Patents by Inventor William J. Kruper, Jr.

William J. Kruper, Jr. 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: 10125082
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a method of coupling a first compound to a second compound, the method comprising: providing the first compound having a fluorosulfonate substituent; providing the second compound comprising an alkene; and reacting the first compound and the second compound in a reaction mixture, the reaction mixture including a catalyst having at least one group 10 atom, the reaction mixture under conditions effective to couple the first compound to the second compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Patrick S. Hanley, Jossian Oppenheimer, Matthias S. Ober, William J. Kruper, Jr., Arkady L. Krasovskiy
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20170240499
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a method of coupling a first compound to a second compound, the method comprising: providing the first compound having a fluorosulfonate substituent; providing the second compound comprising an alkene; and reacting the first compound and the second compound in a reaction mixture, the reaction mixture including a catalyst having at least one group 10 atom, the reaction mixture under conditions effective to couple the first compound to the second compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Patrick S. Hanley, Jossian Oppenheimer, Matthias S. Ober, William J. Kruper, Jr., Arkady L. Krasovskiy
  • Publication number: 20170210695
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a method of coupling a first compound to a second compound, the method comprising: providing the first compound having a fluorosulfonate substituent; providing the second compound comprising an amine; and reacting the first compound and the second compound in a reaction mixture, the reaction mixture including a catalyst having at least one group 10 atom, the reaction mixture under conditions effective to couple the first compound to the second compound. The present disclosure further describes a one-pot method for coupling a first compound to a second compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Patrick S. Hanley, Thomas P. Clark, Matthias S. Ober, William J. Kruper, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170174582
    Abstract: In one aspect, there is provided a method of coupling a first aromatic compound having a fluorosulfonate substituent to a second aromatic compound having a boron-containing substituent. In another aspect, there is provided a method of coupling a first aromatic compound having a hydroxyl substituent to a second aromatic compound having a boron-containing substituent in a one-pot reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Patrick S. Hanley, Gregory T. Whiteker, Matthias S. Ober, William J. Kruper, Jr., Arkady L. Krasovskiy
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20160355684
    Abstract: An anthraquinone compound which is suitable for forming a color filter used for a liquid crystal display device, a composition containing a resin and the anthraquinone compound, an article having a polymer layer containing the compound and a resin, a color filter containing the compound and a method for synthesis of an asymmetric anthraquinone compound are developed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Yang Li, Guihong Liao, Matthew S. Remy, Juelin Liu, Hua Ren, Yanping Sun, Chao He, Yu Cai, William J. Kruper, JR.
  • Patent number: 9512049
    Abstract: Processes for the production of alkenes are provided. The processes make use of methane as a low cost starting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Max Markus Tirtowidjojo, Brien A. Stears, William J. Kruper, Jr., Kurt F. Hirsekorn, Debashis Chakraborty
  • Patent number: 9475740
    Abstract: Processes for the production of chlorinated propenes are provided. The present processes make use of 1,2-dichloropropane, a by-product in the production of chlorohydrin, as a low cost starting material. 1,1,1,2,2-pentachloropropane produced by the process is subjected to catalytic dehydrochlorination and build-up of the same within the process is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: BLUE CUBE IP LLC
    Inventors: Max M. Tirtowidjojo, David S. Laitar, Barry B. Fish, William J. Kruper, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9403741
    Abstract: Processes for the production of chlorinated alkanes are provided. The present processes comprise dehydrochlorinating one or more trichloroalkanes having from 3-6 carbon atoms and vicinal chlorine atoms, followed by a series of sequential chlorination and/or further dehydrochlorination steps. Because the trichloroalkane is first dehydrochlorinated, rather than being first chlorinated, greater specificity to desired tetra- and pentachloroalkanes can be seen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: BLUE CUBE IP LLC
    Inventors: Max M. Tirtowidjojo, David S. Laitar, Matthew L. Grandbois, William J. Kruper, Jr., Edward M. Calverley
  • Patent number: 9284239
    Abstract: Processes for the production of chlorinated alkanes are provided. The present processes comprise catalyzing the chlorination of a feedstream comprising one or more alkanes and/or alkenes with a catalyst system comprising one or more inorganic iodine salts and/or lower than conventional levels of elemental iodine and at least one Lewis acid. The processes are conducted in a nonaqueous media, and so, the one or more inorganic iodine salts are recoverable and/or reusable, in whole or in part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: BLUE CUBE IP LLC
    Inventors: Matthew L. Grandbois, Xiaoyun Chen, William J. Kruper, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160023967
    Abstract: Processes for the production of chlorinated alkanes are provided. The present processes comprise dehydrochlorinating one or more trichloroalkanes having from 3-6 carbon atoms and vicinal chlorine atoms, followed by a series of sequential chlorination and/or further dehydrochlorination steps. Because the trichloroalkane is first dehydrochlorinated, rather than being first chlorinated, greater specificity to desired tetra- and pentachloroalkanes can be seen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Applicant: BLUE CUBE IP LLC
    Inventors: Max M. TIRTOWIDJOJO, David S. LAITAR, Matthew L. GRANDBOIS, William J. KRUPER, Jr., Edward M. CALVERLEY
  • Publication number: 20150344387
    Abstract: Processes for the production of chlorinated propenes are provided. The present processes make use of 1,2-dichloropropane, a by-product in the production of chlorohydrin, as a low cost starting material. 1,1,1,2,2-pentachloropropane produced by the process is subjected to catalytic dehydrochlorination and build-up of the same within the process is avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: MAX M. TIRTOWIDJOJO, DAVID S. LAITAR, BARRY B. FISH, WILLIAM J. KRUPER, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9199899
    Abstract: Processes for the production of chlorinated alkanes are provided. The present processes comprise catalyzing the addition of at least two chlorine atoms to an alkane and/or alkene with a catalyst system comprising one or more nonmetallic iodides and/or lower than conventional levels of elemental iodine and at least one Lewis acid. The present processes make use of sulfuryl chloride, or chlorine gas, as a chlorinating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: BLUE CUBE IP LLC
    Inventors: Matthew L. Grandbois, Xiaoyun Chen, William J. Kruper, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9147906
    Abstract: A battery electrolyte solution contains from 0.001 to 20% by weight of certain phosphorus-sulfur compounds. The phosphorus-sulfur compound performs effectively as a solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI) forming material. The phosphorus-sulfur compound has little adverse impact on the electrical properties of the battery, and in some cases actually improves battery performance. Batteries containing the electrolyte solution form robust and stable SEIs even when charged at high rates during initial formation cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Houxiang Tang, William J. Kruper, Jr., Ravi B. Shankar, Deidre A. Strand, Peter M. Margl, Andrew J. Pasztor, Jr., David R. Wilson, Jeremy R. Stajdl
  • Patent number: 9067855
    Abstract: Processes for the production of chlorinated alkanes are provided. The present processes comprise reacting one or more mono- and/or dichloroalkanes to form tri-, tetra- and/or pentachloroalkanes, with high regioselectivity. In those embodiments wherein a dichloroalkane is desirably utilized, it may advantageously be a vicinal dichloroalkane. Further, only one catalyst is utilized. The present processes make use of sulfuryl chloride as a chlorinating agent, rather than a gaseous chlorinating agent such as chlorine gas. Finally, the process uses lower intensity process conditions than at least some conventional processes, and thus, operating costs are saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Matthew L. Grandbois, William J. Kruper, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9067845
    Abstract: A process for producing a chlorohydrin, an ester of a chlorohydrin, or a mixture thereof including the steps of contacting, in a hydrochlorination reactor, a multihydroxylated aliphatic hydrocarbon, an ester of a multihydroxylated aliphatic hydrocarbon, or a mixture thereof with a source of a hydrogen chloride, in the presence of a hydrophobic or extractable carboxylic acid catalyst is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Tina L. Arrowood, William J. Kruper, Jr., John R. Briggs
  • Patent number: 9056808
    Abstract: Processes for the production of chlorinated propenes are provided. The present processes make use of 1,2-dichloropropane, a by-product in the production of chlorohydrin, as a low cost starting material, alone or in combination with 1,2,3-trichloropropane. The present processes can also generate anhydrous HCl as a byproduct that can be removed from the process and used as a feedstock for other processes, providing further time and cost savings. Finally, the processes are advantageously conducted in the liquid phase, thereby presenting additional savings as compared to conventional, gas phase processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Max M. Tirtowidjojo, William J. Kruper, Jr., Barry B. Fish, David S. Laitar
  • Publication number: 20150057471
    Abstract: The use of sulfuryl chloride, either alone or in combination with chlorine, as a chlorinating agent is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Max M Tirtowidjojo, Matthew Lee Grandbois, John D. Myers, William J. Kruper, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150045592
    Abstract: Processes for the production of chlorinated alkanes are provided. The present processes comprise reacting one or more mono- and/or dichloroalkanes to form tri-, tetra- and/or pentachloroalkanes, with high regioselectivity. In those embodiments wherein a dichloroalkane is desirably utilized, it may advantageously be a vicinal dichloroalkane. Further, only one catalyst is utilized. The present processes make use of sulfuryl chloride as a chlorinating agent, rather than a gaseous chlorinating agent such as chlorine gas. Finally, the process uses lower intensity process conditions than at least some conventional processes, and thus, operating costs are saved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Matthew L. Grandbois, William J. Kruper, JR.