Patents by Inventor Howard Everett Shook, Jr.

Howard Everett Shook, Jr. 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: 4082811
    Abstract: Process for the recovery of catalyst components from a catalyst residue, e.g., a residue obtained from the hydrocyanation of olefins, e.g., butadiene, using a zero-valent nickel complex promoted with a triarylborane as a catalyst by contacting the residue with an essentially aqueous solution of nitrogen-containing base, e.g., ammonium hydroxide to form and precipitate the amine adduct of the triarylborane, while maintaining other catalyst components in solution and thereafter separating the precipitate from the resultant solution. Nickel can be separated from the resultant solution by reducing the concentration of amine in the solution to thereby precipitate a nickel cyanide complex, e.g., nickel (II) cyanidemonoammine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1978
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Howard Everett Shook, Jr.