Patents by Inventor Robert McGuire

Robert McGuire 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: 11148954
    Abstract: A process for preparing a zeolitic material comprising a metal M, having framework type AEI, and having a framework structure which comprises a tetravalent element Y, a trivalent element X, and oxygen, said process comprising (i) providing a zeolitic material comprising the metal M, having a framework type other than AEI, and having a framework structure comprising the trivalent element X, and oxygen; (ii) preparing a synthesis mixture comprising the zeolitic material provided in (i), water, a source of the tetravalent element Y, and an AEI framework structure directing agent; (iii) subjecting the synthesis mixture prepared in (ii) to hydrothermal synthesis conditions comprising heating the synthesis mixture to a temperature in the range of from 100 to 200° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Ahmad Moini, Robert McGuire, Ulrich Mueller
  • Publication number: 20210299642
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of a zeolitic material SiO2 and X2O3 in its framework structure, wherein X stands for a trivalent element, wherein said process comprises interzeolitic conversion of a first zeolitic material comprising SiO2 and X2O3 in its framework structure, wherein the first zeolitic material has an FER-, TON-, MTT-, BEA-, MEL-, MWW-, MFS-, and/or MFI-type framework structure to a second zeolitic material comprising SiO2 and X2O3 in its framework structure, wherein the second zeolitic material obtained in (2) has a different type of framework structure than the first zeolitic material. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a zeolitic material per se as obtainable and/or obtained according to the inventive process and to its use, in particular as a molecular sieve, as an adsorbent, for ion-exchange, or as a catalyst and/or as a catalyst support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Andrei-Nicolae PARVULESCU, Robert MCGUIRE, Ulrich MUELLER, Xiangju MENG, Feng-Shou XIAO, Toshiyuki YOKOI, Dirk DE VOS, Bernd MARLER, Hermann GIES, Ute KOLB, Weiping ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20210261423
    Abstract: A process for preparing a zeolitic material having an AEI-type framework structure having SiO2 and X2O3 in its framework, X standing for a trivalent element, may involve: (1) preparing a mixture of structure directing agent(s) and a first zeolitic material with SiO2 and X2O3 in its framework, the first zeolitic material having a FER, TON, MTT, FAU, GIS, MOR, BEA, MFI, and LTA framework; (2) heating the mixture to obtain a second zeolitic material having an AEI-type framework with SiO2 and X2O3 in its framework; (3) optionally calcining the second zeolitic material; (4) optionally subjecting the zeolitic material from (2) or (3) to ion-exchange, preferably ion-exchanging ionic extra-framework element(s) in the zeolite framework for H+ and/or NH4+; (5) calcining the zeolitic material from (2), (3), or (4) at greater than 600 to 900° C., the calcining atmosphere containing less than 10 vol.-% of H2O. Such zeolites can convert oxygenates to olefins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Andrei-Nicolae PARVULESCU, Robert MCGUIRE, Ulrich MUELLER, Toshiyuki YOKOI, Hermann GIES, Bernd MARLER, Dirk DEVOS, Ute KOLB, Feng-Shou XIAO, Weiping ZHANG, Xiangju MENG, Yong WANG
  • Publication number: 20210252491
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a process for preparing a zeolitic material having framework type AEI and having a framework structure which comprises a tetravalent element Y, a trivalent element X, and O. Further, the present invention disclosure relates to a zeolitic material having framework type AEI and having a framework structure which comprises a tetravalent element Y, a trivalent element X, and O, preferably obtained by the process, and further relates to the use of the zeolitic material as a catalytically active material, as a catalyst, or as a catalyst component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicants: BASF Corporation, BASF SE
    Inventors: Robert MCGUIRE, Faruk OEZKIRIM, Ulrich MUELLER
  • Publication number: 20210198114
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a zeolitic material having a framework type FER and having a framework structure comprising silicon, aluminum, and oxygen, said process comprising (i) preparing an aqueous synthesis mixture comprising water; a zeolitic material having a framework type other than FER and having a framework structure comprising silicon, aluminum, and oxygen; a source of silicon other than the zeolitic material having a framework type other than FER; an organic structure directing agent comprising piperidine; a source of an alkali metal; and a source of a base; (ii) subjecting the aqueous synthesis mixture prepared according to (i) to hydrothermal synthesis conditions comprising heating the synthesis mixture to a temperature in the range of from 140 to 190° C. and keeping the synthesis mixture at a temperature in this range under autogenous pressure, obtaining a mother liquor comprising a solid material which comprises the zeolitic material having a framework type FER.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Andrei-Nicolae PARVULESCU, Robert MCGUIRE, Ulrich MUELLER, Alexander KROMER
  • Publication number: 20210162385
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rare earth element containing zeolitic material having a framework structure selected from the group consisting of AEI, AFT, AFV, AFX, AVL, CHA, EMT, GME, KFI, LEV, LTN, and SFW, including mixtures of two or more thereof, the framework structure of the zeolitic material comprising SiO2 and X2O3, wherein X stands for a trivalent element, wherein the zeolitic material displays an SiO2:X2O3 molar ratio in the range of from 2 to 20, and wherein the zeolitic material contains one or more rare earth elements as counter-ions at the ion exchange sites of the framework structure. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a process for the production of the inventive rare earth element containing zeolitic material as well as to the use of the inventive rare earth element containing zeolitic material as such and as obtainable and/or obtained according to the inventive process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Andrei-Nicolae PARVULESCU, Robert MCGUIRE, Ulrich MUELLER, Weiping ZHANG, Xiangju MENG, Feng-Shou XIAO, Toshiyuki YOKOI, Hermann GIES, Bernd MARLER, Ute KOLB, Dirk DE VOS
  • Publication number: 20210114006
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising a) a molding comprising a zeolitic material having an AEI-type framework structure, wherein the zeolitic material has a framework structure comprising Si, a trivalent element X, and oxygen, wherein the zeolitic material further comprises one or more alkali metals AM and/or one or more alkaline earth metals AEM; and b) a mixed metal oxide comprising chromium, zinc, and aluminum; and to a process for its production, as well as to the molding and the mixed metal oxide as such, respectively, as obtainable or obtained according to the inventive production process, as well as to the composition as obtainable or obtained according to the inventive production process. In addition to these, the present invention further relates to the use of the inventive composition as a catalyst or as a catalyst component, as well as to a process for preparing C2 to C4 olefins from a synthesis gas comprising hydrogen and carbon monoxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Christiane KURETSCHKA, Robert MCGUIRE, Ivana JEVTOVIKJ, Sven REINING, Stefan LIPP, Andrei-Nicolae PARVULESCU, Astrid Elisa NIEDERLE, Michael GESKE
  • Publication number: 20210101801
    Abstract: A process for preparing a porous oxidic material with micropores and mesopores and a zeolitic material having an AEI framework with a tetravalent element Y, a trivalent element X and oxygen, the micropores having a pore diameter determined by nitrogen adsorption-desorption at 77 K of less than 2 nm and the mesopores having a pore diameter of from 2 to 50 nm, the process involving subjecting a synthesis mixture to hydrothermal crystallization at a crystallization temperature of from 90 to 200° C., to obtain a mother liquor containing the porous oxidic material having the zeolitic AEI framework.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Robert MCGUIRE, Ulrich MUELLER, Feng-Shou XIAO, Xiangju MENG, Xinhe BAO, Xiulian PAN, Toshiyuki YOKOI, Dirk DE VOS, Ute KOLB, Hermann GIES, Bernd MARLER, Weiping ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20210017033
    Abstract: A process for preparing a zeolitic material comprising a metal M, having framework type AEI, and having a framework in structure which comprises a tetravalent element Y, a trivalent element X, and oxygen, said process comprising (i) providing a zeolitic of material comprising the metal M, having a framework type other than AEI, and having a framework structure comprising the trivalent element X, and oxygen; (ii) preparing a synthesis mixture comprising the zeolitic material provided in (i), water, a source of the tetravalent element Y, and an AEI framework structure directing agent; (iii) subjecting the synthesis mixture prepared in (ii) to hydrothermal synthesis conditions comprising heating the synthesis mixture to a temperature in the range of from 100 to 200 ° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Ahmad MOINI, Robert McGUIRE, Ulrich MUELLER
  • Publication number: 20210016262
    Abstract: A process for preparing a zeolitic material having framework type AEI and having a framework structure which comprises a tetravalent element Y, a trivalent element X, and oxygen, said process comprising (i) providing a zeolitic material having framework type CHA and having a framework structure comprising the tetravalent element Y, the trivalent element X, and oxygen; (ii) preparing a synthesis mixture comprising the zeolitic material provided in (i), water, a source of the tetravalent element Y other than the zeolitic material provided in (i), and an AEI framework structure directing agent; (iii) subjecting the synthesis mixture prepared in (ii) to hydrothermal synthesis conditions comprising heating the synthesis mixture to a temperature in the range of from 100 to 200° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Robert MCGUIRE, Ahmad MOIMI, Uiich MUELLER
  • Patent number: 10870583
    Abstract: A process for preparing a zeolitic material containing YO2 and X2O3, where Y and X represent a tetravalent element and a trivalent element, respectively, is described. The process includes (1) a step of preparing a mixture containing one or more structure directing agents, seed crystals, and a first zeolitic material containing YO2 and X2O3 and having FAU-, GIS-, MOR-, and/or LTA-type framework structures; and (2) a step of heating the mixture for obtaining a second zeolitic material containing YO2 and X2O3 and having a different framework structure than the first zeolitic material. The mixture prepared in (1) and heated in (2) contains 1000 wt % or less of H2O based on 100 wt % of YO2 in the framework structure of the first zeolitic material. A zeolitic material obtainable and/or obtained by the process and its use are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Robert McGuire, Mathias Feyen, Ulrich Mueller, Xinhe Bao, Weiping Zhang, Dirk De Vos, Hermann Gies, Feng-Shou Xiao, Toshiyuki Yokoi, Ute Kolb, Bernd Marler, Chuan Shi, Xiulian Pan, Xiangju Meng, Stefan Maurer, Yu Dai, Yong Wang, Trees De Baerdemaeker
  • Publication number: 20200368734
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising a) a molding comprising a zeolitic material having framework type CHA, wherein the zeolitic material comprises one or more alkaline earth metals M and b) a mixed metal oxide comprising chromium, zinc, and aluminium. It also relates to the use of the composition in a process for producing C2 to C4 olefins from syngas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Robert MCGUIRE, Achim WECHSUNG, Christiane KURETSCHKA, Ivana JEVTOVIKJ, Andreas KUSCHEL, Stephan A. SCHUNK
  • Publication number: 20200360907
    Abstract: A process for preparing a zeolitic material having a framework structure type RTH and having a framework structure comprising a tetravalent element Y, a trivalent element X and oxygen, said process comprising (i) preparing a synthesis mixture comprising a zeolitic material having a framework structure type FAU and having a framework structure comprising the tetravalent element Y, the trivalent element X and oxygen, water, a source of a base, and an RTH framework structure type directing agent comprising a N-methyl-2, 6-dimethylpyridinium cation containing compound; (ii) subjecting the mixture obtained in (i) to hydrothermal crystallization conditions, obtaining the zeolitic material having a framework structure type RTH
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Robert MCGUIRE, Ulrich MUELLER, Xiangju MENG, Feng-Shou XIAO
  • Publication number: 20200317532
    Abstract: A process for preparing a zeolitic material having a zeolitic framework structure which exhibits a molar ratio (aAl2O3):SiO2 or a crystalline precursor thereof, comprising (i) preparing a mixture comprising H2O, one or more compounds comprising Si from which SiO2 in the zeolitic framework structure is formed, said one or more compounds comprising a silica gel exhibiting a molar ratio (c H2O):SiO2 and optionally one or more compounds comprising Al from which Al2O3 in the zeolitic framework structure is formed; (ii) subjecting the mixture obtained in (i) to crystallization at a crystallization temperature in the range of from 110 to 350° C., preferably in the range of from 190 to 350° C., and for a crystallization time in the range of from 0.1 to 48 h.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Andrei-Nicolae PARVULESCU, Stefan MAURER, Yu DAI, UIrich MUELLER, Fengshou XIAO, Chaoqun BIAN, Robert MCGUIRE
  • Publication number: 20200308083
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the alkylation of an aliphatic organic compound comprising: (a) providing a catalyst comprising one or more zeolitic materials having a BEA framework structure, wherein the BEA framework structure comprises YO2 and optionally comprises X2O3, wherein Y is a tetravalent element, and X is a trivalent element, (b) contacting the catalyst with one or more aliphatic organic compounds in the presence of one or more alkylating agents in one or more reactors for obtaining one or more alkylated organic compounds, wherein the one or more zeolitic materials are obtainable from a synthetic process which does not employ an organotemplate as structure directing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Robert MCGUIRE, Andrei-Nicolae PARVULESCU, Ulrich MUELLER, Dirk DE VOS, Patrick TOMKINS
  • Publication number: 20200224102
    Abstract: A zeolite fluid catalytic cracking catalyst is provided that passivates nickel and vanadium during catalytic cracking. The zeolite fluid catalytic cracking catalyst includes Y-faujasite crystallized in-situ from a metakaolin-containing calcined microsphere. The zeolite fluid catalytic cracking catalyst further includes an alumina-containing matrix obtained by calcination of a dispersible crystalline boehmite and a kaolin contained in the metakaolin-containing calcined microsphere, where the dispersible crystalline boehmite has a crystallite size of less than 500 ?. Also provided are a method of reducing contaminant coke and hydrogen yields and a method of catalytic cracking of heavy hydrocarbon feed stocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Robert McGuire, Gary Smith, Bilge Yilmaz, Sven Serneels
  • Patent number: 10683458
    Abstract: A method of cracking a hydrocarbon feed under fluid catalytic cracking conditions includes adding FCC compatible inorganic particles having a first particle type including one or more boron oxide components and a first matrix component into a FCC unit and adding cracking microspheres having a second particle type including a second matrix component, a phosphorus component and 20% to 95% by weight of a zeolite component into the FCC unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BASF CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gary M. Smith, Robert McGuire, Jr., Bilge Yilmaz
  • Publication number: 20200140354
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the conversion of methanol in p-xylene comprising the use a molding which comprises a zeolitic material, phosphorous, one or more metals M of the groups 3, 6, 10 to 14 of the periodic system of the elements, and a binder material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Robert MCGUIRE, Christiane KURETSCHKA, Sven TITLBACH, Ekkehard SCHWAB, Ulrich MÜLLER
  • Publication number: 20200139357
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a molding comprising a zeolitic material, phosphorous, one or more metals M of groups 3, 6, 10 to 14 of the periodic system of the elements, and a binder material. The molding is useful as a catalyst, in particular for preparing aromatic compounds from methanol with selectivity toward p-xylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Robert MCGUIRE, Christiane KURETSCHKA, Sven TITLBACH, Ekkehard SCHWAB, Ulrich MUELLER
  • Patent number: 10633596
    Abstract: A zeolite fluid catalytic cracking catalyst is provided that passivates nickel and vanadium during catalytic cracking. The zeolite fluid catalytic cracking catalyst includes Y-faujasite crystallized in-situ from a metakaolin-containing calcined microsphere. The zeolite fluid catalytic cracking catalyst further includes an alumina-containing matrix obtained by calcination of a dispersible crystalline boehmite and a kaolin contained in the metakaolin-containing calcined microsphere, where the dispersible crystalline boehmite has a crystallite size of less than 500 ?. Also provided are a method of reducing contaminant coke and hydrogen yields and a method of catalytic cracking of heavy hydrocarbon feed stocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Robert McGuire, Gary M. Smith, Bilge Yilmaz, Sven Serneels