Patents by Inventor Daniel M. Trauth

Daniel M. Trauth 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).

  • Publication number: 20190315768
    Abstract: Provided is a process for the formation of nitrated compounds by the nitration of hydrocarbon compounds with dilute nitric acid. Also provided are processes for preparing industrially useful downstream derivatives of the nitrated compounds, as well as novel nitrated compounds and derivatives, and methods of using the derivatives in various applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel M. Trauth, George D. Green, Raymond J. Swedo, Richard L. James, Ian A. Tomlinson
  • Patent number: 10377771
    Abstract: Provided is a process for the formation of nitrated compounds by the nitration of hydrocarbon compounds with dilute nitric acid. Also provided are processes for preparing industrially useful downstream derivatives of the nitrated compounds, as well as novel nitrated compounds and derivatives, and methods of using the derivatives in various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ANGUS CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Daniel M. Trauth, George D. Green, Raymond J. Swedo, Richard L. James, Ian A. Tomlinson
  • Publication number: 20180127435
    Abstract: Provided is a process for the formation of nitrated compounds by the nitration of hydrocarbon compounds with dilute nitric acid. Also provided are processes for preparing industrially useful downstream derivatives of the nitrated compounds, as well as novel nitrated compounds and derivatives, and methods of using the derivatives in various applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel M. Trauth, George D. Green, Raymond J. Swedo, Richard L. James, Ian A. Tomlinson
  • Patent number: 9890177
    Abstract: Provided is a process for the formation of nitrated compounds by the nitration of hydrocarbon compounds with dilute nitric acid. Also provided are processes for preparing industrially useful downstream derivatives of the nitrated compounds, as well as novel nitrated compounds and derivatives, and methods of using the derivatives in various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: ANGUS CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Daniel M. Trauth, George D. Green, Raymond J. Swedo, Richard L. James, Ian A. Tomlinson
  • Patent number: 9617200
    Abstract: A method for producing an amine. The first step is contacting a cyanide, an acid, water and a substrate compound capable of generating a carbonium ion by reaction with the acid to generate a first reaction intermediate. The second step is contacting the first reaction intermediate with water to form a second reaction intermediate. The third step is removing cyanide present in the second reaction intermediate to a concentration less than 10 ppm. The fourth step is contacting the second reaction intermediate with an alkali metal hydroxide to form the amine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignees: ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY, DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Bharati D. Chheda, John G. Pendergast, Jr., Sivam Rangavajjula, Daniel M. Trauth
  • Patent number: 9504933
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for synthesizing nitroalkanes by reaction of a hydrocarbon feedstock with aqueous nitric acid. The apparatus may be designed such that it can synthesize more than one nitroalkane using the same equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: ANGUS CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Mahesh Sawant, Daniel M. Trauth, John G. Pendergast, Jr., Ravindra S. Dixit
  • Publication number: 20160304676
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for making stable and consistent polymer formulations with desirable sensorial qualities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Daniel M. TRAUTH, Qichun WAN, Kishore K. KAR, Justin J. WALKER, Anthony NEUBAUER, David L. MALOTKY
  • Patent number: 9340486
    Abstract: Disclosed are a process and an apparatus for synthesizing nitroalkanes by reaction of a hydrocarbon feedstock with aqueous nitric acid. Energy and capital costs may be reduced by recycling a majority of the aqueous phase back to the reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: ANGUS CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Mahesh Sawant, Daniel M. Trauth, John G. Pendergast, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160060207
    Abstract: A method for producing an amine. The first step is contacting a cyanide, an acid, water and a substrate compound capable of generating a carbonium ion by reaction with the acid to generate a first reaction intermediate. The second step is contacting the first reaction intermediate with water to form a second reaction intermediate. The third step is removing cyanide present in the second reaction intermediate to a concentration less than 10 ppm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Bharati D. Chheda, John G. Pendergast, JR., Sivam Rangavajjula, Daniel M. Trauth
  • Publication number: 20160039843
    Abstract: Provided is a process for the formation of nitrated compounds by the nitration of hydrocarbon compounds with dilute nitric acid. Also provided are processes for preparing industrially useful downstream derivatives of the nitrated compounds, as well as novel nitrated compounds and derivatives, and methods of using the derivatives in various applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel M. Trauth, George D. Green, Raymond J. Swedo, Richard L. James, Ian A. Tomlinson
  • Patent number: 9192877
    Abstract: Disclosed are a process and an apparatus for concentrating an organic acid by using a nitroalkane as an entrainer for the azeotropic removal of water from an aqueous organic acid solution. The nitroalkane may be the same as a nitroalkane that is the product of a high pressure nitration process that produces nitroalkanes and aqueous organic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: ANGUS CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Mahesh Ratnakar Sawant, Daniel M. Trauth, John G. Pendergast
  • Patent number: 9187436
    Abstract: Provided is a process for the formation of nitrated compounds by the nitration of hydrocarbon compounds with dilute nitric acid. Also provided are processes for preparing industrially useful downstream derivatives of the nitrated compounds, as well as novel nitrated compounds and derivatives, and methods of using the derivatives in various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: ANGUS CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Daniel M. Trauth, George D Green, Raymond J. Swedo, Richard L. James, Ian A. Tomlinson
  • Patent number: 9133094
    Abstract: Disclosed are processes and apparatuses for concentrating at least one organic acid using an alkyl acetate as an entrainer. The processes and apparatuses may use the same alkyl acetate as an entrainer to concentrate a mixture of organic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: ANGUS CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Mahesh Sawant, Daniel M. Trauth, John G. Pendergast, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150094501
    Abstract: Provided is a process for the formation of 2-nitropropane and/or 2,2-dinitropropane by the nitration of propane with dilute nitric acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel M. Trauth, Richard L. James
  • Publication number: 20140031594
    Abstract: Disclosed are processes and apparatuses for concentrating at least one organic acid using an alkyl acetate as an entrainer. The processes and apparatuses may use the same alkyl acetate as an entrainer to concentrate a mixture of organic acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicants: ANGUS CHEMICAL COMPANY, DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Mahesh Sawant, Daniel M. Trauth, John G. Pendergast
  • Publication number: 20130343960
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for synthesizing nitroalkanes by reaction of a hydrocarbon feedstock with aqueous nitric acid. The apparatus may be designed such that it can synthesize more than one nitroalkane using the same equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicants: ANGUS CHEMICAL COMPANY, DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Mahesh Sawant, Daniel M. Trauth, John G. Pendergast, Ravindra S. Dixit
  • Patent number: 8558039
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for synthesizing nitroalkanes by reaction of a hydrocarbon feedstock with aqueous nitric acid. The apparatus may be designed such that it can synthesize more than one nitroalkane using the same equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, ANGUS Chemical Company
    Inventors: Mahesh Sawant, Daniel M. Trauth, John G. Pendergast, Jr., Ravindra S. Dixit
  • Publication number: 20130245340
    Abstract: Disclosed are a process and an apparatus for concentrating an organic acid by using a nitroalkane as an entrainer for the azeotropic removal of water from an aqueous organic acid solution. The nitroalkane may be the same as a nitroalkane that is the product of a high pressure nitration process that produces nitroalkanes and aqueous organic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicants: ANGUS CHEMICAL COMPANY, DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Mahesh Ratnakar Sawant, Daniel M. Trauth, John G. Pendergast
  • Patent number: 8519199
    Abstract: Provided is a process for the formation of 2-nitropropane and/or 2,2-dinitropropane by the nitration of propane with dilute nitric acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel M Trauth, Richard L James
  • Publication number: 20130216443
    Abstract: Disclosed are a process and an apparatus for synthesizing nitroalkanes by reaction of a hydrocarbon feedstock with aqueous nitric acid. Energy and capital costs may be reduced by recycling a majority of the aqueous phase back to the reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicants: ANGUS CHEMICAL COMPANY, DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Mahesh Sawant, Daniel M. Trauth, John G. Pendergast