Patents Assigned to IFP Energies Nouvelles
  • Patent number: 11226325
    Abstract: The invention is a method for determining at least one of the quantity and the quality of the hydrocarbons generated by maturing of the organic material of a mother rock of a sedimentary basin based on values representing the artificial maturation of an immature sample representing the mother rock and a sequence of artificial maturing temperatures. The method according to the invention determines the values of the kinetic parameters of a reaction rate law by minimizing simultaneously: (i) a difference between the values predicted by the reaction rate law applied with a historical record of temperatures of the basin determined by basin simulation and the measurements of the advance of the maturation of the organic material and (ii) a difference between the values predicted by the reaction rate law applied according to the sequence of temperatures for the artificial maturing and the values representing the artificial maturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Mathieu Ducros, Renaud Traby
  • Patent number: 11226275
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of measuring the diffusion coefficient of water in a porous medium. The coefficient is measured using a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technique (2, 3, 4) and the sample (1) has the shape of a hollow cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventor: Marc Fleury
  • Patent number: 11226424
    Abstract: The invention is a method applicable to oil and gas exploration and exploitation for automatically detecting geological objects belonging to a given type of geological object in a seismic image, on a basis of a priori probabilities of belonging to a type of geological object assigned to each of samples of the image to be interpreted. The image is transformed into seismic attributes applied beforehand, followed by a classification method. For each of the classes, an a posteriori probability of belonging to a type of geological object is determined for each of the samples of the class according to the a priori probabilities, of the class, of belonging, and according to a parameter ? describing a confidence in the a priori probabilities of belonging. Based on the class of the sample, the determined a posteriori probability of belonging to a type of geological object is assigned for the samples of the class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignees: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES, CENTRE NATIONALE DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, SORBONNE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Pauline Le Bouteiller, Jean Charlety
  • Publication number: 20220010439
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a catalytic material of an electrode for electrochemical reduction reactions, said material comprising an active phase based on at least one metal from group VIb and an electroconductive support, which process is carried out according to at least the following stages: a stage of bringing said support into contact with at least one solution containing at least one precursor of at least one metal from group VIb; a drying stage at a temperature of less than 250° C., without a subsequent calcination stage; a stage of sulfurization at a temperature of between 100° C. and 600° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Audrey BONDUELLE-SKRZYPCZAK, Sofiane BELAID, Philibert LEFLAIVE, Gerhard PIRNGRUBER
  • Patent number: 11215469
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of determining a route (ITI) minimizing the energy consumption of a vehicle, based on the use of a dynamic model (MOD) of the vehicle depending on the vehicle speed and acceleration, the construction of a line graph (GA) and a shortest path algorithm (ALG) suited for negative energies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Giovanni De Nunzio, Laurent Thibault, Antonio Sciarretta
  • Patent number: 11213802
    Abstract: A mesoporous mixed oxide catalyst that comprises silicon and at least one metal M that is selected from the group that consists of the elements of groups 4 and 5 of the periodic table and mixtures thereof, with the mass of metal M being between 0.1 and 20% of the mixed oxide mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignees: IFP Energies Nouvelles, Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Nicolas Cadran, Alexandra Chaumonnot, Arnold Lambert
  • Patent number: 11208597
    Abstract: The invention relates to a catalyst containing an active cobalt phase, deposited on a support comprising alumina, silica or silica-alumina, said support also containing a mixed oxide phase containing cobalt and/or nickel, said catalyst having been prepared by introducing at least one hydrocarbon organic compound of formula CxHy. The invention also relates to the use thereof in the field of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Dominique Decottignies, Romain Chenevier, Antoine Fecant
  • Patent number: 11207657
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an oligomerization process using a reaction device comprising a dispersion means. In particular, the process relates to the oligomerization of ethylene to give linear ?-olefins, such as 1-butene, 1-hexene or 1-octene, or a mixture of linear alpha-olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Frederic Augier, Alexandre Vonner, Ludovic Raynal
  • Patent number: 11203718
    Abstract: A process is described for producing a BTX cut from biomass comprising at least one step of catalytic pyrolysis of said biomass in a fluidized-bed reactor in which a stream comprising at least one oxygenated compound selected from alcohols having 2 to 12 carbon atoms, alcohol acids having 2 to 12 carbon atoms, diols having 2 to 12 carbon atoms, carboxylic acids having 2 to 12 carbon atoms, ethers having 2 to 12 carbon atoms, aldehydes having 2 to 12 carbon atoms, esters having 2 to 12 carbon atoms and glycerol, alone or mixed, is fed into the catalytic pyrolysis reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Frederic Feugnet, Nicolas Lopes Ferreira, Slavik Kasztelan
  • Patent number: 11203973
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and to a method for compressed-gas energy storage and recovery comprising at least a first and at least a second heat exchanger, a cold liquid storage means and a hot liquid storage means, as well as a separation means. The separation means is positioned after at least a first heat exchanger. The system comprises at least one means for feeding the liquid leaving the separation means to the cold liquid storage means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Patrick Briot, David Teixeira
  • Publication number: 20210388272
    Abstract: Process for fixed-bed reforming of a hydrocarbon-based feedstock comprising n-paraffinic, naphthenic and aromatic hydrocarbons, at a temperature of between 400 and 700° C., a pressure of between 0.1 and 4 MPa, and a mass flow of feedstock treated per unit mass of catalyst and per hour of between 0.1 and 10 h?1, by bringing said feedstock into contact with a catalyst comprising platinum, a promoter metal selected from the group consisting of rhenium and iridium, a halogen selected from the group consisting of fluorine, chlorine, bromine and iodine, and a porous alumina support in the form of an extrudate characterized by a length “l” of between 1 and 10 mm, a section comprising four lobes, the largest diameter “D” of the cross section of said extrudate being between 1 and 3 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Bogdan HARBUZARU, Sylvie LACOMBE, Jacques LAVY, Christophe VALLEE, Pierre-Yves LE GOFF, Kevin DEBOLT
  • Publication number: 20210381017
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for treating lignocellulosic biomass, successively comprising b) a step of pretreatment of the biomass placed beforehand under acidic or neutral pH conditions in a pretreatment reactor (3), to produce an acidic or neutral pretreated must (AM), alternating with b?) a step of pretreatment of the biomass placed beforehand under acidic, neutral or basic conditions, with optional sufficient introduction of a basic aqueous solution (EB) into the pretreatment reactor (3) to produce a basic pretreated must (BM), and then c) a step of enzymatic hydrolysis in a hydrolysis reactor (16) of a mixture of the acidic or neutral pretreated must (AM) obtained from step b) with the basic pretreated must (BM) obtained from step b?).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicants: INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT, IFP Energies Nouvelles, Agro Industries Recherche Et Developpement
    Inventors: Meriem BOURAS, Caroline AYMARD, Mathieu ARAGONES
  • Patent number: 11192089
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for hydroconversion of a heavy hydrocarbon feedstock in the presence of hydrogen, at least one supported solid catalyst and at least one dispersed solid catalyst obtained from at least one salt of a heteropolyanion combining molybdenum and at least one metal selected from cobalt and nickel in a Strandberg, Keggin, lacunary Keggin or substituted lacunary Keggin structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Thibaut Corre, Thanh Son Nguyen, Joao Marques, Audrey Bonduelle-Skrzypczak
  • Publication number: 20210371360
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for treating, by reactive distillation, an olefinic feedstock comprising linear olefins containing n carbon atoms, and branched olefins, the branched olefins comprising tertiary branched olefins, for example a mixture of n-butenes and of tertiary branched olefins comprising isobutene, so as to produce an olefinic effluent with a mass content of tertiary branched olefin of less than or equal to 3% by weight and a heavy hydrocarbon effluent, said process comprising the feeding of a reactive distillation section with said olefinic feedstock and with an alcohol feedstock comprising a primary alcohol, said reactive distillation section comprising a column composed at least of an upper reflux zone into which is introduced said alcohol feedstock, comprising, for example, ethanol, an intermediate reaction zone comprising at least 6 reactive doublets, and a lower fractionation zone at the level of which said section is fed with said olefinic feedstock, said reactive distillat
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicants: IFP Energies Nouvelles, Total Research & Technology Feluy
    Inventors: Kirill DROBYSHEV, Vincent COUPARD, Nikolai NESTERENKO
  • Patent number: 11179713
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a catalyst from a catalytic precursor comprising a support based on alumina and/or silica-alumina and/or zeolite and comprising at least one element of group VIB and optionally at least one element of group VIII, by impregnation of said precursor with a solution of a C1-C4 dialkyl succinate. An impregnation step for impregnation of said precursor which is dried, calcined or regenerated, with at least one solution containing at least one carboxylic acid other than acetic acid, then maturing and drying at a temperature less than or equal to 200° C., optionally a heat treatment at a temperature lower than 350° C., followed by an impregnation step with a solution containing at least one C1-C4 dialkyl succinate followed by maturing and drying at a temperature less than 200° C. without subsequent calcination step. The catalyst is used in hydrotreatment and/or hydroconversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignees: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES, TOTAL RAFFINAGE MARKETING
    Inventors: Bertrand Guichard, Laurent Simon, Sylvie Lopez, Valentina De Grandi, Delphine Minoux, Jean-Pierre Dath
  • Patent number: 11181098
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an offshore wind turbine on a floating support (1) comprising either a rotor with a horizontal rotation axis (horizontal-axis wind turbine HAWT) or a rotor with a vertical rotation axis (vertical-axis wind turbine VAWT) with the rotor being mounted on a floating support having a principal axis. According to the invention, the principal axis of the floating support is offset by an angle ? with respect to either the axis of a tower carrying the horizontal-axis rotor or to the rotation axis of the vertical-axis rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Claude Mabile, Jean-Christophe Gilloteaux
  • Patent number: 11179655
    Abstract: Method for the simulated moving bed (SMB) separation of a feedstock (F), in which: at least one zone (1, 2, 3, 4) contains fewer than three beds, if the stream (D, E, F, R) delimiting said zone and situated upstream of said zone is injected or withdrawn at the plate Pi via the bypass line Li/i+1, then the stream delimiting said zone and situated downstream of said zone is injected/withdrawn at the plate Pj via the bypass line Lj/j+1, and if the stream delimiting said zone and situated downstream of said zone is injected or withdrawn at the plate Pi via the bypass line Li?1/i, then the stream delimiting said zone and situated upstream of said zone is injected/withdrawn at the plate Pj via the bypass line Lj?1/j.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Damien Leinekugel Le Cocq, Gerard Hotier, Pierre-Yves Le Goff, Fabian Lambert
  • Patent number: 11173989
    Abstract: The present invention is a floating support structure (1) provided with a main floater (2) and a heave plate (3). The heave plate (3) comprises a single row of orifices (4), substantially parallel to the periphery of the heave plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Adrien Emery, Pauline Bozonnet, Yann Poirette, Timothee Perdrizet
  • Patent number: 11173990
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a floating support structure (1) provided with a main floater (2) and with a heave plate (3). Heave plate (3) comprises a section varying with depth. Furthermore, heave plate (3) has a minimum horizontal section Sd1 greater than horizontal section Sc of main floater (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Adrien Emery, Pauline Bozonnet, Navid Saeedi, Victor Dupin
  • Patent number: 11168264
    Abstract: The present invention describes a packing with a three-dimensional structure which is particularly suited to creating homogenous and anisotropic mixing between the gas phase and a dispersed solid phase moving in counter-current flow. Application of this packing to the stripper of fluidized catalytic cracking units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Rim Brahem, Benjamin Amblard, Ann Cloupet, Thierry Gauthier, Ludovic Raynal