Carboxylic Acid Esters Patents (Class 560/1)
  • Patent number: 10472390
    Abstract: Provided herein are processes for carrying out a chemical reaction of a substrate in a diluted reaction mixture. The processes include conducting the reaction mixture having reaction product and solvent to a filtration membrane which is permeable to the solvent but impermeable to the reaction product. Solvent which permeates the filtration membrane for dilution of the substrate feed is recycled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Vito NV
    Inventors: Dominic Ormerod, Anita Buekenhoudt
  • Patent number: 10233141
    Abstract: The present invention broadly relates to a process for preparing fatty acid alkyl esters from fat-containing feedstocks using sulfonated fatty acid catalysts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SOUTHERN BIOFUEL TECHNOLOGY PTY LTD
    Inventors: Reno Emilio Beltrame, Patrick Perlmutter, Ketav Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 9850193
    Abstract: A process for selective transvinylation of a reactant carboxylic acid with a reactant vinyl ester to give a product vinyl ester and the corresponding acid of the reactant vinyl ester in the presence of one or more ruthenium catalysts, wherein a) the reactant vinyl ester, the reactant carboxylic acid and the ruthenium catalyst are supplied to a reactor, and b) the transvinylation reaction is conducted, wherein c) the transvinylation reaction is conducted at a conversion of more than 50%, d) on completion of the transvinylation reaction, the reactant vinyl ester and the corresponding acid are separated from the reaction mixture by distillation, e) the product vinyl ester is separated by distillation from the bottom product of the distillation, and f) the remaining reaction mixture is recycled into the reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: WACKER CHEMIE AG
    Inventors: Peter Gigler, Jürgen Stohrer
  • Patent number: 9744382
    Abstract: A cosmetic or dermatological composition which comprises carnitine, a precursor thereof, a metabolite thereof and/or a derivative thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: BEIERSDORF AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Sauermann, Volker Schreiner, Thomas Döring, Wilfried Siefken, Cornelia Gatermann, Stefanie Carstensen, Helga Biergiesser
  • Patent number: 9586893
    Abstract: A process for preparing [(1R,2R)-4-oxo-1,2-cyclopentanedicarboxylic acid II, by the resolution of racemic 4-oxo-1,2-cyclopentanedicarboxylic acid (V), said process comprising: (a) reacting 4-oxo-1,2-cyclopentanedicarboxylic acid (V) with brucine or (1R,2S)-(?)-ephedrine, thus preparing the bis-brucine or bis-(1R,2S)-(?)-ephedrine salt of (V), and (b) precipitating selectively the bis-brucine or bis-(1R,2S)-(?)-ephedrine salt of (1R,2R)-4-oxo-1,2-cyclopentanedicarboxylic acid II, while the bis-brucine or bis-(1R,2S)-(?)-ephedrine salt of [(1S,2S)-4-oxo-1,2-cyclopentanedicarboxylic acid stays in solution; (c) liberating the acid II by removal of brucine or (1R,2S)-(?)-ephedrine from the precipitated salt obtained in step (b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Janssen Pharmaceuticals
    Inventors: Dominic John Ormerod, Dominique Paul Michel Depre, Andras Horvath
  • Patent number: 9550731
    Abstract: Processes and systems for synthesizing organic peroxides are provided. One or more of the reactions described herein may be performed in a continuous reactor, optionally including at least one microscale reaction channel. Additionally, at least one phase transfer catalyst may be used to facilitate reaction of components present in a multiphase reaction mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Matt Lampe, Thomas Robison
  • Patent number: 9273247
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a substituted, chiral amino alcohol, comprising one or more structural units of the following formula (1), wherein the abbreviations A, Y, R1 and R3 to R5 have the following meanings: is a covalent bond or a hydrocarbon group, Y is a covalent bond or a hydrocarbon group that can have an oxygen atom at one of its ends through which it is bonded to R1, R1 is an aliphatic or heterocyclic or aromatic radical, the carbon chain of which may be interrupted by one or more B groups, R5 is selected from the group consisting of (a) aliphatic radicals, wherein individual carbon atoms may be replaced by oxygen atoms or carbonyl groups, and wherein the carbon chains of same radicals may be optionally interrupted by a B group, and (b) araliphatic, cycloaliphatic, aromatic and heterocyclic radicals, wherein the carbon chain can be interrupted by one or more B structural elements and/or by one or more D coupling groups, R3, R4 are hydrogen or aliphatic or araliphatic substituents, which are
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Förderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Monika Bauer, Lutz Hartmann, Frank Kuschel, Wolfgang Weissflog
  • Patent number: 9187596
    Abstract: The present invention provides bis(hydroxyalkyl)mercaptosuccinates of the formula: and derivatives thereof, where X1, X2, Z1, Z2, Y1, Y2, Ra, Rb, R1, and R2 are those defined herein. The present invention also provides methods for producing and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventors: John P. Droske, Mark J. Juetten
  • Patent number: 9181393
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of formula (I) and salts, hydrates, or solvates thereof, where R1 and R2 are defined herein, compositions containing these compounds, and methods of using these compounds in a variety of applications, such as a surfactant or performance additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brad C. Bailey, Sze-Sze Ng, Cynthia Pierre, Cynthia L. Rand
  • Patent number: 9034928
    Abstract: The present embodiments disclose the preparation of hyperpolarized 13C dialkyl succinate compounds and hyperpolarized 13C dialkyl fumarate compounds and their use in real time, in vivo metabolic imaging of the TCA cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: IMAGNX, Inc.
    Inventors: Niki Zacharias Millward, Pratip Bhattacharya
  • Patent number: 9000208
    Abstract: Compounds having an excellent CaSR agonist activity are in demand. The invention provides glutamate derivatives or salts thereof, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the glutamate derivatives, preventive or therapeutic agents for diarrhea, hyperparathyroidism or peptic ulcer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Masayuki Sugiki, Toru Okamatsu
  • Publication number: 20150083223
    Abstract: A fullerene derivative represented by the following formula (1): wherein “FLN” represents a fullerene core, R1 represents an optionally substituted C1-C24 alkyl group or an optionally substituted C7-C24 aralkyl group, R2 and R3 independently represent a hydrogen atom or an optionally substituted C1-C24 hydrocarbon group but excluding a case where both of R2 and R3 are hydrogen atoms, and R2 and R3 may combine together to form a ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicants: Tohoku University, Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventors: Tienan JIN, Weili Si, Yoshinori Yamamoto, Takeshi Igarashi
  • Patent number: 8987497
    Abstract: A process for the oxidation of an organic carbonyl compound comprising reacting the organic carbonyl compound, optionally in the presence of a solvent, with hydrogen peroxide in the presence of a catalyst comprising a tin-containing zeolitic material having an MWW-type framework structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Nicolas Vautravers, Joaquim Henrique Teles, Andrei-Nicolae Parvulescu, Ulrich Müller
  • Publication number: 20150072004
    Abstract: Sustained release oral dosage forms of a gabapentin prodrug, 1-{[(?-isobutanoyloxyethoxy)carbonyl]aminomethyl}-1-cyclohexane acetic acid, are disclosed. The dosage forms are useful for treating or preventing diseases and disorders for which gabapentin is therapeutically effective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Cundy, Srikonda Sastry, Manshiu Leung, Balaji V. Kadri, Paul E. Stach
  • Patent number: 8957212
    Abstract: There is intended to provide the novel compounds which generate a base easily when irradiated with long wavelength light (active energy rays), a photobase generator containing the compounds and a photobase generation method, and the present invention relates to the compounds represented by the general formula [1], a photobase generator containing the compounds and a photobase generation method: (wherein, Ar represents any of groups with specific structures selected from the group consisting of an anthracenyl group, an anthraquinonyl group and a pyrenyl group; R1 and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a linear, branched or cyclic alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or represent ones which can form an alicyclic ring containing nitrogen atom(s) or an aromatic ring containing nitrogen atom(s) together with a nitrogen atom to which they are bound, which the rings having 3 to 8 carbon atoms which may have a substituent, R3 and R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a linear, branc
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ayako Kuramoto, Motoshige Sumino, Nobuhiko Sakai
  • Publication number: 20150025077
    Abstract: This invention relates to geranylgeranyl acetone (GGA) derivatives and the use of GGA, its isomers, and GGA derivatives in methods for inhibiting neural death, increasing neural activity, increasing axon growth and cell viability, and increasing the survival rate of subjects administered the GGA or GGA derivatives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: COYOTE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Serizawa, Ankush B. Argade, Akash Datwani, Natalie Spencer, Yonghua Pan, Florian Ermini
  • Patent number: 8921590
    Abstract: The startup of a tubular reactor containing fresh or regenerated molecular sieve catalyst and cooled by steam generation on the shell side, as part of an olefin oligomerization process, is improved by, during the startup phase of the reactor, controlling the pressure on the shell side of the reactor at maximum 10 barg. The startup may be further improved by controlling the inlet temperature of the hydrocarbon startup stream to the reactor, by controlling the flow of reactant olefins to the reactor, or by controlling the nature and/or concentration of the olefins in the reactor feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Hamilton, John S. Godsmark, David E. Heather
  • Patent number: 8916063
    Abstract: A liquid crystal composition and an AM liquid crystal display device are described. The liquid crystal composition has a negative dielectric anisotropy, contains a specific compound having a large negative dielectric anisotropy as a first component and a two-ring compound having a small viscosity as a second component, and may further contain a specific compound having a large negative dielectric anisotropy as a third component, a specific compound having a small viscosity as a fourth component and a specific compound having a large negative dielectric anisotropy as a fifth component. The AM liquid crystal display device includes the liquid crystal composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignees: JNC Corporation, JNC Petrochemical Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Goto, Kazuhiko Saigusa, Norikatsu Hattori
  • Patent number: 8901169
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention relates to compounds having the formula: where R1-R5 and X are as defined in the specification, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. These compounds have neprilysin inhibition activity. In another aspect, the invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds; methods of using such compounds; and processes and intermediates for preparing such compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Theravance Biopharma R&D IP, LLC
    Inventors: Erik Fenster, Melissa Fleury, Adam D. Hughes
  • Patent number: 8895040
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cosmetic and/or personal care formulations and/or compounds. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to ester compounds that can be used in various personal care formulations and/or compounds. In another embodiment, the present invention relates to branced ester compounds having a molecular weight of at least about 1,500 daltons that can be used in various personal care formulations and/or compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Vondruska, Peter Frank, Anchuu Wu
  • Publication number: 20140342288
    Abstract: The present invention provides a radiation-sensitive resin composition that contains a polymer having a structural unit that includes an acid-labile group; and an acid generator, wherein the acid generator includes a compound including a sulfonate anion having SO3?, wherein a hydrogen atom or an electron-donating group bonds to an ? carbon atom with respect to SO3?, and an electron-withdrawing group bonds to a ? carbon atom with respect to SO3?; and a radiation-degradable onium cation. The compound preferably has a group represented by the following formula (1-1) or (1-2). In the following formulae (1-1) and (1-2), R1 and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a monovalent electron-donating group. R3 represent a monovalent electron-withdrawing group. R4 represents a hydrogen atom or a monovalent hydrocarbon group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: JSR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi TOMIOKA, Takakazu KIMOTO, Yusuke ASANO
  • Patent number: 8834857
    Abstract: A method for cleaning, benefiting, or deodorizing skin or hair utilizing a body wash, skin cleaner, soap, shampoo or deodorizer formulation containing a controlled release skin benefit or deodorizing salt, a hydrophilic moisturizing polymer and surfactants is described. The method imparts benefits or deodorizing agents to the skin or hair and maintains effective levels for an extended period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Nevada Naturals Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony E. Winston, Richard F. Stockel, Anthony Joseph Sawyer
  • Publication number: 20140255850
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a semiconductor product includes applying a photo-resist layer to a substrate, the photo-resist layer including a higher acid concentration at an upper portion of the photo-resist layer than at a lower portion of the photo-resist layer. The method also includes exposing the photo-resist layer to a light source through a mask including a feature, the photo-resist layer including a floating, diffusing acid that will diffuse into a region of the photo-resist layer affected by the feature while not diffusing into a feature formed by the mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ching-Yu Chang, Ming-Feng Shieh, Wen-Hung Tseng
  • Patent number: 8828921
    Abstract: Composition of allomones and kairomones derived from the uropygeal gland of ducks and chickens are described, as well as methods to treat Arachnids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Fideline
    Inventor: Patrick Pageat
  • Patent number: 8815792
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a compound of formula wherein R represents a hydrogen atom or a C1-2 alkyl or alkoxyl group; each R1, R2 or R3 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl or ethyl group; and X represents a CHO, COOR4 or CN group, R4 being a methyl or ethyl group; and at least one of said R, R1 or R2 represents a group containing at least one carbon atom; and it use as perfuming ingredient, for instance to impart odor notes of the floral and/or anis type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Firmenich SA
    Inventor: Robert Moretti
  • Publication number: 20140228591
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a substituted, chiral amino alcohol, comprising one or more structural units of the following formula (1), wherein the abbreviations A, Y, R1 and R3 to R5 have the following meanings: is a covalent bond or a hydrocarbon group, Y is a covalent bond or a hydrocarbon group that can have an oxygen atom at one of its ends through which it is bonded to R1, R1 is an aliphatic or heterocyclic or aromatic radical, the carbon chain of which may be interrupted by one or more B groups, R5 is selected from the group consisting of (a) aliphatic radicals, wherein individual carbon atoms may be replaced by oxygen atoms or carbonyl groups, and wherein the carbon chains of same radicals may be optionally interrupted by a B group, and (b) araliphatic, cycloaliphatic, aromatic and heterocyclic radicals, wherein the carbon chain can be interrupted by one or more B structural elements and/or by one or more D coupling groups, R3, R4 are hydrogen or aliphatic or araliphatic substituents, which are
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Monika Bauer, Lutz Hartmann, Frank Kuschel, Wolfgang Weissflog
  • Patent number: 8802886
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a compound having a difluoromethylene group at an even lower cost and with excellent yield. The production method of the present invention is a method for producing an aromatic difluoroacetic acid ester, which comprises reacting an iodobenzene containing an electro attracting group and an ?-silyl difluoroacetic acid ester in the presence of a metal halide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Central Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hideki Amii, Kenichi Fujikawa, Yasutaka Fujioka, Makoto Matsuura
  • Patent number: 8802588
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catalyst composition comprising at least one Group VIII metal and bismuth on a support, and to a process for manufacturing a product comprising ethanol and ethyl acetate from a feedstock comprising acetic acid over the catalyst composition under hydrogenation conditions, including a temperature of greater than about 290° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Celanese International Corporation
    Inventors: Zhenhua Zhou, Victor J. Johnston, Heiko Weiner
  • Publication number: 20140206541
    Abstract: Suggested are agricultural compositions, comprising one or more esters of C6-C22 monocarboxylic acids or C2-C20 dicarboxylic acids and polyhydric alcohols selected from the group consisting of diglycerol, triglycerol, oligo- or polyglycerol and their respective alkylene oxide adducts, one or more biocides, and optionally, one or more oil components or solvents and/or one or more emulsifiers, wherein the esters are essentially free of esters of monomeric glycerol and esters of alkylene oxide adducts of monomeric glycerol. The esters are useful for forming agricultural compositions using hard water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Dean Oester, Mike White, Timothy H. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8771676
    Abstract: The present invention provides an agrochemically active microbial formulation comprising a combination of an agrochemically active microbe with a specified ester compound and a surfactant, the formulation exhibiting a stable pest controlling effect with no harmful effect on a plant and having highly stable viability of the agrochemically active microbe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Shinya Kimura, Yoshiki Takashima, Takeshi Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20140186272
    Abstract: The present invention provides synthetic routes for preparing various isomers of cyclohexane-based coolants, such as menthyl esters and menthanecarboxamide derivatives, in particular those substituted at the amide nitrogen, for example with an aromatic ring or aryl moiety. Such structures have high cooling potency and long lasting sensory effect, which make them useful in a wide variety of consumer products. One synthetic route involves a copper catalyzed coupling of a primary menthanecarboxamide with an aryl halide, such reaction working best in the presence of potassium phosphate and water. Using this synthetic route, specific isomers can be prepared including the menthanecarboxamide isomer having the same configuration as l-menthol and new isomers such as a neoisomer having opposite stereochemistry at the carboxamide (C-1) position. The neoisomer unexpectedly has potent and long lasting cooling effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Edward YELM, Gregory Mark BUNKE, John Christian HAUGHT
  • Publication number: 20140175292
    Abstract: Tritiated planar carbon forms and their production are provided. Methods are provided for the stoichiometrically controlled labeling of planar carbon forms capitalizing on normal flaws of carboxylic acids ubiquitously present in commercial preparations of these planar carbon forms. Alternative methods include generation of a metallated intermediate whereby a metal is substituted for hydrogen on the carbon backbone of a planar carbon form. The metalized intermediate is then reacted with a tritium donor to covalently label the planar carbon form. The tritiated planar carbon forms produced are useful, for example, for determination of a biological property or environmental fate of planar carbon forms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: PerkinElmer Health Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Crist N. Filer
  • Publication number: 20140166931
    Abstract: A liquid crystal composition and an AM liquid crystal display device are described. The liquid crystal composition has a negative dielectric anisotropy, contains a specific compound having a large negative dielectric anisotropy as a first component and a two-ring compound having a small viscosity as a second component, and may further contain a specific compound having a large negative dielectric anisotropy as a third component, a specific compound having a small viscosity as a fourth component and a specific compound having a large negative dielectric anisotropy as a fifth component. The AM liquid crystal display device includes the liquid crystal composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicants: JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION, JNC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Goto, Kazuhiko Saigusa, Norikatsu Hattori
  • Publication number: 20140154625
    Abstract: A radiation-sensitive resin composition includes a compound represented by a formula (1), and a base polymer. In the formula (1), R1 is a group represented by a formula (a1), and M+ represents a radiation-degradable monovalent cation. In the formula (a1), R2 represents a substituted or unsubstituted chain hydrocarbon group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, or the like. R3 represents a substituted or unsubstituted divalent hydrocarbon group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, or the like. R41 represents —CO—, or the like. R42 represents —CO—, or the like. m is an integer of 0 to 2. n is an integer of 0 to 1. A site denoted by * is a binding site with —O— in the formula (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Ken MARUYAMA
  • Patent number: 8741275
    Abstract: Compositions comprising undecylenic acid or citric acid and certain esters are effective for reducing malodors. The esters are in the molecular weight range of between 150-200 when the acid is undecylenic acid and in the range of between 130-230 when the acid is citric acid. These compositions can be used in perfumed products, household products and personal care products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Robetet, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen V. Dente, Ketrin Leka, Brian Fielder, Garry Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140138582
    Abstract: A liquid crystal compound having high stability to heat, light and so forth, a high clearing point, a low minimum temperature of a liquid crystal phase, small viscosity, suitable optical anisotropy, large negative dielectric anisotropy, a suitable elastic constant and excellent compatibility with other liquid crystal compounds, a liquid crystal composition containing the compound, and a liquid crystal display device including the composition. The compound is represented by formula (1-1): wherein, for example, R1 is alkyl having 1 to 10 carbons, alkoxy having 1 to 9 carbons or alkenyl having 2 to 10 carbons; R2 is alkyl having 1 to 10 carbons, alkoxy having 1 to 9 carbons or alkenyl having 3 to 10 carbons; ring A1 is 1,4-cyclohexylene or 1,4-phenylene; ring A2 is 1,4-cyclohexylene, 1,4-phenylene or 2,3-difluoro-1,4-phenylene; Z1 and Z2 are single bonds; L1 and L2 are fluorine; and 1 is 0, 1 or 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicants: JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION, JNC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuyuki GOTOH, Masahide KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 8728978
    Abstract: Suggested are biocide compositions, comprising (a) esters based on ketocarboxylic acids, (b) biocides, and optionally (c) oil components or co-solvents and/or (d) emulsifiers. The compositions exhibit an improved stability even if stored at temperatures between 5° and 40° C. over a longer period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: Joaquin Bigorra Llosas, Stéphanie Merlet, Ramon Valls, Stefan Busch
  • Patent number: 8729289
    Abstract: A method for performing a flying grade switch in an ester production process, which preferably is operated in semi-continuous mode, maximizes plant equipment productivity while minimizing product cross-contamination. Mixed ester products of the process containing a C9-C11 alkyl or isodecyl benzoate together with a higher molecular weight di-alkyl phthalate or cyclohexanoate, bring performance advantages such as improved permanence in plasticized PVC articles or improved processability in manufacturing these articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolaas Anthony De Munck, Allen David Godwin, Thomas Marshall Larson, Paul H. Daniels, Didier Naert
  • Patent number: 8716515
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of polyether ester polyols starting from fatty acid esters and starter compounds having Zerewitinoff-active hydrogen atoms, and to their use in the production of solid or foamed polyurethane materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Klaus Lorenz, Reinhard Albers, Frank Otto
  • Patent number: 8709281
    Abstract: A liquid crystal composition comprising a chiral dopant compound represented by the following structure (Structure 1): wherein: R1 and R2 are independently hydrogen, —(C?O)R9, —(C?O)R10, alkyl, aryl, alkaryl, alkenyl, cycloalkyl, alkoxyaryl, or heterocyclic all either substituted or unsubstituted, or combine to form a carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring; and R3-R9 are as described in the disclosure. Also featured are liquid crystal compositions comprising a chiral dopant compound represented by any of Structure 2-4 as described in the disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Kent State University
    Inventors: Donald R. Diehl, Erica N. Montbach
  • Patent number: 8703108
    Abstract: Cleansing compositions include a mixture of alkyl ether carboxylic acids and/or salts thereof, each having a structure according to formula (1): R1—O—(CH2CH2O)n—CH2—COOM??(1) where R1 is an alkyl group having 4 to 22 carbon atoms, n is a number of from 0 to 20, and M is a hydrogen atom, alkali metal, alkaline earth metal, ammonium, or organic ammonium. The mixture includes alkyl ether carboxylic acids and/or salts having at least two different alkyl groups R1, an average carbon number of alkyl groups R1 of alkyl ether carboxylic acids and/or salts in the mixture is from 10.8 to 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Takeuchi, Masahiro Miyaki, Naoko Yamamoto, Natsuko Toshida, Jurgen Benade
  • Patent number: 8691868
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention relates to compounds having the formula: where R1-R6, a, b, and Z are as defined in the specification, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. These compounds have neprilysin inhibition activity. In another aspect, the invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds; methods of using such compounds; and processes and intermediates for preparing such compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Theravance, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam D. Hughes, Erik Fenster, Melissa Fleury, Roland Gendron, Edmund J. Moran
  • Patent number: 8691069
    Abstract: The present disclosure is a system and method for producing a first product from a first region of an electrochemical cell having a cathode and a second product from a second region of the electrochemical cell having an anode. The method may include a step of contacting the first region with a catholyte including carbon dioxide and contacting the second region with an anolyte including a recycled reactant. The method may further include applying an electrical potential between the anode and the cathode sufficient to produce carbon monoxide recoverable from the first region and a halogen recoverable from the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Liquid Light, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Teamey, Jerry J. Kaczur, Robert Page Shirtum
  • Patent number: 8680317
    Abstract: A process for hydrogenating acetic acid to form of ethyl acetate and mixtures of ethyl acetate and ethanol. The hydrogenation is done in the presence of catalyst, preferably on a support that optionally includes a support modifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Celanese International Corporation
    Inventors: Victor J. Johnston, Laiyuan Chen, Barbara F. Kimmich, Josefina T. Chapman, James H. Zink, Heiko Weiner, John L. Potts, Radmila Jevtic
  • Patent number: 8680318
    Abstract: The current invention is drawn to a series of citrate esters having high melting domains and liquid domains at room temperature. This that results in an ability to alter hardness, melt point and skin feel, making outstanding waterproofing and emollient properties when applied to skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Surfatech Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin A. O'Lenick
  • Patent number: 8669393
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions of matter comprising an adipic acid product of formula (1) wherein R is independently a salt-forming ion, hydrogen, hydrocarbyl, or substituted hydrocarbyl, and at least one constituent selected from the group consisting of formula (2) wherein R is as defined above and each of R1 is, independently, H, OH, acyloxy or substituted acyloxy provided, however, that at least one of R1 is OH, and formula (3) wherein R is as above defined and R1 is OH, acyloxy or substituted acyloxy. Also disclosed are compositions of matter comprising at least about 99 wt % adipic acid and least two constituents selected from the group consisting of formula (2) and formula (3), above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Rennovia, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Boussie, Eric L. Dias, Zachary M. Fresco, Vincent J. Murphy, James Shoemaker, Raymond Archer, Hong Jiang
  • Patent number: 8664279
    Abstract: The present embodiments disclose the preparation of hyperpolarized 13C dialkyl succinate compounds and hyperpolarized 13C dialkyl fumarate compounds and their use in real time, in vivo metabolic imaging of the TCA cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventors: Niki Zacharias Millward, Pratip Bhattacharya
  • Patent number: 8648212
    Abstract: A description is given of a process for preparing solutions of radiation-sensitive, free-radically polymerizable organic compounds, where a first starting compound, which has an acid halide group, and a second starting compound, which has an alcoholic hydroxyl group, are esterified with one another in a solvent or in a solvent mixture. The solvent comprises one or more ketones having a boiling point of below 150° C. under atmospheric pressure (1 bar), or the solvent mixture is composed to an extent of at least 50% by weight of said ketones. One of the two starting compounds has at least one radiation-sensitive group and the other of the two starting compounds has at least one ethylenically unsaturated, free-radically polymerizable group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Verena Weiskopf, Franz Niklaus Windlin, Harald Winsel, Markus Ruckpaul, Dirk Wulff, Uwe Duesterwald, Ulrike Licht
  • Publication number: 20140039214
    Abstract: A polymer includes a linker represented by Formula I ([OR1OCH2OR2OCH2]m), where R1 and R2 are, independently, alkylene, alkenylene, arylene, heteroarylene, or alkylarylalkylene; and the polymer has a weight average molecular weight of about 500 g/mol to about 2,000,000 g/mol, and m is 1 to 1000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: William B. CARLSON, Gregory D. Phelan
  • Patent number: 8629290
    Abstract: Process for the production of saturated monocarboxylic acids and triglycerides of saturated carboxylic acids having more than one acid function starting from non-modified vegetable oils containing triglycerides of unsaturated fatty acids, comprising the oxidative cleavage of the unsaturated fatty acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Novamont S.p.A.
    Inventors: Catia Bastioli, Giampietro Borsotti, Alessandra Merlin, Tiziana Milizia