Patents Assigned to Solvay (Societe Anonyme)
  • Patent number: 9663427
    Abstract: Process for producing epichlorohydrin comprising subjecting to a dehydrochlorination operation, dichloropropanol produced from glycerol comprising aldehydes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: SOLVAY (Société Anonyme)
    Inventors: Philippe Krafft, Patrick Gilbeau, Benoit Gosselin
  • Patent number: 9422166
    Abstract: In a process to produce sodium carbonate, a first production solution comprising sodium carbonate is introduced into less basic compartments of an electrodialyzer comprising alternating less basic and more basic adjacent compartments separated from each other by cationic membranes, the more basic compartments being delimited by anionic faces of bipolar membranes on one side and by the cationic membranes on the other side; a second production solution comprising sodium carbonate is introduced into the more basic compartments of the electrodialyzer; a solution comprising sodium hydroxide is produced into the more basic compartments by combination of sodium ions flux sodium ions crossing the cationic membrane and hydroxyl ions flux crossing the anionic face of the bipolar membranes, and is then extracted from the electrodialyzer to be used as a reaction solution; and the reaction solution is reacted with sodium bicarbonate in order to form a produced solution comprising sodium carbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Solvay (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Detournay, Francis M. Coustry
  • Patent number: 9327427
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing composite sheets based on PVC and a network of long fibers, said process comprising the following steps: dispersing PVC in powder form in said network; subjecting the dispersion to an alternating electric field with a sufficient intensity and for a sufficient time in order to distribute the powder in the network; and heating the dispersion under pressure until the powder forms a continuous matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: SOLVAY (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Claude Dehennau, Dominique Grandjean
  • Patent number: 9309134
    Abstract: Method for purifying an aqueous composition by removing silicon therefrom, according to which a compound comprising aluminum is added to the aqueous composition in order to obtain a molar aluminum content greater than the molar silicon content in said composition, the pH of the composition is controlled and maintained at a value higher than or equal to 8 and lower than or equal to 10, and the precipitate formed is separated from the aqueous suspension obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: SOLVAY (SOCIETE ANONYME)
    Inventor: Alessandra Pastacaldi
  • Patent number: 9228045
    Abstract: Process for preparing a seed latex of a methyl methacrylate polymer (PMMA) by radical polymerization in aqueous emulsion of methyl methacrylate and optionally at least one comonomer. Process for preparing a chlorinated vinyl polymer latex by radical polymerization in aqueous emulsion of at least one chlorinated vinyl monomer, according to which the polymerization takes place in the presence of at most 3% by weight, expressed relative to the total weight of the monomers, of the PMMA seed latex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: SOLVAY (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Peter Claassen, Roland Offner, Benoit Faye, Yves Vanderveken
  • Patent number: 9139447
    Abstract: Process for the joint production of sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate out of sesquicarbonate, in which the sesquicarbonate is dissolved in water, in order to form a feed water solution comprising both sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate, in which at least part of the feed water solution is introduced into all the compartments of an electrodialyser and in which a sodium bicarbonate enriched solution and a sodium carbonate enriched solution are extracted from the compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: SOLVAY (SOCIETE ANONYME)
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Detournay, Francis M. Coustry, Alessandra Pastacaldi
  • Patent number: 9076971
    Abstract: Novel substituted spirobifluorene compounds useful as intermediates for materials in organic electronics devices
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: SOLVAY (SOCIETE ANONYME)
    Inventors: Dominique Bascour, Jean-Pierre Catinat
  • Patent number: 8980440
    Abstract: This invention pertains to light emitting materials comprising novel ortho-metalated transition metal complexes [C^N]2M(T)(L), comprising chelate dialkylamino-substituted C^N ligands, monodentate neutral ligand (L) having sp2 hybridized N atom and a monodentate anionic ligand (T) chosen among CN?, CNO?, CNS?. It has been surprisingly found that when the metal has bound thereto in addition to substituted orthometalated ligands, both an anion chosen among cyanide, thiocyanate, cyanate, possessing strong C donor and ? acceptor properties, and a monodentate neutral ligand L, as above defined, said ligands advantageously participate in the emission process, significantly shifting emission towards higher energies (blue-shift) and enabling appreciable improvement of the emission efficiency of complexes [C^N]2M(T)(L). Still objects of the invention are the use of said light emitting materials and organic light emitting device comprising said light emitting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Solvay (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin, Cedric Klein, Michael Graetzel
  • Patent number: 8795536
    Abstract: Process for degrading organic substances in an aqueous composition comprising a step (a) wherein, in a liquid reaction medium, said aqueous composition is reacted with at least one composition comprising hydroxide ions (OH?) and hypochlorite in a molar ratio between hydroxide and hypochlorite higher than or equal to 0.001 and lower than 1.5, in order to oxidize said organic substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Solvay (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Patrick Gilbeau, Ward Blancke
  • Patent number: 8770497
    Abstract: Device for distributing a fluid in a controlled manner, in particular for distributing a gas loaded with particles, the device comprising a pipe (1) provided with at least one inlet orifice (2) and with a series of outlet orifices (3) spread along the pipe (1) and cut in the side wall of this pipe, characterized in that at least one section (4) of the wall, located downstream of at least one outlet orifice and limited by a section (5) of the edge of this orifice, has a shape such that this section of the edge of this orifice is positioned inside the pipe so that, when the device is in service, the flow direction of the fluid exiting this orifice and travelling along said wall section is controlled by the shape of the latter section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Solvay (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Thierry Cartage, Olivier Jacques F. J. G. Bodson, Marc Thijssen
  • Publication number: 20140142329
    Abstract: An amorphous catalyst support comprising at least a first oxide selected from the group consisting of: silica, germanium oxide, titanium oxide, zirconium oxide or mixtures thereof, preferably silica gel beads or diatomaceous earth; a group 3 metal oxide; and anions in an amount not greater than 10% by weight of the catalyst support; wherein the group 3 metal oxide is incorporated in the first oxide structure at the molecular level. The catalyst support is prepared by (a) mixing the first oxide, with an anhydrous source of the group 3 metal oxide, and water, at a pH above 11, thus forming a suspension, (b) washing the catalyst support with water, (c) separating the catalyst support from the water, and (d) optionally drying and/or calcining the catalyst support. A catalyst based on such a support has improved catalytic properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Solvay (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Ganhy, Armin T. Liebens
  • Patent number: 8623952
    Abstract: Process for preparing a seed latex of a methyl methacrylate polymer (PMMA) by radical polymerization in aqueous emulsion of methyl methacrylate and optionally at least one comonomer. Process for preparing a chlorinated vinyl polymer latex by radical polymerization in aqueous emulsion of at least one chlorinated vinyl monomer, according to which the polymerization takes place in the presence of at most 3% by weight, expressed relative to the total weight of the monomers, of the PMMA seed latex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: SOLVAY (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Peter Claassen, Roland Offner, Benoît Faye, Yves Vanderveken
  • Patent number: 8609771
    Abstract: Process for preparing a composition of a vinylidene chloride polymer and at least one ?-caprolactone polymer according to which: a) during the preparation of the vinylidene chloride polymer by polymerization of the vinylidene chloride and at least one comonomer that is copolymerizable with it, at least one ?-caprolactone polymer, preformed in a medium other than that of the vinylidene chloride polymerization, is added; and b) optionally, in addition, at least one ?-caprolactone polymer is added to the vinylidene chloride polymer isolated at the end of step a). Process for preparing articles, in particular films, which includes the use of a composition prepared by the aforementioned process. Single-layer or multilayer film comprising said composition and packaging or bag formed from this film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Solvay (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Christophe Fringant, Pascal Dewael, Yves Vanderveken
  • Patent number: 8609756
    Abstract: Polymeric composition based on a PVDF homopolymer and a thermoplastic fluorocopolymer Polymeric composition based on a PVDF homopolymer and a thermoplastic fluoropolymer offering an improved toughness/processability compromise, possessing an apparent melt viscosity not exceeding 60 000 Pa·s at a shear rate of 1 s?1, a ductile-brittle transition temperature below +5° C. and a weight loss in air at 150° C. of 5% or less. Pipes and fashioned articles prepared from this composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Solvay (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Thierry Baert, Bernard Goffaux, Vincent Bodart, Stephane Heuschling
  • Publication number: 20130331582
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel triscarbazole compound comprising cyclo- or polycycloalkyl or aralkyl substituent, which can be represented by Formula (I). wherein; RA is a substituent comprising a substituted or unsubstituted cyclo- or polycycloalkyl group wherein the ring system comprises three to twenty carbon atoms or an aralkyl group having an overall number of nine to twenty carbon atoms, RB, RC, RD and RE are any substituent other than a substituted or unsubstituted aniline, and m, o, p and q are same or different at each occurrence and represent an integer from 0 to 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: SOLVAY SOCIETE ANONYME
    Inventor: Jonathan Maunoury
  • Publication number: 20130327995
    Abstract: A compound represented by Formula (I) or (II). wherein A is a single bond or a divalent residue of biphenyl, triphenyl, in each of which one or more hydrogen atoms attached in the carbon atoms may be replaced by a substituent other than hydrogen, wherein Z is any one selected from N, O, S, and SiR, Y is N—R, O, S, Si(R)2 where R is C1-20 alkyl or aryl, R1 and R2 are independently selected from hydrogen or C1-20 alkyl; X1 to X4 are independently selected from substituents other than spirobifluorenyl, A, B1 or B2 l, p and q are integers of from 0 to 4; m is an integer of from 0 to 3, wherein B1 and B2 are independently selected from hydrogen and a heterocyclic group; r is an integer of from 0 to 3; and X1 to X4, m, p, and q are as defined in Formula (I), with the proviso that B1 and B2 are not hydrogen simultaneously. The use of such compounds in OLEDs is also claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: SOLVAY SOCIETE ANONYME
    Inventors: Jonathan Maunoury, Enrico Orselli, Dominique Bascour
  • Patent number: 8591766
    Abstract: Continuous process for producing a chlorohydrin, wherein a polyhydroxylated aliphatic hydrocarbon, an ester of a polyhydroxylated aliphatic hydrocarbon or a mixture thereof is reacted with a chlorinating agent and an organic acid in a liquid reaction medium whose steady-state composition comprises the polyhydroxylated aliphatic hydrocarbon and esters of the polyhydroxylated aliphatic hydrocarbon whose sum content, expressed as moles of polyhydroxylated aliphatic hydrocarbon, is greater than 1.1 mol % and less than or equal to 30 mol %, the percentage being based on the organic part of the liquid reaction medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Solvay (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventor: Patrick Gilbeau
  • Patent number: 8579544
    Abstract: A method for the combined chemical oxidation/assisted bioremediation of contaminated materials, comprising contacting a contaminated material with at least one metal chelate and at least one peroxide compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: SOLVAY (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Noel Boulos, Alastair McNeillie, Jason Muessig
  • Patent number: 8558020
    Abstract: The present invention refers to an aqueous hydrogen peroxide solution having a hydrogen peroxide concentration [H2O2] expressed as % by weight of the solution and an apparent pH of from pHmin to pHmax, such that pHmin=3.45?0.0377×[H2O2], and pHmax=3.76?0.0379×[H2O2]. The present invention also relates to a process for the preparation of said hydrogen peroxide solution and the use of said solution in a process for the epoxidation of olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Solvay (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Armin T. Liebens, Jean-Pierre Ganhy, Jean-Pierre Catinat, Koen Vermeiren
  • Patent number: 8546530
    Abstract: Process for the manufacture of a peptide or peptide analog, which comprises (a) producing a persilylated peptide or persilylated peptide analogue by silylating a corresponding peptide by reaction with a silylating agent other than trimethylsilylcyanide, and (b) reacting a compound of formula (I) X-A-COOH wherein X is an amino protecting group, A is an amino acid, peptide or peptide analogue residue, and —COOH designates an optionally activated carboxylic group, with a persilylated peptide or a persilylated peptide analogue containing from 4 to 15 amino acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Solvay (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Roland Callens, Thierry Delplanche