Patents Examined by Yate K Cutliff
  • Patent number: 10336671
    Abstract: A process for recovering a metallic component from a hydrocarbon product stream is disclosed. The hydrocarbon product stream is subjected to a thermal oxidation. A process for preparing glycols from a saccharide-containing feedstock is additionally disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Hendrik Albertus Colijn, Dionysius Jacobus Maria De Vlieger
  • Patent number: 10329230
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the purification of a mixed diol stream. The mixed diol stream comprising two-, three-, and four-carbon diols is separated into component diols by extraction with a hydrophobic solvent mixture. The diols recovered in the extractant may be removed from the extractant stream by back extraction with water or by distillation with an azeotrope-forming agent present, preferably an azeotroping agent already present in the extractant mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventor: Scott Donald Barnicki
  • Patent number: 10315983
    Abstract: The present invention relates to amino alcohol compounds and to the preparation thereof from fatty esters comprising at least two carbon-carbon double bonds. In particular, the present invention relates to fatty amino alcohol compounds obtained by means of a process coupling, in a single step, a hydroaminomethylation reaction and a hydrohydroxymethylation reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Frederic Hapiot, Eric Monflier, Theodore Vanbesien
  • Patent number: 10315973
    Abstract: This invention provides a method for preparing ethylene glycol by hydrolyzing ethylene glycol monomethyl ether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Youming Ni, Wenliang Zhu, Yong Liu, Hongchao Liu, Lei Shi, Zhongmin Liu
  • Patent number: 10316268
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a basic ionic liquid treatment for removing chloropropanol and/or glycidol, or their fatty acid esters, from glyceride oil, as well as a process for refining glyceride oil which includes the basic ionic liquid treatment. The present invention also relates to uses of the basic ionic liquid and glyceride oil compositions obtained from the ionic liquid treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Goodrich, Eoghain O'Hara, Martin Atkins, Christopher K. Hamer, Daniel Witthaut, Gabriela Fedor, Ulrich Boes
  • Patent number: 10308893
    Abstract: An extraction system comprises an extraction chamber having an end cap at an one end accepting organic matter and gas or liquid solvent. A collection vessel is attached below the extraction chamber, a viewing vessel is sealed at an acute angle to a sidewall of the collection vessel enabling visual inspection at the collection plate. A gas tank is connected to the extraction chamber introducing solvent and a frame supports chamber by axles fixedly mounted on opposite sides of the extraction chamber, said axles supported by the frame structure enabling free rotation of the chamber about the axles. After gas is introduced to the organic matter, the extraction chamber is rotated vigorously about the axis, the one end is then connected to the open upper end of the collection vessel, and a lipid yield is collected at the collection plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Xpert Xtractors Inc.
    Inventors: Enrique Maya Nates, Matthew Gaines Richmond, Sergio Nates Maya
  • Patent number: 10301247
    Abstract: A method of making acrylic acid in liquid phase by contacting a feed stream containing lactic acid, lactide, or mixtures thereof with a molten salt catalyst comprising a protic ionic liquid (PIL), which contains a bromide anion (Br?), is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: The Procter & Gamble Company, Friedrich Alexander Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg
    Inventors: Jakob Albert, Peter Wasserscheid, Nicola Taccardi, Jens Nagengast, Matthias Kehrer, Julian Kadar, Dimitris Ioannis Collias
  • Patent number: 10301572
    Abstract: A process which can extract a fatty acid from a triglyceride oil includes (a) contacting a triglyceride oil T1 made of a fatty acid with an aqueous solution W1 made of a quaternary ammonium salt and an aliphatic diol having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, where a triglyceride oil phase T2 and an aqueous phase W2 are obtained, where T2 has a reduced content of fatty acids compared to T1 and W2 has an increased content of fatty acids compared to W1; and (b) separating the triglyceride oil phase T2 from the aqueous phase W2. The quaternary ammonium salt includes a quaternary ammonium cation and a basic anion selected among hydroxide, alkoxide, alkyl carbonate, hydrogen carbonate, carbonate, serinate, prolinate, histidinate, threoninate, valinate, aspartate, taurinate, and lysinate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Jennifer Heymann, Matthias Bahlmann, Jan Wolter
  • Patent number: 10299502
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an extract of a matrix of vegetable origin, particularly a plant, involving a solid-liquid extraction by means of an aqueous solution containing at least one, preferably agro-sourced, non-ionic amphiphilic compound, at a concentration at least equal to the minimum hydrotrope concentration thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Mathieu Leti, Anne Mandeau
  • Patent number: 10301241
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to processes for preparation of higher alcohols such as n-butanol from lower alcohols such as ethanol by Guerbet condensation. In some aspects, the present invention relates to improvements in n-butanol yield and selectivity by the selection of process reaction conditions such as, but not limited to, mole ratio of hydrogen to ethanol, mole ratio of acetaldehyde to ethanol, mole ratio of ethyl acetate to ethanol and/or mole ratio of carbon monoxide to ethanol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Abengoa Bioenergia Nuevas Tecnologias, S.A.
    Inventors: Juan Luis Sanz Yague, Jose David Martinez Perez, Yolanda Pena Gomez, Carmen Maria Reyes Valle, Mario Ramos Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10301239
    Abstract: A method for the preparation of polyol from an unsaturated TAG oil that can function similarly to castor oil in certain applications. The method comprises controlled epoxidation of the TAG oil with an acid and an oxidizing agent to obtain a partially epoxidized TAG oil with desired iodine and oxirane values; hydroxylating the partially epoxidized TAG oil using a monoalcohol and a solid acid catalyst to obtain the polyol. The resulting polyols are comprised of a triglyceride structure and hydroxyl values, viscosities, and colors that are similar to castor oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Curtis, Tolibjon S. Omonov, Ereddad Kharraz
  • Patent number: 10294184
    Abstract: The presently disclosed and/or claimed inventive concept(s) relates generally to oxidative oxidized reaction products made from the mechanocatalytic oxidative depolymerization of lignin. More particularly, but without limitation, the mechanocatalytic oxidative depolymerization of lignin is performed in a non-aqueous/non-solvent based and solvent-free process, i.e., via a solid-solid mechanocatalytic oxidative reaction methodology. In one particular embodiment, the process of making such oxidative oxidized reaction products includes, without limitation, the step of mechanocatalytically reacting an oxidation catalyst with lignin or a lignin-containing material. The oxidative reaction products obtained from the process include, for example, at least one of vanillin, and syringealdehyde, vanillic acid, and syringic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: University of Central Florida Research Foundation Inc
    Inventor: Richard Blair
  • Patent number: 10294442
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the fractionation of seeds of oleaginous plants of to the Asteraceae family, comprising at least one mechanical pressing operation of the seeds and an extraction with polar organic solvent of the first residue obtained. Said process allows to separate oil, active substances and a solid residue which is particularly suitable to be used in animal feed. The present invention also relates to said solid residue and to its use for the production of animal feed, as well as to the extracted active substances and to their use as cosmetic and/or pharmaceutical ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: NOVAMONT S.P.A.
    Inventors: Catia Bastioli, Giampietro Borsotti, Luigi Capuzzi
  • Patent number: 10287234
    Abstract: The invention provides a HYA derivative having superior physiological functions intrinsic to HYA and permitting easy ingestion and easy handling, and use thereof. In particular, the invention relates to a triglyceride in which at least one fatty acid forming an ester bond with a hydroxy group of glycerol is 10-hydroxy-cis-12-octadecenoic acid, or an optical isomer thereof, and a composition (edible fat or oil, food, medicament, cosmetic etc.) containing same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Yasunori Yonejima, Jun Ogawa, Shigenobu Kishino
  • Patent number: 10287527
    Abstract: Agricultural residues (biomasses) have come-up as potential valuable renewable resources for transformation into many bio-products. To achieve this goal, the isolation of major biopolymers in their purest form through an economical process is demanded for synthesis of the target fine chemicals without impurities. However, the difficulty of fractionating the biomass into cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin by a simple method has greatly limited their isolation from agricultural residues. Also, the lipids and waxes present on the surface of the agricultural residues protect it from external chemical and microbial agents. To overcome this issue, the lipids and waxes have been isolated from the biomass through two step organic solvents extraction. Thereafter lignin, hemicellulose and cellulose are isolated successively from the de-waxed biomass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
    Inventors: Prasanta Kumar Rout, Ashween Deepak Nannaware, Om Prakash, Ram Rajasekharan
  • Patent number: 10286390
    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 absorbance of small inorganic and organic molecules e.g. CO2 or aromatic compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: BASE Corporation
    Inventors: Jim Aloysius Maria Brandts, Lorianne Wagemaker
  • Patent number: 10279282
    Abstract: It is an object of the invention to provide a process for producing an organic acid, comprising: providing an incoming stream containing an organic acid and impurities; subjecting said incoming stream to a step of chromatographic separation, using a solution of mineral acid as an eluent, so as to collect an extract and a raffinate, the organic acid being recovered in the extract; and subjecting the raffinate to an electrodialysis step, so as to collect a diluate and a concentrate, the mineral acid being concentrated in the concentrate. The invention also provides an installation for implementing this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Novasep Process SAS
    Inventors: Damien Brichant, Benjamin Boissier, Patrick Dupuy
  • Patent number: 10273431
    Abstract: A process for obtaining free fatty acid and/or free fatty acid ester, including separating a liquid mixture containing the free fatty acid and/or the fatty acid ester by contacting a vapor of the liquid mixture in a column of a distillation apparatus with condensate formed from the vapor running downward. Heat and mass transfer takes place between the vapor and the condensate on column internals. The column has at least 10 theoretical plates and the separation is conducted with a pressure drop between the top and bottom of the column of ?p of ?3.3 mbars. Appropriately, the liquid mixture, contains polyunsaturated fatty acid, preferably omega-6 or omega-3 fatty acid and/or alkyl monoesters and/or glycerol monoesters. In one embodiment the column has at least 30 theoretical plates and the separation is conducted with a pressure drop ?p between 3.5 mbar and 6 mbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Rudolf Krumbholz
  • Patent number: 10266781
    Abstract: The present invention describes a process for purifying biodiesel without using a filter aid, in which purification of the biodiesel takes place by a sequence of washing operations after the reaction section, with stirring that is sufficiently vigorous to assist in the transformation of the molecules of esterified steryl glycosides, in order to convert them to a chemical form that can be removed by the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Jose Antonio Vidal Vieira, Vitor Loureiro Ximenes, Carolina Ludwig Quintani, Marcio De Figueiredo Portilho, Roberto Ricardo Rangel
  • Patent number: 10252960
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for converting a feedstock selected from sugars or sugar alcohols, alone or in a mixture, into mono- or polyoxygenated compounds, wherein the feedstock is contacted with at least one heterogeneous catalyst comprising a support selected from perovskites of formula ABO3, in which A is selected from the elements Mg, Ca, Sr and Ba and B is selected from the elements Fe, Mn, Ti and Zr, and the oxides of elements selected from lanthanum, neodymium, yttrium and cerium, alone or in a mixture, which oxides can be doped with at least one element selected from alkali metals, alkaline earths and rare earths, in a reducing atmosphere, at a temperature of 100° C. to 300° C. and at a pressure of 0.1 MPa to 50 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Emilie Brule, Etienne Girard, Amandine Cabiac, Damien Delcroix, Marc Jacquin