Patents Examined by Mark L. Bell
  • Patent number: 7060643
    Abstract: A condensed phosphate containing an alkaline earth metal is caused to be present on the surface of titanium dioxide fine particles, and as a result, the condensed phosphate is firmly coupled with the fine particles and is barely liberated from the surface of the fine particles into a medium such as a binder or a resin. As a result, photo-functional particles exhibiting durability and dispersion stability are obtained. By use of the photo-functional particles, a powder and a slurry exhibiting excellent photo-functional property, durability, dispersion stability, and hydrophilicity are produced. In addition, by use of the powder and slurry, a polymer composition, a coating agent, a photo-functional formed article, and a photo-functional structure are produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Showa Denko Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayuki Sanbayashi, Hiroyuki Hagihara, Jun Tanaka, Yoshinori Ueyoshi
  • Patent number: 7049264
    Abstract: A supported catalyst for olefin polymerization comprises A) as support material, a copolymer comprising the monomer units I, II and III, where the monomer units I have the formula (I) and the monomer units II have the formula (II), ?where the variables have the following meanings: R1 is hydrogen, C1-C4-alkyl or phenyl, R2 is substituted or unsubstituted aryl or branched or unbranched alkyl or alkenyl, A1 is a direct chemical bond or a substituted or unsubstituted phenylene group, R3 are identical or different and are each hydrogen, C1-C10-alkyl or substituted or unsubstituted phenyl, p is an integer from 0 to 8, and R4 to R7 are hydrogen, C1-C10-alkyl or substituted or unsubstituted phenyl, and the monomer units III have polar groups, and B) at least one metallocene complex and C) at least one compound capable of forming metallocenium ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignees: Basell Polyolefine GmbH, Max-Planck Gesellschaft zur Förderung d. Wissenschaften e.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Koch, Martin Stork, Markus Klapper, Klaus Müllen, Heike Gregorius, Ursula Rief
  • Patent number: 7041163
    Abstract: This invention pertains to an ink set for inkjet printing, in particular to a non-aqueous ink set comprising one or more inks based on certain pigment colorants. The invention also pertains to a method of inkjet printing with this ink set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Ronald Roman, Hamdy A. Elwakil
  • Patent number: 6989342
    Abstract: A solid titanium complex catalyst for polymerization and copolymerization of ethylene is prepared by the process comprising: (1) preparing a magnesium solution by reacting a halogenated magnesium compound with an alcohol; (2) reacting the magnesium solution with a phosphorus compound and a silicon compound having at least one alkoxy group to produce a magnesium composition; and (3) producing a solid titanium catalyst through recrystallization by reacting the magnesium composition solution with a mixture of a titanium compound and a haloalkane compound; and optionally reacting the solid titanium catalyst with an additional titanium compound. The solid titanium complex catalyst for polymerization and copolymerization of ethylene according to present invention exhibits high polymerization activity, and may be advantageously used in the polymerization and copolymerization of ethylene to produce polymers of high bulk density and narrow molecular weight distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Samsung General Chemicals, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chung-Byung Yang, Won-Young Kim, Ji-Yong Park, Weon Lee
  • Patent number: 6972270
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of at least one acid and at least one base and/or at least one reductant and at least one oxidant that when used with a polymerization catalyst in a polymerization process results in the controllable generation of a catalyst inhibitor that renders the polymerization catalyst substantially or completely inactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy T. Wenzel, Dick A. Nagaki, Simon Mawson, David James Schreck, Thomas H. Peterson
  • Patent number: 6967183
    Abstract: Electrocatalyst powders and methods for producing electrocatalyst powders, such as carbon composite electrocatalyst powders. The powders have a well-controlled microstructure and morphology. The method includes forming the particles from an aerosol of precursors by heating the aerosol to a relatively low temperature, such as not greater than about 400° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Mark J. Hampden-Smith, Toivo T. Kodas, Plamen Atanassov, Klaus Kunze, Paul Napolitano, Rimple Bhatia, David E. Dericotte, Paolina Atanassova
  • Patent number: 6960549
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of at least one acid and at least one base and/or at least one reductant and at least one oxidant that when used with a polymerization catalyst in a polymerization process results in the controllable generation of a catalyst inhibitor that renders the polymerization catalyst substantially or completely inactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy T. Wenzel, Dick A. Nagaki, Simon Mawson, David James Schreck, Thomas H. Peterson
  • Patent number: 6956005
    Abstract: An improved catalyst comprising a noble metal and tellurium at the surface of a carbon support is provided. Also provided are novel methods for preparing such catalysts and novel processes for the use of such catalysts in liquid phase oxidation reactions, particularly the oxidation of N-(phosphonomethyl)iminodiacetic acid or a salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Mark A. Leiber
  • Patent number: 6946023
    Abstract: In general, a smear-resistant ink composition according to the present invention comprises: (1) water; (2) at least one glycol selected from the group consisting of diethylene glycol, ethylene glycol, glycerol, and propylene glycol; (3) a pyrrolidone selected from the group consisting of 2-pyrrolidone and 3-pyrrolidone; and (4) at least one colorant that produces a detectable fluorescent color when the ink composition is applied to paper. Preferably, the pyrrolidone is 2-pyrrolidone. In one preferred embodiment, the at least one glycol comprises diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol. In another preferred embodiment, the at least one glycol comprises diethylene glycol, ethylene glycol, and propylene glycol. The composition can comprise other ingredients, such as a basic color stabilizer, a resin, a resin modifier that is a carbonate salt, a biocide, and a nonionic surfactant. The colorants can be formulated to produce a pink, yellow, blue, green, purple, or orange color; other colors are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Mammen, Robert Valadez
  • Patent number: 6936565
    Abstract: Compositions including modified carbide-containing nanorods and/or modified oxycarbide-containing nanorods and/or modified carbon nanotubes bearing carbides and oxycarbides and methods of making the same are provided. Rigid porous structures including modified oxycarbide-containing nanorods and/or modified carbide containing nanorods and/or modified carbon nanotubes bearing modified carbides and oxycarbides and methods of making the same are also provided. The compositions and rigid porous structures of the invention can be used either as catalyst and/or catalyst supports in fluid phase catalytic chemical reactions. Processes for making supported catalyst for selected fluid phase catalytic reactions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Ma, David Moy
  • Patent number: 6919291
    Abstract: Zwitterionic compositions of matter comprising cations [Ct]+ and anions connected together with substantially rigid fluorinated linking groups are described. These zwitterionic compositions serve as cocatalysts. They activate olefin polymerization catalysts, and can dissolve in aliphatic solvents. Synthesis and polymerization are illustrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventor: George Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 6916760
    Abstract: A spray drying process for preparing a solid catalyst and composition for use therein comprising a catalyst compound, an activator for the catalyst compound, and at least one compound selected from among siloxanes, polyalkylene glycols, C1-4 alkyl or phenyl ether or diether derivatives of polyalkylene glycols, and crown ethers, and optionally a filler or support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Jessica A. Cook
  • Patent number: 6916763
    Abstract: A process for preparing an antimonate-based mixed metal oxide catalyst in a catalytically active oxidized state, wherein the catalyst is represented by the empirical formula MeaSbbXcQdReOf, wherein Me, X, Q, R, a, b, c, d, e, and f are as defined herein, comprising (a) contacting an aqueous Sb2O3 slurry with HNO3 and one or more Me compounds, and, optionally, one or more compounds selected from X, Q, or R compounds to form a first mixture; (b) heating and drying the first mixture to form a solid product; and (c) calcining the solid product to form the catalyst, the catalysts prepared by the process, and the use of the catalysts in ammoxidation and oxidation processes. The catalysts of the invention are particularly useful for the production of acrylonitrile from propylene, ammonia, and an oxygen-containing gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventor: Cathy L. Tway
  • Patent number: 6916759
    Abstract: A method of making an olefin polymerization catalyst is disclosed. The method involves contacting a magnesium halide compound with an alcohol, adding a mineral oil to the product, reacting this product with a hydroxylated ester and an alkoxy silane, then adding a titanium compound and a second silicon compound. The titanium compound is preferably an alkoxy halide, and the second silicon compound is preferably a silicon halide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Samsung Atofina Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Byung Yang, Won-Young Kim, Weon Lee
  • Patent number: 6914028
    Abstract: A method of making an olefin polymerization catalyst is disclosed. The method first combines a magnesium halide with an alcohol, then adds a hydroxylated ester and a silicon alkoxide, followed by a titanium compound and another silicon compound to result in a solid composition. This solid composition is then reacted with an aluminum compound and an alkyl halide, followed by reaction with a second titanium compound which may be the same as or different from the first. The second silicon compound is preferably a silicon halide, and the titanium compounds are preferably halides and alkoxides. The aluminum compounds preferably have chloride and alkyl ligands bonded to them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Samsung Atofina Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Byung Yang, Sang-Yull Kim, Weon Lee
  • Patent number: 6914032
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing W—Cu based composite powder, which is used in heat-sink materials for high-power integrated circuits, electric contact materials, etc, and to a method of producing a W—Cu based sintered alloy by using the composite powder. The method of producing tungsten-copper based composite powder includes first preparing composite oxide powder by dissolving ammonium metatungstate, [(NH4)6(H2W12O40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignees: Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, Nanotech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byoung Kee Kim, Seong Hyeon Hong, Yong Won Woo
  • Patent number: 6911412
    Abstract: Electrocatalyst powders and methods for producing electrocatalyst powders, such as carbon composite electrocatalyst powders. The powders have a well-controlled microstructure and morphology. The method includes forming the particles from an aerosol of precursors by heating the aerosol to a relatively low temperature, such as not greater than about 400° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Mark J. Hampden-Smith, Toivo T. Kodas, Plamen Atanassov, Paolina Atanassova, Klaus Kunze, Paul Napolitano, David Dericotte
  • Patent number: 6905538
    Abstract: Water-based invisible red fluorescent inks provide machine-readable, inverse contrast invisible images and can be printed using conventional ink jet printers. The inks employ rare earth complexed ligand fluorophores having narrow excitation and emission spectra. In one embodiment the images are printed with an ink comprising water and a water-soluble organic fluorescent fluorophore, which when printed and dried on paper is invisible to the eye and fluoresces in the green to infrared range, e.g., from about 550 to 1200 nm, when irradiated with short wave length UV radiation, e.g., from 230 nm to 280 nm. The highly specific excitation and emission rates, coupled with a high inverse contrast on papers of all colors, makes them particularly useful as ink jet inks for postal and other purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventor: Judith D Auslander
  • Patent number: 6906000
    Abstract: Stable carbonous catalyst particles composed of an inorganic catalytic metal/metal oxide powder and a carbonaceous binder material are formed having a basic inner substantially uniform-porous carbon coating of the catalytic powder, and may include an outer porous carbon coating layer. Suitable inorganic catalytic powders include zinc-chromite (ZnO/Cr2 03) and suitable carbonaceous liquid binders having molecular weight of 200-700 include partially polymerized furfuryl alcohol, which are mixed together, shaped and carbonized and partially oxidized at elevated temperature. Such stable carbonous catalyst particles such as 0.020-0.100 inch (0.51-2.54 mm) diameter extrudates, have total carbon content of 2-25 wt. % and improved crush strength of 1.0-5 1b/mn, 50-300 m2/g surface area, and can be advantageously utilized in fixed bed or ebullated/fluidized bed reactor operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Hydrocarbon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Partha S. Ganguli, Alfred G. Comolli
  • Patent number: 6905539
    Abstract: A shear-thinning eradicable ink including water, a dye selected from the group consisting of diarylmethane derivatives, triarylmethane derivatives, methine dyes, and a solvent, wherein the ink has a shear-thinning index in the range of about 0.35 to about 1.0; a kit including the ink and an eradicator solution; an ink complex including a colorless or substantially colorless dye selected from the group consisting of oxidized diarylmethane derivatives, oxidized triarylmethane derivatives, and oxidized methine dyes, and at least one or a gelling agent and thickener; and methods of using the ink as part of an eradicable ink system, are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Sanford L.P.
    Inventors: Sanjay Patel, David Godbout, Wing Sum Vincent Kwan