Patents by Inventor Jay J. Farmer

Jay J. Farmer 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: 10479861
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides catalysts for the carbonylation of heterocycles. The inventive catalysts feature metal-ligand complexes having cationic functional groups tethered to the ligand, wherein the tethered cationic groups are associated with anionic metal carbonyl species. The invention also provides methods of using the inventive catalysts to affect the ring opening carbonylation of epoxides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Novomer, Inc.
    Inventors: Han Lee, Scott D. Allen, Jay J. Farmer, Geoff Coates
  • Publication number: 20190345125
    Abstract: Provided are processes for monitoring and maintaining continuous carbonylation of epoxides or lactones. Processes include measuring parameters affecting the rate of the carbonylation reaction and adding supplemental replacement catalyst replacement components to maintain a constant rate of carbonylation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Novomer, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay J. FARMER, Peter GALEBACH, Kyle SHERRY, Sadesh H. SOOKRAJ
  • Patent number: 10464960
    Abstract: The present invention describes metal salen complexes having dianionic counterions. Such complexes can be readily precipitated and provide an economical method for the purification and isolation of the complexes, and are useful to prepare novel polymer compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Aramco Technologies Company
    Inventors: Gabriel E. Job, Jay J. Farmer, Anna E. Cherian
  • Publication number: 20190322802
    Abstract: Described herein are methods of preparing poly(alkylene carbonate) polymers comprising an increased ratio of primary hydroxyl end groups to secondary hydroxyl end groups, and compositions thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: James Eagan, Christopher A. Simoneau, Jay J. Farmer
  • Patent number: 10442816
    Abstract: Among other things, the present invention encompasses methods of synthesizing salicylaldehyde derivatives comprising the steps of: a) providing salicylaldehyde or a derivative thereof, b) forming an anhydro dimer of the provided salicylaldehyde compound, c) performing one or more chemical transformations on the anhydro dimer and d) hydrolyzing the anhydro dimer to provide a salicylaldehyde derivative different from that provided in step (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Aramco Technologies Company
    Inventors: Jay J. Farmer, Gabriel E. Job
  • Publication number: 20190256650
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides catalysts for the carbonylation of heterocycles. The inventive catalysts feature metal-ligand complexes having cationic functional groups tethered to the ligand, wherein the tethered cationic groups are associated with anionic metal carbonyl species. The invention also provides methods of using the inventive catalysts to affect the ring opening carbonylation of epoxides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Novomer, Inc.
    Inventors: Han LEE, Scott D. ALLEN, Jay J. FARMER, Geoff COATES
  • Publication number: 20190255488
    Abstract: The present invention provides nanofiltration membranes with reduced chemical reactivity that can be utilized in manufacturing processes where reactive feedstocks and/or products are utilized or produced. Methods of making and using the membranes are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Novomer, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. LAPOINTE, Scott D. ALLEN, Han LEE, Thomas WIDZINSKI, Jay J. FARMER
  • Publication number: 20190233360
    Abstract: Provided are methods for the production of phthalic acid (PA), isophthalic acid (IP A), terephthalic acid (TP A), and derivatives thereof. The methods are based on the addition of beta propiolactone to furfural or a derivative thereof. Provided are cost effective routes to biobased IP A and derivatives thereof, including terephthalic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Jay J. Farmer, Sadesh H. Sookraj
  • Publication number: 20190233586
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure encompasses polymerization systems for the copolymerization of CO2 and epoxides comprising 1) a catalyst including a metal coordination compound having a permanent ligand set and at least one ligand that is a polymerization initiator, and 2) a chain transfer agent having two or more sites that can initiate polymerization. In a second aspect, the present disclosure encompasses methods for the synthesis of polycarbonate polyols using the inventive polymerization systems. In a third aspect, the present disclosure encompasses polycarbonate polyol compositions characterized in that the polymer chains have a high percentage of —OH end groups and a high percentage of carbonate linkages. The compositions are further characterized in that they contain polymer chains having an embedded polyfunctional moiety linked to a plurality of individual polycarbonate chains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Scott D. Allen, Geoffrey W. Coates, Anna E. Cherian, Christopher A. Simoneau, Alexei A. Gridnev, Jay J. Farmer
  • Patent number: 10301426
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure encompasses polymerization systems for the copolymerization of CO2 and epoxides comprising 1) a catalyst including a metal coordination compound having a permanent ligand set and at least one ligand that is a polymerization initiator, and 2) a chain transfer agent having two or more sites that can initiate polymerization. In a second aspect, the present disclosure encompasses methods for the synthesis of polycarbonate polyols using the inventive polymerization systems. In a third aspect, the present disclosure encompasses polycarbonate polyol compositions characterized in that the polymer chains have a high percentage of —OH end groups and a high percentage of carbonate linkages. The compositions are further characterized in that they contain polymer chains having an embedded polyfunctional moiety linked to a plurality of individual polycarbonate chains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Aramco Technologies Company
    Inventors: Scott D. Allen, Geoffrey W. Coates, Anna E. Cherian, Chris A. Simoneau, Alexei A. Gridnev, Jay J Farmer
  • Patent number: 10252969
    Abstract: Provided are methods for the production of isophthalic acid (IP A) and derivatives thereof. The methods are based on the addition of beta propiolactone to furfural or a derivative thereof. Provided are cost effective routes to biobased IP A and derivatives thereof, including terephthalic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Novomer, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay J Farmer, Sadesh H. Sookraj
  • Publication number: 20190100648
    Abstract: The present invention encompasses polymer compositions comprising aliphatic polycarbonate chains containing functional groups that increase the polymer's ability to wet or adhere to inorganic materials. In certain embodiments, chain ends of the aliphatic polycarbonates are modified to introduce silicon-containing functional groups, boron-containing functional groups, phosphorous-containing functional groups, sulfonic acid groups or carboxylic acid groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Scott D. Allen, Christopher A. Simoneau, Jay J. Farmer
  • Patent number: 10245559
    Abstract: The present invention provides nanofiltration membranes with reduced chemical reactivity that can be utilized in manufacturing processes where reactive feedstocks and/or products are utilized or produced. Methods of making and using the membranes are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Novomer, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Lapointe, Scott D. Allen, Han Lee, Thomas Widzinski, Jay J. Farmer
  • Patent number: 10221150
    Abstract: Provided are processes for monitoring and maintaining continuous carbonylation of epoxides or lactones. Processes include measuring parameters affecting the rate of the carbonylation reaction and adding supplemental replacement catalyst replacement components to maintain a constant rate of carbonylation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Novomer, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay J. Farmer, Peter Galebach, Kyle Sherry, Sadesh H. Sookraj
  • Patent number: 10221278
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides catalysts for the carbonylation of heterocycles. The inventive catalysts feature metal-ligand complexes having cationic functional groups tethered to the ligand, wherein the tethered cationic groups are associated with anionic metal carbonyl species. The invention also provides methods of using the inventive catalysts to affect the ring opening carbonylation of epoxides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Novomer, Inc.
    Inventors: Han Lee, Scott D. Allen, Jay J. Farmer, Geoff Coates
  • Publication number: 20180354881
    Abstract: Provided are integrated processes for the conversion of beta propiolactone to acrylic acid. Systems for the production of acrylic acid are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Novomer, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay J. FARMER, Peter GALEBACH, Kyle SHERRY, Sadesh H. SOOKRAJ
  • Patent number: 10138369
    Abstract: The present invention encompasses polymer compositions comprising aliphatic polycarbonate chains containing functional groups that increase the polymer's ability to wet or adhere to inorganic materials. In certain embodiments, chain ends of the aliphatic polycarbonates are modified to introduce silicon-containing functional groups, boron-containing functional groups, phosphorous-containing functional groups, sulfonic acid groups or carboxylic acid groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Saudi Aramco Technologies Company
    Inventors: Scott D. Allen, Christopher A. Simoneau, Jay J. Farmer
  • Publication number: 20180312519
    Abstract: Among other things, the present invention encompasses methods of synthesizing salicylaldehyde derivatives comprising the steps of: a) providing salicylaldehyde or a derivative thereof, b) forming an anhydro dimer of the provided salicylaldehyde compound, c) performing one or more chemical transformations on the anhydro dimer and d) hydrolyzing the anhydro dimer to provide a salicylaldehyde derivative different from that provided in step (a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Jay J. Farmer, Gabriel E. Job
  • Patent number: 10099988
    Abstract: Provided are integrated processes for the conversion of beta propiolactone to acrylic acid. Systems for the production of acrylic acid are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Novomer, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay J. Farmer, Peter Galebach, Kyle Sherry, Sadesh H. Sookraj
  • Patent number: 10040800
    Abstract: Among other things, the present invention encompasses methods of synthesizing salicylaldehyde derivatives comprising the steps of: a) providing salicylaldehyde or a derivative thereof, b) forming an anhydro dimer of the provided salicylaldehyde compound, c) performing one or more chemical transformations on the anhydro dimer and d) hydrolyzing the anhydro dimer to provide a salicylaldehyde derivative different from that provided in step (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Saudi Aramco Technologies Company
    Inventors: Jay J. Farmer, Gabriel E. Job