Patents by Inventor Alfred Hagemeyer

Alfred Hagemeyer has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 7270798
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods of using noble metal-free nickel catalysts to generate a hydrogen-rich gas from gas mixtures containing carbon monoxide and water, such as water-containing syngas mixtures, where the nickel may exist in either a supported or a bulk state. The noble metal-free water gas shift catalyst of the invention comprises Ni in either a supported or a bulk state and at least one of Ge, Cd, In, Sn, Sb, Te, Pb, their oxides and mixtures thereof. The invention is also directed toward noble metal-free nickel catalysts that exhibit both high activity and selectivity to hydrogen generation and carbon monoxide oxidation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignees: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred Hagemeyer, Christopher James Brooks, Raymond E. Carhart, Karin Yaccato, Michael Herrmann
  • Patent number: 7179442
    Abstract: A method and catalysts and fuel processing apparatus for producing a hydrogen-rich gas, such as a hydrogen-rich syngas are disclosed. According to the method a CO-containing gas, such as a syngas, contacts a water gas shift (“WGS”) catalyst, in the presence of water, preferably at a temperature of less than about 450° C. to produce a hydrogen-rich gas, such as a hydrogen-rich syngas. Also disclosed is a water gas shift catalyst formulated from: a) at least one of Rh, Ni, Pt, their oxides and mixtures thereof, b) at least one of Cu, Ag, Au, their oxides and mixtures thereof; and c) at least one of K, Cs, Sc, Y, Ti, Zr, V, Mo, Re, Fe, Ru, Co, Ir, Pd, Cd, In, Ge, Sn, Pb, Sb, Te, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, their oxides and mixtures thereof. Another disclosed catalyst formulation comprises Rh, its oxides or mixtures thereof, Pt, its oxides or mixtures thereof and Ag, its oxides or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignees: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred Hagemeyer, Raymond E. Carhart, Karin Yaccato, Peter Strasser, Michael Herrmann, Robert K. Grasselli, Christopher James Brooks, Cory Bernard Phillips
  • Publication number: 20070007372
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for combinatorial (i.e., high-throughput) materials research, such as catalysis research, that involves parallel apparatus for simultaneously effecting mechanical treatments such as grinding, mixing, pressing, crushing, sieving, and/or fractionating of such materials are disclosed. The methods and apparatus are useful for mechanically treating catalysis materials and other solid materials, including without limitation, electronic materials such as phosphors, colorants such as pigments, and pharmaceuticals such as crystalline drugs or drug candidates. The simultaneous protocols and parallel apparatus offer substantial improvements in overall throughput for preparing arrays of materials, such as catalysis materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Applicant: Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Claus Lugmair, Alfred Hagemeyer, Lynn Van Erden, Anthony Volpe, David Lowe, Yumin Liu
  • Patent number: 7160534
    Abstract: A method and catalysts and fuel processing apparatus for producing a hydrogen-rich gas, such as a hydrogen-rich syngas are disclosed. According to the method, a CO-containing gas, such as a syngas, contacts a platinum-free ruthenium-cobalt water gas shift (“WGS”) catalyst, in the presence of water and preferably at a temperature of less than about 450° C., to produce a hydrogen-rich gas, such as a hydrogen-rich syngas. Also disclosed is a platinum-free ruthenium-cobalt water gas shift catalyst formulated from: a) Ru, its oxides or mixtures thereof; b) Co, Mo, their oxides or mixtures thereof; and c) at least one of Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, Ti, Zr, Cr, Fe, La, Ce, Eu, their oxides and mixtures thereof. The WGS catalyst may be supported on a carrier, such as any one member or a combination of alumina, zirconia, titania, ceria, magnesia, lanthania, niobia, zeolite, perovskite, silica clay, yttria and iron oxide. Fuel processors containing such water gas shift catalysts are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignees: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred Hagemeyer, Raymond E. Carhart, Karin Yaccato, Michael Herrmann, Andreas Lesik, Christopher James Brooks, Cory Bernard Phillips
  • Patent number: 7160533
    Abstract: A method and catalysts for producing a hydrogen-rich syngas are disclosed. According to the method a CO-containing gas contacts a water gas shift (WGS) catalyst, optionally in the presence of water, preferably at a temperature of less than about 450° C. to produce a hydrogen-rich gas, such as a hydrogen-rich syngas. Also disclosed is a water gas shift catalyst formulated from: a) Pt, its oxides or mixtures thereof; b) Ru, its oxides or mixtures thereof; and c) at least one of Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Sc, Y, Ti, Zr, V, Mo, Mn, Fe, Co, Rh, Ir, Ge, Sn, Sb, La, Ce, Pr, Sm, and Eu. Another disclosed catalyst formulation comprises Pt, its oxides or mixtures thereof; Ru, its oxides or mixtures thereof; Co, its oxides or mixtures thereof; and at least one of Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Sc, Y, Ti, Zr, V, Mo, Mn, Fe, Rh, Ir, Ge, Sn, Sb, La, Ce, Pr, Sm, and Eu, their oxides and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignees: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred Hagemeyer, Raymond E. Carhart, Karin Yaccato, Peter Strasser, Robert K. Grasselli, Christopher James Brooks, Cory Bernard Phillips
  • Publication number: 20060280677
    Abstract: A method and catalysts and fuel processing apparatus for producing a hydrogen-rich gas, such as a hydrogen-rich syngas are disclosed. According to the method, a CO-containing gas, such as a syngas, contacts a platinum-free ruthenium-cobalt water gas shift (“WGS”) catalyst, in the presence of water and preferably at a temperature of less than about 450° C., to produce a hydrogen-rich gas, such as a hydrogen-rich syngas. Also disclosed is a platinum-free ruthenium-cobalt water gas shift catalyst formulated from: a) Ru, its oxides or mixtures thereof, b) Co, Mo, their oxides or mixtures thereof, and c) at least one of Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, Ti, Zr, Cr, Fe, La, Ce, Eu, their oxides and mixtures thereof. The WGS catalyst may be supported on a carrier, such as any one member or a combination of alumina, zirconia, titania, ceria, magnesia, lanthania, niobia, zeolite, perovskite, silica clay, yttria and iron oxide. Fuel processors containing such water gas shift catalysts are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Applicants: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred Hagemeyer, Raymond Carhart, Karin Yaccato, Michael Herrmann, Andreas Lesik, Christopher Brooks, Cory Phillips
  • Patent number: 7111802
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for combinatorial (i.e., high-throughput) materials research, such as catalysis research, that involves parallel apparatus for simultaneously effecting mechanical treatments such as grinding, mixing, pressing, crushing, sieving, and/or fractionating of such materials are disclosed. The methods and apparatus are useful for mechanically treating catalysis materials and other solid materials, including without limitation, electronic materials such as phosphors, colorants such as pigments, and pharmaceuticals such as crystalline drugs or drug candidates. The simultaneous protocols and parallel apparatus offer substantial improvements in overall throughput for preparing arrays of materials, such as catalysis materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Claus G. Lugmair, Alfred Hagemeyer, Lynn Van Erden, Anthony F. Volpe, Jr., David M. Lowe, Yumin Liu
  • Publication number: 20060194694
    Abstract: A method and catalysts for producing a hydrogen-rich syngas are disclosed. According to the method a CO-containing gas contacts a water gas shift (WGS) catalyst, optionally in the presence of water, preferably at a temperature of less than about 450° C. to produce a hydrogen-rich gas, such as a hydrogen-rich syngas. Also disclosed is a water gas shift catalyst formulated from: a) Pt, its oxides or mixtures thereof; b) Ru, its oxides or mixtures thereof; and c) at least one of Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Sc, Y, Ti, Zr, V, Mo, Mn, Fe, Co, Rh, Ir, Ge, Sn, Sb, La, Ce, Pr, Sm, and Eu. Another disclosed catalyst formulation comprises Pt, its oxides or mixtures thereof; Ru, its oxides or mixtures thereof; Co, its oxides or mixtures thereof; and at least one of Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Sc, Y, Ti, Zr, V, Mo, Mn, Fe, Rh, Ir, Ge, Sn, Sb, La, Ce, Pr, Sm, and Eu, their oxides and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Applicants: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred Hagemeyer, Raymond Carhart, Karin Yaccato, Peter Strasser, Robert Grasselli, Christopher Brooks, Cory Phillips
  • Patent number: 6987200
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a catalyst containing one or several metals from the group of metals comprising the sub-groups Ib and VIIIb of the periodic table on porous support particles, characterized by a first step in which one or several precursors from the group of compounds of metals from sub-groups Ib and VIIIb of the periodic table is or are applied to a porous support, and a second step in which the porous, preferably nanoporous support to which at least one precursor has been applied is treated with at least one reduction agent, to obtain the metal nanoparticles produced in situ in the pores of said support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Celanese Chemicals Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Alfred Hagemeyer, Uwe Dingerdissen, Klaus Kuhlein, Andreas Manz, Roland Fischer
  • Patent number: 6971593
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for combinatorial (i.e., high-throughput) materials research, such as catalysis research, that involves parallel apparatus for simultaneously effecting mechanical treatments such as grinding, mixing, pressing, crushing, sieving, and/or fractionating of such materials are disclosed. The methods and apparatus are useful for mechanically treating catalysis materials and other solid materials, including without limitation, electronic materials such as phosphors, colorants such as pigments, and pharmaceuticals such as crystalline drugs or drug candidates. The simultaneous protocols and parallel apparatus offer substantial improvements in overall throughput for preparing arrays of materials, such as catalysis materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Claus Lugmair, Alfred Hagemeyer, Lynn Van Erden, Anthony F. Volpe, Jr., David M. Lowe, Yumin Liu
  • Patent number: 6933409
    Abstract: Noble metal/reducible metal oxide catalysts effective for the direct amination of aromatic hydrocarbons and heterocyclic analogs thereof are disclosed. In one embodiment, the cataloxidant comprises a noble metal selected from Pd, Rh, Ir and/or Ru and a reducible metal oxide. In another embodiment, the cataloxidant comprises a noble metal and a reducible oxide of a metal selected from Ni, Mn, V, Ce, Th, Pr, Te, Re, Co, Fe, Cu and/or Bi. A preferred cataloxidant comprises one or more noble metals selected from Pd, Rh, Ir and/or Ru, in combination with nickel oxide and/or manganese oxide. In preferred applications, benzene can be aminated in the presence of the cataloxidants to form aniline. A benzene conversion of at least 5% is achieved, with more than 90% selectivity for aniline. Significantly, the cataloxidant can be regenerated without a substantial loss of performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignees: Symyx Technologies, Inc., Bayer AG
    Inventors: Damodara M. Poojary, Ramesh Borade, Alfred Hagemeyer, Xiao Ping Zhou, Christopher E. Dube, Ulrich Notheis, Ralph Armbrust, Christian Rasp, David M. Lowe
  • Publication number: 20050181940
    Abstract: The present invention addresses at least four different aspects relating to catalyst structure, methods of making those catalysts and methods of using those catalysts for making alkenyl alkanoates. Separately or together in combination, the various aspects of the invention are directed at improving the production of alkenyl alkanoates and VA in particular, including reduction of by-products and improved production efficiency. A first aspect of the present invention pertains to a unique palladium/gold catalyst or pre-catalyst (optionally calcined) that includes rhodium or another metal. A second aspect pertains to a palladium/gold catalyst or pre-catalyst that is based on a layered support material where one layer of the support material is substantially free of catalytic components. A third aspect pertains to a palladium/gold catalyst or pre-catalyst on a zirconia containing support material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Tao Wang, Les Wade, Ioan Nicolau, Barbara Kimmich, Victor Wong, Yumin Liu, Jun Han, Valery Sokolovskii, Alfred Hagemeyer, David Lowe
  • Patent number: 6875717
    Abstract: A method and system for the in situ synthesis of a combinatorial library including impregnating a first component with a second component. The method and system advantageously may be employed in the synthesis of materials for screening for usefulness as a catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Claus G. Lugmair, Damodara M. Poojary, Alfred Hagemeyer, Daniel M. Giaquinta
  • Patent number: 6849243
    Abstract: The invention relates to a supported catalyst and the production and use thereof in the synthesis of vinyl acetate in the gaseous phase from ethylene, acetic acid and oxygen, or from gases containing oxygen, whereby the activity and selectivity are simultaneously improved. The catalyst contains palladium, at least one alkali metal compound and optionally one or more catalyst accelerators, in particular, gold, barium and/or cadmium on a porous support. Said support contains at least one reducible metal oxide, in particular oxides of the elements of groups IIIb, IVb, Vb, VIb from the periodic table of elements. Once the support has been loaded with at least one palladium compound, a reduction is carried out at a temperature of >200° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Celanese Chemicals Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Alfred Hagemeyer, Harald Werner, Uwe Dingerdissen, Klaus Kühlein, Günter Dambeck, Gerhardt Geiss, Andrea Rutsch, Stephan Weidlich
  • Publication number: 20040251334
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for combinatorial (i.e., high-throughput) materials research, such as catalysis research, that involves parallel apparatus for simultaneously effecting mechanical treatments such as grinding, mixing, pressing, crushing, sieving, and/or fractionating of such materials are disclosed. The methods and apparatus are useful for mechanically treating catalysis materials and other solid materials, including without limitation, electronic materials such as phosphors, colorants such as pigments, and pharmaceuticals such as crystalline drugs or drug candidates. The simultaneous protocols and parallel apparatus offer substantial improvements in overall throughput for preparing arrays of materials, such as catalysis materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Applicant: Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Claus Lugmair, Alfred Hagemeyer, Lynn Van Erden, Anthony F. Volpe, David M. Lowe, Yumin Liu
  • Publication number: 20040184986
    Abstract: A method and catalysts and fuel processing apparatus for producing a hydrogen-rich gas, such as a hydrogen-rich syngas are disclosed. According to the method a CO-containing gas, such as a syngas, contacts a water gas shift catalyst in the presence of water, preferably at a temperature of less than about 450° C. to produce a hydrogen-rich gas, such as a hydrogen-rich syngas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventors: Alfred Hagemeyer, Raymond E. Carhart, Karin Yaccato, Andreas Lesik, Christopher James Brooks, Cory Bernard Phillips
  • Publication number: 20040180784
    Abstract: A method and catalysts and fuel processing apparatus for producing a hydrogen-rich gas, such as a hydrogen-rich syngas are disclosed. According to the method, a CO-containing gas, such as a syngas, contacts a platinum-free ruthenium-cobalt water gas shift (“WGS”) catalyst, in the presence of water and preferably at a temperature of less than about 450° C., to produce a hydrogen-rich gas, such as a hydrogen-rich syngas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventors: Alfred Hagemeyer, Raymond E. Carhart, Karin Yaccato, Michael Herrmann, Andreas Lesik, Christopher James Brooks, Cory Bernard Phillips
  • Publication number: 20040177556
    Abstract: A method and catalysts for producing a hydrogen-rich syngas are disclosed. According to the method a CO-containing gas contacts a water gas shift (WGS) catalyst, in the presence of water, preferably at a temperature of less than about 450° C. to produce a hydrogen-rich syngas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventors: Alfred Hagemeyer, Christopher James Brooks, Raymond E. Carhart, Karin Yaccato, Cory Bernard Phillips, Peter Strasser, Robert K. Grasselli
  • Publication number: 20040180000
    Abstract: A method and catalysts for producing a hydrogen-rich syngas are disclosed. According to the method a CO-containing gas contacts a water gas shift (WGS) catalyst, optionally in the presence of water, preferably at a temperature of less than about 450° C. to produce a hydrogen-rich gas, such as a hydrogen-rich syngas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventors: Alfred Hagemeyer, Raymond E. Carhart, Karin Yaccato, Peter Strasser, Robert K. Grasselli, Christopher James Brooks, Cory Bernard Phillips
  • Publication number: 20040175327
    Abstract: A method and catalysts and fuel processing apparatus for producing a hydrogen-rich gas, such as a hydrogen-rich syngas are disclosed. According to the method a CO-containing gas, such as a syngas, contacts a water gas shift (“WGS”) catalyst, in the presence of water, preferably at a temperature of less than about 450° C. to produce a hydrogen-rich gas, such as a hydrogen-rich syngas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventors: Alfred Hagemeyer, Raymond E. Carhart, Karin Yaccato, Peter Strasser, Michael Herrmann, Robert K. Grasselli, Christopher James Brooks, Cory Bernard Phillips