Patents Assigned to Symyx Solutions, Inc.
  • Patent number: 9175107
    Abstract: The field of the invention relates generally to a method for preparing very-high or ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. More particularly, the present invention related to a method of preparing very-high or ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene using a supported catalyst comprising a support, an activator and a metal-ligand complex, as well as the catalyst itself. The present invention additionally relates to a method of using a supported catalyst comprising a support, an activator and co-supported metal-ligand complexes to obtain a bi-modal molecular weight distribution of polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Symyx Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary M. Diamond, Margarete K. Leclerc, Guang Zhu
  • Patent number: 8637618
    Abstract: The field of the invention relates generally to a method for preparing very-high or ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. More particularly, the present invention related to a method of preparing very-high or ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene using a supported catalyst comprising a support, an activator and a metal-ligand complex, as well as the catalyst itself. The present invention additionally relates to a method of using a supported catalyst comprising a support, an activator and co-supported metal-ligand complexes to obtain a bi-modal molecular weight distribution of polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Symyx Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary M. Diamond, Margarete K. Leclerc, Guang Zhu
  • Patent number: 7908285
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implement techniques for processing experimental data in a laboratory data management system. An input specifies a set of variable definitions that define a set of variables for an experiment type to be represented by a pre-defined experiment class. The variables in the set of variables have types selected from a predefined set of data types. Data from an experiment of the experiment type is received. A first representation of the data is stored in a format defined according to the set of variable types. A second representation of the data, derived from the first representation, is presented in a format defined according to the set of variable definitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Symyx Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: David R. Dorsett, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7818666
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for processing input data and for defining processing operations to be performed on such data. Input data is processed according to a data parser description associated with the input data format, and output data is generated based on the processing. The data parser description includes a plurality of leaf nodes and a plurality of branch nodes arranged in a tree structure. The leaf nodes each have an associated function. Each of the branch nodes has one or more associated child nodes selected from leaf nodes and other branch nodes. The nodes of the data parser description are evaluated in an order defined by the tree structure. For branch nodes, one or more of the associated child nodes are evaluated; for leaf nodes, the associated function is executed based on data in a current location in the input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Symyx Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Dorsett, Jr., Fabrice Ferino
  • Patent number: 7811965
    Abstract: A composition for use as a catalyst in, for example, a fuel cell, the composition comprising platinum, copper, and nickel, wherein the concentration of platinum therein is greater than 50 atomic percent and less than 80 atomic percent, and further wherein the sum of the concentrations of platinum, copper and nickel is greater than 95 atomic percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignees: Symyx Solutions, Inc., Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keith James Cendak, Alexander Gorer, Peter Strasser, Martin Devenney, Qun Fan, Konstantinos Chondroudis, Daniel M. Giaquinta, Kenta Urata, Hiroyuki Oyanagi
  • Publication number: 20100255195
    Abstract: A substrate holder and method for using it to move a substrate. The holder comprises a frame having an inner periphery defining a first opening for receiving the substrate, and a shoulder projecting laterally inward from the inner periphery of the frame for supporting the substrate in the first frame opening. The shoulder has an inner periphery defining a second opening smaller than the first opening for receiving a substrate support. The holder and a substrate therein is moved to a position above the substrate support and then lowered to a position in which the shoulder of the holder is positioned below a top surface of the substrate support and the substrate is deposited on the top surface of the substrate support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: SYMYX SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Mark Lambert, Cuong Manh Ta, Dennis Mullins
  • Publication number: 20100221439
    Abstract: A doctor blade assembly for use in combination with apparatus for forming a film on a substrate. The doctor blade assembly includes a doctor blade to be mounted on a programmable robot. The doctor blade has a bottom face and spacers at opposite ends of the body of the doctor blade extending a predetermined distance down below the bottom face of the body for contacting a substrate and spacing the bottom face from the substrate. The spacers are adjustable relative to the doctor blade for adjusting the predetermined distance according to the thickness of film to be formed on the substrate. Other aspects and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: SYMYX SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Mark Lambert, Dennis Mullins, Cuong Manh Ta, Peter Wing Leung
  • Patent number: 7767627
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the preparation and use of a substrate having an array of diverse materials in predefined regions thereon. A substrate having an array of diverse materials thereon is generally prepared by delivering components of materials to predefined regions on a substrate, and simultaneously reacting the components to form at least two materials or, alternatively, allowing the components to interact to form at least two different materials. Materials which can be prepared using the methods and apparatus of the present invention include, for example, covalent network solids, ionic solids and molecular solids. More particularly, materials which can be prepared using the methods and apparatus of the present invention include, for example, inorganic materials, intermetallic materials, metal alloys, ceramic materials, organic materials, organometallic materials, nonbiological organic polymers, composite materials (e.g., inorganic composites, organic composites, or combinations thereof), etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignees: Symyx Solutions, Inc., The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Isy Goldwasser, Debra A. Ross, Peter G. Schultz, Xiao-Dong Xiang, Gabriel Briceño, Xian-Dong Sun, Kai-An Wang
  • Publication number: 20100184931
    Abstract: The field of the invention relates generally to a method for preparing very-high or ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. More particularly, the present invention related to a method of preparing very-high or ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene using a supported catalyst comprising a support, an activator and a metal-ligand complex, as well as the catalyst itself. The present invention additionally relates to a method of using a supported catalyst comprising a support, an activator and co-supported metal-ligand complexes to obtain a bi-modal molecular weight distribution of polyethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: SYMYX SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Gary M. Diamond, Margarete K. Leclerc, Guang Zhu
  • Patent number: 7754165
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in parallel reaction of materials. The apparatus includes a base having a plurality of reaction wells, each of the reaction wells having a closed lower end and open upper end for receiving reactant materials. A cover is configured for sealing engagement with the base to form a housing enclosing the plurality of reaction wells and defining a common pressure chamber in communication with the reaction wells. The apparatus further includes an inlet port in communication with the pressure chamber for supplying pressurized fluid to the chamber to pressurize the reaction wells. The housing is configured to sustain a pressure substantially above atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Symyx Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Lynn Van Erden, Howard Turner, David M. Lowe
  • Patent number: 7724257
    Abstract: The database is populated with target chemicals, corresponding listings of reagent chemicals, corresponding listings of equipment and corresponding listings of procedures. The database is then searched in response to user identification of a target chemical. In response, a listing is displayed of reagent chemicals that are used to synthesize the target chemical, equipment that is used to synthesize the target chemical, and a procedure that is used to synthesize the target chemical by reacting the reagent chemicals in the equipment according to the procedure. An icon-based reaction editor and/or context-sensitive Boolean query option generators may be provided. A reaction template may be used to perform predictive chemistry. A reaction relay may be used to graphically display related chemicals and procedures using a hub and spoke arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Symyx Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Robin Young Smith, William Brian Ballard, David Albert Coleman
  • Patent number: 7705157
    Abstract: Ligands, compositions, and metal-ligand complexes that incorporate phenol-heterocyclic compounds are disclosed that are useful in the catalysis of transformations such as the polymerization of monomers into polymers. The catalysts have high performance characteristics, including high comonomer incorporation into ethylene/olefin copolymers, where such olefins are for example, 1-octene, propylene or styrene. The catalysts particularly polymerize styrene to form polystyrene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Symyx Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Margarete K. Leclerc, Xiaohong Bei, James Longmire, Gary M. Diamond, James A. W. Shoemaker, Lily Ackerman, Pu Sun, Jessica Zhang
  • Patent number: 7700521
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a composition for use as a catalyst in, for example, a fuel cell, the composition comprising platinum and copper, wherein the concentration of platinum is greater than 50 atomic percent and less than about 80 atomic percent, and further wherein the composition has a particle size which is less than 35 angstroms. The present invention is further directed to various methods for preparing such a composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignees: Symyx Solutions, Inc., Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daniel M. Giaquinta, Peter Strasser, Alexander Gorer, Martin Devenney, Hiroyuki Oyanagi, Kenta Urata, Hiroichi Fukuda, Keith James Cendak, Konstantinos Chondroudis
  • Patent number: 7682598
    Abstract: The invention is directed toward methods of using alkali-containing catalysts for generation of hydrogen-rich gas at temperatures of less than about 260° C. A WGS catalyst of the invention may have the following composition: a) at least one of Pt, Ru, their oxides and mixtures thereof; b) Na, its oxides or mixtures thereof; and optionally, c) Li, its oxides and mixtures thereof. The catalysts may be supported on a variety of catalyst support materials. The invention is also directed toward catalysts that exhibit both high activity and selectivity to hydrogen generation and carbon monoxide oxidation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignees: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Symyx Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred Hagemeyer, Raymond E. Carhart, Karin Yaccato, Andreas Lesik, Christopher James Brooks
  • Patent number: 7676499
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus, including computer program apparatus, are described for implementing techniques for processing data from a combinatorial experiment. The techniques include receiving data from a chemical experiment on a library of materials having a plurality of members and generating a representation of the chemical experiment. The representation includes data defining an experiment object having a plurality of properties derived from the chemical experiment. The experiment object is associated with the library of materials. The representation also includes data defining one or more element objects. Each element object is associated with one or more members of the library of materials. A data model and corresponding data structures for describing such experiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Symyx Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: David R. Dorsett, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20100048841
    Abstract: Ligands, compositions, and metal-ligand complexes that incorporate phenol-heterocyclic compounds are disclosed that are useful in the catalysis of transformations such as the polymerization of monomers into polymers. The catalysts have high performance characteristics, including high comonomer incorporation into ethylene/olefin copolymers, where such olefins are for example, 1-octene, propylene or styrene. The catalysts particularly polymerize styrene to form polystyrene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: SYMYX SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Margarete K. Leclerc, Xiaohong Bei, James Longmire, Gary M. Diamond, James A.W. Shoemaker, Lily J. Ackerman, Pu Sun, Jessica Zhang
  • Patent number: 7659415
    Abstract: New ligands and compositions with bridged bis-aromatic ligands are disclosed that catalyze the polymerization of monomers into polymers. These catalysts with metal centers have high performance characteristics, including higher comonomer incorporation into ethylene/olefin copolymers, where such olefins are for example, 1-octene, propylene or styrene. The catalysts also polymerize propylene into isotactic polypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Symyx Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Boussie, Oliver Brummer, Gary M. Diamond, Christopher Goh, Anne M. LaPointe, Margarete K. Leclerc, James A. W. Shoemaker
  • Patent number: 7655191
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a parallel batch reactor generally includes a plurality of reactor vessels and a plurality of valves configured to allow flow into the reactor vessels when a gas is supplied to the reactor at a pressure higher than a pressure within the reactor vessels and restrict flow from the reactor vessels. A method includes inserting chemical components into the reactor vessels, supplying a first gas to the reactor vessels to pressurize the reactor vessels, stopping supply of the first gas, and supplying a second gas to the reactor at a lower pressure than a pressure within the reactor vessels. The second gas passes through the valves and into the reactor vessels when the pressure within the reactor vessels drops below the pressure of the second gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Symyx Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary M. Diamond, Keith A. Hall, Thomas Harding McWaid, Vince Murphy, Michael Myslovaty, James A. W. Shoemaker, Robbie Singh Sidhu, Howard Turner, Eric Dias, Mikhail Spitkovsky
  • Patent number: 7653607
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and business processes enabling individual chemists to design, order, and obtain data for multiple experiments or measurements in a timely and cost-effective manner. In particular implementations, the invention includes methods and apparatus for designing sets of custom experiments, ordering the execution of the experiments, communicating the order to a remote laboratory, executing the experiments at that laboratory using high-throughput technologies, and communicating the experimental results to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: SYMYX Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Isy Goldwasser, David R. Dorsett, Jr., Jere D. Fellmann
  • Patent number: 7642324
    Abstract: Ligands, compositions, and metal-ligand complexes that incorporate heterocycle-amine compounds are disclosed that are useful in the catalysis of transformations such as the polymerization of monomers into polymers. The catalyst have high performance characteristics, including higher comonomer incorporation into ethylene/olefin copolymers, where such olefins are for example, 1-octene, propylene or styrene. The catalysts also polymerize propylene to form isotactic polypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Symyx Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary M. Diamond, Anne M. LaPointe, Margarete K. Leclerc, James Longmire, Victor Nava-Salgado, James A. W. Shoemaker, Pu Sun