Patents Assigned to Phillips 66 Company
  • Patent number: 11987490
    Abstract: Processes for blending at least one finished gasoline from a refined petroleum product comprising at least one neat gasoline with ethanol and optionally butane utilizing a blend model that calculates a volumetric blend ratio comprising at least one neat gasoline, ethanol and optionally, butane. The blend model utilizes estimated values for the octane number and the volatility of the ethanol and butane when calculating the volumetric blend ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2024
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: James C. Moynihan, Paul M. Ryder, Robert L. Schnefke
  • Patent number: 11988654
    Abstract: A process for decreasing contamination of a commercial refining process by vanadyl porphyrins and/or nickel porphyrins by allowing rapid screening of porphyrins directly from asphaltenes isolated from crude oil without enrichment by use of positive-ion electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI MS). Sodium formate is utilized as a ESI spray modifier. The vanadyl porphyrins are detected predominantly as sodiated species, while nickel porphyrins are observed as both sodiated species and molecular ions. Crude oil feedstocks exceeding a defined threshold concentration of vanadyl porphyrins and/or nickel porphyrins are rejected or diluted prior to utilization as refinery feedstock. Certain embodiments additionally quantitate both deoxophylloerythroetioporphyrins and etioporphyrin content (and their ratio) to predict crude oil thermal maturity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Leonard Nyadong, Jose Edgar Mendez Arroyo
  • Patent number: 11939210
    Abstract: Systems operable to blend at least one finished gasoline from a refined petroleum product comprising at least one neat gasoline with ethanol and optionally butane utilizing a blend model that calculates a volumetric blend ratio comprising at least one neat gasoline, ethanol and optionally, butane. The blend model incorporates estimated values for the octane number and the volatility of the ethanol and butane when calculating the volumetric blend ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: James C. Moynihan, Paul M. Ryder, Robert L. Schnefke
  • Patent number: 11931612
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for launch and recovery of a remote inspection device within a fluid storage tank. In one embodiment, the tank is accessed by opening an entrance hatch and then injecting a vapor suppression foam across a surface of a stored liquid mass to form a foam layer. A launching system having a remote inspection device is attached to the entrance hatch to define a launch and recovery space sealed from an external environment and isolated from the stored liquid mass in the tank via a valve and the foam layer. The launch and recovery space is purged of hazardous vapors by injection of an inert gas prior to launch and recovery of the remote inspection device. Prior to removal of the launching system, the surface of the stored liquid mass is re-coated with vapor suppression foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Troy L. Staires, Benjamin C. Moore, Jerome Vaganay, Eric Levitt, William O'Halloran
  • Patent number: 11929153
    Abstract: A process for converting a first hydrocarbon feed stream to one or more liquid transportation fuels in a petroleum refinery where the feed stream is analyzed by at least one analytical method to produce data that is transformed to wavelet coefficients data. A pattern recognition algorithm is trained to recognize subtle features in the wavelet coefficients data that are associated with an attribute of the feed stream. The trained pattern recognition algorithm then rapidly classifies potential hydrocarbon feed streams as a member of either a first group or a second group where the second group comprises hydrocarbon feed streams where the attribute or chemical characteristic at or above a predetermined threshold value. This classification allows rapid decisions to be made regarding utilization of the feedstock in the refinery that may include altering at least one variable in the operation of the refinery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Ayuba Fasasi, Alec C. Durrell, Jinfeng Lai, David A. Henning, Franklin Uba
  • Patent number: 11925824
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for launch and recovery of a remote inspection device within a liquid storage tank are described herein. In one embodiment, the tank is accessed by opening an entrance hatch and then injecting a vapor suppression foam across a surface of a stored liquid mass to form a foam layer. A launching system having a remote inspection device is attached to the entrance hatch to define a launch and recovery space sealed from an external environment and isolated from the stored liquid mass in the tank via a valve and the foam layer. The launch and recovery space is purged of hazardous vapors by injection of an inert gas prior to launch and recovery of the remote inspection device. Prior to removal of the launching system, the surface of the stored liquid mass is re-coated with vapor suppression foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Troy L. Staires, Benjamin C. Moore, Jerome Vaganay, Eric Levitt, William O'Halloran
  • Publication number: 20240079590
    Abstract: A method of making an anode material. The method begins by mixing a pre-passivated anode graphite with a supplement and a solvent to create a mixture. The solvent is then evaporated from the mixture to create a passivated anode graphite particle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Neal D. McDaniel, Anthony O. Baldridge, Moncy Yang, Jon M. Nelson, Samuel J. Baxter, Jianhua Yao
  • Publication number: 20240059552
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods for distributing alcohol-containing gasoline. The methods herein facilitate the combination of gasoline blendstocks and alcohols to create finished gasoline products. The methods herein also measure the volumes and other characteristics of the gasoline blendstocks and alcohols and employ computers and controllers that calculate the gross and net volumes of liquids, including the net volume of finished gasoline products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Stuchlik, Marisa E. Carroll
  • Publication number: 20240059550
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to systems for distributing alcohol-containing gasoline. The systems herein facilitate the combination of gasoline blendstocks and alcohols to create finished gasoline products. The systems herein also measure the volumes and other characteristics of the gasoline blendstocks and alcohols and feature computers and controllers that can calculate the gross and net volumes of liquids, including the net volume of finished gasoline products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Stuchlik, Marisa E. Carroll
  • Patent number: 11909085
    Abstract: Disclosed are air electrode materials suitable for use in solid oxide electrochemical cells (SOCs). The disclosed cells can operate in a dual function modes, i.e., as a fuel cell and as an electrolysis cell. In both cases, chemical energy and electrical energy can be directly convert from one mode to the other; thereby providing a highly efficient energy conversion process that can be used as a sustainable energy source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignees: Phillips 66 Company, Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Weilin Zhang, Meilin Liu, Ying Liu, Yucun Zhou
  • Publication number: 20240034949
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to processes and systems for producing liquid transportation fuels by converting a feed stream that predominantly comprises isobutane. The feed stream is catalytically-activated in two separate reaction zones arranged in series in a manner that minimizes the production of C1-C3 light paraffins and is tolerant to the presence of typical catalyst poisons. The first reaction zone is selective for conversion of the feed stream to predominantly olefins and some aromatics. The second reaction zone is maintained at a lower temperature and a higher pressure and is selective for converting olefins to monocyclic aromatics which facilitates further feed stream olefination. Certain embodiments contact the activation effluent with an alkylation catalyst to provide enhanced yields of upgraded hydrocarbon products that meet specifications for a transportation fuel blend component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Anthony O. Baldridge, Matthew J. Wulfers, Neal D. McDaniel, Robert M. Walston
  • Publication number: 20240034944
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to processes and systems for producing liquid transportation fuels by converting a feed stream that predominantly comprises isobutane. The feed stream is catalytically-activated in two separate reaction zones arranged in series in a manner that minimizes the production of C1-C3 light paraffins and is tolerant to the presence of typical catalyst poisons. The first reaction zone is selective for conversion of the feed stream to predominantly olefins and some aromatics. The second reaction zone is maintained at a lower temperature and a higher pressure and is selective for converting olefins to monocyclic aromatics which facilitates further feed stream olefination. Certain embodiments contact the activation effluent with an alkylation catalyst to provide enhanced yields of upgraded hydrocarbon products that meet specifications for a transportation fuel blend component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Anthony O. Baldridge, Matthew J. Wulfers, Neal D. McDaniel, Robert M. Walston
  • Publication number: 20240036025
    Abstract: Processes for quantitating the corrosivity of naphthenic acids in a sample comprising crude oil or a liquid fraction thereof by reacting the sample with a metal comprising iron to produce iron naphthenates that are then stabilized by a ligand. The stabilized iron naphthenates are then analyzed by mass spectrometry to accurately quantitate the percentage of total naphthenic acids in the sample that are iron-reactive naphthenic acids associated with metal corrosion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Leonard Nyadong, Edward C. Weintrob
  • Patent number: 11872544
    Abstract: Methods for modifying a ZSM-5 zeolite by contacting the zeolite with an alkaline solution prior to combining with a binder material to produce a modified ZSM-5 catalyst extrudate that has substantially longer catalyst life, relative to an untreated ZSM-5 catalyst, for converting light olefins to products that may be used as a liquid transportation fuel blend stock. The alkaline solution is optionally sodium hydroxide. The binder is optionally alumina, bentonite or silica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventor: Jianhua Yao
  • Patent number: 11849629
    Abstract: A method of reacting with to produce In this method Y1 and Y2 are independently selected from the group consisting of: H, Cl, Br, I, and combinations thereof. Additionally in this method M is selected from the group consisting of H, trialkylstannane, boronate, or ZnX, wherein X is Cl, Br, or I. Furthermore in this method Z is a divalent linking group selected from the group consisting of: Lastly, in this method R1 is selected from: H, unsubstituted or substituted branched alkyls with 1 to 60 carbon atoms or unsubstituted or substituted linear alkyls with 1 to 60 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Laura Nielsen, Reed Eisenhart, Victoria Suding, Hualong Pan, Alyssa Chinen-Mendez
  • Patent number: 11845042
    Abstract: A method is taught for maintaining a fluid within a tank. In this method an upper data acquisition device is operated which is capable of obtaining at least one characteristic of the fluid in a tank adjacent to the upper data acquisition device. A lower data acquisition device is also operated which is situated below the upper data acquisition device, capable of obtaining at least one characteristic of the fluid in the tank adjacent to the lower data acquisition device. A data analyzer is then utilized which is capable transmitting a data packet to the intermittent mixer. The method then automatically turns on the intermittent mixer from the data received from the data packet. Afterwards, the method automatically turns off the intermittent mixer from the data received from the data packet resulting in the at least one characteristic from the upper data acquisition device is within specifications of the at least one characteristic from the lower data acquisition device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Luke Schnefke, Victor Cedillo, Patrick David, Matt Clowe
  • Patent number: 11845719
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to processes and systems for producing liquid transportation fuels by converting a feed stream that comprises both isopentane and n-pentane, and optionally, some C6+ hydrocarbons. Isopentane and smaller hydrocarbons are separated to form a first fraction while n-pentane and larger components of the feed stock form a second fraction. Each fraction is then catalytically-activated in a separate reaction zone with a separate catalyst, where the conditions maintained in each zone maximize the conversion of each fraction to olefins and aromatics, while minimizing the production of C1-C4 light paraffins. In certain embodiments, the first fraction is activated at a lower temperature than the second fraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Anthony O. Baldridge, Matthew J. Wulfers, Neal D. McDaniel, Robert M. Walston, Soumen Kundu, Bruce B Randolph
  • Publication number: 20230382826
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to processes and systems for producing liquid transportation fuels by converting a feed stream that comprises both isopentane and n-pentane, and optionally, some C6+ hydrocarbons. Isopentane and smaller hydrocarbons are separated to form a first fraction while n-pentane and larger components of the feed stock form a second fraction. Each fraction is then catalytically-activated in a separate reaction zone with a separate catalyst, where the conditions maintained in each zone maximize the conversion of each fraction to olefins and aromatics, while minimizing the production of C1-C4 light paraffins. In certain embodiments, the first fraction is activated at a lower temperature than the second fraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Anthony O. Baldridge, Matthew J. Wulfers, Neal D. McDaniel, Robert M. Walston, Soumen Kundu, Bruce B. Randolph
  • Patent number: 11825732
    Abstract: A random copolymer comprising the monomer units A, B and C. In this random copolymer A comprises B comprises and C comprises an aryl group. Additionally, R1 R2, R3 and R4 are side chains independently selected from the group consisting of: H, Cl, F, CN, alkyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, ester, ketone and aryl groups. X1 and X2 are independently selected from the group consisting of: H, Cl, F, CN, alkyl, alkoxy, ester, ketone, amide and aryl groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Hualong Pan, Kathy Woody, Brian Worfolk, Taeshik Earmme
  • Publication number: 20230365878
    Abstract: Methods that increase production of a liquid transportation fuel blend component by utilizing C5 hydrocarbon streams taken from both a refinery naphtha stream and an NGL fractionator pentanes plus stream. A high vapor pressure pentane fraction from the NGL fractionator is separated to remove isopentane and produce lower vapor pressure commodity natural gasoline. A refinery naphtha stream (that is optionally an FCC naphtha stream) is separated to produce a C5 olefins stream that is then oligomerized to produce an upgraded stream having lower vapor pressure and higher octane rating, then combined with the remainder of the naphtha stream as well as the isopentane stream to produce a gasoline blend component that meets specifications for vapor pressure and octane rating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Chengtian Wu, Jonathan Marda, Karthikeyan Marimuthu, Dhananjay Ghonasgi, Jianhua Yao