Patents by Inventor Edward G. Zey

Edward G. Zey 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: 7897697
    Abstract: A process for preparing derivatized poly(4-hydroxystryrene) having a novolak type structure which comprises the steps of (i) supplying a solution of methanol containing 4-hydroxyphenylmethylcarbinol, (ii) subjecting said solution to an acid catalyzed displacement reaction for a sufficient period of time and under suitable conditions of temperature and pressure to convert substantially all of said carbinol to 4-hydroxyphenylmethylcarbinol methyl ether in solution, (iii) polymerizing said ether containing solution in the presence of a suitable acid catalyst for a sufficient period of time and under suitable conditions of temperature and pressure to form a novolak type polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: DuPont Electronic Polymers L.P.
    Inventors: Michael T. Sheehan, Edward G. Zey
  • Publication number: 20100105785
    Abstract: A process for preparing a blocked derivatized poly(4-hydroxystryrene)-DPHS having a novolak type structure which comprises the steps of (i) supplying a solution of methanol containing 4-hydroxyphenylmethylcarbinol, (ii) subjecting said solution to an acid catalyzed displacement reaction for a sufficient period of time and under suitable conditions of temperature and pressure to convert substantially all of said carbinol to 4-hydroxyphenylmethylcarbinol methyl ether in solution, (iii) polymerizing said ether containing solution in the presence of a suitable acid catalyst for a sufficient period of time and under suitable conditions of temperature and pressure to form a novolak type polymer; and (iv) reacting said polymer with a vinyl ether, a dialkyl dicarbonate, or a mixture of vinyl ether and a dialkyl dicarbonate to form the blocked DPHS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventors: Michael T. Sheehan, Edward G. Zey, Hiroshi Okazaki
  • Patent number: 7678945
    Abstract: A process for preparing derivatized poly(4-hydroxystyrene) having a novolak type structure which comprises the steps of (i) supplying a solution of methanol containing 4-hydroxyphenylmethylcarbinol, (ii) subjecting said solution to an acid catalyzed displacement reaction for a sufficient period of time and under suitable conditions of temperature and pressure to convert substantially all of said carbinol to 4-hydroxyphenylmethylcarbinol methyl ether in solution, (iii) polymerizing said ether containing solution in the presence of a suitable acid catalyst for a sufficient period of time and under suitable conditions of temperature and pressure to form a novolak type polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Dupont Electronic Polymers L.P.
    Inventors: Michael T. Sheehan, Edward G. Zey
  • Patent number: 7662538
    Abstract: A process for preparing a blocked derivatized poly(4-hydroxystryrene)-DPHS having a novolak type structure which comprises the steps of (i) supplying a solution of methanol containing 4-hydroxyphenylmethylcarbinol, (ii) subjecting said solution to an acid catalyzed displacement reaction for a sufficient period of time and under suitable conditions of temperature and pressure to convert substantially all of said carbinol to 4-hydroxyphenylmethylcarbinol methyl ether in solution, (iii) polymerizing said ether containing solution in the presence of a suitable acid catalyst for a sufficient period of time and under suitable conditions of temperature and pressure to form a novolak type polymer; and (iv) reacting said polymer with a vinyl ether, a dialkyl dicarbonate, or a mixture of vinyl ether and a dialkyl dicarbonate to form the blocked DPHS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Du Pont Electronic Polymers L.P.
    Inventors: Michael T. Sheehan, Edward G. Zey, Hiroshi Okazaki
  • Patent number: 7632896
    Abstract: A process for preparing derivatized poly(4-hydroxystryrene) having a novolak type structure which comprises the steps of (i) supplying a solution of methanol containing 4-hydroxyphenylmethylcarbinol, (ii) subjecting said solution to an acid catalyzed displacement reaction for a sufficient period of time and under suitable conditions of temperature and pressure to convert substantially all of said carbinol to 4-hydroxyphenylmethylcarbinol methyl ether in solution, (iii) polymerizing said ether containing solution in the presence of a suitable acid catalyst for a sufficient period of time and under suitable conditions of temperature and pressure to form a novolak type polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Dupont Electronic Polymers L.P.
    Inventors: Michael T. Sheehan, Edward G. Zey
  • Publication number: 20090264592
    Abstract: A process for preparing derivatized poly(4-hydroxystryrene) having a novolak type structure which comprises the steps of (i) supplying a solution of methanol containing 4-hydroxyphenylmethylcarbinol, (ii) subjecting said solution to an acid catalyzed displacement reaction for a sufficient period of time and under suitable conditions of temperature and pressure to convert substantially all of said carbinol to 4-hydroxyphenylmethylcarbinol methyl ether in solution, (iii) polymerizing said ether containing solution in the presence of a suitable acid catalyst for a sufficient period of time and under suitable conditions of temperature and pressure to form a novolak type polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: Michael T. Sheehan, Edward G. Zey
  • Patent number: 7566752
    Abstract: A process for preparing derivatized poly(4-hydroxystryrene) having a novolak type structure which comprises the steps of (i) supplying a solution of methanol containing 4-hydroxyphenylmethylcarbinol, (ii) subjecting said solution to an acid catalyzed displacement reaction for a sufficient period of time and under suitable conditions of temperature and pressure to convert substantially all of said carbinol to 4-hydroxyphenylmethylcarbinol methyl ether in solution, (iii) polymerizing said ether containing solution in the presence of a suitable acid catalyst for a sufficient period of time and under suitable conditions of temperature and pressure to form a novolak type polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Du Pont Electronic Polymers L.P.
    Inventors: Michael T. Sheehan, Edward G. Zey
  • Publication number: 20080214874
    Abstract: A process for preparing derivatized poly(4-hydroxystyrene) having a novolak type structure which comprises the steps of (i) supplying a solution of methanol containing 4-hydroxyphenylmethylcarbinol, (ii) subjecting said solution to an acid catalyzed displacement reaction for a sufficient period of time and under suitable conditions of temperature and pressure to convert substantially all of said carbinol to 4-hydroxyphenylmethylcarbinol methyl ether in solution, (iii) polymerizing said ether containing solution in the presence of a suitable acid catalyst for a sufficient period of time and under suitable conditions of temperature and pressure to form a novolak type polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: Michael T. Sheehan, Edward G. Zey
  • Publication number: 20080188692
    Abstract: A process for preparing derivatized poly(4-hydroxystryrene) having a novolak type structure which comprises the steps of (i) supplying a solution of methanol containing 4-hydroxyphenylmethylcarbinol, (ii) subjecting said solution to an acid catalyzed displacement reaction for a sufficient period of time and under suitable conditions of temperature and pressure to convert substantially all of said carbinol to 4-hydroxyphenylmethylcarbinol methyl ether in solution, (iii) polymerizing said ether containing solution in the presence of a suitable acid catalyst for a sufficient period of time and under suitable conditions of temperature and pressure to form a novolak type polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventors: Michael T. Sheehan, Edward G. Zey
  • Publication number: 20080188619
    Abstract: A process for preparing derivatized poly(4-hydroxystryrene) having a novolak type structure which comprises the steps of (i) supplying a solution of methanol containing 4-hydroxyphenylmethylcarbinol, (ii) subjecting said solution to an acid catalyzed displacement reaction for a sufficient period of time and under suitable conditions of temperature and pressure to convert substantially all of said carbinol to 4-hydroxyphenylmethylcarbinol methyl ether in solution, (iii) polymerizing said ether containing solution in the presence of a suitable acid catalyst for a sufficient period of time and under suitable conditions of temperature and pressure to form a novolak type polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventors: Michael T. Sheehan, Edward G. Zey
  • Patent number: 7371800
    Abstract: A process for preparing derivatized poly(4-hydroxystryrene) having a novolak type structure which comprises the steps of (i) supplying a solution of methanol containing 4-hydroxyphenylmethylcarbinol, (ii) subjecting said solution to an acid catalyzed displacement reaction for a sufficient period of time and under suitable conditions of temperature and pressure to convert substantially all of said carbinol to 4-hydroxyphenylmethylcarbinol methyl ether in solution, (iii) polymerizing said ether containing solution in the presence of a suitable acid catalyst for a sufficient period of time and under suitable conditions of temperature and pressure to form a novolak type polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: DuPont Electronic Polymers L.P.
    Inventors: Michael T. Sheehan, Edward G. Zey
  • Patent number: 6670033
    Abstract: A process for the formation of a purified anhydrosugar alcohol is disclosed, whereby the resultant purified anhydrosugar alcohol has a purity of at least 99.8% and is substantially colorless. The anhydrosugar alcohol is purified by distillation, recrystallization from methanol, ethanol or ethylene glycol, melt recrystallization, or a combination thereof. Preferably, the purification is by distillation followed by recrystallization from methanol, ethanol or ethylene glycol. A test for determining the purity of the anhydrosugar alcohol is disclosed, wherein the color of the anhydrosugar alcohol after annealing at a temperature of at least 260° C. for at least four hours is examined. Alternatively, purity can be determined by examination of ultraviolet (UV) transmittance of the purified anhydrosugar alcohol at various wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Michael A. Hubbard, Michael Wohlers, Helmut B. Witteler, Edward G. Zey, George Kvakovszky, Thomas H. Shockley, Larry F. Charbonneau, Norbert Kohle, Jochen Rieth
  • Patent number: 6639067
    Abstract: A process is described for continuous production of anhydrosugar alcohol by continuous introducing of sugar alcohols and/or monoanhydrosugar alcohols into a reaction vessel and dehydration in the presence of an acid catalyst and solvent in which the resultant reaction product is soluble. Water and the solvent having the dissolved reaction product are each cointinuously removed from the reaction vessel. The reaction product is separated from the removed solvent and the product is optionally purified to a purity of 99.0% the solvent is recycled in the reaction vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Inventors: Willard C. Brinegar, Michael Wohlers, Michael A. Hubbard, Edward G. Zey, George Kvakovszky, Thomas H. Shockley, Rainer Roesky, Uwe Dingerdissen, Werner Kind
  • Patent number: 6316679
    Abstract: A process for treating a composition containing a substantial proportion of trimethyflolpropane bis-monolinear formal (TMP-BMLF) or trimethylolethane bis-monolinear formal (TME-BMLF), e.g., a heavy ends residue obtained from the purification of a crude trimethylolpropane (TMP) or trimethylolethane (TME) product, wherein the composition is contacted at an elevated temperature with a strong acid catalyst, e.g., methanesulfonic acid, to produce a composition containing significantly increased amounts of TMP and trimethylolpropane monocyclic formal (TMP-MCF) or TME and trimethylolethane monocyclic formal (TME-MCF) respectively. Also disclosed is a process for reacting TMP-MCF or TME-MCF, either in substantially pure form or as present in the light ends overhead stream obtained in a finishing treatment of crude TMP or TME, with a monohydric or dihydric alcohol, e.g., ethylene glycol, in the presence of a strong acid catalyst to obtain additional TMP or TME and an acetal by-product, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: Celanese International Corporation
    Inventors: Carolyn Supplee, Jerry A. Broussard, Tobin J. Marks, William E. Slinkard, Edwards G. Zey
  • Patent number: 6277783
    Abstract: A method is provided for purifying a crude N-acetyl-para-aminophenol (APAP) containing color bodies or their precursors, the method comprising: a) forming a hot aqueous solution of the crude APAP; and b) subsequently contacting the hot solution with an acid washed adsorbent carbon, e.g., an activated carbon, which acid washed carbon, prior to such contact, has been pretreated by contacting it with an aqueous solution of a reducing sulfite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Olan Stanley Fruchey, Edward G. Zey, Larry O. Wheeler
  • Patent number: 6096905
    Abstract: A process for treating a composition containing a substantial proportion of trimethylolpropane bis-monolinear formal (TMP-BMLF) or trimethylolethane bis-monolinear formal (TME-BMLF), e.g., a heavy ends residue obtained from the purification of a crude trimethylolpropane (TMP) or trimethylolethane (TME) product, wherein the composition is contacted at an elevated temperature with a strong acid catalyst, e.g., methanesulfonic acid, to produce a composition containing significantly increased amounts of TMP and trimethylolpropane monocyclic formal (TMP-MCF) or TME and trimethylolethane monocyclic formal (TME-MCF) respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Celanese International Corporation
    Inventors: Carolyn Supplee, Tobin J. Marks, William E. Slinkard, Edward G. Zey
  • Patent number: 5981799
    Abstract: A method is provided for purifying a crude N-acetyl-para-aminophenol (APAP) containing color bodies or their precursors, the method comprising: a) forming a hot aqueous solution of the crude APAP; and b) subsequently contacting the hot solution with an acid washed adsorbent carbon, e.g., an activated carbon, which acid washed carbon, prior to such contact, has been pretreated by contacting it with an aqueous solution of a reducing sulfite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Olan Stanley Fruchey, Edward G. Zey, Larry O. Wheeler
  • Patent number: 5399760
    Abstract: A method is provided for purifying crude N-acetyl-para-aminophenol (APAP) containing color bodies or their precursors, the method comprising: a) forming a solution of the crude APAP; and b) subsequently contacting the solution with substoichiometric quantifies of an acetylating agent for a sufficient period of time to convert said color bodies or their precursors to substantially non-color bodies/stable, colorless substances; said quantities of acetylating agent provided is such that substantially none of the APAP is converted to other compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1995
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corporation
    Inventors: Edward G. Zey, Olan S. Fruchey, Thomas H. Shockley, Joe S. Trevino, B. Frank Wood, Daniel D. Lindley
  • Patent number: 5344979
    Abstract: A method is provided for purifying a crude N-acetyl-para-aminophenol (APAP) containing color bodies or their precursors, the method comprising: a) forming a wet crude APAP; and b) subsequently drying said crude APAP in the presence of a sufficient amount of an acetylating agent for a sufficient period of time to convert said color bodies or their precursors to substantially non-color bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corporation
    Inventors: Edward G. Zey, George A. Blay
  • Patent number: 5300301
    Abstract: Ibuprofen is isolated from tablets or other solids by dissolving the ibuprofen in an alkane or cycloalkane solvent, filtering off undissolved solid, and stripping the solvent from the ibuprofen by evaporation or by recrystallization at low temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corporation
    Inventors: Michael B. Lakin, Thomas H. Shockley, Edward G. Zey