Patents by Inventor Jorge Jimenez

Jorge Jimenez 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: 10597488
    Abstract: A method of preparing a poly(ester-carbonate) includes contacting an aqueous solution including a dicarboxylic acid with a first solution including phosgene and a first organic solvent in a tubular reactor to provide a first reaction mixture. A dihydroxy aromatic compound, the corresponding dialkali metal salt of the dihydroxy aromatic compound, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing, water, and a second organic solvent are combined to provide a second reaction mixture. The method further includes introducing the first reaction mixture, the second reaction mixture, and a second solution comprising phosgene to a tank reactor, wherein the tank reactor has a first pH of 7 to 10. The pH is optionally raised to 9 to 11 to provide a third reaction mixture including the poly(ester-carbonate). Poly(ester-carbonate)s prepared according to the method described herein are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Pankaj Singh Gautam, Rahul Patil, Jorge Jimenez, Joshua D. Taylor, James Alan Mahood, James Franklin Hoover
  • Patent number: 10532963
    Abstract: Methods for producing butadiene by the oxidative dehydrogenation of butene are provided. Methods for producing butadiene from a feed stream including oxygen and butene in a molar ratio of oxygen to butene (O2/C4H8) from about 0.9 to about 1.5 can include introducing the feed stream to a catalyst in the presence of steam. The molar ratio of steam to butene (H2O/C4H8) can be from about 10 to about 20. Methods can further include reacting the butene to generate a product stream therefrom comprising butadiene and water. Methods can further include separating water from the product stream to generate a butadiene stream including greater than about 85 wt-% butadiene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Xin Li, Jorge Jimenez, Paulette Hazin, Reggie Tennyson, Xiankuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10519269
    Abstract: The instant invention provides a curable formulation suitable for laminating adhesive applications, and laminating adhesives made therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Joseph J. Zupancic, Jorge Jimenez, Amira A. Marine, David E. Vietti, Qiuyun Xu
  • Patent number: 10407397
    Abstract: A method for producing an aromatic dianhydride includes reacting an aromatic diimide with a substituted or unsubstituted phthalic anhydride in an aqueous medium in the presence of an amine exchange catalyst to provide an aqueous reaction mixture including an N-substituted phthalimide, an aromatic tetraacid salt, and at least one of an aromatic triacid salt and an aromatic imide diacid salt. The method further includes removing the phthalimide from the aqueous reaction mixture by extracting the aqueous reaction mixture with an organic solvent for a first time period, at a first extraction temperature and subsequent to the first time period, extracting the aqueous reaction mixture with an organic solvent for a second time period, at a second extraction temperature. The aromatic tetraacid salt is converted to the corresponding aromatic dianhydride. Aromatic dianhydrides prepared according to the method are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Aaron Royer, Robert J. Werling, Jorge Jimenez, Norman Enoch Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190220866
    Abstract: Provided is a computer-implemented method for authenticating a customer during payment transactions based on biometric identification parameters of the customer that includes receiving image data associated with an image template for identification of a customer, receiving image data associated with an image of a biometric identification parameter of the customer during a payment transaction between the customer and a merchant, establishing a short-range communication connection with a user device associated with the customer during the payment transaction between the customer and the merchant, authenticating an identity of the customer for the payment transaction via the short-range communication connection, determining an account identifier of an account of the customer based on authenticating the identity of the customer for the payment transaction, and processing the payment transaction using the account identifier of the account of the customer. A system and computer program product are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Elianna Starr, Dennis Franklin Olson, Amy Dawson, Andres Jimenez, Jiayun He, Amisha Sisodiya, Jorge Andre Torres Perez Palacios, Binoy Parag Parikh, Saloni Vijaykumar Mahajan, Sowmya Vuddaraju, Sneha Sri Tadepalli, Lacey Best-Rowden, Kim R. Wagner, Sunpreet Singh Arora, Sunit Lohtia
  • Patent number: 10351281
    Abstract: A transportation method for the intermittent, forward moving transportation of flexible containers suspended in a packaging line, including the use of movable arms on a same plane, between which a container is secured in opposite areas, one of which is a tractor arm and the other a push arm. Between two consecutive stops, the method includes steps of simultaneously moving the tractor arm and push arm forwards at different velocities, in order to deform the container and move the contents to compensate for the forces of inertia. Also disclosed is a device for putting the method into practice, including a number of guides that determine a closed route, upon which at least a first and second adjacent carrying element slide, which may be operated independently or together, in order to be moved along the length of the guides and work together to jointly secure and transport a corresponding container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: PFM IBERICA PACKAGING MACHINERY, S.A.
    Inventors: Jose Garriga Jimenez, Andrea Fioravanti, Cristobal Jorge Alesanco
  • Patent number: 10293966
    Abstract: Device for transporting containers in a packaging line, having a number of guides that determine a closed route including a horizontal stretch and upon which a first and second carrying element slide. The guides are directed on a vertical plane and each carrying element has two arms, each one of which extends to one side of the vertical plane, each arm (5a; 6a) of a carrying element is designed to work alongside the arm arranged on a same side of the vertical plane of the other carrying element adjacent to them, to jointly secure and transport a corresponding container, so as to be secured and transported along the length of the horizontal stretch of the route and at least two containers between each two adjacent carrying elements at the same time, one at each side of the vertical plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: PFM IBERICA PACKAGING MACHINERY, S.A.
    Inventors: Jose Garriga Jimenez, Andrea Fioravanti, Cristobal Jorge Alesanco
  • Publication number: 20190119240
    Abstract: A method for producing an aromatic dianhydride includes reacting an aromatic diimide with a substituted or unsubstituted phthalic anhydride in an aqueous medium in the presence of an amine exchange catalyst to provide an aqueous reaction mixture including an N-substituted phthalimide, an aromatic tetraacid salt, and at least one of an aromatic triacid salt and an aromatic imide diacid salt. The method further includes removing the phthalimide from the aqueous reaction mixture by extracting the aqueous reaction mixture with an organic solvent for a first time period, at a first extraction temperature and subsequent to the first time period, extracting the aqueous reaction mixture with an organic solvent for a second time period, at a second extraction temperature. The aromatic tetraacid salt is converted to the corresponding aromatic dianhydride. Aromatic dianhydrides prepared according to the method are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Aaron Royer, Robert J. Werling, Jorge Jimenez, Norman Enoch Johnson
  • Patent number: 10226335
    Abstract: A mitral valve implant includes a force-expanding mitral valve lattice having an interior orifice and a self-expanding valve trampoline attached at the interior orifice of the force-expanding mitral valve lattice. The mitral valve lattice is self-expandable to a first configuration and force expandable from the first configuration to a second configuration. The configurations can be circular or D-shaped. The mitral valve lattice comprises jack screws adjusting configurations of the mitral valve lattice. The valve trampoline has a cylindrical central region comprising valve leaflets. An outwardly flaring implant skirt is attached to the mitral valve lattice exterior. Wall-retaining wires are attached to the mitral valve lattice, are petal-shaped, and have a pre-set, radially outward, memory shape. The wires and skirt impart a force on a respective side of the native mitral valve when the mitral valve lattice is expanded within an annulus of the native mitral valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences CardiAQ LLC
    Inventors: Richard Cartledge, Derek Dee Deville, Kevin W. Smith, James L. Greene, Jorge Jimenez
  • Publication number: 20180362706
    Abstract: A method of preparing a poly(ester-carbonate) includes contacting an aqueous solution including a dicarboxylic acid with a first solution including phosgene and a first organic solvent in a tubular reactor to provide a first reaction mixture. A dihydroxy aromatic compound, the corresponding dialkali metal salt of the dihydroxy aromatic compound, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing, water, and a second organic solvent are combined to provide a second reaction mixture. The method further includes introducing the first reaction mixture, the second reaction mixture, and a second solution comprising phosgene to a tank reactor, wherein the tank reactor has a first pH of 7 to 10. The pH is optionally raised to 9 to 11 to provide a third reaction mixture including the poly(ester-carbonate). Poly(ester-carbonate)s prepared according to the method described herein are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Pankaj Singh Gautam, Rahul Patil, Jorge Jimenez, Joshua D. Taylor, James Alan Mahood, James Franklin Hoover
  • Publication number: 20180362419
    Abstract: Methods for producing butadiene by the oxidative dehydrogenation of butene are provided. Methods for producing butadiene from a feed stream including oxygen and butene in a molar ratio of oxygen to butene (O2/C4H8) from about 0.9 to about 1.5 can include introducing the feed stream to a catalyst in the presence of steam. The molar ratio of steam to butene (H2O/C4H8) can be from about 10 to about 20. Methods can further include reacting the butene to generate a product stream therefrom comprising butadiene and water. Methods can further include separating water from the product stream to generate a butadiene stream including greater than about 85 wt-% butadiene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Xin LI, Jorge JIMENEZ, Paulette HAZIN, Reggie TENNYSON, Xiankuan ZHANG
  • Patent number: 10034688
    Abstract: A medical device for interacting with a patient's cervix is provided. The device includes a grasper configured to allow gripping and compression of a patient's cervix when disposed proximate a patient's cervix and an elongate catheter comprising a distal portion that is selectively releasably connectable to the grasper. The grasper is adapted to interact with at least a portion of a patient's cervix when deployed, and a flexible member that extends from a first end portion of the grasper, with a proximal end portion retained by the grasper and an opposite distal end portion extending away from the grasper to a distal tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: John M. O'Brien, Jorge Jimenez-Rios, Lyle Hundley, Kate Duncan, Melissa Dale, Matthew J. Terwiske
  • Publication number: 20180186919
    Abstract: The instant invention provides a curable formulation suitable for laminating adhesive applications, and laminating adhesives made therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph J. Zupancic, Jorge Jimenez, Amira A. Marine, David E. Vietti, Qiuyun Xu
  • Publication number: 20180012202
    Abstract: A system and method of transferring funds between accounts. A customer (user) sends an ACH transaction request to transfer an amount of funds from a first account of a first financial institution to a second account of a second financial institution. The first financial institution generates a same day ACH transaction to transfer the amount of funds from the first account to a general ledger account of the first financial institution and at the same time or near the same time, the first financial institution generates a next day or more ACH transaction including a transfer of the amount of funds from the general ledger account of the first financial institution to the second bank account of the second financial institution. The next day or more ACH transaction is completed only if the same day ACH transaction is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Jorge Jimenez, Evan Shelan
  • Patent number: 9834641
    Abstract: A polyester polyol comprising at least one esterified unit of formula (I) wherein L is a difunctional aliphatic group having from two to six carbon atoms and R is a C1-C4 alkyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Jorge Jimenez, Kevin K. Miyake, Pavel L. Shutov, David E. Vietti, Joseph J. Zupancic
  • Patent number: 9758614
    Abstract: A polyester polyol is formed in a polycondensation reaction between an aromatic dicarboxylic acid, a polyol, and an epoxy compound having a straight chain alkyl or alkenyl group having at least six carbon atoms. The polyester polyol exhibits excellent compatibility with hydrocarbon blowing agents. As such, it is a useful component in rigid polyurethane foam formulations that are contain hydrocarbon blowing agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jorge Jimenez, Guiseppe Lista, Davide Micheletti
  • Patent number: 9546307
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide for polyurethane-based sealants. The sealants include a reaction product of a reaction system which includes at least one isocyanate, and at least one polyester polyol. The polyester polyol includes a reaction product of a polyester reaction mixture which includes one or more hydrophobic monomers, one or more organic diacids or methyl esters thereof, and one or more diols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventors: Bindu Krishnan, Dwight Latham, Laura A. Grier, Woo-Sung Bae, Hector Perez, Jorge Jimenez, William A. Koonce
  • Publication number: 20160367360
    Abstract: A mitral valve implant includes a force-expanding mitral valve lattice having an interior orifice and a self-expanding valve trampoline attached at the interior orifice of the force-expanding mitral valve lattice. The mitral valve lattice is self-expandable to a first configuration and force expandable from the first configuration to a second configuration. The configurations can be circular or D-shaped. The mitral valve lattice comprises jack screws adjusting configurations of the mitral valve lattice. The valve trampoline has a cylindrical central region comprising valve leaflets. An outwardly flaring implant skirt is attached to the mitral valve lattice exterior. Wall-retaining wires are attached to the mitral valve lattice, are petal-shaped, and have a pre-set, radially outward, memory shape. The wires and skirt impart a force on a respective side of the native mitral valve when the mitral valve lattice is expanded within an annulus of the native mitral valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Richard Cartledge, Derek Dee Deville, Kevin W. Smith, James L. Greene, Jorge Jimenez
  • Publication number: 20160319068
    Abstract: A polyester polyol comprising at least one esterified unit of formula (I) wherein L is a difunctional aliphatic group having from two to six carbon atoms and R is a C1-C4 alkyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Jorge Jimenez, Kevin K. Miyake, Pavel L. Shutov, David E. Vietti, Joseph J. Zupancic
  • Patent number: D790432
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Control Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Jorge Jimenez, Nick Scholtes, Robert C. Signagio