Patents Examined by Clinton Brooks
  • Patent number: 10414871
    Abstract: Mixtures of cyclic branched siloxanes having exclusively D and T units and having no functional groups, with the proviso that the cumulative proportion of the D and T units having Si-alkoxy and/or SiOH groups that are present in the siloxane matrix, determinable by 29Si NMR spectroscopy, is ?2 mole percent, are described, as are branched organomodified siloxanes obtainable therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Wilfried Knott, Horst Dudzik
  • Patent number: 10414872
    Abstract: A process for producing SiOC-bonded polyether siloxanes by transesterification of alkoxysiloxanes with polyetherols in the presence of zinc acetylacetonate as catalyst is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Wilfried Knott, Horst Dudzik, Olga Fiedel, Philippe Favresse, Ute Hesse
  • Patent number: 10414781
    Abstract: A method for preparing a metal-organic framework (MOF) comprising contacting one or more of a rare earth metal ion component with one or more of a tetratopic ligand component, sufficient to form a rare earth-based MOF for controlling moisture in an environment. A method of moisture control in an environment comprising adsorbing and/or desorbing water vapor in an environment using a MOF, the MOF including one or more of a rare earth metal ion component and one or more of a tetratopic ligand component. A method of controlling moisture in an environment comprising sensing the relative humidity in the environment comprising a MOF; and adsorbing water vapor on the MOF if the relative humidity is above a first level, sufficient to control moisture in an environment. The examples relate to a MOF created from 1,2,4,5-Tetrakis(4-carboxyphenyl)benzene (BTEB) as tetratopic ligand, 2-fluorobenzoic acid and Y(NO3)3, Tb(NO3)3 and Yb(NO3)3 as rare earth metals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Mohamed Eddaoudi, Rasha Abdulhalim, Youssef Belmabkhout
  • Patent number: 10414705
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a manufacturing process to produce high purity 1234yf from 245eb, which preferably includes the removal of impurities present in 245eb raw material, the dehydrofluorination of 245eb, and the removal of impurities present in final crude product. The disclosed manufacturing process allows the production of a 1234yf product with lower the levels of 1225ye and/or trifluoropropene, preferably in amounts of less than about 500, and 50 ppm, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Haiyou Wang, Hsueh Sung Tung, Rajiv R. Singh, Ian Shankland
  • Patent number: 10407546
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing hydrosilylatable, eugenol-based polyethers, to the conversion thereof into polyether siloxanes and also to the products that may be produced by this process and to the use of said products as surfactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Lobert, Michael Ferenz, Katrin Roland, Thorsten Schierle
  • Patent number: 10399999
    Abstract: Provided is an organic ligand capable of providing a complex that has a three-dimensional network structure due to rare-earth element ions. Also provided is a coordination polymer which includes this organic ligand, has a new function, and contains rare-earth element ions. Additionally, a process for producing the coordination polymer and a use of the coordination polymer are provided. In particular, provided is a coordination polymer having repeating units of formula (10): wherein each of the variable groups is as defined in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: National University Corporation Hokkaido University
    Inventors: Yasuchika Hasegawa, Ayako Nakajima, Takayuki Nakanishi, Yuichi Kitagawa, Koji Fushimi
  • Patent number: 10399998
    Abstract: Mixtures of cyclic branched siloxanes having exclusively D and T units, with the proviso that the cumulative proportion of the D and T units having Si-alkoxy and/or SiOH groups that are present in the siloxane matrix, determinable by 29Si NMR spectroscopy, is greater than 2 and less than 10 mole percent, are described, as are branched organomodified siloxanes obtainable therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Wilfried Knott, Horst Dudzik
  • Patent number: 10392408
    Abstract: A siloxane oligomer of the following formula is provided. This siloxane can increase the hydrophobicity and/or the lipophobicity of a surface of a solid substrate and/or self-propel when deposited in solution on a surface of a solid substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: AVMOR LTD
    Inventor: Mitra Vasei
  • Patent number: 10392545
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for making CF3CF?CHF. The process involves reacting CF3CClFCCl2F with H2 in a reaction zone in the presence of a catalyst to produce a product mixture comprising CF3CF?CHF. The catalyst has a catalytically effective amount of palladium supported on a support selected from the group consisting of alumina, fluorided alumina, aluminum fluoride and mixtures thereof and the mole ratio of H2 to CF3CClFCCl2F fed to the reaction zone is between about 1:1 and about 5:1. Also disclosed are azeotropic compositions of CF3CClFCCl2F and HF and azeotropic composition of CF3CHFCH2F and HF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: THE CHEMOURS COMPANY FC, LLC
    Inventors: Velliyur Nott Mallikarjuna Rao, Mario Joseph Nappa, Allen Capron Sievert
  • Patent number: 10385075
    Abstract: The mechanochemically functionalizing silicon nanoparticles and the functionalized silicon nanoparticles are described. The processes include applying shear forces to silicon metal the presence of an alkane and thereby functionalizing the silicon with an alkyl-functionalization. The resulting product includes a plurality of silicon nanoparticles each carrying an alkyl-functionalization derived from an alkane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Nanostar, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Goodman, Shiva Adireddy, Alexander L. Girau
  • Patent number: 10385077
    Abstract: Fluorinated cyclopentene moieties and fluorinated cyclopentene functionalized silica materials are provided. The fluorinated cyclopentene functionalized silica materials include a silica material having the fluorinated cyclopentene moiety covalently bonded thereto. Exemplary silica materials include a polysilsesquioxane, a nanosilica, a microsilica, a silica gel, a silica aerogel, or combinations thereof. The fluorinated cyclopentene moieties are based on a modification of perfluorocyclopentene (i.e., 1,2,3,3,4,4,5,5-octafluoro-1-cyclopentene) by nucleophilic substitution with an appropriate nucleophile having a reactive functional group. Methods for preparing fluorinated cyclopentene moieties and the corresponding fluorinated cyclopentene functionalized silica materials are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Scott Iacono, Abby Rose Jennings
  • Patent number: 10385146
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a novel metallocene compound. The metallocene compound according to the present disclosure may be used for the preparation of an olefin-based polymer, may have excellent ability, and may produce an olefin-based polymer having a relatively high molecular weight compared with the case of using a catalyst composition having a similar structure due to the structural and electrical steric hindrance effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Jin Cho, Ki Soo Lee, Sung Min Lee, Bog Ki Hong, Min Seok Cho, Se Young Kim, Chang Woan Han
  • Patent number: 10385073
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the cost-effective and environmentally responsible preparation of alkyl indium sesquichloride in high yield and with high selectivity and purity. The alkyl indium sesquichloride prepared in accordance with the invention is particularly suitable, also as a result of its high purity and yield, for preparation of indium-containing precursors in accordance with demand, in high yield and with high selectivity and purity. As a result of the high purity, the indium-containing precursors that are preparable are particularly suitable for metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) or metal-organic vapor phase epitaxy (MOVPE). The novel process according to the invention is characterized by the improved execution of the process, in particular by rapid process control. Owing to targeted and extensive use of raw materials that are inexpensive and have a low level of environmental pollution, the process is also suitable for use on an industrial scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: UMIICORE AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Annika Frey, Ralf Karch, Andreas Rivas-Nass, Eileen Woerner, Angelino Doppiu
  • Patent number: 10385084
    Abstract: The application describes catalytic materials for hydrogenation or asymmetric hydrogenation. In particular, the application describes iron(II) complexes containing tridentate diphosphine PNP ligands useful for catalytic hydrogenation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
    Inventors: Robert H. Morris, Paraskevi Olympia Lagaditis, Jessica Sonnenberg
  • Patent number: 10384994
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a process for hydroboration of an alkene or alkyne using ammonia borane (AB). In particular, the present invention relates to hydroboration of an alkene or alkyne in the presence of air or moisture, and a clean process for facile preparation of an alcohol by oxidizing the organoborane so formed with hydrogen peroxide. The products, including aminodialkylboranes, ammonia trialkylborane complexes, as well as various alcohols so prepared, are within the scope of this disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: P Veeraraghavan Ramachandran, Ameya Sanjay Kulkarni, Michael Patrick Drolet
  • Patent number: 10384944
    Abstract: Methods of synthesizing Si—H containing iodosilanes, such as diiodosilane or pentaiododisilane, using a halide exchange reaction are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Société Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procédés Georges Claude
    Inventors: Cole Ritter, Gennadiy Itov, Manish Khandelwal, Jean-Marc Girard, Glenn Kuchenbeiser, Sean Kerrigan, Peng Zhang, Larry Kit-wing Leung, Nicolas Blasco
  • Patent number: 10377775
    Abstract: A method simply produces a narrowly distributed and high-purity polyalkylene glycol derivative having an amino group at an end without using a heavy metal catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Suka, Yuji Harada, Takeru Watanabe, Shiori Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10377777
    Abstract: A transformed metal oxide sol, according to the present invention, has as main components: a hydrolysis product of a surface-active silane coupling agent, a transformed metal oxide sol which has been transformed by means of a hydrolysis product of a surface-active silane coupling agent, or a mixture and/or a condensate of the hydrolysis product of the surface-active silane coupling agent and the transformed metal oxide sol which has been transformed by means of the hydrolysis product of the surface-active silane coupling agent; and a mixture of transformed metal oxide sols which have been transformed by means of sulfur-containing functional groups, wherein a raw metal oxide sol of the transformed metal oxide sol is preferably an organosilica sol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: CEKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Satoh, Satsuki Kitajima
  • Patent number: 10369096
    Abstract: A polyurethane polyurea having strong thickening and gelling effects, obtained by reacting a polyurethane polyurea prepolymer obtained from a silicone derivative starting material having a specific structure, a specific diisocyanate compound starting material and a starting material made up of a compound represented by General Formula (C) (each of which is set forth in the Description), with either or both of a nitrogen compound having a specific structure and a hydroxyl group-containing compound having a specific structure (each of which is set forth in the Description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takao Sakamoto, Yasuhiro Tsushima
  • Patent number: 10370397
    Abstract: A functionalized magnetic nanoparticle including an organometallic sandwich compound and a magnetic metal oxide. The functionalized magnetic nanoparticle may be reacted with a metal precursor to form a catalyst for various C—C bond forming reactions. The catalyst may be recovered with ease by attracting the catalyst with a magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Kind Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: M. Nasiruzzaman Shaikh, Md. Abdul Aziz, Aasif Helal