Patents by Inventor Thomas U. Luebbe

Thomas U. Luebbe 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: 10513478
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved processes for preparing halogenated alkanes. In particular, the processes comprise reacting an alkene, a halogenated alkene, or combinations thereof and a halogenated methane with at least one chlorine atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: BLUE CUBE IP LLC
    Inventors: John D. Myers, Max M. Tirtowidjojo, Thomas U. Luebbe, Marc Sell
  • Patent number: 10189756
    Abstract: The present invention provides adiabatic plug flow reactors suitable for the production of chlorinated and/or fluorinated propene and higher alkenes from the reaction of chlorinated and/or fluorinated alkanes and chlorinated and/or fluorinated alkenes. The reactors comprise one or more designs that minimize the production of by-products at a desired conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: BLUE CUBE IP LLC
    Inventors: Max M. Tirtowidjojo, Hua Bai, Debashis Chakraborty, Juergen Eiffler, Heinz Groenewald, Kurt F. Hirsekorn, Manfred Kokott, William J. Kruper, Thomas U. Luebbe, Thomas J. Parsons, Avani Maulik Patel, Marcus Wobser
  • Publication number: 20190023631
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved processes for preparing halogenated alkanes. In particular, the processes comprise reacting an alkene, a halogenated alkene, or combinations thereof and a halogenated methane with at least one chlorine atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: John D. Myers, Max M. Tirtowidjojo, Thomas U. Luebbe, Marc M. Sell
  • Patent number: 9795941
    Abstract: The present invention provides a weir quench, an apparatus utilizing the weir quench and processes incorporating the same. The weir quench incorporates an inlet having an inner diameter (Di) and an upper chamber having an inner diameter (Duc), wherein the inlet inner diameter (Di) is at least 90% of the upper chamber inner diameter (Duc). The apparatus constitutes a reactor having an outlet with an inner diameter fluidly coupled with the weir quench inlet, wherein the ratio of the reactor oulet inner diameter (Dr) to the weir quench inlet diameter (Di) is greater than one. The weir quench, and apparatus are advantageously utilized in processes utilizing a limiting reagent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: BLUE CUBE IP LLC
    Inventors: Max M. Tirtowidjojo, Hua Bai, Thomas U. Luebbe, Victor E. McMurray
  • Publication number: 20160347692
    Abstract: The present invention provides adiabatic plug flow reactors suitable for the production of chlorinated and/or fluorinated propene and higher alkenes from the reaction of chlorinated and/or fluorinated alkanes and chlorinated and/or fluorinated alkenes. The reactors comprise one or more designs that minimize the production of by-products at a desired conversion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Max M. Tirtowidjojo, Hua Bai, Debashis Chakraborty, Juergen Eiffler, Heinz Groenewald, Kurt F. Hirsekorn, Manfred Kokott, William J. Kruper, Thomas U. Luebbe, Thomas J. Parsons, Avani Maulik Patel, Marcus Wobser
  • Publication number: 20150217256
    Abstract: The present invention provides a weir quench, an apparatus comprising a reactor and the weir quench and processes incorporating the same. The weir quench incorporates an inlet having an inner diameter (Di) and an upper chamber having an inner diameter (Duc), wherein the inlet inner diameter (Di) is at least 90% of the upper chamber inner diameter (Duc). The apparatus comprises a reactor having an outlet with an inner diameter fluidly coupled with the weir quench inlet, wherein the ratio of the reactor outlet inner diameter (Dr) to the weir quench inlet diameter (Di) is greater than one. The weir quench, and apparatus comprising a reactor and the weir no quench, are advantageously utilized in processes utilizing a limiting reagent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Max M. Tirtowidjojo, Hua Bai, Thomas U. Luebbe, Victor E. McMurray
  • Patent number: 9000243
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for separating chlorinated methanes utilizing a dividing wall column. Processes and manufacturing assemblies for generating chlorinated methanes are also provided, as are processes for producing products utilizing the chlorinated methanes produced and/or separated utilizing the present process(es) and/or assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: John G Pendergast, Jr., William S. White, Anthony R. Avilla, Thomas U Luebbe
  • Patent number: 8581012
    Abstract: The present invention provides continuous, gas phase, free radical processes for the production of chlorinated and/or fluorinated propenes or higher alkenes from the reaction of chlorinated and/or fluorinated alkanes and chlorinated and/or fluorinated alkenes, wherein wherein at least a portion of any intermediate boiler by-products generated by the process are removed from the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Max M. Tirtowidjojo, Patrick H. Au-Yeung, Debashis Chakraborty, Juergen Eiffler, Heinz Groenewald, Kurt F. Hirsekorn, Manfred Kokott, William J. Kruper, Jr., Thomas U. Luebbe, Holger Meemann, Shirley S. Sexton, Peter Wenzel, Marcus Wobser
  • Patent number: 8558041
    Abstract: The present invention provides isothermal multitube reactors suitable for the production of chlorinated and/or fluorinated propene and higher alkenes from the reaction of chlorinated and/or fluorinated alkanes and chlorinated and/or fluorinated alkenes. The reactors utilize a feed mixture inlet temperature at least 20° C. different from a desired reaction temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Max M. Tirtowidjojo, Hua Bai, Debashis Chakraborty, Juergen Eiffler, Heinz Groenewald, Kurt F. Hirsekorn, Manfred Kokott, William J. Kruper, Jr., Thomas U. Luebbe, Avani M. Patel, Shirley S. Sexton, Peter Wenzel, Marcus Wobser
  • Publication number: 20110257445
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for separating chlorinated methanes utilizing a dividing wall column. Processes and manufacturing assemblies for generating chlorinated methanes are also provided, as are processes for producing products utilizing the chlorinated methanes produced and/or separated utilizing the present process(es) and/or assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: John G. Pendergast, JR., William S. White, Anthony R. Avilla, Thomas U. Luebbe
  • Publication number: 20110087054
    Abstract: The present invention provides isothermal multitube reactors suitable for the production of chlorinated and/or fluorinated propene and higher alkenes from the reaction of chlorinated and/or fluorinated alkanes and chlorinated and/or fluorinated alkenes. The reactors utilize a feed mixture inlet temperature at least 20° C. different from a desired reaction temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Max M. Tirtowidjojo, Hua Bai, Debashis Chakraborty, Juergen Eiffler, Heinz Groenewald, Kurt F. Hirsekorn, Manfred Kokott, William J. Kruper, JR., Thomas U. Luebbe, Avani M. Patel, Shirley S. Sexton, Peter Wenzel, Marcus Wobser
  • Publication number: 20110087056
    Abstract: The present invention provides adiabatic plug flow reactors suitable for the production of chlorinated and/or fluorinated propene and higher alkenes from the reaction of chlorinated and/or fluorinated alkanes and chlorinated and/or fluorinated alkenes. The reactors comprise one or more designs that minimize the production of by-products at a desired conversion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Max M. Tirtowidjojo, Hua Bai, Debashis Chakraborty, Juergen Eiffler, Heinz Groenewald, Kurt F. Hirsekorn, Manfred Kokott, William J. Kruper, JR., Thomas U. Luebbe, Thomas J. Parsons, Avani Maulik Patel, Marcus Wobser
  • Publication number: 20110087055
    Abstract: The present invention provides continuous, gas phase, free radical processes for the production of chlorinated and/or fluorinated propenes or higher alkenes from the reaction of chlorinated and/or fluorinated alkanes and chlorinated and/or fluorinated alkenes, wherein wherein at least a portion of any intermediate boiler by-products generated by the process are removed from the process
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Max M. Tirtowidjojo, Patrick H. Au-Yeung, Debashis Chakraborty, Juergen Eiffler, Heinz Groenewald, Kurt F. Hirsekorn, Manfred Kokott, William J. Kruper, JR., Thomas U. Luebbe, Holger Meeman, Shirley S. Sexton, Peter Wenzel, Marcus Wobser