Patents Assigned to Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20210040396
    Abstract: Methods are provided for refining natural oil feedstocks. The methods comprise reacting the feedstock in the presence of a metathesis catalyst under conditions sufficient to form a metathesized product comprising olefins and esters. In certain embodiments, the methods further comprise separating the olefins from the esters in the metathesized product. In certain embodiments, the methods further comprise hydrogenating the olefins under conditions sufficient to form a fuel composition. In certain embodiments, the methods further comprise transesterifying the esters in the presence of an alcohol to form a transesterified product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. COHEN, Melvin L. Luetkens, Chander Balakrishnan, Robert Snyder
  • Patent number: 10738148
    Abstract: Polyester compositions are disclosed herein, as well as methods of making and using such polyesters. In some embodiments, the polyesters are formed from monomers derived from natural oils. In some embodiments, the polyesters have lower glass transition temperatures than polyesters of comparable molecular weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashley M. Nelson, Keren Zhang, Timothy E. Long, Paul A. Bertin
  • Patent number: 10711096
    Abstract: Aqueous compositions of carboxylic acids, carboxylate esters, and carboxylate salts are generally disclosed, including methods of using such compounds to make various polymers, including, but not limited to, polyesters, polyamides, and polycarbamates. In certain embodiments, the carboxylic acids, carboxylate esters, and carboxylate salts are derived from a renewable source, such as a natural oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Kamlesh Mody, Daniel Mubima
  • Patent number: 10689582
    Abstract: Methods are provided for refining natural oil feedstocks. The methods comprise reacting the feedstock in the presence of a metathesis catalyst under conditions sufficient to form a metathesized product comprising olefins and esters. In certain embodiments, the methods further comprise separating the olefins from the esters in the metathesized product. In certain embodiments, the methods further comprise hydrogenating the olefins under conditions sufficient to form a fuel composition. In certain embodiments, the methods further comprise transesterifying the esters in the presence of an alcohol to form a transesterified product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Cohen, Melvin L. Luetkens, Jr., Chander Balakrishnan, Robert Snyder
  • Publication number: 20200190393
    Abstract: Compositions for remediating wax buildup in oil- and gas-related applications are generally disclosed. In some embodiments, such compositions include olefinic ester compounds, such as alkyl esters of C10-18 unsaturated fatty acids. In some embodiments, the olefinic ester compounds are derived from a natural oil or a natural oil derivative, for example, by catalytic olefin metathesis. Uses of such compounds, such as in oil- and gas-production methods are also generally disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Coburn, Frederyk Ngantung, Phillip Kaufman
  • Patent number: 10669443
    Abstract: Compositions having low quantities of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and uses thereof are generally disclosed. In some embodiments, the compositions are aqueous compositions, such as aqueous suspensions, suitable for use as coating or paint compositions. In some embodiments, the compositions are aqueous compositions that include, among other components, a film-forming polymer and a coalescing aid. In some embodiments, the coalescing aids are derived from a renewable feedstock. Methods and systems for making such compositions are also disclosed. Novel coalescing aids are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul A. Bertin
  • Patent number: 10669224
    Abstract: High-purity dibasic acid compositions are generally disclosed. In some embodiments, the dibasic acid compositions are solutions or suspensions. In some other embodiments, the compositions are solid-state compositions. In some such embodiments, the solid-state compositions include a dibasic acid as a crystalline solid and further include a low quantity of certain impurities, such as monobasic acids, various esters, and the like. Methods and systems for making such high-purity dibasic acid compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Alpeshkumar K. Patel, Brian Pease, Bradon J. Dreyer, Yenamandra Viswanath
  • Patent number: 10654864
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally provides compounds useful for treating cancer. In some aspects, the disclosure provides small-molecule cytotoxins that are chemically modified to include one or more moieties that include hydrophobic portions. In some embodiments, the disclosure provides small-molecule cytotoxins that are chemically modified with fatty acid-containing moieties. In some aspects, the disclosure provides compositions, such as pharmaceutical compositions, that include such modified small-molecule cytotoxins and a protein. In some embodiments, the protein is albumin or an albumin mimetic. Further, the disclosure provides various uses of these compounds and compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Cassandra E. Callmann, Matthew P. Thompson, Nathan C. Gianneschi, Clare L. M. LeGuyader, Paul A. Bertin
  • Publication number: 20200148938
    Abstract: Compositions for remediating wax buildup in oil- and gas-related applications are generally disclosed. In some embodiments, such compositions include olefinic ester compounds, such as alkyl esters of C10-18 unsaturated fatty acids. In some embodiments, the olefinic ester compounds are derived from a natural oil or a natural oil derivative, for example, by catalytic olefin metathesis. Uses of such compounds, such as in oil- and gas-production methods are also generally disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Coburn, Frederyk Ngantung, Phillip Kaufman
  • Patent number: 10647800
    Abstract: Alkoxylated fatty acids are disclosed herein, as well as methods of making and using such compounds. In some embodiments, the alkoxylated fatty acids are formed from monomers derived from natural oils. In some embodiments, the alkoxylated fatty acids are used as surfactants for making synthetic latex by emulsion polymerization. In some other embodiments, the alkoxylated fatty acids are used as surfactants for making synthetic rubber, such as styrene-butadiene rubber. In some other embodiments, the alkoxylated fatty acids are used as surfactants in a composition for treatment of gas or oil wells, for cleaning applications, for use in various laundry-related applications, for use in personal care compositions, or for use as solvents for coating applications, such as reactive and non-reactive waterborne coating applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Littich, Charles Coburn, Paul A. Bertin
  • Patent number: 10597532
    Abstract: Polyester polyols are generally disclosed, including methods of making and using them. In some embodiments, the polyester polyols are incorporated into a block copolymer, such as a polyurethane block copolymer. In some embodiments, the polyurethane block copolymers can be used as compatibilizing agents, which can be used, for example, in polymer blends, polymer alloys, solutions, emulsions, as well as in extruded and injection molded articles. In some embodiments, at least a portion of the polyurethane block copolymer is derived from a renewable source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Allyson Beuhler, Debra Tindall, Kamlesh Mody, Donald A. Meltzer
  • Patent number: 10532972
    Abstract: Dibasic esters (diesters) and their use in plasticizer compositions are generally disclosed. In some embodiments, the diesters are branched-chain esters of long-chain alkanedioic acids, such as octadecanedioic acid. In some embodiments, such plasticizer compositions are used to increase the plasticity of a polymer resin, such as a vinyl chloride resin or poly vinyl butyral. In some other embodiments, such plasticizer compositions are used to lower the glass transition temperature of a polymer resin. In some embodiments, at least a portion of the plasticizer is derived from a renewable source, such as a natural oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Tessa Pals, Steven A. Cohen, Thomas E. Snead, Allyson Beuhler, Paul A. Bertin
  • Patent number: 10519088
    Abstract: A method of isomerizing methyl 9-decenoate in a reaction mixture, and forming methyl 8-decenoate, and reacting the methyl 8-decenoate by metathesis to form 1,16-dimethyl 8-hexadecenedioate, and hydrogenating 1,16-dimethyl 8-hexadecenedioate to form 1,16-dimethyl hexadecanedioate. In some embodiments, the 1,16-dimethyl hexadecanedioate can be converted to hexadecanedioic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul A. Bertin, Jordan R. Quinn
  • Patent number: 10501429
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for making an unsaturated glycitan ester by reacting intramolecular condensates of glycitols having four or more carbons with a metathesis-derived unsaturated fatty acid in the presence of an alkaline catalyst and under conditions sufficient to form the aforesaid unsaturated glycitan fatty ester. A composition is also disclosed comprising a compound of the following structure: wherein R1 is hydrogen, alkyl, aryl or (CH2)1-9—COOR5; wherein R5 is wherein R2, R3 and R4 are hydrogen, or —(O)C—(CH2)m—CH?CH—R1 or —(CH2CH2O)nH or mixtures thereof; wherein m is 1 to 9; and wherein n is 1 to 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan A. Littich, Timothy Montavon
  • Patent number: 10501569
    Abstract: Oligomers of certain glyceride compounds are generally disclosed herein. In some embodiments, the glyceride compounds include natural oil glycerides, such as glycerides derived from natural oils, such as palm oil, soybean oil, canola oil, and the like. Compositions containing such glyceride oligomers are also disclosed herein. Processes for making such glyceride oligomers are also disclosed herein. In some embodiments, the processes for making such compounds include reacting a plurality of unsaturated glyceride compounds in the presence of a metathesis catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Cohen, Thomas E. Snead
  • Patent number: 10494586
    Abstract: This application relates to branched diester compositions that can be used as a base stock for lubricant applications, or as a base stock blend component for use in a finished lubricant or for particular applications, and methods for making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Brekan, Jordan Quinn, Kyle Mandla, Ryan Littich
  • Patent number: 10487039
    Abstract: Polyol esters of metathesized fatty acids are generally disclosed herein. Methods of using such compounds, for example, as cleaning agents, solvents, and coalescents for paints and coatings, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul A. Bertin
  • Patent number: 10479755
    Abstract: Methods of carrying out metathesis reactions of natural oil-derived polyenes (e.g., dienes and trienes), including functionalized polyenes, are generally disclosed herein. In some embodiments, the dienes or trienes contain a terminal carbon-carbon double bond, and the metathesis reaction is selective toward reaction of the terminal carbon-carbon double bonds in the polyene. Compounds made by such methods are also generally disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith M. Wampler, Jane Uy, Steven A. Cohen
  • Patent number: 10472588
    Abstract: Methods for making specialty chemical products and chemical intermediates using hydroformylation are generally disclosed. Further, compositions and compounds formed using such methods are also disclosed. In some embodiments, methods are disclosed for refining a renewably sourced material, such as a natural oil, to form compositions, which can be further reacted employing the methods disclosed herein to form certain specialty chemical products or chemical intermediates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Snead, Demond L. Gildon, Steven A. Cohen, Leslie V. Beltran, Robin Weitkamp
  • Publication number: 20190284152
    Abstract: This invention relates to malienated derivatives made from maleic anhydride, functionalized monomers, and one or more additional reagents, e.g., an oxygen-containing reagent (e.g., alcohol, polyol), a nitrogen-containing reagent (e.g., amine, polyamine, aminoalcohol), a metal and/or a metal compound. The invention relates to lubricants, functional fluids, fuels, dispersants, detergents and functional compositions (e.g., cleaning solutions, food compositions, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Di Biase, Syed Q. A. Rizvi, Georgeta Hategan