Patents by Inventor Michael L. Tulchinsky

Michael L. Tulchinsky 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: 11419357
    Abstract: A method for controlling foam comprising providing a food composition comprising a foam control agent and a food-stuff, and processing the food composition, wherein the foodstuff comprises potato derivatives or beet derivatives. A food composition comprising a foodstuff and a foam control agent, and wherein the foodstuff comprises potato derivatives or beet derivatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Clark H. Cummins, Stephen W. King, Xue Chen, Michael L. Tulchinsky
  • Publication number: 20220015356
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition comprising an agricultural active ingredient that is water insoluble or poorly soluble in water; a polyalkoxylated alcohol having the formula R—O(AO)—H where R is a alkyl, alkenyl, aryl, aralkyl, or heterocyclic group having 1-25 carbons and where AO is a polyoxyalkylene chain having “m” oxyalkylene groups having four to 10 carbon atoms oxybutylene (HAO) and “n” oxyethylene (EO) groups, where m is at least 1, n is at least 2, and m+n is no more than 200; and either water, a solvent which is at least partially miscible with water, or both. Also disclosed is a method of using the composition to control pests by spraying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas H. Kalantar, Michael P. Tate, Min Zhao, Yuri Alencar Marques, Michael L. Tulchinsky, Adam H. Xiong
  • Publication number: 20220017841
    Abstract: A liquid laundry additive is provided, comprising a cleaning booster, wherein the cleaning booster is of formula (I), wherein R1 is a C1-4 alkylidene group; wherein each occurrence of R2 is independently selected from a C2-5 alkylene oxide group; and wherein the sum v+x+y+z is >40.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Asghar A. Peera, Michael L. Tulchinsky, Stephen J. Donovan
  • Publication number: 20220007645
    Abstract: Disclosed is the use a polyalkoxylated amino alcohol to solubilize active compounds that are poorly soluble in water, including particularly agricultural actives or pharmaceutical actives. Also disclosed are compositions comprising such actives, water and the polyalkoxylated aminoalcohol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Michael P. Tate, Thomas H. Kalantar, Michael L. Tulchinsky, David Brennan, Adam H. Xiong
  • Publication number: 20220002638
    Abstract: A liquid laundry detergent formulation is provided, comprising: a liquid carrier; a cleaning surfactant; and a cleaning booster, wherein the cleaning booster is of formula (I) wherein R1 is a C1-4 alkylidene group; wherein each occurrence of R2 is independently selected from a C2-5 alkylene oxide group; and wherein the sum v+x+y+z is 4 to 1,600.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Asghar A. PEERA, Michael L. TULCHINSKY, Stephen J. DONOVAN
  • Publication number: 20210244060
    Abstract: A method for controlling foam comprising providing a food composition comprising a foam control agent and a food-stuff, and processing the food composition, wherein the foodstuff comprises potato derivatives or beet derivatives. A food composition comprising a foodstuff and a foam control agent, and wherein the foodstuff comprises potato derivatives or beet derivatives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Clark H. Cummins, Stephen W. King, Xue Chen, Michael L. Tulchinsky
  • Publication number: 20210000153
    Abstract: A method for controlling foam comprising providing food composition comprising a foam control agent and a foodstuff, the foam control agent comprising a Mono glycidyl ether adduct or a Diglycidyl ether adduct. A composition useful for foam control comprising a mono glycidyl ether adduct, a diglycidyl ether adduct or combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen W. King, Clark H. Cummins, Michael L. Tulchinsky, Xue Chen
  • Publication number: 20210000147
    Abstract: A method for controlling foam comprising providing a food composition comprising a foam control agent and a foodstuff, the foam control agent; and processing the food composition. A food composition comprising a foodstuff and a foam control agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Xue Chen, Michael L. Tulchinsky, Stephen W. King
  • Patent number: 10836697
    Abstract: Processes to prepare lightly branched surfactant products comprise combining at least one olefin and a coordination-insertion catalyst under conditions such that at least one oligomer product is formed. The surfactant products comprise a main carbon chain containing an average of between 0.5 and 2.5 branches, wherein more than 50% of the branches are ethyl branches, wherein the branches are located more than one carbon away from each end of the main carbon chain in more than 20% of surfactant product molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Paul R. Elowe, Wanglin Yu, Brad C. Bailey, Michael L. Tulchinsky, Andre B. Argenton, Daniel J. Arriola, Jerzy J. Klosin
  • Publication number: 20200100531
    Abstract: Cyclic ketal compounds provide excellent foam protection when having at least one moiety of a threshold size (comprising 4 or more carbon atoms) pendant from a ketal carbon. The carbons in such moieties may be present in one or more chains. The cyclic ketal compounds of the present invention are compatible with foodstuff manufacturing. In particular, it has been discovered that the cyclic ketal compounds of the present invention exhibit excellent foam control performance in both potato and sugar beet processing systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Michael L. Tulchinsky, Xue Chen, Clark H. Cummins, Stephen W. King
  • Publication number: 20190225889
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved bitumen recovery process from oil sands. The oil sands may be surface mined and transported to a treatment area or may be treated directly by means of an in situ process of oil sand deposits that are located too deep for strip mining. Specifically, the present invention involves the step of treating oil sands with an aromatic amine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Michael L. TULCHINSKY, Naoko AKIYA, Biplab MUKHERJEE, Cole A. WITHAM
  • Publication number: 20190112250
    Abstract: Processes to prepare lightly branched surfactant products comprise combining at least one olefin and a coordination-insertion catalyst under conditions such that at least one oligomer product is formed. The surfactant products comprise a main carbon chain containing an average of between 0.5 and 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Paul R. Elowe, Wanglin Yu, Brad C. Bailey, Michael L. Tulchinsky, Andre B. Argenton, Daniel J. Arriola, Jerzy J. Klosin
  • Patent number: 10196336
    Abstract: Processes to prepare lightly branched surfactant products comprise combining at least one olefin and a coordination-insertion catalyst under conditions such that at least one oligomer product is formed. The surfactant products comprise a main carbon chain containing an average of between 0.5 and 2.5 branches, wherein more than 50% of the branches are ethyl branches, wherein the branches are located more than one carbon away from each end of the main carbon chain in more than 20% of surfactant product molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Paul R. Elowe, Wanglin Yu, Brad C. Bailey, Michael L. Tulchinsky, Andre B. Argenton, Daniel J. Arriola, Jerzy J. Klosin
  • Patent number: 10150102
    Abstract: A process for at least partially reactivating the catalytic activity of at least a partially deactivated catalyst following a reaction cycle, the catalyst having been used in a catalytic reaction process for hydrogenating an aromatic epoxide to produce a hydrogenated aliphatic epoxide; said process including contacting the at least partially deactivated catalyst with an oxygen-containing source at a temperature of less than about 100° C. and in the presence of a reactivation solvent for a pre-determined period of time sufficient to at least partially re-oxidize and reactivate the catalyst for further use; and a catalytic reaction process for hydrogenating an aromatic epoxide to produce a hydrogenated aliphatic epoxide including the above reactivating process step; and optionally including a step for washing the deactivated catalyst with a solvent prior to re-oxidizing the deactivated catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David C. Molzahn, Michael L. Tulchinsky
  • Patent number: 10023685
    Abstract: A novel byproduct compound having the following chemical formula B: wherein R is hydrogen or CH3; a composition including an admixture of: (A) a product having the following chemical formula A: wherein R is hydrogen or CH3; and (B) the above novel byproduct compound having the chemical formula B; and a composition including a reaction product of: (a) an aromatic epoxy resin; (b) hydrogen; (c) a catalyst; and (d) a solvent; wherein the reaction product produced is a cycloaliphatic epoxy resin admixture of the combination of (i) the above product having the chemical formula A and (ii) the novel byproduct compound having the chemical formula B; wherein the above product having the chemical formula A includes at least a cis-cis isomer, a cis-trans isomer, and a trans-trans isomer; and the novel byproduct compound having the chemical formula B includes at least a cis isomer and a trans isomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Michael L. Tulchinsky, William J. Kruper, Jr., Tzu-Chi Kuo, David C. Molzahn, Mark F. Sonnenschein
  • Patent number: 9650321
    Abstract: Polyol ether compounds and processes for their preparation. A representative process comprises melting a polyol, and reacting the molten polyol, a carbonyl compound, and hydrogen in the presence of a hydrogenation catalyst to provide the polyol ether. The polyol ether has surfactant properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Michael L. Tulchinsky, Sze-Sze Ng, Cynthia L. Rand
  • Publication number: 20170080408
    Abstract: A process for at least partially reactivating the catalytic activity of at least a partially deactivated catalyst following a reaction cycle, the catalyst having been used in a catalytic reaction process for hydrogenating an aromatic epoxide to produce a hydrogenated aliphatic epoxide; said process including contacting the at least partially deactivated catalyst with an oxygen-containing source at a temperature of less than about 100° C. and in the presence of a reactivation solvent for a pre-determined period of time sufficient to at least partially re-oxidize and reactivate the catalyst for further use; and a catalytic reaction process for hydrogenating an aromatic epoxide to produce a hydrogenated aliphatic epoxide including the above reactivating process step; and optionally including a step for washing the deactivated catalyst with a solvent prior to re-oxidizing the deactivated catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: David C. Molzahn, Michael L. Tulchinsky
  • Publication number: 20170073458
    Abstract: A novel byproduct compound having the following chemical formula B: wherein R is hydrogen or CH3; a composition including an admixture of: (A) a product having the following chemical formula A: wherein R is hydrogen or CH3; and (B) the above novel byproduct compound having the chemical formula B; and a composition including a reaction product of: (a) an aromatic epoxy resin; (b) hydrogen; (c) a catalyst; and (d) a solvent; wherein the reaction product produced is a cycloaliphatic epoxy resin admixture of the combination of (i) the above product having the chemical formula A and (ii) the novel byproduct compound having the chemical formula B; wherein the above product having the chemical formula A includes at least a cis-cis isomer, a cis-trans isomer, and a trans-trans isomer; and the novel byproduct compound having the chemical formula B includes at least a cis isomer and a trans isomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicants: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Michael L. Tulchinsky, William J. Kruper, JR., Tzu-Chi Kuo, David C. Molzahn, Mark F. Sonnenschein
  • Patent number: 9592294
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of polyalkoxylated alcohols of the formula R—O-(AO)—H, wherein R is a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, aralkyl or heterocyclic group having 7 to 25 carbon atoms, (AO) is a polyoxyalkylene moiety of the composition (BO)m(EO)n(DO)r with random or blockwise arrangement of the constituting oxyalkylene units, wherein m, n and r represent the average number of oxybutylene (BO) units, oxyethylene (EO) units and oxyalkylene units derived from at least one epoxide selected from styrene oxide and alkylene oxides having from 5 to 10 carbon atoms (DO) per molecule of the polyalkoxylated alcohol, respectively, m being a number greater than or equal to 1, n being a number greater than or equal to 1 and r being a number in the range from 0 to 50 under the proviso that (m+n+r) is less than or equal to 200 and the ratio n/(m+r) is in the range of 1 to 20, as excipients in pharmaceutical compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventors: Mladen Ladika, Jin Zhao, Michael L. Tulchinsky, Thomas H. Kalantar, J. Keith Harris
  • Publication number: 20160130206
    Abstract: Processes to prepare lightly branched surfactant products comprise combining at least one olefin and a coordination-insertion catalyst under conditions such that at least one oligomer product is formed. The surfactant products comprise a main carbon chain containing an average of between 0.5 and 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Paul R. ELOWE, Wanglin YU, Brad C. BAILEY, Michael L. TULCHINSKY, Andre B. ARGENTON, Daniel J. ARRIOLA, Jerzy J. KLOSIN