Patents by Inventor Stacie Santhany

Stacie Santhany 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: 9187403
    Abstract: The instant invention provides a process for separating one or more aliphatic diamines from reductive amination reaction solvents and impurities, and aliphatic diamines obtained via such a process. The process for separating one or more aliphatic diamines from reductive amination reaction solvents and impurities according to the instant invention comprises the steps of: (1) feeding one or more cycloaliphatic cyanoaldehydes, hydrogen, ammonia, and optionally one or more solvents into a continuous reductive amination reactor system; (2) contacting said one or more cycloaliphatic cyanoaldehydes, hydrogen, and ammonia with each other in the presence of one or more heterogeneous metal based catalyst systems at a temperature in the range of from 80° C. to about 160° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Stacie Santhany, Patrick Ho Sing Au-Yeung, Gerald W. Dare, Shawn D. Feist, Barry B. Fish, Daniel A. Hickman, David Jean, Erich J. Molitor, Abraham D. Schuitman, Todd William Toyzan
  • Patent number: 9035098
    Abstract: A process for conversion of aliphatic bicyclic amines to aliphatic diamines including contacting one or more bicyclic amines selected from the group consisting of 3-azabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane and azabicyclo[3.3.1]non-2-ene with ammonia and hydrogen, and alcohols in the presence of heterogeneous metal based catalyst systems, a metal selected from the group consisting of Co, Ni, Ru, Fe, Cu, Re, Pd, and their oxides at a temperature from 140° C. to 200° C. and a pressure from 1540 to 1735 psig for at least one hour reactor systems; forming a product mixture comprising aliphatic diamine(s), bicyclic amine(s), ammonia, hydrogen, and alcohol(s); removing said product mixture from the reactor system; removing at least some of the ammonia, hydrogen, water, alcohols, bicyclic amines from said product mixture; thereby separating the aliphatic diamines from said product mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Shawn D. Feist, Daniel A. Hickman, Erich J. Molitor, David C. Molzahn, Stacie Santhany, Abraham D. Schuitman
  • Patent number: 9024072
    Abstract: A process for reductive amination of aliphatic cyanoaldehydes to aliphatic diamines comprising (1) providing a mixture of 1,3-cyanocyclohexane carboxaldehyde and/or 1,4-cyanocyclohexane carboxaldehyde; (2) contacting said mixture with a metal carbonate based solid bed or a weak base anion exchange resin bed at a temperature from 15 to 40 ° C. for a period of at least 1 minute; (3) thereby treating said mixture, wherein said treated mixture has a pH in the range of 6 to 9; (4) feeding said treated mixture, hydrogen, and ammonia into a continuous reductive amination reactor system; (6) contacting said treated mixture, hydrogen, and ammonia with each other in the presence of one or more heterogeneous metal based catalyst systems at a temperature from 80 ° C. to 160 ° C. and a pressure from 700 to 3500 psig; (7) thereby producing one or more cycloaliphatic diamines is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Erich J. Molitor, Daniel A. Hickman, Shawn D. Feist, David C. Molzahn, Stacie Santhany, Abraham D. Schuitman
  • Publication number: 20120136173
    Abstract: The instant invention provides a process for improving catalytic activity of catalyst systems for reductive amination of aliphatic cyanoaldehydes to aliphatic diamines. The process for improving catalytic activity of catalyst systems for reductive amination of aliphatic cyanoaldehydes to aliphatic diamines comprises the steps of: (1) feeding ammonia, optionally hydrogen, and optionally one or more solvents over one or more heterogeneous metal based catalyst systems having a reduced catalytic activity for a period of greater than 1 hour at a temperature in the range of from 50° C. to 500° C.; wherein said one or more heterogeneous metal based catalyst systems have a yield of less than 90 percent based on the molar conversion of cyanoaldehydes to diamines; and (2) thereby improving the catalytic activity of said one or more heterogeneous metal based catalyst systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Daniel A. Hickman, Shawn D. Feist, Erich J. Molitor, David C. Molzahn, Stacie Santhany, Abraham D. Schuitman
  • Publication number: 20120116124
    Abstract: The instant invention provides a process for reductive amination of aliphatic cyanoaldehydes to aliphatic diamines, and aliphatic diamines produced via such method. The process for reductive amination of aliphatic cyanoaldehydes to aliphatic diamines comprises the steps of: (1) providing a mixture of one or more cycloaliphatic cyanoaldehydes, optionally water, and optionally one or more solvents, wherein said one or more cycloaliphatic cyanoaldehydes are selected from the group consisting of 1,3-cyanocyclohexane carboxaldehyde, 1,4-cyanocyclohexane carboxaldehyde, mixtures thereof, and combinations thereof; (2) contacting said mixture with a metal carbonate based solid bed or a weak base anion exchange resin bed at a temperature in the range of 15 to 40° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Erich J. Molitor, Erich J. Molitor, Daniel A. Hickman, Shawn D. Feist, David C. Molzahn, Stacie Santhany, Abraham d. Schuitman
  • Publication number: 20120116123
    Abstract: The instant invention provides a process for separating one or more aliphatic diamines from reductive amination reaction solvents and impurities, and aliphatic diamines obtained via such a process. The process for separating one or more aliphatic diamines from reductive amination reaction solvents and impurities according to the instant invention comprises the steps of: (1) feeding one or more cycloaliphatic cyanoaldehydes, hydrogen, ammonia, and optionally one or more solvents into a continuous reductive amination reactor system; (2) contacting said one or more cycloaliphatic cyanoaldehydes, hydrogen, and ammonia with each other in the presence of one or more heterogeneous metal based catalyst systems at a temperature in the range of from 80° C. to about 160° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Stacie Santhany, Patrick Ho Sing Au-Yeung, Gerald W. Dare, Shawn D. Feist, Barry B. Fish, Daniel A. Hickman, David Jean, Erich J. Molitor, Abraham D. Schuitman, Todd William Toyzan
  • Publication number: 20120116122
    Abstract: The instant invention is a process for the conversion of aliphatic cyclic amines to aliphatic diamines. The process for conversion of aliphatic cyclic amines to aliphatic diamines comprises the steps of: (1) selecting one or more cyclic amines; (2) contacting said one or more cyclic amines with ammonia and hydrogen, optionally water, and optionally one or more solvents in the presence of one or more heterogeneous metal based catalyst systems at a temperature in the range of from 120° C. to about 250° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Shawn D. Feist, Daniel A. Hickman, Erich J. Molitor, David C. Molzahn, Stacie Santhany, Abraham D. Schuitman