Patents Examined by Ali Z Fadhel
  • Patent number: 10737243
    Abstract: A catalyst comprising palladium, a porous support comprising at least one refractory oxide selected from the group constituted by silica, alumina and silica-alumina, the palladium content in the catalyst being in the range 0.01% to 2% by weight with respect to the total catalyst weight, at least 80% by weight of the palladium being distributed in a crust at the periphery of said support, the thickness of said crust being in the range 20 to 100 ?m, characterized in that said support is in the form of an extrudate and in that said support comprises a specific surface area in the range 165 to 250 m2/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Carine Petit-Clair, Priscilla Avenier, Malika Boualleg
  • Patent number: 10737244
    Abstract: A catalyst for a selective conversion of hydrocarbons. The catalyst includes a first component selected from the group consisting of Group VIII noble metals and mixtures thereof, a second component selected from the group consisting of alkali metals or alkaline-earth metals and mixtures thereof, and a third component selected from the group consisting of tin, germanium, lead, indium, gallium, thallium and mixtures thereof. The catalyst is a support formed as a spherical catalyst particle with an average pore diameter between 200 to 350 Angstroms, a porosity of at least 75% and an apparent bulk density between 0.60 and 0.3 g/cc. Also, a process of using such a catalyst for a selective hydrocarbon conversion reaction and a process for regenerating such a catalyst by removing coke from same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Manuela Serban, Matthew C. Cole, Ellen Arnold, Guanghui Zhu
  • Patent number: 10730036
    Abstract: A process for preparing an oxidative dehydrogenation catalyst or oxidative dehydrogenation catalyst precursor that includes mixing solutions of molybdenum and tellurium at a pH from about 3.3 to 7.5; adjusting the pH of the resulting solution back to about 5 and adding VOSO4 and adding a solution of Nb2O5 and oxalic acid and treating the resulting precursor slurry in a controlled pressure hydrothermal process to obtain the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals (International) S.A.
    Inventors: Xiaoliang Gao, Vasily Simanzhenkov, Marie Barnes, David Sullivan, Hanna Drag, Yoonhee Kim, Perry de Wit
  • Patent number: 10723959
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing monoaromatic hydrocarbons from a hydrocarbon feed comprising polyaromatics, the process comprising contacting said feed in the presence of hydrogen with a M/A/zeolite catalyst under hydrocracking process conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Luis Aramburo, Dustin Farmer, Scott A. Stevenson
  • Patent number: 10723674
    Abstract: A method for producing a conjugated diene according to an aspect of the present invention comprises a step of contacting a raw material gas containing an alkane with a dehydrogenation catalyst to obtain a product gas containing at least one unsaturated hydrocarbon selected from the group consisting of an olefin and a conjugated diene. In the production method, the dehydrogenation catalyst is a catalyst having a supported metal containing a Group 14 metal element and Pt supported on a support containing Al and a Group 2 metal element; the dehydrogenation catalyst has pores (a) having a pore diameter of 7 nm or more and 32 nm or less; and a proportion of a pore volume of the pores (a) is 65% or more of the total pore volume of the dehydrogenation catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: JXTG NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ichijo, Nobuhiro Kimura
  • Patent number: 10722871
    Abstract: A catalyst for the dehydrogenation of alkanes to alkenes comprises a catalytically active material supported on a carrier, wherein the catalytically active material is a metallic sulfide (MeS) comprising Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Mo or W or any combination of two or more metals selected from Pb, Sn, Zn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Mo and W. The catalyst is regenerated in several steps. The dehydrogenation is carried out at a temperature between 450 and 650° C. and a pressure from 0.9 bar below ambient pressure to 5 bar above ambient pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: HALDOR TOPSØE A/S
    Inventors: Poul Erik Højlund Nielsen, Rasmus Munksgård Nielsen, Lived J. Lemus-Yegres
  • Patent number: 10722861
    Abstract: Reactor systems for use with ionic liquid catalyst. The reactor systems include one or more stages, which include a reactor and a heat exchanger, and a separation zone. The reactor and the heat exchanger may have a vertical orientation. Additionally, a separation vessel may also include a vertical orientation. The heat exchanger may allow for linear flow of process fluid to control residence time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Eric Leeton, Kurt Detrick, Christian D. Freet, David S. Lafyatis, Robert Mehlberg, Sean G. Mueller, Gregory J. Schrad, Zhanping Xu
  • Patent number: 10717073
    Abstract: The invention is in the field of catalysis. More specifically, the invention relates to a process for preparing a protected metal catalyst on a support; a matrix particle comprising the protected metal catalyst; and, a process for hydrogenating a hydrocarbon resin feedstock using the protected metal catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Rob Gosselink, Robert Johan Andreas Maria Terörde
  • Patent number: 10710944
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of preparing butadiene and a device for preparing the same. According to the present invention, since butane is used as a diluent gas, even when a refrigerant belonging to a grade lower than a very low temperature refrigerant is used, a C4 mixture and gas products excluding butadiene may be easily separated, and loss of active ingredients may be minimized, which may increase productivity while reducing raw material costs, thereby improving economic efficiency. In addition to these advantages, when the method and device of the present invention are used, high-purity butadiene may be safely prepared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Eun Kyo Kim, Mi Kyung Kim, Jae Ik Lee, Jeong Seok Lee
  • Patent number: 10710060
    Abstract: The invention relates to a catalyst composition comprising a) a carrier comprising: (i) of from 5 to 95 wt % of CON type zeolite, (ii) of from 5 to 95 wt % of ZSM-5 type zeolite; and (iii) of from 10 to 60 wt % of inorganic binder; and b) of from 0.001 to 10 wt % one or more metals selected from the group consisting of Group 6-11 of the IUPAC Periodic Table of Elements. The invention further relates to a process for preparing the catalyst composition and to a process for the conversion of an alkylaromatic hydrocarbons containing feedstock using a catalyst prepared by the present process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Erik Zuidema, Dirk Willem Zant
  • Patent number: 10711198
    Abstract: A method for forming catalytically treated pyrolytic vapor product from pyrolyzable material, the method comprising burning fuel in a fluidized bed boiler, thereby heating some particulate material; transferring at least some of the heated particulate material or some other heated particulate material to a pyrolysis reactor to pyrolyze some pyrolyzable material in the pyrolysis reactor; and conveying at least some pyrolytic vapor through a catalyst bed comprising catalyst material; and conveying at least part of the formed side products upstream back to the process; thereby producing the catalytically treated pyrolytic vapor product in an resource efficient manner. In addition, a system configured to produce catalytically treated pyrolytic vapor product from pyrolyzable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Valmet Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jukka Heiskanen, Sara Kaerki, Erkki Vaelimaeki, Reyhaneh Shenassa, Jussi Maentyniemi, Pekka Jokela, Andrea Gutierrez, Joakim Autio, Janne Asikkala
  • Patent number: 10702861
    Abstract: The invention relates to oligomerization of olefins, such as ethylene, to higher olefins, such as a mixture of 1-hexene and 1-octene, using a catalyst system that comprises a) a source of chromium b) one or more activators and c) a phosphacycle-containing ligating compound. Additionally, the invention relates to a phosphacycle-containing ligating compound and a process for making said compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jerzy Klosin, Kara A. Milbrandt, Scott D. Boelter, David R. Wilson, Mari S. Rosen, Dean M. Welsh, Peter M. Margl, Kyoung Moo Koh, David M. Pearson, Rafael Huacuja
  • Patent number: 10703985
    Abstract: A process for cracking a hydrocarbon stream by: combusting fuel in a gas turbine in the presence of compressed air to produce a flue gas, wherein the flue gas drives a turbine to produce electricity in a coupled generator or work to power a coupled rotating equipment; (a) feeding a first portion of the flue gas to a heat exchanger; (b) feeding ambient air to the heat exchanger to be heated by the first portion of the flue gas to provide heated air; (c) feeding a furnace with fuel and a mixture of a second portion of the flue gas and the heated air obtained by step (c) and (d) cracking the hydrocarbon stream in the furnace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sabic Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventor: Joris Van Willigenburg
  • Patent number: 10696607
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for producing C2+ hydrocarbons, and systems for implementing the process, that includes providing a reactant feed that includes methane and an oxygen containing gas to a first reaction zone, wherein the temperature of the reactant feed is less than 700° C. contacting the reactant feed with a first catalyst capable of catalyzing an oxidative coupling of methane reaction (OCM) to produce a first product stream that includes C2+ hydrocarbons and heat, and contacting the first product stream with a second catalyst capable of catalyzing an OCM reaction to produce a second product stream that includes C2+ hydrocarbons, wherein the produced heat is at least partially used to heat the first product stream prior to or during contact with the second catalyst, wherein the amount of C2+ hydrocarbons in the second product stream is greater than the amount of C2+ hydrocarbons in the first product stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Wugeng Liang, Sagar Sarsani, David West, James Lowrey, Aghaddin Mamedov, Istvan Lengyel
  • Patent number: 10689310
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for efficiently producing an ?-olefin low polymer at a high ?-olefin low polymer selectivity and a high ?-olefin low polymer yield with suppressing the deterioration of catalytic activity with time, and the invention relates to a method for producing an ?-olefin low polymer, which comprises performing a low polymerization reaction of an ?-olefin in the presence of a catalyst containing a chlorine atom-containing compound (d) and a reaction solvent, wherein the chlorine atom-containing compound (d) that are at least two compounds having specific chlorine atom elimination rate is supplied in predetermined ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Hiroki Emoto
  • Patent number: 10689311
    Abstract: Disclosed are processes, systems, and reaction systems for the oligomerization of ethylene to form an ethylene oligomer product in a reaction zone using a catalyst system comprising (a) a chromium component comprising an N2-phosphinyl amidine chromium compound complex, an N2-phosphinyl formamidine chromium compound complex, an N2-phosphinyl guanidine chromium compound complex, or any combination thereof, and (b) an aluminoxane. A C3+ olefin can be present in the reaction zone for a period of time, where the C3+ olefin is not an ethylene oligomer formed in-situ within the reaction zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP
    Inventors: Jared T. Fern, Orson L. Sydora, Uriah J. Kilgore, Steven M. Bischof, Eric R. Fernandez
  • Patent number: 10689312
    Abstract: Disclosed are processes, systems, and reaction systems for the oligomerization of ethylene to form an oligomer product in a reaction zone using a catalyst system having i) a chromium component comprising an N2-phosphinyl amidine chromium compound complex, an N2-phosphinyl formamidine chromium compound complex, an N2-phosphinyl guanidine chromium compound complex, or any combination thereof, and ii) an aluminoxane. Ethylene can be contacted with an organic reaction medium to form an ethylene feedstock mixture prior to contact with the catalyst system. The ethylene feedstock mixture can be contacted with the catalyst system inside or outside of the reaction zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Chevron Phillip Chemical Company, LP
    Inventors: Steven M. Bischof, Orson L. Sydora, Jared T. Fern, Uriah J. Kilgore, Steven Ross Hutchison, Ray Rios, Eric R. Fernandez
  • Patent number: 10689313
    Abstract: Systems for purifying 1,3-butadiene are provided. An exemplary system includes a first distillation column, a second distillation column, and interconnections between the first and second distillation columns. A first interconnection can feed a liquid stream from the second distillation column to the first, while a second interconnection can feed a gas stream from the second distillation column to the first. Processes for purifying 1,3-butadiene are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SABIC Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Radu Mihai Ignat, Michael Schleger
  • Patent number: 10688477
    Abstract: A process to react an oxygen containing regenerated catalyst stream prior to use in a fluidized bed reactor comprising providing a regenerated catalyst stream which comprises at least 0.001 wt % oxygen; reacting the regenerated catalyst stream with a fuel source thereby forming oxides and reducing the amount of oxygen in the regenerated catalyst stream to produce a usable regenerated catalyst stream; and injecting the usable regenerated catalyst stream into a hydrocarbon fluidized bed reactor is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Matthew T. Pretz, Liwei Li
  • Patent number: 10676681
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an integrated process to convert crude oil into petrochemical products comprising crude oil distillation, hydrocracking and olefins synthesis, which process comprises subjecting a hydrocracker feed to hydrocracking to produce LPG and BTX and subjecting the LPG produced in the process to olefins synthesis. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a process installation to convert crude oil into petrochemical products comprising: a crude distillation unit comprising an inlet for crude oil and at least one outlet for one or more of naphtha, kerosene and gasoil; a hydrocracker comprising an inlet for a hydrocracker feed, an outlet for LPG and an outlet for BTX; and a unit for olefins synthesis comprising an inlet for LPG produced by the integrated petrochemical process installation and an outlet for olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION, SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Andrew Mark Ward, Ravichander Narayanaswamy, Arno Johannes Maria Oprins, Vijayanand Rajagopalan, Egidius Jacoba Maria Schaerlaeckens, Raul Velasco Pelaez