Polycarboxylic Acid Patents (Class 560/190)
  • Patent number: 10519088
    Abstract: A method of isomerizing methyl 9-decenoate in a reaction mixture, and forming methyl 8-decenoate, and reacting the methyl 8-decenoate by metathesis to form 1,16-dimethyl 8-hexadecenedioate, and hydrogenating 1,16-dimethyl 8-hexadecenedioate to form 1,16-dimethyl hexadecanedioate. In some embodiments, the 1,16-dimethyl hexadecanedioate can be converted to hexadecanedioic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul A. Bertin, Jordan R. Quinn
  • Patent number: 10294210
    Abstract: This invention relates to malienated derivatives made from maleic anhydride, functionalized monomers, and one or more additional reagents, e.g., an oxygen-containing reagent (e.g., alcohol, polyol), a nitrogen-containing reagent (e.g., amine, polyamine, aminoalcohol), a metal and/or a metal compound. The invention relates to lubricants, functional fluids, fuels, dispersants, detergents and functional compositions (e.g., cleaning solutions, food compositions, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Di Biase, Syed Q. A. Rizvi, Georgeta Hategan
  • Patent number: 10071980
    Abstract: A method of enhancing binding of cells to an integrin-binding ligand comprises treating integrin-expressing cells in vitro with an agonist of integrin, wherein the integrin is selected from the group consisting of ?4?1, ?5?1, ?4?7, ?v?3 and ?L?2, and contacting the treated cells with an integrin-binding ligand; integrin agonist compounds having the general formula I; methods of treating integrin-expressing cells with such agonists to enhance binding; and therapeutic methods comprising administering agonist-treated cells or agonist compounds to a mammal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Ronald J. Biediger, Robert V. Market
  • Patent number: 10035784
    Abstract: A method of enhancing binding of cells to an integrin-binding ligand comprises treating integrin-expressing cells in vitro with an agonist of integrin, wherein the integrin is selected from the group consisting of ?4?1, ?5?1, ?4?7, ?v?3 and ?L?2, and contacting the treated cells with an integrin-binding ligand; integrin agonist compounds having the general formula I; methods of treating integrin-expressing cells with such agonists to enhance binding; and therapeutic methods comprising administering agonist-treated cells or agonist compounds to a mammal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Texas Heart Institute
    Inventors: Ronald J. Biediger, Michael M. Savage
  • Patent number: 9873652
    Abstract: A process of purifying 1,4-butanediol (1,4-BDO) from a fermentation broth including separating solid materials, salts and water, and subjecting the resulting material to a two, three or four column distillation system, that can include a wiped film evaporator to produce a purified 1,4-butanediol product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Genomatica, Inc.
    Inventors: SVB Janardhan Garikipati, Michael Japs, Ishmael M. Sonico
  • Patent number: 9738588
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for continuously preparing di-C1-3-alkyl succinates by reacting succinic acid with an C1-3-alkanol in the presence of a fixed-bed heterogeneous acidic esterification catalyst in a tubular reactor at a temperature in the range of from 60 to 100° C., wherein a mixture, comprising succinic acid, C1-3-alkanol, mono-C1-3-alkyl succinate, di-C1-3-alkyl succinate and water, is formed in a mixing stage and fed to the entrance of the tubular reactor, and wherein 5 to 75% of the outlet flow rate of the tubular reactor are recycled directly to the mixing stage as a recycle stream, and the molar ratio of C1-3-alkanol to succinic acid added to the mixing zone, and not including the C1-3-alkanol and succinic acid at the recycle stream, being in the range of from 2.0 to 9.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stefanie Demming, Suman Thotla, Jens Wittenberg, Gabriele Iffland, Christian Brueggemann, Yvonne Hoelzl, Wolfgang Siegel, Stephan Freyer
  • Patent number: 9481643
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compounds containing fluorinated end groups, to the use thereof as surface-active substances, and to compositions comprising these compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Reiner Friedrich, Gerhard Jonschker, Fanny Schooren, Christian Depner, Steffen Schellenberger
  • Patent number: 9458085
    Abstract: This invention relates to a formulation comprising a compound of formula (I) where R1 and R2 are each independently hydrogen, optionally substituted C1-18 alkyl, optionally substituted C1-18 alkenyl, optionally substituted C3-8 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C3-8 cycloalkenyl or optionally substituted aryl; provided that the total number of carbon atoms in R1 and R2 is an integer from 5 to 40 inclusive; the use of a compound of formula (I) (i) as an adjuvant provided that the total number of carbon atoms in R1 and R2 is an integer from 5 to 40 inclusive; and (ii) as a solvent provided that the total number of carbon atoms in R1 and R2 is an integer from 5 to 20 inclusive; to certain novel compounds of formula (I) and to a process for preparing those novel compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Syngenta Limited
    Inventors: Gordon Alastair Bell, Jeffrey Steven Wailes, Anne Waller, John Henry Nettleton-Hammond
  • Patent number: 9334430
    Abstract: An encapsulated initiator particle includes one or more polymerization initiators encapsulated by a cured composition. The cured composition includes one or more 1,1-disubstituted alkene compounds. Polymerizable systems can include one or more encapsulated initiator particles and a polymerizable composition. The polymerizable composition can include one or more 1,1-disubstituted alkene compounds. Methods for forming an encapsulated initiator particle are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Sirrus, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Rulon Stevenson, Aniruddha Sudhir Palsule, Jeffrey M. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9279022
    Abstract: The present teachings show that it is possible to polymerize 1,1-disubstituted alkene compounds in a solution (for example using one or more solvents). Polymerization of 1,1-disubstituted alkene compounds in an solution provides opportunities to better control the polymerization compared with bulk polymerization. The solution polymerization techniques can be employed for preparing homopolymers, copolymers (e.g., random copolymers), and block copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: SIRRUS, INC.
    Inventors: Aniruddha Palsule, Alexander R. Holzer, Peter Rulon Stevenson, Kshitij Kishen Parab, Jeffrey M. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9193676
    Abstract: The present invention concerns the production of compounds comprising nitrite functions and cyclic imide compounds. More specifically, the invention relates to the production of compounds comprising nitrile functions from compounds comprising carboxylic functions, advantageously of natural and renewable origin, and from methyl-2 glutaronitrile (MGN) or a mixture N of dinitriles comprising methyl-2 glutaronitrile (MGN), ethyl-2 succinonitrile (ESN) and adiponitrile (AdN).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: Phillppe Marion, Roland Jacquot, Laurence Grimaud, Damien Cartigny, Laurent Elkaim
  • Patent number: 9080032
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel succinic acid ester mixtures and to the use thereof as plasticizers for plastic materials. The claimed mixtures are characterized by having good plasticizing effects with low dissolution temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignees: LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, BioAmber International S.A.R.L.
    Inventor: Thomas Facklam
  • Publication number: 20150148480
    Abstract: Optical materials including polymerizable compositions and oligomeric and polymeric material formed therefrom. The oligomer or polymer material include structural repeat units. The optical material has low or substantially no absorbance of wavelengths in at least one of the spectral regions of interest. Optical components include adhesives, waveguides, spherical or non-spherical optical lenses, architectural articles, automotive components, laminated structures and composites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew McBrayer Ellison, Bernard Miles Malofsky, Adam Gregg Malofsky, Tanmoy Dey, Jeffrey M. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20150147287
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds for counteracting thiol- and amine-based malodors in consumer, industrial and textile products. Also disclosed are a consumer, industrial or textile product containing one of these compounds and a method for counteracting a thiol- or amine-based malodor using these compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC.
    Inventors: Johan Gerwin Lodewijk Pluyter, Xiao Huang, Takashi Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20150114263
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel succinic acid ester mixtures and to the use thereof as plasticizers for plastic materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Facklam
  • Publication number: 20150099894
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved process for the production of 4-alkanoyloxy-2-methylbutanoic acid, as well as to the use of such compounds in organic syntheses, especially in processes forming intermediates (building blocks) for the synthesis of organic compounds comprising isoprene (isoterpene) units, such as ?-carotene or other carotenoids (e.g. canthaxanthin, zeaxanthin or astaxanthin) or as vitamin E or vitamin A as well as other structurally similar compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Werner Bonrath, Jan Schütz, Bettina Wüstenberg, Thomas Netscher
  • Publication number: 20150090944
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions including esters of polyvalent alcohols that are esterified with fatty acids, partially unsaturated, from plant oils, and to the use thereof as cooling and insulating fluids for transformers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Jürgen O. Metzger, Rolf Luther, Angela Robben, Gunther Kraft
  • Publication number: 20150080599
    Abstract: Alkyl esters (butyl, hexyl, or other) of full composition palm fatty acids, palm fatty acid distillates (PFAD), and palm kernel fatty acid distillates (PKFAD) can be used to generate polyurethane and lubricant products. The alkyl esters of the present invention can be produced via ozonolysis. The improved method for producing alkyl esters includes reacting at least one substance having at least one carbon-to-carbon double bond with ozone in the presence of least one monoalcohol that azeotropes with water. In particular, the method may comprise reacting with at least one first mole of ozone and at least one second mole of ozone, and further comprises refluxing before addition of the second mole of ozone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: PETROLIAM NASIONAL BERHAD
    Inventors: Daniel B. Garbark, Herman Paul Benecke
  • Publication number: 20150079180
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions of dimethyl fumarate exhibiting reduced gastrointestinal irritation and related side effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Sami Karaborni, Chen Mao, Garry T. Gwozdz
  • Publication number: 20150064113
    Abstract: Methods are described for preparing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and/or magnetic resonance spectroscopy contrast agents where the contrast agents are prepared from precursor molecules having at least four non-zero-spin nuclei that form two pairs of chemically equivalent or effectively equivalent nuclei, e.g., diphenylacetylene or diethyl oxalate. The precursor molecule is hyperpolarized and a sequence of one or more radiofrequency pulses is applied to transfer spin state population between the first and second pair of nuclei, thereby providing a non-equilibrium single state nuclear spin population. To detect the contrast agent, another sequence of one or more radiofrequency pulses is applied to transfer singlet order to polarization. No transformation of the molecular structure of the contrast agent is necessary for detection. Also described are methods of imaging targets using the contrast agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Warren S. Warren
  • Publication number: 20150037734
    Abstract: A resist composition containing a compound represented by general formula (m0), wherein R1 and R2 each independently represents an aryl group which may have a substituent, an alkyl group which may have a substituent, or an alkenyl group which may have a substituent, provided that R1 and R2 may be mutually bonded to form a ring with the sulfur atom; R3 represents an aromatic hydrocarbon group which may have a substituent, an alkenyl group which may have a substituent, or an alkynyl group which may have a substituent; V1 represents a single bond or an alkylene group, provided that, when R3 is an aromatic hydrocarbon group which may have a substituent, V1 is an alkylene group; and X0? represents a monovalent organic anion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Takashi Nagamine, Yoshitaka Komuro, Masatoshi Arai, Yoshiyuki Utsumi
  • Publication number: 20150024049
    Abstract: The present invention relates to controlled release pharmaceutical compositions comprising fumaric acid ester(s) as active substance(s). The compositions are suitable for use in the treatment of e.g. psoriasis or other hyperproliferative, inflammatory or autoimmune disorders and are designated to release the fumaric acid ester in a controlled manner so that local high concentrations of the active substance within the gastrointestinal tract upon oral administration can be avoided and, thereby, enabling a reduction in gastro-intestinal related side effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Forward Pharma A/S
    Inventors: Henrik NILSSON, Florian SCHOENHARTING, Bernd W. MUELLER, Joseph R. ROBINSON
  • Publication number: 20150018260
    Abstract: Ester polyol esters are a unique class of lubricants that have adjustable molecular weights, viscosities, and pour points based on the character of their reaction materials and relative ratios. There is provided a method for preparing at least one ester polyol ester, the method comprising esterifying an ester polyol reaction mixture to produce ester polyol, the reaction mixture comprising an ozone acid mixture and at least one primary polyol, wherein the ozone acid mixture comprises at least one dicarboxylic acid and at least one monocarboxylic acid; and capping the ester polyol with at least one capping carboxylic acid to produce ester polyol ester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Herman Paul Benecke, Daniel B. Garbark
  • Publication number: 20150018471
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel succinic acid alkyl ester mixtures and to the use there as plasticizers for plastic materials. The claimed mixtures are characterised by having good plasticizing effects which lead the products produced with the mixtures to have improved application properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Facklam
  • Publication number: 20150011792
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing polyester alcohols by catalytic reaction of at least one at least polyfunctional carboxylic acid with at least one polyfunctional alcohol and/or by catalytic ring-opening polymerization of cyclic esters in the presence of catalysts, wherein a zeolite is used as catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Lionel GEHRINGER, Veronika WLOKA, Ulrich MUELLER, Marine BOUDOU, Ulrike MAHN, Elke GUETLICH-HAUK
  • Patent number: 8921592
    Abstract: A process of producing oxalate by CO gas phase method includes the following steps: a) introducing nitrite salt, water and an inorganic acid first into a reactor I to produce a NO containing effluent I; and separating the resultant effluent to obtain the effluent II of NO; b) introducing the effluent II of NO, a C1-C4 alkanol and oxygen into a reactor II to be subjected to the reaction, and separating the resultant effluent to obtain the effluent IV of C1-C4 alkyl nitrites; c) introducing the effluent IV of C1-C4 alkyl nitrites and a CO gas stream into a coupling reactor where they are reacted to produce a NO containing effluent VI. The reactor I and/or the reactor II are preferably rotating supergravity reactors. Therefore, the process is applicable to the industrial production of oxalate by CO gas phase method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignees: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, Shanghai Research Institute of Petrochemical Technology, SINOPEC
    Inventors: Weimin Yang, Juntao Liu, Wanmin Wang, Lei Li
  • Publication number: 20140377434
    Abstract: This invention relates to alkyl 5-acyloxydecanoate having formula (1) as follows: wherein R1 denotes a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having one to four carbon atoms, R2 denotes an alkyl group having one to four carbon atoms, with the proviso that the case where R1 is a methyl group and R2 is a methyl group or an ethyl group is excluded, which is capable of giving to food products or the like a characteristic flavor, or a sensory impression, of milk, fat or cream, and to the use of the same in flavoring compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: T. HASEGAWA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daichi Oguro, Kenji Haraguchi, Hiroyasu Takaku
  • Publication number: 20140378542
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are cocrystals of dimethyl fumarate, which is a prodrug of methyl hydrogen fumarate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Chen Mao, Scott L. Childs, Sami Karaborni
  • Publication number: 20140377335
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an ophthalmic formulation comprising a compound of formula (I): wherein R1 is a linear or branched C9-C33 alkyl or a linear or branched C9-C33 alkenyl with 1 to 4 double bonds; R2 is a linear or branched C9-C19 alkyl or a linear or branched C9-C19 alkenyl with 1 to 4 double bonds; and an ophthalmologically acceptable carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Millar, Burkhardt Schuett
  • Publication number: 20140364604
    Abstract: Methods of making monomethyl fumarate, which can then also be used in methods of making prodrugs of monomethyl fumarate, are disclosed. Monomethyl fumarate and prodrugs of monomethyl fumarate are useful for treating neurodegenerative, inflammatory, and autoimmune diseases including multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, irritable bowel disorder, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen P. Raillard, Randall A. Scheuerman, Suresh K. Manthati
  • Publication number: 20140357888
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for refining glyceride oil by size exclusion chromatography to obtain a triglyceride enriched fraction. The process comprises passing a glyceride oil through a size exclusion column packed with porous particles having a mass weighted mean particle size of 20 to 1,000 ?m and an average pore size of 10 to 150 A without using any solvent and collecting an eluate fraction enriched in triglyceride. The process may further comprise passing a solvent through the size exclusion column after the eluate fraction enriched in triglyceride is collected to obtain a partial glyceride enriched fraction. The process can suitably be used to produce triglyceride enriched fraction having a triglyceride content that is close to 100%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: SIME DARBY MALAYSIA BERHAD
    Inventors: Ahmadilfitri Bin Md. Noor, Mohd. Suria Affandi Yusoff, Khairudin Hashim
  • Publication number: 20140356787
    Abstract: A resist composition comprising a compound (m0) (wherein Rb1 represents an electron withdrawing group; Rb2 and Rb3 each independently represents an aryl group, an alkyl group or an alkenyl group, provided that Rb2 and Rb3 may be mutually bonded to form a ring with the sulfur atom; and X0? represents a monovalent counteranion).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Komuro, Takaaki Kaiho, Toshiaki Hato, Akiya Kawaue, Junichi Tsuchiya, Yoshiyuki Utsumi
  • Publication number: 20140343316
    Abstract: In one aspect, compositions are described herein. In some embodiments, a composition comprises an ester reaction product of a structurally symmetric alkoxylated polyol and a carboxylic acid or carboxylic acid equivalent. In some embodiments, the structurally symmetric alkoxylated polyol comprises an alkoxylated pentaerythritol, dipentaerythritol, tripentaerythritol, higher oligomer of a pentaerythritol, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas W. Theyson
  • Patent number: 8889608
    Abstract: Provided are a lubricating oil base oil having characteristics of low volatility and excellent low-temperature fluidity and capable of providing long-lasting lubrication property in a wide temperature range from low temperature to high temperature, and a lubricating oil composition using the same. The lubricating oil base oil includes a diester obtained through a reaction between a diol component formed of 1,12-dodecanediol and a carboxylic acid component formed of 2-methylpentanoic acid or 2-methylpentanoic acid and 2-ethylhexanoic acid. The diester is represented by R2COOR1OOCR3, where R1 represents an alkylene derived from the diol component and R2 and R3 each represent an alkyl derived from the carboxylic acid component, and includes 45 to 100 mol % of a diester in which both of R2 and R3 represent C5 alkyls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumikin Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadashi Kuratomi, Katsumi Nagano
  • Publication number: 20140326923
    Abstract: Biodegradable agricultural compositions comprising 1,3-propanediol and its esters are provided. The 1,3-propanediol and its esters in the agricultural composition are biologically derived, and as such, the agricultural compositions exhibit a low anthropogenic CO2 emission profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Miller, Joseph Desalvo, Gyorgyi Fenyvesi, Raja Hari Poladi, Ann Wehner
  • Publication number: 20140329980
    Abstract: The present invention provides multifunctional monomers, including, but not limited to include multifunctional methylene malonate and methylene beta-ketoester monomers; methods for producing the same; and compositions and products formed therefrom. The multifunctional monomers of the invention may be produced by transesterification or by direct synthesis from monofunctional methylene malonate monomers or methylene beta-ketoester monomers. The present invention further compositions and products formed from methylene beta-ketoester monomers of the invention, including monomer-based products (e.g., inks, adhesives, coatings, sealants or reactive molding) and polymer-based products (e.g., fibers, films, sheets, medical polymers, composite polymers and surfactants).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Bernard M. Malofsky, Adam G. Malofsky, Tanmoy Dey, Larry Hines, Matthew M. Ellison
  • Publication number: 20140328938
    Abstract: Biodegradable pharmaceutical compositions comprising 1,3-propanediol and its esters are provided. The 1,3-propanediol and its esters in the pharmaceutical composition are biologically derived, and as such, the pharmaceutical compositions exhibit a low anthropogenic CO2 emission profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Miller, Joseph Desalvo, Gyorgyi Fenyvesi, Melissa Joerger, Raja Hari Poladi, Ann Wehner
  • Publication number: 20140309435
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for preparing esters from formates and olefinically unsaturated compounds with catalysts based on palladium compounds. In addition, the invention discloses a polyphasic reaction mixture and nonyl methyl ester mixtures prepared by the process according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG
    Inventors: Robert Franke, Dieter Hess, Matthias Beller, Ralf Jackstell, Daniela Cozzula, Ivana Fleischer, Reiko Jennerjahn
  • Publication number: 20140303391
    Abstract: Monomers having a C-B-A-B-C structure are disclosed, where A is a core of either trithiocarbonate and allyl sulfide, where B are linker units, and where C are end units. The end units may comprise acrylates, methacrylates, alcohol(s), amine(s), and alkynes, among others. The linker units may include an alkane, alkene, phenyl, diphenyl, or benzylic group, among others. Methods of synthesizing such compounds are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher R. Fenoli, Christopher N. Bowman
  • Publication number: 20140288175
    Abstract: A method for treating glycogen storage disease by administering an effective amount of a composition that includes ketogenic odd carbon fatty acids that ameliorate the symptoms of these diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Baylor Research Institute
    Inventor: Charles R. ROE
  • Patent number: 8828636
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a new alcohol compound, a polyester resin, an unsaturated polyester resin, a resin particle and an electrophotographic toner using the compound capable of using the renewable resources as a part of a raw material. An alcohol compound according to the present invention is characterized by representing the chemical formula [Chemical 1]. Furthermore, the polyester resin or the unsaturated polyester resin according to the present invention, is characterized in that the compound (wherein X is an aliphatic or an aromatic residue, Y is a refined rosin residue, a disproportionated rosin residue or a hydrogenated rosin residue, and n=0 to 1 in the formula.) is an essential component of an alcohol component. Further, the resin particle of the present invention is characterized by comprising the polyester resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Japan U-Pica Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuji Moroiwa, Nobutaka Yoshida, Hiroshi Aihara, Akira Yamane, Kei Yamasaki, Keiko Taniuchi
  • Patent number: 8829225
    Abstract: An improvement in the production of 1,1-disubstituted ethylenes is attained by contacting a 1,1-disubstituted ethylene with alumina and separating the alumina to obtain a 1,1-disubstituted ethylene with a good combination of cost, purity, shelf life and cure rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: OptMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis McConville, John Gregory Reid, Murugappa Vedachalam
  • Publication number: 20140248485
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved methods for the chemical synthesis of methylene malonates using the Knovenagel synthesis reaction. The method of the invention provides for improved methylene malonates by significantly reducing or eliminating the formation of alternative and/or deleterious side products, significantly reducing or eliminating unwanted consumption of methylene malonates, and significantly reducing or eliminating the degradation of methylene malonates. These advantages result in methylene malonates, which upon recovery, are of higher quality, greater purity, improved yield and possess overall improved performance characteristics (e.g., improved cure speed, retention of cure speed, improved shelf-life and/or stability).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Bioformix Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard M. Malofsky, Adam G. Malofsky, Tanmoy Dey, Jeffrey M. Sullivan, Yangbin Chen, Stanley C. Wojciak
  • Publication number: 20140249328
    Abstract: This invention relates to a formulation comprising a compound of formula (I) where R1 and R2 are each independently hydrogen, optionally substituted C1-18 alkyl, optionally substituted C1-18 alkenyl, optionally substituted C3-8 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C3-8 cycloalkenyl or optionally substituted aryl; provided that the total number of carbon atoms in R1 and R2 is an integer from 5 to 40 inclusive; the use of a compound of formula (I) (i) as an adjuvant provided that the total number of carbon atoms in R1 and R2 is an integer from 5 to 40 inclusive; and (ii) as a solvent provided that the total number of carbon atoms in R1 and R2 is an integer from 5 to 20 inclusive; to certain novel compounds of formula (I) and to a process for preparing those novel compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: SYNGENTA LIMITED
    Inventor: Anne Waller
  • Publication number: 20140243410
    Abstract: A method is provided for treating a subject in need of medication as an adjunct to elective surgery, comprising administration of a ketogenic material sufficient to produce a physiologically acceptable ketosis in the patient. Preferably the surgery is selected from the groups consisting of removal or section of tumours, removal of redundant organs such as lymph nodes and appendix, open heart surgery, cosmetic surgery, joint and bone surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: BTG International Limited
    Inventors: Keith Frank Martin, David John Heal
  • Publication number: 20140242519
    Abstract: A polymer for resist use is obtainable from a monomer having formula (1) wherein R1 is H, CH3 or CF3, R2 and R3 are a monovalent hydrocarbon group, R4 to R9 are hydrogen or a monovalent hydrocarbon group, R10 is a monovalent hydrocarbon group or fluorinated hydrocarbon group, A1 is a divalent hydrocarbon group, k1 is 0 or 1, and n1A is 0, 1 or 2. A resist composition comprising the polymer displays a high dissolution contrast during organic solvent development.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Sagehashi, Koji Hasegawa, Kazuhiro Katayama
  • Publication number: 20140235437
    Abstract: A color acceptor for chemical reaction with a dye precursor to form a visually recognizable color. The color acceptor is constructed of lactic acid monomers. Also disclosed is a heat-sensitive recording material with a substrate and a heat-sensitive recording layer, wherein the heat-sensitive recording layer contains at least one dye precursor and at least one color acceptor which react with one another in a color-forming manner when heat is applied, and wherein the color acceptor is constructed of lactic acid monomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Matthias Neukirch
  • Publication number: 20140228456
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel demulsifiers for use in the demulsification of oils from water and vice versa, including the demulsification of crude oil from sea water or brine. In particular, the present invention relates to novel demulsifiers which are environmentally friendly, or ‘green’, and which can be used without restriction on-site in offshore oil drilling fields, for example in the North Sea. The novel demulsifiers are based on the reaction product of alkoxylated polyols or polyol esters with dicarboxylic acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: CRODA INTERNATIONAL PLC
    Inventors: Hanamanthsa Shankarsa Bevinakatti, Neil Grainger, Tracey Joanne Wardell
  • Publication number: 20140228494
    Abstract: Triglyceride and other polyol ester PVC plasticizers can be produced by recovery of branched C6 to C9 aldehydes from a hydroformylation product, optional hydrogenation to the alcohol, oxidation to the acid with oxygen and/or air, recovery of the resulting acid, and esterification with glycerol, ethylene glycol, propylene glycol or mixtures thereof. The branched alkyl chains comprise at least 10% methyl branching. Special triglycerides are derived from branched aliphatic acids having alkyl chains with average carbon numbers from 6 to 9 and at least 10% methyl branching. These triglycerides are fast fusing plasticisers if before esterification with glycerol, an aryl acid is introduced together with the aliphatic acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Karla S. Colle, Philippe L. Buess, Eddy T. Van Driessche, Allen D. Godwin, Ramzi Y. Saleh, Jon E. R. Stanat, Raphael F. Caers
  • Patent number: 8802590
    Abstract: An indium adsorbent is provided that is obtained by the following process. A hydrophilic polymer having a carboxyl group in which indium is incorporated in advance is caused to absorb an aqueous solution of a water-soluble monomer, a cross-linking agent, and a polymerization initiator, and an acid treatment is performed on a polymer obtained by polymerizing the water-soluble monomer, to obtain the indium adsorbent. The indium adsorbent has a template architecture with respect to indium. Accordingly, the indium adsorbent is capable of adsorbing indium with a high selectivity. An indium selection rate is 2.0 or more with respect to zinc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keiji Yamashita, Yasuhito Inagaki