Patents by Inventor Eric L. Dias

Eric L. Dias 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: 10654819
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides processes for the production of 2-5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and intermediates thereof by the chemocatalytic conversion of a furanic oxidation substrate. The present disclosure further provides processes for preparing derivatives of FDCA and FDCA-based polymers. In addition, the present disclosure provides crystalline preparations of FDCA, as well as processes for making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Stora Enso Oyj
    Inventors: Valery Sokolovskii, Vincent J. Murphy, Thomas R. Boussie, Gary M. Diamond, Eric L. Dias, Guang Zhu, James M. Longmire, Stanley Herrmann, Staffan Torssell, Mayya Lavrenko
  • Patent number: 10654027
    Abstract: Shaped porous carbon products and processes for preparing these products are provided. The shaped porous carbon products can be used, for example, as catalyst supports and adsorbents. Catalyst compositions including these shaped porous carbon products, processes of preparing the catalyst compositions, and various processes of using the shaped porous carbon products and catalyst compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
    Inventors: Eric L. Dias, Alfred Hagemeyer, Hong X. Jiang, James Longmire, James A. W. Shoemaker, Valery Sokolovskii, Guang Zhu, Vincent J. Murphy, Gary M. Diamond
  • Publication number: 20200055029
    Abstract: The present invention provides a porous metal-containing carbon-based material that is stable at high temperatures under aqueous conditions. The porous metal-containing carbon-based materials are particularly useful in catalytic applications. Also provided, are methods for making and using porous shaped metal-carbon products prepared from these materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
    Inventors: Valery Sokolovskii, Alfred Hagemeyer, James A.W. Shoemaker, Elif Ispir Gürbüz, Guang Zhu, Eric L. Dias
  • Publication number: 20200023340
    Abstract: Shaped porous carbon products and processes for preparing these products are provided. The shaped porous carbon products can be used, for example, as catalyst supports and adsorbents. Catalyst compositions including these shaped porous carbon products, processes of preparing the catalyst compositions, and various processes of using the shaped porous carbon products and catalyst compositions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
    Inventors: Eric L. Dias, Alfred Hagemeyer, Hong X. Jiang, James Longmire, James A.W. Shoemaker, Valery Sokolovskii, Guang Zhu, Vincent J. Murphy, Gary M. Diamond
  • Publication number: 20200010441
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides processes for the production of 2-5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and intermediates thereof by the chemocatalytic conversion of a furanic oxidation substrate. The present disclosure further provides processes for preparing derivatives of FDCA and FDCA-based polymers. In addition, the present disclosure provides crystalline preparations of FDCA, as well as processes for making the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Valery Sokolovskii, Vincent J. Murphy, Thomas R. Boussie, Gary M. Diamond, Eric L. Dias, Guang Zhu, James M. Longmire, Stanley Herrmann, Staffan Torssell, Mayya Lavrenko
  • Patent number: 10464048
    Abstract: The present invention provides a porous metal-containing carbon-based material that is stable at high temperatures under aqueous conditions. The porous metal-containing carbon-based materials are particularly useful in catalytic applications. Also provided, are methods for making and using porous shaped metal-carbon products prepared from these materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
    Inventors: Valery Sokolovskii, Alfred Hagemeyer, James A. W. Shoemaker, Elif Ispir Gürbüz, Guang Zhu, Eric L. Dias
  • Patent number: 10442780
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides processes for the production of 2-5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and intermediates thereof by the chemocatalytic conversion of a furanic oxidation substrate. The present disclosure further provides processes for preparing derivatives of FDCA and FDCA-based polymers. In addition, the present disclosure provides crystalline preparations of FDCA, as well as processes for making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Stora Enso OYJ
    Inventors: Valery Sokolovskii, Vincent J. Murphy, Thomas R. Boussie, Gary M. Diamond, Eric L. Dias, Guang Zhu, James M. Longmire, Stanley Herrmann, Staffan Torssell, Mayya Lavrenko
  • Patent number: 10384192
    Abstract: Shaped porous carbon products and processes for preparing these products are provided. The shaped porous carbon products can be used, for example, as catalyst supports and adsorbents. Catalyst compositions including these shaped porous carbon products, processes of preparing the catalyst compositions, and various processes of using the shaped porous carbon products and catalyst compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
    Inventors: Eric L. Dias, Alfred Hagemeyer, Hong X. Jiang, James Longmire, James A. W. Shoemaker, Valery Sokolovskii, Guang Zhu, Vincent J. Murphy, Gary M. Diamond
  • Publication number: 20190233386
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides processes for the production of 2-5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and intermediates thereof by the chemocatalytic conversion of a furanic oxidation substrate. The present disclosure further provides processes for preparing derivatives of FDCA and FDCA-based polymers. In addition, the present disclosure provides crystalline preparations of FDCA, as well as processes for making the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Valery Sokolovskii, Vincent J. Murphy, Thomas R. Boussie, Gary M. Diamond, Eric L. Dias, Guang Zhu, James M. Longmire, Stanley Herrmann, Staffan Torssell, Mayya Lavrenko
  • Patent number: 10208006
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides processes for the production of 2-5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and intermediates thereof by the chemocatalytic conversion of a furanic oxidation substrate. The present disclosure further provides processes for preparing derivatives of FDCA and FDCA-based polymers. In addition, the present disclosure provides crystalline preparations of FDCA, as well as processes for making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Stora Enso Oyj
    Inventors: Valery Sokolovskii, Vincent J. Murphy, Thomas R. Boussie, Gary M. Diamond, Eric L. Dias, Guang Zhu, James M. Longmire, Stanley Herrmann, Staffan Torssell, Mayya Lavrenko
  • Patent number: 10150719
    Abstract: Processes are disclosed for the conversion of adipic acid to 1,6-hexanediol employing a chemocatalytic reaction in which an adipic acid substrate is reacted with hydrogen in the presence of particular heterogeneous catalysts including a first metal and a second metal on a support. The adipic acid substrate includes adipic acid, mono-esters of adipic acid, di-esters of adipic acid, and salts thereof. The first metal is selected form the group of Pt, Rh and mixtures thereof and the second metal is selected from the group of Mo, W, Re and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
    Inventors: Vincent J. Murphy, Eric L. Dias, James A. W. Shoemaker
  • Publication number: 20180345251
    Abstract: Shaped porous carbon products and processes for preparing these products are provided. The shaped porous carbon products can be used, for example, as catalyst supports and adsorbents. Catalyst compositions including these shaped porous carbon products, processes of preparing the catalyst compositions, and various processes of using the shaped porous carbon products and catalyst compositions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
    Inventors: Eric L. Dias, Alfred Hagemeyer, Hong X. Jiang, James Longmire, James A.W. Shoemaker, Valery Sokolovskii, Guang Zhu, Vincent J. Murphy, Gary M. Diamond
  • Patent number: 10081612
    Abstract: Industrial scale conversions of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to commodity chemicals such as 1,2,6-hexanetriol and 1,6-hexanediol by chemocatalytic conversions using hydrogen and a heterogeneous reduction catalyst are provided. The reactions are suitable for use in continuous flow reactors. Methods of carrying out the conversions are provided, as are product and catalyst compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND COMPANY
    Inventors: Valery Sokolovskii, Mayya Lavrenko, Alfred Hagemeyer, Eric L. Dias, James A. W. Shoemaker, Vincent J. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10077226
    Abstract: Processes are disclosed for the conversion of 1,6-hexanediol to adipic acid employing a chemocatalytic reaction in which 1,6-hexanediol is reacted with oxygen in the presence of particular heterogeneous catalysts including at least one of platinum or gold. The metals are preferably provided on a support selected from the group of titania, stabilized titania, zirconia, stabilized zirconia, silica or mixtures thereof, most preferably zirconia stabilized with tungsten. The reaction with oxygen is carried out at a temperature from about 100° C. to about 300° C. and at a partial pressure of oxygen from about 50 psig to about 2000 psig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
    Inventors: Eric L. Dias, Vincent J. Murphy, James A. W. Shoemaker
  • Publication number: 20180214853
    Abstract: Disclosed are catalysts comprised of platinum and gold. The catalysts are generally useful for the selective oxidation of compositions comprised of a primary alcohol group and at least one secondary alcohol group wherein at least the primary alcohol group is converted to a carboxyl group. More particularly, the catalysts are supported catalysts including particles comprising gold and particles comprising platinum, wherein the molar ratio of platinum to gold is in the range of about 100:1 to about 1:4, the platinum is essentially present as Pt(0) and the platinum-containing particles are of a size in the range of about 2 to about 50 nm. Also disclosed are methods for the oxidative chemocatalytic conversion of carbohydrates to carboxylic acids or derivatives thereof. Additionally, methods are disclosed for the selective oxidation of glucose to glucaric acid or derivatives thereof using catalysts comprising platinum and gold. Further, methods are disclosed for the production of such catalysts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
    Inventors: Vincent J. Murphy, James Shoemaker, Guang Zhu, Raymond Archer, George Frederick Salem, Eric L. Dias
  • Patent number: 10017486
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to processes for converting fructose-containing feedstocks to a product comprising 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural (HMF) and water in the presence of water, solvent and an acid catalyst. In some embodiments, the conversion of fructose to HMF is controlled at a partial conversion endpoint characterized by a yield of HMF from fructose that does not exceed about 80 mol %. In these and other embodiments, the processes provide separation techniques for separating and recovering the product, unconverted fructose, solvent and acid catalyst to enable the effective recovery and reutilization of reaction components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
    Inventors: Thomas R. Boussie, Eric L. Dias, Vincent J. Murphy, James A. W. Shoemaker
  • Publication number: 20180170844
    Abstract: Processes are disclosed for the conversion of a carbohydrate source to hexamethylenediamine (HMDA) and to intermediates useful for the production of hexamethylenediamine and other industrial chemicals. HMDA is produced by direct reduction of a furfural substrate to 1,6-hexanediol in the presence of hydrogen and a heterogeneous reduction catalyst comprising Pt or by indirect reduction of a furfural substrate to 1,6-hexanediol wherein 1,2,6-hexanetriol is produced by reduction of the furfural substrate in the presence of hydrogen and a catalyst comprising Pt and 1,2,6-hexanediol is then converted by hydrogenation in the presence of a catalyst comprising Pt to 1,6 hexanediol, each process then proceding to the production of HMDA by known routes, such as amination of the 1,6 hexanediol. Catalysts useful for the direct and indirect production of 1,6-hexanediol are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Eric L. DIAS, James A.W. SHOEMAKER, Thomas R. BOUSSIE, Vincent J. MURPHY
  • Patent number: 9993802
    Abstract: Shaped porous carbon products and processes for preparing these products are provided. The shaped porous carbon products can be used, for example, as catalyst supports and adsorbents. Catalyst compositions including these shaped porous carbon products, processes of preparing the catalyst compositions, and various processes of using the shaped porous carbon products and catalyst compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Eric L. Dias, Alfred Hagemeyer, Hong X. Jiang, James Longmire, James A. W. Shoemaker, Valery Sokolovskii, Guang Zhu, Vincent J. Murphy, Gary M. Diamond
  • Publication number: 20180086688
    Abstract: Processes for separating a di-carboxylic acid or salt thereof from a mixture containing the di-carboxylic acid or salt thereof and one or more other components are provided. Also separation media useful for these separation processes is provided. In particular, processes for preparing an aldaric acid are described, such as glucaric acid from glucose, which includes separating the aldaric acid from the reaction product. Also, various glucaric acid products are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: Rennovia Inc.
    Inventors: Gary M. Diamond, Eric L. Dias, Raymond Archer, Vincent J. Murphy, Thomas R. Boussie
  • Patent number: 9808790
    Abstract: Disclosed are catalysts comprised of platinum and gold. The catalysts are generally useful for the selective oxidation of compositions comprised of a primary alcohol group and at least one secondary alcohol group wherein at least the primary alcohol group is converted to a carboxyl group. More particularly, the catalysts are supported catalysts including particles comprising gold and particles comprising platinum, wherein the molar ratio of platinum to gold is in the range of about 100:1 to about 1:4, the platinum is essentially present as Pt(0) and the platinum-containing particles are of a size in the range of about 2 to about 50 nm. Also disclosed are methods for the oxidative chemocatalytic conversion of carbohydrates to carboxylic acids or derivatives thereof. Additionally, methods are disclosed for the selective oxidation of glucose to glucaric acid or derivatives thereof using catalysts comprising platinum and gold. Further, methods are disclosed for the production of such catalysts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Rennovia Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent J. Murphy, James Shoemaker, Guang Zhu, Raymond Archer, George Frederick Salem, Eric L. Dias