Patents by Inventor Charles J. Besecker

Charles J. Besecker 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: 10780427
    Abstract: A catalytic composition useful for the conversion of an olefin selected from the group consisting of propylene, isobutylene or mixtures thereof, to acrylonitrile, methacrylonitrile, and mixtures thereof. The catalytic composition comprises a complex of metal oxides comprising bismuth, molybdenum, iron, cerium and other promoters, with a desirable composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: INEOS EUROPE AG
    Inventors: James F. Brazdil, Mark A. Toft, Charles J. Besecker, Michael J. Seely
  • Patent number: 10626082
    Abstract: A catalytic composition and process useful for the conversion of an olefin selected from the group consisting of propylene, isobutylene or mixtures thereof, to acrylonitrile, methacrylonitrile, hydrogen cyanide and acetonitrile and mixtures thereof, wherein the catalyst exhibiting increased selectivity to hydrogen cyanide compared to prior art catalysts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: INEOS EUROPE AG
    Inventors: James F. Brazdil, Mark A. Toft, Michael J Seely, Charles J Besecker, Sean S.-Y. Lin
  • Publication number: 20190001310
    Abstract: A catalytic composition useful for the conversion of an olefin selected from the group consisting of propylene, isobutylene or mixtures thereof, to acrylonitrile, methacrylonitrile, and mixtures thereof. The catalytic composition comprises a complex of metal oxides comprising bismuth, molybdenum, iron, cerium and other promoters, with a desirable composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: INEOS EUROPE AG
    Inventors: JAMES F. BRAZDIL, Mark A. Toft, Charles J. Besecker, Michael J. Seely
  • Publication number: 20180099925
    Abstract: A catalytic composition and process useful for the conversion of an olefin selected from the group consisting of propylene, isobutylene or mixtures thereof, to acrylonitrile, methacrylonitrile, hydrogen cyanide and acetonitrile and mixtures thereof, wherein the catalyst exhibiting increased selectivity to hydrogen cyanide compared to prior art catalysts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: INEOS EUROPE AG
    Inventors: James F. Brazdil, Mark A. Toft, Michael J Seely, Charles J Besecker, Sean S.-Y. Lin
  • Patent number: 9358528
    Abstract: A catalytic composition useful for the conversion of an olefin selected from the group consisting of propylene, isobutylene or mixtures thereof, to acrylonitrile, methacrylonitrile, and mixtures thereof. The catalytic composition comprises a complex of metal oxides comprising bismuth, molybdenum, iron, cerium and other promoters, wherein the ratio of bismuth to cerium ratio in the composition is greater than or equal to 0.45 and less than or equal to 1.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: INEOS EUROPE AG
    Inventors: James F. Brazdil, Mark A. Toft, Charles J. Besecker, Michael J. Seely
  • Publication number: 20160059221
    Abstract: A catalytic composition useful for the conversion of an olefin selected from the group consisting of propylene, isobutylene or mixtures thereof, to acrylonitrile, methacrylonitrile, and mixtures thereof. The catalytic composition comprises a complex of metal oxides comprising bismuth, molybdenum, iron, cerium and other promoters, wherein the ratio of bismuth to cerium ratio in the composition is greater than or equal to 0.45 and less than or equal to 1.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: INEOS EUROPE AG
    Inventors: James F. Brazdil, Mark A. Toft, Charles J. Besecker, Michael J. Seely
  • Patent number: 9211527
    Abstract: A catalytic composition useful for the conversion of an olefin selected from the group consisting of propylene, isobutylene or mixtures thereof, to acrylonitrile, methacrylonitrile, and mixtures thereof. The catalytic composition comprises a complex of metal oxides comprising bismuth, molybdenum, iron, cerium and other promoters, wherein the ratio of bismuth to cerium ratio in the composition is greater than or equal to 0.45 and less than or equal to 1.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: INEOS EUROPE AG
    Inventors: James F. Brazdil, Jr., Mark A. Toft, Charles J. Besecker, Michael J. Seely
  • Publication number: 20150343427
    Abstract: A catalytic composition useful for the conversion of an olefin selected from the group consisting of propylene, isobutylene or mixtures thereof, to acrylonitrile, methacrylonitrile, and mixtures thereof. The catalytic composition comprises a complex of metal oxides comprising bismuth, molybdenum, iron, cerium and other promoters, with a desirable composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: INEOS USA, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Brazdil, JR., Mark A. Toft, Charles J. Besecker, Michael J. Seely
  • Publication number: 20150343426
    Abstract: A catalytic composition useful for the conversion of an olefin selected from the group consisting of propylene, isobutylene or mixtures thereof, to acrylonitrile, methacrylonitrile, and mixtures thereof. The catalytic composition comprises a complex of metal oxides comprising bismuth, molybdenum, iron, cerium and other promoters, wherein the ratio of bismuth to cerium ratio in the composition is greater than or equal to 0.45 and less than or equal to 1.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: INEOS USA, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Brazdil, JR., Mark A. Toft, Charles J. Besecker, Michael J. Seely
  • Patent number: 8658817
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a method for preparing a mixed oxide catalyst for use in producing acrylonitrile or methacrylonitrile from propane or isobutane by ammoxidation in a gaseous phase via methods of contacting any one of the antimony compound, the molybdenum compound, and the vanadium compound with hydrogen peroxide prior to combining with source compounds for the remaining elements in the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: INEOS USA LLC
    Inventors: Charles J. Besecker, Bhagya Chandra Sutradhar, Mark A. Toft, James F. Brazdil, Muin S. Haddad, Christos Paparizos, Michael J. Seely
  • Patent number: 8455388
    Abstract: A catalytic composition useful for the conversion of an olefin selected from the group consisting of propylene, isobutylene or mixtures thereof, to acrylonitrile, methacrylonitrile, and mixtures thereof. The catalytic composition comprising a complex of metal oxides comprising bismuth, molybdenum, iron, cerium and other promoters, wherein the ratio of cerium to iron in the composition is greater than or equal to 0.8 and less than or equal to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: INEOS USA LLC
    Inventors: James F. Brazdil, Mark A. Toft, Michael J. Seely, Charles J. Besecker, Robert A. Gustaferro
  • Patent number: 8420566
    Abstract: A process and novel catalyst for the production of acrylonitrile, acetonitrile and hydrogen cyanide characterized by the relative yields of acrylonitrile, acetonitrile and hydrogen cyanide produced in the process and by the catalyst, which are defined by the following: ?=[(% AN+(3×% HCN)+(1.5×% ACN))÷% PC]×100 wherein % AN is the Acrylonitrile Yield and % AN?81, % HCN is the Hydrogen Cyanide Yield, % ACN is the Acetonitrile Yield, % PC is the Propylene Conversion, and ? is greater than 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Ineos USA LLC
    Inventors: James F. Brazdil, Mark A. Toft, Charles J. Besecker, Michael J. Seely
  • Patent number: 8350075
    Abstract: Olefins selected from the group consisting of propylene, isobutylene or mixtures thereof, are converted to acrylonitrile, methacrylonitrile, and mixtures thereof in a process comprising reacting in the vapor phase at an elevated temperature and pressure said olefin with a molecular oxygen containing gas and ammonia in the presence of a catalytic composition comprising a complex of metal oxides comprising bismuth, molybdenum, iron, cerium and other promoter elements, wherein the X-ray diffraction pattern of the catalytic composition has X-ray diffraction peaks at 2? angle 28±0.3 degrees and 2? angle 26.5±0.3 degrees, and wherein the ratio of the intensity of the most intense x-ray diffraction peak within 2? angle 28±0.3 degrees to the intensity of most intense x-ray diffraction peak within 2? angle 26.5±0.3 degrees is defined as X/Y, and wherein X/Y is greater than or equal to 0.7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ineos USA LLC
    Inventors: James F. Brazdil, Mark A. Toft, Michael J. Seely, Charles J. Besecker, Robert A. Gustaferro
  • Patent number: 8258073
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a catalyst comprising bismuth, molybdenum, iron, cerium and other promoter elements, wherein the elements in said catalyst are combined together in an aqueous catalyst precursor slurry, the aqueous precursor slurry so obtained is dried to form a catalyst precursor, and the catalyst precursor is calcined to form said catalyst, the process comprising: (i) combining, in an aqueous solution, source compounds of Bi and Ce, and optionally one or more of Na, K, Rb, Cs, Ca, a rare earth element, Pb, W and Y, to form a mixture, (ii) adding a source compound of molybdenum to the mixture to react with the mixture and form a precipitate slurry, and (iii) combining the precipitate slurry with source compounds of the remaining elements and of the remaining molybdenum in the catalyst to form the aqueous catalyst precursor slurry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: iNEOS USA LLC
    Inventors: Charles J. Besecker, James Frank Brazdil, Jr., Mark A. Toft, Michael J. Seely, Robert A. Gustaferro
  • Publication number: 20120130112
    Abstract: Olefins selected from the group consisting of propylene, isobutylene or mixtures thereof, are converted to acrylonitrile, methacrylonitrile, and mixtures thereof in a process comprising reacting in the vapor phase at an elevated temperature and pressure said olefin with a molecular oxygen containing gas and ammonia in the presence of a catalytic composition comprising a complex of metal oxides comprising bismuth, molybdenum, iron, cerium and other promoter elements, wherein the X-ray diffraction pattern of the catalytic composition has X-ray diffraction peaks at 2? angle 28±0.3 degrees and 2? angle 26.5±0.3 degrees, and wherein the ratio of the intensity of the most intense x-ray diffraction peak within 2? angle 28±0.3 degrees to the intensity of most intense x-ray diffraction peak within 2? angle 26.5±0.3 degrees is defined as X/Y, and wherein X/Y is greater than or equal to 0.7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: INEOS USA LLC
    Inventors: James F. Brazdil, Mark A. Toft, Michael J. Seely, Charles J. Besecker, Robert A. Gustaferro
  • Patent number: 8153546
    Abstract: A catalytic composition useful for the conversion of an olefin selected from the group consisting of propylene, isobutylene or mixtures thereof, to acrylonitrile, methacrylonitrile, and mixtures thereof. The catalytic composition comprising a complex of metal oxides comprising bismuth, molybdenum, iron, cerium and other promoter elements, wherein the X-ray diffraction pattern of the catalytic composition has X-ray diffraction peaks at 2? angle 28±0.3 degrees and 2? angle 26.5±0.3 degrees, and wherein the ratio of the intensity of the most intense x-ray diffraction peak within 2? angle 28±0.3 degrees to the intensity of most intense x-ray diffraction peak within 2? angle 26.5±0.3 degrees is defined as X/Y, and wherein X/Y is greater than or equal to 0.7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ineos USA LLC
    Inventors: James F. Brazdil, Mark A. Toft, Michael J. Seely, Charles J. Besecker, Robert A. Gustaferro
  • Publication number: 20110237753
    Abstract: A catalytic composition useful for the conversion of an olefin selected from the group consisting of propylene, isobutylene or mixtures thereof, to acrylonitrile, methacrylonitrile, and mixtures thereof. The catalytic composition comprising a complex of metal oxides comprising bismuth, molybdenum, iron, cerium and other promoter elements, wherein the X-ray diffraction pattern of the catalytic composition has X-ray diffraction peaks at 2? angle 28±0.3 degrees and 2? angle 26.5±0.3 degrees, and wherein the ratio of the intensity of the most intense x-ray diffraction peak within 2? angle 28±0.3 degrees to the intensity of most intense x-ray diffraction peak within 2? angle 26.5±0.3 degrees is defined as X/Y, and wherein X/Y is greater than or equal to 0.7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: James F. Brazdil, Mark A. Toft, Michael J. Seely, Charles J. Besecker, Robert A. Gustaferro
  • Publication number: 20110237821
    Abstract: A catalytic composition useful for the conversion of an olefin selected from the group consisting of propylene, isobutylene or mixtures thereof, to acrylonitrile, methacrylonitrile, and mixtures thereof. The catalytic composition comprising a complex of metal oxides comprising bismuth, molybdenum, iron, cerium and other promoters, wherein the ratio of cerium to iron in the composition is greater than or equal to 0.8 and less than or equal to 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: James F. Brazdil, Mark A. Toft, Michael J. Seely, Charles J. Besecker, Robert A. Gustaferro
  • Publication number: 20110233460
    Abstract: A process and novel catalyst for the production of acrylonitrile, acetonitrile and hydrogen cyanide characterized by the relative yields of acrylonitrile, acetonitrile and hydrogen cyanide produced in the process and by the catalyst, which are defined by the following: ?=[(% AN+(3×% HCN)+(1.5×% ACN))+% PC]×100 wherein % AN is the Acrylonitrile Yield and % AN?81, % HCN is the Hydrogen Cyanide Yield, % ACN is the Acetonitrile Yield, % PC is the Propylene Conversion, and ? is greater than 100.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: James F. Brazdil, Mark A. Toft, Charles J. Besecker, Michael J. Seely
  • Publication number: 20110237820
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a catalyst comprising bismuth, molybdenum, iron, cerium and other promoter elements, wherein the elements in said catalyst are combined together in an aqueous catalyst precursor slurry, the aqueous precursor slurry so obtained is dried to form a catalyst precursor, and the catalyst precursor is calcined to form said catalyst, the process comprising: (i) combining, in an aqueous solution, source compounds of Bi and Ce, and optionally one or more of Na, K, Rb, Cs, Ca, a rare earth element, Pb, W and Y, to form a mixture, (ii) adding a source compound of molybdenum to the mixture to react with the mixture and form a precipitate slurry, and (iii) combining the precipitate slurry with source compounds of the remaining elements and of the remaining molybdenum in the catalyst to form the aqueous catalyst precursor slurry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Charles J. Besecker, James Frank Brazdil, JR., Mark A. Toft, Michael J. Seely, Robert A. Gustaferro