Patents Examined by Porfirio Nazario
  • Patent number: 9771386
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to olefin metathesis. In some embodiments, the present invention provides methods for Z-selective ring-closing metathesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Trustees of Boston College
    Inventors: Amir H. Hoveyda, Miao Yu, Chenbo Wang, Richard R. Schrock
  • Patent number: 9764315
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for the preparation of an amorphous silicate of at least one metal from the Group 4 of the Periodic Table of Elements with a total pore volume of at least 0.3 mL/g. The method of preparation involves the use of pore shaping conditions, which can be the use of a pore shaper and optionally an increased precipitation temperature, e.g. at least 60° C. The silicate of the invention is especially suitable in catalytic reactions such as esterifications, Michael additions, transesterifications, (ep)oxidations, hydroxylations, or in adsorbance of small inorganic and organic molecules e.g. CO2 or aromatic compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Jim Aloysius Maria Brandts, Lorianne Wagemaker
  • Patent number: 9765094
    Abstract: Ultrastable silver nanoparticles, methods of making the same, and methods of using the same, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: The University of Toledo
    Inventors: Terry Bigioni, Anil Desireddy, Brian Conn
  • Patent number: 9751074
    Abstract: A metal organic framework (MOF) includes a coordination product of a metal ion and an at least bidentate organic ligand, where the metal ion and the organic ligand are selected to provide a deliverable adsorption capacity of at least 70 g/l for an electronic gas. A porous organic polymer (POP) includes polymerization product from at least a plurality of organic monomers, where the organic monomers are selected to provide a deliverable adsorption capacity of at least 70 g/l for an electronic gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: NUMAT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Han Sung Kim, Mitchell Hugh Weston, Patrick Fuller, Paul Wai-Man Siu
  • Patent number: 9751081
    Abstract: The present invention relates to self-regenerating antioxidant catalysts and methods of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Clemson University
    Inventors: Andrew Gregory Tennyson, Yamin Htet, Anshuman Mangalum
  • Patent number: 9745332
    Abstract: There is provided a process for the reduction of one or more amide moieties in a compound comprising contacting the compound with hydrogen gas and a transition metal catalyst in the presence or absence of a base under conditions for the reduction an amide bond. The presently described processes can be performed at low catalyst loading using relatively mild temperature and pressures, and optionally, in the presence or absence of a base or high catalyst loadings using low temperatures and pressures and high loadings of base to effect dynamic kinetic resolution of achiral amides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: The Governors of the Univerity of Alberta
    Inventors: Steven Bergens, Jeremy M. John
  • Patent number: 9745263
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel use of magnetic iron oxide red Fe21.333O32 as a catalyst in oxidizing methanthiol to prepare dimethyl disulfide. The magnetic iron oxide red Fe21.333O32 according to the present invention has extremely high catalytic selectivity in catalyzing and oxidizing methanthiol to prepare dimethyl disulfide. The magnetic iron oxide red Fe21.333O32 is prepared with a carbonate and a ferrite as raw materials, has advantages of low cost and simple preparation process, and is suitable for industrial production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: BEIJING SJ ENVIROMENTAL PROTECTION AND NEW MATERIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenwen Song, Liying Li, Wenjun Mao, Zhimin Zhang, Zhenyi Liu
  • Patent number: 9737873
    Abstract: An adsorbent for halogenated anaesthetics includes: an inorganic material; and an organic material providing a framework for the inorganic material. The inorganic material may be chromium and the organic material may be terephthalic acid. The adsorbent may be formed or configured such that the adsorbent includes coordinatively unsaturated sites or such that the inorganic material may form octahedral structures. The adsorbent is formed or configured to be substantially regenerated at approximately room temperature and to provide selectivity for sevofluorane in water vapor of approximately 1.0. A method of producing an adsorbent includes: selecting an appropriate chemical containing an inorganic material; selecting an organic material to provide a framework for the inorganic material; dissolving the base chemical in water; mixing the organic material with the dissolved base chemical; heating the mixture; filtering the mixture to remove excess organic material; and drying the filtrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: BLUE-ZONE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Mladen Eic, Dusanka Filipovic, Paolo Aprea, Domenico Caputo, Nicola Gargiulo, Ye Hua, Antonio Peluso
  • Patent number: 9739423
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to improved processes for the preparation of metal hydrides. The present disclosure also relates to metal hydrides, e.g., metal hydrides prepared by the processes described herein, that exhibit enhanced hydrogen storage capacity when used as hydrogen storage systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES COMMERCIAL SERVICES LTD.
    Inventor: David Antonelli
  • Patent number: 9737884
    Abstract: The catalytic preparation of an aldehyde from an olefin proceeds in the presence of a monophosphite mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Katrin Marie Dyballa, Robert Franke, Dirk Fridag, Dieter Hess, Bart Hamers, Frank Geilen
  • Patent number: 9718843
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an improved synthesis for a zinc-lysine complex having the formula [Zn(C6H14N2O2)2Cl]+Cl?, in which a zinc compound selected from ZnO and ZnCl2, is reacted with a lysine compound selected from lysine and lysine.HCl, in aqueous acid. The disclosure also provides oral care and personal care compositions comprising the complex prepared by the synthesis, and methods of using these complexes and compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Michael Fitzgerald, Joseph Convery, Harsh Trivedi, Lisa Manus
  • Patent number: 9718842
    Abstract: A non-hydroxylic-solvent soluble silver complex has a reducible silver ion complexed with an ?-oxy carboxylate and a primary alkylamine. This non-hydroxylic-solvent soluble silver complex can be represented by the following formula (I): (Ag+)a(L)b(P)c?? (I) wherein L represents the ?-oxy carboxylate; P represents the primary alkylamine; a is 1 or 2; b is 1 or 2; and c is 1, 2, 3, or 4, provided that when a is 1, b is 1, and when a is 2, b is 2. Such complexes can be incorporated into photosensitive compositions that are then used to provide photosensitive thin films or photosensitive thin film patterns. The reducible silver ions can be quickly and efficiently reduced to electrically-conductive silver metal upon exposure to UV-visible radiation in various methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventor: Deepak Shukla
  • Patent number: 9713808
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to catalysts and processes for the Z-selective formation of internal olefin(s) from terminal olefin(s) via homo-metathesis reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Trustees of Boston College
    Inventors: Richard R. Schrock, Annie J. King, Yu Zhao, Margaret M. Flook, Amir H. Hoveyda
  • Patent number: 9714263
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for the reduction by hydrogenation, using molecular H2, of a C5-C20 substrate containing one or two aldehydes functional groups into the corresponding alcohols or diol, characterized in that said process is carried out in the presence of —at least one catalyst or pre-catalyst in the form of a ruthenium complex having a coordination sphere of the N1P3O2, wherein the coordinating atom N and one coordinating atom P are provided by a first bidentate ligand, and the two other coordinating atoms P2 are provided by a second bidentate ligand and the coordinating atoms O2 are provided by two non-linear carboxylate ligands; and —optionally of an acidic additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Firmenich SA
    Inventors: Philippe Dupau, Lucia Bonomo, Laurent Kermorvan
  • Patent number: 9708528
    Abstract: In one embodiment, provided are a new class of diarylethene-containing photochromic compounds with the incorporation of silicon- or phosphorus-containing heterocycles into the “ethene” part of the diarylethene backbone that has been shown to be capable of displaying tunable, robust and thermally stable photochromic properties. Also provided are methods for synthesizing these compounds, as well as uses of these compounds as these compounds may be used as the photochromic layer in an optical recording material and other optical functioning devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
    Inventors: Vivian Wing-Wah Yam, Jacky Chi-Hung Chan, Hok-Lai Wong, Nathan Man-Wai Wu
  • Patent number: 9701705
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing transition metal compounds having the general composition MeaCbNcHd where Me=transition metal or transition metal mixture, a=1-4, b=6-9, c=8-14 and d=0-8, wherein a reaction mixture consisting of transition metals and/or transition metal compounds and non-condensed or slightly condensed C—N—H compounds are subjected to a heat treatment, wherein the content of transition metals and/or transition metal compounds is at least 6 mole percent, preferably 10 to 40 mole percent, relative to the reaction mixture. The invention further relates to transition metal compounds produced in such a manner and to uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventor: Georg Vogt
  • Patent number: 9695202
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing siloxanes selectively carrying primary amino groups by reacting them with ammonia, and to compounds produced in this way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Frauke Henning, Wilfried Knott, Horst Dudzik
  • Patent number: 9695111
    Abstract: Proposed is a method of producing soluble silicates with organic cations at a given silicate modulus in the range of 1.5 to 20. The method consists of the reacting liquid suspension of a silica sol with the aqueous solution of a strong organic base. The silicate modulus is a molar ratio of SiO2:M2O, wherein M is an organic alkali cation. The aqueous solution of a strong organic base has a constant of base dissociation pKb equal to or greater than 4. If necessary, the soluble silicates with organic cations are obtained in a powdered form by evaporating the solution of the soluble silicates under vacuum below 4.2 kPa and at a temperature in the range of 20 to 30° C. and the product of evaporation are then dried by spraying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignees: POLYMATE, LTD., NANOTECH INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Pavel Kudryavtsev, Oleg Figovsky
  • Patent number: 9688604
    Abstract: The invention relates to a compound of formula (1) The invention further relates to Pd complexes comprising the compound according to the invention and to the use thereof in alkoxycarbonylation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
    Inventors: Reiko Jennerjahn, Samet Gülak, Xiangjie Fang, Kaiwu Dong, Helfried Neumann, Ralf Jackstell, Matthias Beller, Robert Franke, Dieter Hess, Katrin Marie Dyballa, Dirk Fridag, Frank Geilen
  • Patent number: 9687836
    Abstract: A novel nickel particulate form is provided that efficiently forms a zero-valent nickel complex with a phosphorus-containing ligands in an organic liquid to form a hydrocyanation catalyst. Particles in the nickel particulate form comprise nickel crystallites. For example, the nickel particulate form can have a BET Specific Surface Area of at least about 1 m2/gm; an average crystallite size less than about 20-25 nm, the nickel particulate form can have at least 10% of the crystallites in the nickel form can have can have a diameter (C10) of less than about 10 nm, and/or there are on average at least about 1015 surface crystallites per gram nickel. A ratio of BET SSA to C50 for the nickel particulate form can be at least about 0.1×109 m/gm and preferably at least about 0.4×109 m/gm. Methods of preparation and use are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: INVISTA North America S.a r.l.
    Inventors: Joan Fraga-Dubreuil, Vinay Medhekar, Thomas A. Micka, Keith Whiston