brennan Smith, Josh Terrian
  • Patent number: 10196333
    Abstract: A process is described for improving the performance of certain multiphase reaction systems including a solid catalyst, one or more reactants in the gas phase and one or more reactants in the liquid phase, wherein a targeted maximum concentration of a reactant in the liquid phase is identified for providing improved value in terms of byproduct formation, catalyst deactivation and yields of desired products, and this targeted concentration is closely approached and preferably achieved, but not substantially exceeded, downstream in a continuous process or later in time from the initiation of a batch in a semibatch mode of operation of such processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Carlos Gustavo Dassori, Chi-Cheng Ma, Todd Werpy
  • Patent number: 10155736
    Abstract: A method of making a furan dicarboxylate by means of reacting 2,5-furan dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) with an alcohol or mixture of alcohols in a CO2-predominant atmosphere without the presence of any other acid catalyst is described. The reaction is conducted under conditions that correspond to either supercritical, critical or near-critical temperatures and pressures for the alcohol species and/or CO2 gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Stensrud, Padmesh Venkitasubramanian
  • Patent number: 10154666
    Abstract: Described herein are compositions comprising a nematicide intermixed with lecithin and a co-surfactant that form stable dispersions in water. Also disclosed are methods of controlling nematodes in soil by application of such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventor: Shireen Baseeth
  • Patent number: 10150719
    Abstract: Processes are disclosed for the conversion of adipic acid to 1,6-hexanediol employing a chemocatalytic reaction in which an adipic acid substrate is reacted with hydrogen in the presence of particular heterogeneous catalysts including a first metal and a second metal on a support. The adipic acid substrate includes adipic acid, mono-esters of adipic acid, di-esters of adipic acid, and salts thereof. The first metal is selected form the group of Pt, Rh and mixtures thereof and the second metal is selected from the group of Mo, W, Re and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
    Inventors: Vincent J. Murphy, Eric L. Dias, James A. W. Shoemaker
  • Publication number: 20180345251
    Abstract: Shaped porous carbon products and processes for preparing these products are provided. The shaped porous carbon products can be used, for example, as catalyst supports and adsorbents. Catalyst compositions including these shaped porous carbon products, processes of preparing the catalyst compositions, and various processes of using the shaped porous carbon products and catalyst compositions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
    Inventors: Eric L. Dias, Alfred Hagemeyer, Hong X. Jiang, James Longmire, James A.W. Shoemaker, Valery Sokolovskii, Guang Zhu, Vincent J. Murphy, Gary M. Diamond
  • Patent number: 10138186
    Abstract: A process is described for making a biobased propylene glycol product at least in part from a carbohydrate-derived feed, wherein a feed comprised of a lactic acid ester is reacted with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst, in a nonaqueous solvent in which lactide may be essentially wholly solubilized at the conditions under which the reaction is carried out, so that lactide does not precipitate out to an extent whereby plugging of the reactor or fouling of the hydrogenation catalyst is observed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventor: Chi Cheng Ma
  • Patent number: 10118886
    Abstract: A process for producing biofuels compounds directly from carboxylic acid esters recovered from a fermentation system is described. The process involves taking a fermentation broth that has been reduced to a dry powder containing free organic acids; reacting the carboxylic acid in the powder with an alcohol solvent under a CO2-containing atmosphere in substantial absence of any other acid catalyst at a reaction temperature and pressure that corresponds to supercritical, critical or near critical conditions for at least one of the alcohol or CO2 to synthesize an ester, then subjecting the ester to either hydrogenolysis or hydrogenation to form a biofuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Stensrud, Padmesh Venkitasubramanian
  • Patent number: 10081612
    Abstract: Industrial scale conversions of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to commodity chemicals such as 1,2,6-hexanetriol and 1,6-hexanediol by chemocatalytic conversions using hydrogen and a heterogeneous reduction catalyst are provided. The reactions are suitable for use in continuous flow reactors. Methods of carrying out the conversions are provided, as are product and catalyst compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND COMPANY
    Inventors: Valery Sokolovskii, Mayya Lavrenko, Alfred Hagemeyer, Eric L. Dias, James A. W. Shoemaker, Vincent J. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10076127
    Abstract: Processes for increasing rumen undegraded protein in protein containing compositions, fermentation by-products or combinations thereof are disclosed. Uses of alkaline crystalline solids to increase rumen undegraded protein in protein containing compositions, fermentation by-products or combinations thereof are further disclosed. Products produced from such processes are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Cecava, Perry H. Doane, James L. Dunn
  • Patent number: 10077226
    Abstract: Processes are disclosed for the conversion of 1,6-hexanediol to adipic acid employing a chemocatalytic reaction in which 1,6-hexanediol is reacted with oxygen in the presence of particular heterogeneous catalysts including at least one of platinum or gold. The metals are preferably provided on a support selected from the group of titania, stabilized titania, zirconia, stabilized zirconia, silica or mixtures thereof, most preferably zirconia stabilized with tungsten. The reaction with oxygen is carried out at a temperature from about 100° C. to about 300° C. and at a partial pressure of oxygen from about 50 psig to about 2000 psig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
    Inventors: Eric L. Dias, Vincent J. Murphy, James A. W. Shoemaker