Patents Assigned to Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals L.P.
  • Patent number: 10246656
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for in-line processes of blending butane into gasoline streams, and for blending butane into a gasoline stream at any point along a petroleum pipeline. The invention additionally provides a method for measuring the vapor pressure and vapor to liquid ratio of the gasoline, both upstream and downstream of the blending operation, as well as the sulfur content of the butane entering the blending operation. The blending operation can be controlled to ensure that the blended gasoline meets EPA requirements for vapor pressure and sulfur content of gasoline. The invention further provides a method for accessing and monitoring the operation off-site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SUNOCO PARTNERS MARKETING & TERMINALS L.P.
    Inventors: Larry D. Mattingly, Steven M. Vanderbur
  • Patent number: 9644163
    Abstract: Disclosed are automated methods and systems for certifying the volatility of butane-enriched gasoline downstream of a butane blending operation. Such automated methods and systems provide significant advantages to comply with volatility requirements imposed by EPA or state regulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals L.P.
    Inventor: Steven M. Vanderbur
  • Patent number: 9606548
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for in-line processes of blending butane into gasoline streams, and for blending butane into a gasoline stream at any point along a petroleum pipeline. The invention additionally provides a method for measuring the vapor pressure and vapor to liquid ratio of the gasoline, both upstream and downstream of the blending operation, as well as the sulfur content of the butane entering the blending operation. The blending operation can be controlled to ensure that the blended gasoline meets EPA requirements for vapor pressure and sulfur content of gasoline. The invention further provides a method for accessing and monitoring the operation off-site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: SUNOCO PARTNERS MARKETING & TERMINALS L.P.
    Inventors: Larry D. Mattingly, Steven M. Vanderbur
  • Patent number: 9494948
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for in-line processes of blending butane into gasoline streams, and for blending butane into a gasoline stream at any point along a petroleum pipeline. The invention additionally provides a method for measuring the vapor pressure and vapor to liquid ratio of the gasoline, both upstream and downstream of the blending operation, as well as the sulfur content of the butane entering the blending operation. The blending operation can be controlled to ensure that the blended gasoline meets EPA requirements for vapor pressure and sulfur content of gasoline. The invention further provides a method for accessing and monitoring the operation off-site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: SUNOCO PARTNERS MARKETING & TERMINALS L.P.
    Inventors: Larry D. Mattingly, Steven M. Vanderbur
  • Patent number: 9388350
    Abstract: Methods and systems for blending multiple batches of mixed hydrocarbons into fuel streams downstream of the refinery are provided that do not compromise the octane value of the fuel and do not cause the volatility of the fuel to exceed volatilities imposed by government regulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals L.P.
    Inventor: Keith D. Buchanan
  • Patent number: 9321977
    Abstract: Disclosed are automated methods and systems for certifying the volatility of butane-enriched gasoline downstream of a butane blending operation. Such automated methods and systems provide significant advantages to comply with volatility requirements imposed by EPA or state regulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: SUNOCO PARTNERS MARKETING & TERMINALS L.P.
    Inventor: Steven M. Vanderbur
  • Publication number: 20160075958
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for in-line processes of blending butane into gasoline streams, and for blending butane into a gasoline stream at any point along a petroleum pipeline. The invention additionally provides a method for measuring the vapor pressure and vapor to liquid ratio of the gasoline, both upstream and downstream of the blending operation, as well as the sulfur content of the butane entering the blending operation. The blending operation can be controlled to ensure that the blended gasoline meets EPA requirements for vapor pressure and sulfur content of gasoline. The invention further provides a method for accessing and monitoring the operation off-site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: SUNOCO PARTNERS MARKETING & TERMINALS L.P.
    Inventors: Larry D. Mattingly, Steven M. Vanderbur
  • Publication number: 20160068775
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for in-line processes of blending butane into gasoline streams, and for blending butane into a gasoline stream at any point along a petroleum pipeline. The invention additionally provides a method for measuring the vapor pressure and vapor to liquid ratio of the gasoline, both upstream and downstream of the blending operation, as well as the sulfur content of the butane entering the blending operation. The blending operation can be controlled to ensure that the blended gasoline meets EPA requirements for vapor pressure and sulfur content of gasoline. The invention further provides a method for accessing and monitoring the operation off-site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: SUNOCO PARTNERS MARKETING & TERMINALS L.P.
    Inventors: Larry D. Mattingly, Steven M. Vanderbur
  • Patent number: 9207686
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for in-line processes of blending butane into gasoline streams, and for blending butane into a gasoline stream at any point along a petroleum pipeline. The invention additionally provides a method for measuring the vapor pressure and vapor to liquid ratio of the gasoline, both upstream and downstream of the blending operation, as well as the sulfur content of the butane entering the blending operation. The blending operation can be controlled to ensure that the blended gasoline meets EPA requirements for vapor pressure and sulfur content of gasoline. The invention further provides a method for accessing and monitoring the operation off-site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: SUNOCO PARTNERS MARKETING & TERMINALS L.P.
    Inventors: Larry D. Mattingly, Steven M. Vanderbur
  • Publication number: 20150184102
    Abstract: Disclosed are automated methods and systems for certifying the volatility of butane-enriched gasoline downstream of a butane blending operation. Such automated methods and systems provide significant advantages to comply with volatility requirements imposed by EPA or state regulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals L.P.
    Inventors: Larry D. Mattingly, Steven M. Vanderbur
  • Publication number: 20140237893
    Abstract: Methods and systems for blending multiple batches of mixed hydrocarbons into fuel streams downstream of the refinery are provided that do not compromise the octane value of the fuel and do not cause the volatility of the fuel to exceed volatilities imposed by government regulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals L.P.
    Inventor: KEITH D. BUCHANAN
  • Patent number: 8748677
    Abstract: Methods and systems for blending multiple batches of mixed hydrocarbons into fuel streams downstream of the refinery are provided that do not compromise the octane value of the fuel and do not cause the volatility of the fuel to exceed volatilities imposed by government regulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals L.P.
    Inventor: Keith D. Buchanan
  • Patent number: 8597380
    Abstract: Methods and systems for blending multiple batches of mixed hydrocarbons into fuel streams downstream of the refinery are provided that do not compromise the octane value of the fuel and do not cause the volatility of the fuel to exceed volatilities imposed by government regulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals L.P.
    Inventor: Keith D. Buchanan
  • Patent number: 8261878
    Abstract: A fall restraint system includes a central support positioned over an apex of a container structure such as a domed roof storage tank. Cable receiving members are connected to the central support. Outer support members are secured to a side of the container structure. A structural support cable is connected to each of the outer support members. Each structural support cable is also connected to the central support. A tie-off structure including a cable and a harness is connected to the central support so that the harness may move around the central support. The system also may include support brackets that secure the outer support members to the side of the container structure. Each such support bracket may include a receptacle to receive one of the outer support members. The system is removably attached to the container structure, without any welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals L.P.
    Inventor: Michael S. Grome
  • Publication number: 20110168489
    Abstract: A fall restraint system includes a central support positioned over an apex of a container structure such as a domed roof storage tank. Cable receiving members are connected to the central support. Outer support members are secured to a side of the container structure. A structural support cable is connected to each of the outer support members. Each structural support cable is also connected to the central support. A tie-off structure including a cable and a harness is connected to the central support so that the harness may move around the central support. The system also may include support brackets that secure the outer support members to the side of the container structure. Each such support bracket may include a receptacle to receive one of the outer support members. The system is removably attached to the container structure, without any welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: SUNOCO PARTNERS MARKETING & TERMINALS L.P.
    Inventor: Michael S. Grome