Patents Assigned to BASF Corporation
  • Patent number: 10493434
    Abstract: A lean burn engine exhaust treatment articles comprising a low temperature lean NOx trap (LT-LNT) composition and methods for their use is disclosed. A lean burn engine exhaust gas treatment system including the lean burn engine exhaust treatment articles is also disclosed. The low temperature lean NOx trap (LT-LNT) compositions can comprise a washcoat layer on a carrier substrate, the washcoat layer including a platinum group metal component impregnated on a first support material comprising at least 50% alumina. The washcoat layer may further include a low temperature NOx storage material comprising a bulk particulate reducible metal oxide. Methods of monitoring the aging state of a lean burn oxidation catalyst in a lean burn engine catalyst system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Gerd Grubert, Torsten Neubauer, Alfred Punke, Marcus Hilgendorff, Yuejin Li
  • Patent number: 10493433
    Abstract: The present invention relates to colloidal dispersions comprising a plurality of precious group nanoparticles, wherein about 90% or more of the precious group metal is in fully reduced form; a dispersion medium comprising a polar solvent; a water-soluble polymer suspension stabilizing agent; and a reducing agent, wherein the nanoparticle concentration is at least about 2 wt. % of the colloidal dispersion, wherein the nanoparticles have an average particle size of about 1 to about 6 nm and at least 95% of the nanoparticles have a particle size within this range; and further wherein the colloidal dispersion is substantially free of halides, alkali metals, alkaline earth metals and sulfur compounds. Methods of preparing, further processing, and using such colloidal dispersions are also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaoming Xu, Xinsheng Liu
  • Publication number: 20190344247
    Abstract: Disclosed are an extruded honeycomb catalyst, a process for preparing the catalyst, a method for reducing NOx in the exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine by using the catalyst, and a method for treatment of the emission gas generated from power plant comprising exposing the emission gas to the catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicants: BASF SE, BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Feng ZHAO, Sabine HUBER, Jia Di ZHANG, Liang CHEN, Diana Carolina GALEANO NUNEZ, Edgar Viktor HUENNEKES
  • Patent number: 10471413
    Abstract: Described is a catalyst composition suitable for use as a selective catalytic reduction catalyst, including small-pore molecular sieve particles having a pore structure and a maximum ring size of eight tetrahedral atoms and impregnated with a promoter metal, and metal oxide particles dispersed within the small-pore molecular sieve particles and external to the pore structure of the small-pore molecular sieve particles, wherein the metal oxide particles include one or more oxides of a transition metal or lanthanide of Group 3 or Group 4 of the Periodic Table. A method for preparing the catalyst, a method for selectively reducing nitrogen oxides, and an exhaust gas treatment system are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Jaya L. Mohanan, Gary A. Gramiccioni, John Hochmuth, Kenneth E. Voss
  • Patent number: 10450918
    Abstract: Described are exhaust gas treatment systems for treatment of a gasoline engine exhaust gas stream. The exhaust gas treatment systems comprise an ammonia generating and hydrocarbon oxidation catalyst, a TWC catalyst, and an ammonia selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst downstream of the TWC catalyst. The ammonia generating and hydrocarbon oxidation catalyst comprises a refractory metal oxide support, a platinum component, and a palladium component. The ammonia generating and hydrocarbon oxidation catalyst is substantially free of ceria and substantially free of NOx storage components. The platinum and palladium components are present in a platinum to palladium ratio of greater than about 1 to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Wen-Mei Xue, John K. Hochmuth
  • Patent number: 10448627
    Abstract: A pest monitoring system generally includes a circuit, wherein the circuit is initially in a first impedance state that is configured to change to a second impedance state due to pest activity, wherein the second impedance state is lower than the first impedance state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: James W. Austin, Cheryl Ann Leichter, Greggory Keith Storey, Kenneth Scott Brown, Gregory Kent Thompson, Thomas S. Rancour, II, Timothy Robert Sloper
  • Patent number: 10448647
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising a) recombinant exosporium-producing Bacillus cells that express a fusion protein comprising: (i) at least one plant growth stimulating protein or peptide and (ii) a targeting sequence that localizes the fusion protein to the exosporium of the Bacillus cells; and b) at least one particular insecticide disclosed herein in a synergistically effective amount. Furthermore, the present invention relates to the use of this composition as well as a method for enhancing plant growth, promoting plant health, and/or reducing overall damage of plants and plant parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: BASF CORPORATION
    Inventors: Damian Curtis, Brian Thompson
  • Patent number: 10449522
    Abstract: Processes for manufacturing nitrogen oxide storage materials and lean NOx trap catalysts are disclosed. Also disclosed are nitrogen oxide storage material made by processes comprising barium carbonate (BaCO3) and ceria (CeO2) by using Ba(OH)2 instead of most or all Ba(OOCH3)2 to reduce cost and reduce harmful byproducts. Aspects of the present invention also relate generally to lean NOx trap (LNT) comprising nitrogen oxide storage materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Marcus Hilgendorff, Andreas Stohr, Hermann Bidlingmaier, Joachim Fellger
  • Publication number: 20190314795
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catalyst, preferably for the selective catalytic reduction of NOx, for the oxidation of ammonia, for the oxidation of NO and for the oxidation of a hydrocarbon, the catalyst comprising a washcoat comprising one or more layers, the washcoat being disposed on a substrate, wherein the washcoat comprises a platinum group metal supported on a metal oxide support material, and one or more of an oxidic compound of V, an oxidic compound of W and a zeolitic material comprising one or more of Cu and Fe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Robert DORNER, Martin KALWEI, Ansgar WILLE, Kevin David BEARD, Edgar Viktor HUENNEKES
  • Publication number: 20190299192
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides catalytic materials and catalytic articles formed therewith. The catalytic materials particularly can include an oxygen storage component comprising a solid solution of at least one platinum group metal and at least one rare earth metal oxide. In one or more embodiments, catalytic materials can include a solid solution of a platinum group metal (e.g., palladium) and a mixed metal oxide (e.g., ceria/zirconia).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Yunlong Gu, Michel Deeba, Tian Luo
  • Patent number: 10418628
    Abstract: A multi-phase hydrogen storage alloy comprising a hexagonal Ce2Ni7 phase and a hexagonal Pr5Co19 phase, where the Ce2Ni7 phase abundance is ?30 wt % and the Pr5Co19 phase abundance is ?8 wt % and where the alloy comprises a mischmetal where Nd in the mischmetal is <50 at % or a multi-phase hydrogen storage alloy comprising one or more rare earth elements, a hexagonal Ce2Ni7 phase and a hexagonal Pr5Co19 phase, where the Ce2Ni7 phase abundance is from about 30 to about 72 wt % and the Pr5Co19 phase abundance is ?8 wt % have improved electrochemical performance. The alloys are useful in an electrode in a metal hydride battery, a fuel cell or a metal hydride air battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: BASF Corporation, FDK Corporation
    Inventors: Kwo Young, Taihei Ouchi, Jean Nei, Diana Wong, Shigekazu Yasuoka
  • Patent number: 10399062
    Abstract: A process for preparing a catalyst includes impregnating a metal oxide carrier with an aqueous solution to form an impregnated carrier; drying the impregnated carrier to form a dried, impregnated carrier; and heat-treating the dried, impregnated carrier in air to form the catalyst; wherein: the aqueous solution includes a copper salt; and from about 3 wt % to about 15 wt % of a C3-C6 multifunctional carboxylic acid; and the catalyst includes from about 5 wt % to about 50 wt % copper oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Keenan Lee Deutsch, Rostam J. Madon
  • Patent number: 10390528
    Abstract: Disclosed are extruded pesticide granules that when mixed with water form a near micro-emulsion that is highly stable. The extruded pesticide granules include at least one pesticide active ingredient, a non-ionic surfactant, and a carrier, which is desirably urea powder or urea pearl. Processes for making the extruded pesticide granules are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventor: Ronald O. Richardson
  • Patent number: 10378033
    Abstract: The present application relates to reaction mixtures comprising biomass, a solid acid catalyst and cellulolytic enzymes or organisms expressing such enzymes for converting biomass to useful feedstocks and methods of forming products via fermentation using the said reaction mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Haowen Xu, Sharad Mathur, Karin Arens
  • Publication number: 20190240643
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a three-way conversion (TWC) catalyst composition, and a catalyst article comprising such a catalyst composition suitable for at least partial conversion of gaseous hydrocarbons (HCs), carbon monoxide (CO), and nitrogen oxides (NOx). Generally, the catalyst article includes a catalyst substrate having a plurality of channels adapted for gas flow, each channel having a wall surface and a catalytic coating on the surfaces or inside the pores of the wall. The catalytic coating generally includes a first washcoat with a platinum group metal (PGM) component and a first refractory metal oxide support and a second washcoat having a plurality of palladium-rhodium nanoparticles and a second refractory metal oxide support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Andrey Karpov, Benjamin Foulon, Chunxin JI, Knut Wassermann, Michel Deeba, Yipeng Sun
  • Patent number: 10369548
    Abstract: A catalyzed soot filter, in particular for the treatment of Diesel engine exhaust, comprises a coating design which ensures soot particulates filtration, assists the oxidation of carbon monoxide (CO), and produces low H2S emissions during normal engine operations and regeneration events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: BASF SE, BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Gerd Grubert, Alfred H. Punke, Torsten Neubauer, Marcus Hilgendorff, Chung-Zong Wan, Yuejin Li, Matthew Caudle
  • Patent number: 10350577
    Abstract: A catalyst includes a mixed metal oxide; an alumina; silica, and calcium, where the mixed metal oxide includes Cu and at least one of Mn, Zn, Ni, or Co. Such catalysts exhibit enhanced tolerance sulfur-containing compounds and free fatty acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: BASF CORPORATION
    Inventors: Deepak S. Thakur, William O. Tuttle, Arunabha Kundu, Keenan Lee Deutsch, Jeffrey Baciak
  • Patent number: 10335776
    Abstract: An oxidation catalyst composite, methods, and systems for the treatment of exhaust gas emissions from a diesel engine are described. More particularly, an oxidation catalyst composite including a first washcoat layer comprising a Pt component and a Pd component, and a second washcoat layer including a refractory metal oxide support containing manganese, a zeolite, and a platinum component is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Shiang Sung, Stanley A. Roth, Claudia Zabel, Susanne Stiebels, Andreas Sundermann, Olga Gerlach
  • Patent number: 10335777
    Abstract: Disclosed in certain embodiments are ZSM-5 zeolite microspheres. Disclosed in certain embodiments is a method of forming ZSM-5 zeolite microspheres including: 1) shaping a mixture into microspheres where the mixture includes a silica material and of particulates selected from at least one high-density material with an absolute bulk density of at least 0.3 g/cc, ZSM-5 zeolite crystals, and combinations thereof; 2) calcining the microspheres; and 3) reacting and subsequently heating the microspheres with at least one alkali solution to form ZSM-5 zeolite in-situ on the microspheres, where the ZSM-5 zeolite microspheres contain substantially no clay or calcined clay material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Xingtao Gao, Christopher R. Castellano, Brendan Patrick Dowd
  • Patent number: 10334835
    Abstract: A composition in compacted form for use for termite monitoring and control comprises a cellulose material which may be purified cellulose or micro-crystalline cellulose as a base bait, the composition being compacted to an optimum density of not less than approximately 1.033 g/cc. Also disclosed is a method for monitoring and controlling termite infestations which comprises the steps of a) preparing such a composition; b) placing the composition in a bait station; c) monitoring the station at periodic time intervals for termites; and d) upon observing termite infestation in the bait station, replacing the above composition with a bait composition containing a termite killing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Martin, Ronald O. Richardson