Patents Assigned to Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Patent number: 11414376
    Abstract: Processes are disclosed for the synthesis of an ?-amino acid or ?-amino acid derivative, from a starting compound or substrate having a carbonyl functional group (C?O), with hydroxy-substituted carbon atoms at alpha (?) and beta (?) positions, relative to the carbonyl functional group. According a particular embodiment, an ?-, ?-dihydroxy carboxylic acid or carboxylate is dehydrated to form a dicarbonyl intermediate by transformation of the ?-hydroxy group to a second carbonyl group (adjacent a carbonyl group of the starting compound) and removal of the ?-hydroxy group. The dicarbonyl intermediate is optionally cracked to form a second, in this case cracked, dicarbonyl intermediate having fewer carbon atoms relative to the dicarbonyl intermediate but preserving the first and second carbonyl groups. Either or both of the dicarbonyl intermediate and the cracked dicarbonyl intermediate may be aminated to convert the second carbonyl group to an amino (—NH2) group, for producing the corresponding ?-amino acid(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND COMPANY
    Inventors: James Brazdil, Donald Rogness, Chi-Cheng Ma
  • Publication number: 20220145344
    Abstract: This disclosure provides epimerase enzymes useful for commercial scale production of allulose from fructose. The disclosed enzymes (“epimerase variants”) are variants of Burkholderia multivorans CGD1 xylose isomerase engineered to have improved catalytic activity of about 1.5- to 2-fold compared with the parent enzyme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: William Schroeder, Padmesh Venkitasubramanian, Sridhar Govindarajan, Mark Welch
  • Patent number: 11253839
    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: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
    Inventors: Joshua Terrian, Andrew J. Ingram, Eric L. Dias, Alfred Hagemeyer, Hong X. Jiang, James Longmire, James A. W. Shoemaker, Valery Sokolovskii, Guang Zhu, Vincent J. Murphy, Gary M. Diamond
  • Publication number: 20220039418
    Abstract: In each of its various embodiments, the present invention discloses microemulsions that carry antioxidants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicant: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Shireen Baseeth, Mark Matlock, Kirby Swinehart, Lori Wicklund
  • Publication number: 20210309604
    Abstract: Improvements in catalyst systems and associated processes for the conversion of glycolaldehyde to monoethanolamine are disclosed. The catalyst systems exhibit improved selectivity to this desired product and consequently reduced selectivity to byproducts such as diethanolamine and ethylene glycol. These beneficial effects are achieved through the use of acids, and particularly Lewis acids, as co-catalysts of the reductive amination reaction, in conjunction with a hydrogenation catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: James Brazdil, Chi-Cheng Ma
  • Patent number: 11136273
    Abstract: The present invention discloses liquid compositions that include an active compound, water, and means for inhibiting crystal formation or precipitation of the active compound in the liquid composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND COMPANY
    Inventors: Shireen S. Baseeth, Matthew Dyer, John Less
  • Publication number: 20210267257
    Abstract: In each of its various embodiments, the present invention discloses extruded products containing a dextrin product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Michael Fleckenstein, Michelle Schwenk
  • Patent number: 11078138
    Abstract: A hydrogenolysis process is disclosed for directly converting a sugar feed comprised of a high fructose feedstock, a high sucrose feedstock, or a combination of these to a mixed lower polyols product including both propylene glycol and ethylene glycol. The process provides greater propylene glycol selectivity than ethylene glycol selectivity such that the propylene glycol is present to a greater extent than the ethylene glycol in the mixed lower polyols product. The sugar feed and a source of hydrogen are supplied to a reaction vessel and reacted in the presence of a hydrogenolysis catalyst comprising molybdenum (Mo) and ruthenium (Ru).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND COMPANY
    Inventors: Chi Cheng Ma, James Brazdil
  • Patent number: 11078149
    Abstract: Processes for separating a di-carboxylic acid or salt thereof from a mixture containing the di-carboxylic acid or salt thereof and one or more other components are provided. Also separation media useful for these separation processes is provided. In particular, processes for preparing an aldaric acid are described, such as glucaric acid from glucose, which includes separating the aldaric acid from the reaction product. Also, various glucaric acid products are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
    Inventors: Gary M. Diamond, Eric L. Dias, Raymond Archer, Vincent J. Murphy, Thomas R. Boussie
  • Patent number: 11078174
    Abstract: A process is provided for making esters of FDCA, in which an aqueous feed comprising glucaric acid is first reacted with a high boiling first alcohol in the presence of an acid catalyst and with removing water during the reaction, to form a first product mixture comprising a first ester of FDCA and the high boiling first alcohol, then unreacted high boiling first alcohol is removed from the first product mixture. The first ester of FDCA and the high boiling first alcohol is then transesterified with a lower boiling second alcohol selected from the group consisting of methanol, ethanol, isopropanol and n-propanol, to form a second product mixture comprising a second ester of FDCA with the lower boiling second alcohol, and the second ester of FDCA with the lower boiling second alcohol is recovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND COMPANY
    Inventors: Pam Anklam, William Chris Hoffman, Stephen J. Howard, Alexandra Sanborn, Mitchell Schultz, John G. Soper
  • Patent number: 11078140
    Abstract: A process is described for producing 1,3-butanediol, wherein an ester of poly-(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate such as formed by transesterification with an alcohol is reduced by hydrogenation in the presence of a skeletal copper-based catalyst to provide 1,3-butanediol. The 1,3-butanediol may be transesterified by reaction with additional poly-(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate ester to produce (R)-3-hydroxybutyl (R)-3-hydroxybutyrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul D. Bloom, Chi-Cheng Ma, Kevin J. Martin, Brennan Smith
  • Publication number: 20210171486
    Abstract: Sugar-based mono and diesters are prepared by esterification of 2,5-furan-dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) with an alcohol in the presence of low loadings of a homogeneous organotin (IV) catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicants: Archer Daniels Midland Company, DUPONT INDUSTRIAL BIOSCIENCES USA, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Stensrud, Stuart Fergusson
  • Patent number: 11028063
    Abstract: An integrated process is useful for producing 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and/or a derivative thereof from a six-carbon sugar-containing feed. The process includes a) dehydrating a feed containing a six-carbon sugar unit, in the presence of a bromine source and of a solvent, to generate an oxidation feed that contains at least one of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) and/or a derivative or derivatives of HMF in the solvent, together with at least one bromine containing species; b) contacting the oxidation feed from step (a) with a metal catalyst and with an oxygen source under oxidation conditions to produce an oxidation product mixture of at least FDCA and/or a derivative thereof, the solvent, and a residual catalyst; c) purifying and separating the mixture obtained in step (b) to obtain FDCA and/or a derivative thereof and the solvent; and d) recycling at least a portion of the solvent obtained in step (c) to step (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: DUPONT INDUSTRIAL BIOSCIENCES USA, LLC, ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND COMPANY
    Inventors: Stephen J. Howard, Kristina A. Kreutzer, Bhuma Rajagopalan, Eric R. Sacia, Alexandra Sanborn, Brennan Smith
  • Publication number: 20210163400
    Abstract: Processes are disclosed for the synthesis of an ?-amino acid or ?-amino acid derivative, from a starting compound or substrate having a carbonyl functional group (C?O), with hydroxy-substituted carbon atoms at alpha (?) and beta (?) positions, relative to the carbonyl functional group. According a particular embodiment, an ?-, ?-dihydroxy carboxylic acid or carboxylate is dehydrated to form a dicarbonyl intermediate by transformation of the ?-hydroxy group to a second carbonyl group (adjacent a carbonyl group of the starting compound) and removal of the ?-hydroxy group. The dicarbonyl intermediate is optionally cracked to form a second, in this case cracked, dicarbonyl intermediate having fewer carbon atoms relative to the dicarbonyl intermediate but preserving the first and second carbonyl groups. Either or both of the dicarbonyl intermediate and the cracked dicarbonyl intermediate may be aminated to convert the second carbonyl group to an amino (—NH2) group, for producing the corresponding ?-amino acid(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: James Brazdil, Donald Rogness, Chi-Cheng Ma
  • Publication number: 20210163436
    Abstract: Processes are disclosed for the synthesis of 2-substituted furan derivatives, such as furan dicarboxylic acid (FDCA), from a starting compound or substrate having a carbonyl functional group (C?O), with hydroxy-substituted carbon atoms at alpha (?) and beta (?) positions, relative to the carbonyl functional group. According a particular embodiment, an ?-, ?-dihydroxy carboxylate is dehydrated to form a dicarbonyl intermediate by transformation of the ?-hydroxy group to a second carbonyl group and removal of the ?-hydroxy group. The dicarbonyl intermediate undergoes cyclization and dehydration, to produce the 2-substituted furan derivative. Optionally, a further step of oxidation may be carried out, for example to convert a hydroxymethyl group, as a 5-substituted about the furan ring, to a carboxy group of FDCA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: James Brazdil, Donald Rogness
  • Publication number: 20210163394
    Abstract: Processes are disclosed for the synthesis of a cracked product or an end product, from a starting compound or substrate having a carbonyl functional group (C?O), with hydroxy-substituted carbon atoms at alpha (?) and beta (?) positions, relative to the carbonyl functional group. According a particular embodiment, an ?-, ?-dihydroxy carboxylic acid or carboxylate is dehydrated to form a dicarbonyl intermediate by transformation of the ?-hydroxy group to a second carbonyl group and removal of the ?-hydroxy group. The dicarbonyl intermediate is cracked to form the cracked product, in which the first and second carbonyl groups are preserved. Either or both of (i) the cracked product and (ii) a second cracked product generated from cleavage of a carbon-carbon bond of the dicarbonyl intermediate, may be further converted (e.g., by hydrogenation) to one or more end products, which, like the cracked product(s), also having fewer carbon atoms relative to the dicarbonyl intermediate and substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: James Brazdil, Donald Rogness
  • Publication number: 20210147332
    Abstract: A method is provided for separating a dicarboxylic acid product from a mixture containing such dicarboxylic acids. The method involves: providing a dicarboxylic acid-containing mixture of which at least 35% of the carboxylic acid content of the mixture is a dicarboxylic acid product of interest; running an extraction of said dicarboxylic acid-containing mixture through a chromatographic column configured with an amphoteric resin, such that the dicarboxylic acid product elutes preferentially from the dicarboxylic acid-containing mixture. In certain embodiments, the dicarboxylic acid product of interest can be a glucaric or gluconic acid product from a mixture of either or both of these with still other carboxylic acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Pam Anklam, William Chris Hoffman, Mitchell Schultz, John G. Soper
  • Patent number: 11000005
    Abstract: An edible bean seed designated as <11278> or COWBOY, a sample of the edible bean deposited under accession no. PI 678951 is disclosed. Methods of using the edible bean seed designated as <11278> or COWBOY for breeding new varieties of bean seed are also disclosed, as well as seeds of the edible bean seed designated as <11278> or COWBOY.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND COMPANY
    Inventor: Matthew Shellenberger
  • Publication number: 20210130311
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are provided for the production of bio-based polymers (e.g., polymers made from glucose), including polyesters, as well as end products resulting from such production, in which one or more color stabilizing additive compounds is utilized. The additive(s) may be used in the stabilization of a monomer or prepolymer that is reacted in such production methods, prior to obtaining the polymer. Particular bio-based polymers are those having furandicarboxylate moieties or residues in their backbone structure, with poly(alkylene furan dicarboxylate) polymers, such as polyethylene furan dicarboxylate) (PEF) and poly(trimethylene furan dicarboxylate) (PTF) being representative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicants: Archer Daniels Midland Company, DuPont Industrial Biosciences USA, LLC
    Inventors: Erik Hagberg, Chi Cheng Ma, Kenneth F. Stensrud
  • Publication number: 20210108024
    Abstract: An epoxy resin composition is provided which comprises an epoxy resin and a reactive diluent comprising one or more of the monoesters of epoxidized soy oil characterized by a ratio of mols of epoxide groups to mols of ester on the whole of at least 1.35:1. A thermoset plastic composition is also provided which comprises an epoxy resin composition as described, with an amine curing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Erik Hagberg, Stehpen J. Howard, Teodora R. Tabuena-Salyers