Patents Examined by Brian A. McCaig
  • Patent number: 11661355
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved catalytic fast pyrolysis process for increased yield of useful and desirable products. In particular, the process comprises an improved catalytic fast pyrolysis process for producing aromatic compounds, such as, for example, benzene, toluene and xylenes, from biomass feedstock containing impurities, such as, for example alkali and alkaline earth metal, sulfur and nitrogen components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Anellotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Jian Shi, Charles Sorensen, Terry Mazanec, Ruozhi Song, Sandeep Goud, Scott Han, Yu-Ting Cheng, Victoria L. Frank, William F. Igoe, Jr., Marc Schneidkraut
  • Patent number: 11642664
    Abstract: Alumina support compositions comprising at least 0.1 wt % of silica are disclosed. The alumina support are characterized by a pore volume of greater than 0.60 cc/g, a median pore size ranging from about 70 to about 120, a pore size distribution such that at least 90% of the total pore volume falls within the range of about 20 to about 250, and a pore size distribution width of no less than about 40. Alumina compositions of the present invention exhibit a primary peak mode at a pore diameter less than the median pore diameter. Also provided are catalysts made from the alumina supports, and processes of preparing and using the supports and catalysts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Advanced Refining Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Xianghua Yu, Bruno Nesci, Roberto Romero, Gill M. Malick, Jifei Jia, Cecelia A. Radlowski
  • Patent number: 11633727
    Abstract: This invention provides supported catalysts comprising a carrier, phosphorus, at least one Group VI metal, at least one Group VIII metal, and a polymer. In the supported catalyst, the molar ratio of phosphorus to Group VI metal is about 1:1.5 to less than about 1:12, the molar ratio of the Group VI metal to the Group VIII metal is about 1:1 to about 5:1, and the polymer has a carbon backbone and comprises an amido group. Also provided are a process for preparing such supported catalysts, as well as methods for hydrotreating, hydrodenitrogenation, and/or hydrodesulfurization, using supported catalysts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Inventors: Bastiaan Maarten Vogelaar, Tjøstil Vlaar, Viktoria Andreevna Renkema-Krysina, Vincentius Theodorus Maria Raven
  • Patent number: 11628424
    Abstract: Processes for forming multimetallic catalysts by grafting nickel precursors to metal oxide supports. Dry reforming reaction catalysts having nickel and promotors grafted to metal oxides supports. Methanation reaction catalysts having nickel and promotors grafted to metal oxides supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Magali Ferrandon, Gokhan Celik, Massimiliano Delferro
  • Patent number: 11618855
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the production of chemicals and plastics using pyrolysis oil from the pyrolysis of plastic waste as a co-feedstock along with a petroleum-based, fossil fuel-based, or bio-based feedstock. In an aspect, the polymers and chemicals produced according to this disclosure can be certified under International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) provisions as circular polymers and chemicals at any point along complex chemical reaction pathways. The use of a mass balance approach which attributes the pounds of pyrolyzed plastic products derived from pyrolysis oil to any output stream of a given unit has been developed, which permits ISCC certification agency approval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventors: Ronald G. Abbott, Scott G. Morrison, Steven R. Horlacher, Jamie N. Sutherland, Bruce D. Murray, Jacob M. Hilbrich, Charles T. Polito
  • Patent number: 11613708
    Abstract: Copper sulfide of the formula CuxSy, wherein x and y are integer or non-integer values, wherein (i) the copper sulfide has a sulfur 2p XPS spectrum with peaks at 162.3 eV (±1 ev), 163.8 eV (±1 ev) and 68.5 eV (±1 ev), characterised in that the peak at 168.5 eV has a lower value of counts per second (CPS) than both the peak at 162.3 eV and the peak at 163.8 eV; and (ii) the copper sulfide has a copper 2p XPS spectrum with peaks at 932.0 eV (±2 ev) and 933.6 eV (±3 eV) and characterised in that the XPS spectrum does not comprise identifiable satellite peaks at 939.8 eV and 943.1 eV (±3 eV).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Inventors: Kenneth Seddon, Geetha Srinivasan, Mohammad Syamzari Rafeen, Kuah Yong Cheun, Amiruddin Hassan, Adi Aizat Razali, Sharizal Bin Mohd Azam Shah Wong
  • Patent number: 11612884
    Abstract: A process for preparation of catalyst to produce ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) from high refractory sulfur feedstock. The catalyst composition comprises a modified alumina carrier, impregnated by metal of group VIB is in the range of 15-25% and metal of group VIIIB is in the range of 1-5% as oxides. The catalyst prepared in the present invention produces highly dispersed MoS2 active sites on the modified carrier. The catalyst produces ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) along with improved cetane, density reduction and endpoint reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Inventors: Ramasubramanian Kanthasamy, Kochappilly Ouseph Xavier, Mani Karthikeyan, Alex Cheru Pulikottil, Madhusudan Sau, Gurpreet Singh Kapur, Sankara Sri Venkata Ramakumar
  • Patent number: 11612170
    Abstract: The treatment unit includes an evaporation device including a gas circulation pipe, and a material with a large specific surface filling an evaporation section of the circulation pipe; a device for circulating the gas through the circulation pipe; a liquid impregnating the material with a large specific surface, the liquid containing at least one product or a mixture of volatile biocide and/or phytoprotective products, with a boiling temperature between 130 and 280° C., the material with a large specific surface having a liquid retention capacity greater than 50 L/m3 of material with a large specific surface at 20° C.; a recharging device, arranged to re-impregnate the material with a large specific surface with liquid or to replace the spent material with a large specific surface with a new material with a large specific surface impregnated with liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Inventors: Alberto Sardo, Stefano Sardo, Laura Paitel
  • Patent number: 11607678
    Abstract: Supported catalysts include a solid support, a metal-ligand complex tethered to a surface of the solid support through at least two surface reactive moieties of the metal-ligand complex, and a conformationally stable molecular pore defined between the metal-ligand complex and the surface of the solid support. The metal-ligand complex includes a catalytic metal center, such as a transition metal, coordinated with multiple monodentate ligands, a multidentate ligand, or a combination thereof. The ligands include a tethering portion that is terminated by a surface reactive moiety tethered to the surface of the solid support by a surface interaction. By tailoring the tethering portion, a volume of the molecular pore may be provided that is selective and suitable for a chosen reactant or a chosen reaction type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Sibo Lin, Brian Hanna
  • Patent number: 11602733
    Abstract: A catalyst has a modified silica support and comprises a modifier metal, zirconium and/or hafnium, and a catalytic metal on the modified support. The catalyst has at least a proportion, typically, at least 25%, of modifier metal present in moieties having a total of up to 2 modifier metal atoms. The moieties may be derived from a monomeric and/or dimeric cation source. A method of production:— provides a silica support with isolated silanol groups with optional treatment to provide isolated silanol groups (—SiOH) at a level of <2.5 groups per nm2; contacting the optionally treated silica support with a monomeric zirconium or hafnium modifier metal compound to effect adsorption onto the support; optionally calcining the modified support for a time and temperature sufficient to convert the monomeric zirconium or hafnium compound adsorbed on the surface to an oxide or hydroxide of zirconium or hafnium in preparation for catalyst impregnation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventors: Adam Cullen, David William Johnson, Ian Andrew York
  • Patent number: 11602743
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a carbon nanotube (“CNT”) array includes providing a substrate with a CNT catalyst disposed on a surface of the substrate, heating the CNT catalyst to an annealing temperature, exposing the CNT catalyst to a CNT precursor for an exposure period to pre-load the CNT catalyst, and exposing the pre-loaded CNT catalyst to a carbon source for a growth period to form the CNT array. The formed CNT array comprises a plurality of CNT bundles that are aligned with one another in an alignment direction. At least one of the plurality of bundles comprises an average structural factor of 1.5 or less along an entirety of the length thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignees: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Vanderbilt University
    Inventors: Yuyang Song, Shailesh N. Joshi, Piran R. Kidambi, Peifu Cheng
  • Patent number: 11603500
    Abstract: A process to catalytically transform natural gas liquid (NGL) into higher molecular weight hydrocarbons includes providing an NGL stream, catalytically dehydrogenating at least a portion of the NGL stream components to their corresponding alkene derivatives, catalytically oligomerizing at least a portion of the alkenes to higher molecular weight hydrocarbons and recovering the higher molecular weight hydrocarbons. The NGL stream can be extracted from a gas stream such as a gas stream coming from shale formations. The higher molecular weight hydrocarbons can be hydrocarbons that are liquid at ambient temperature and ambient pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventors: Rakesh Agrawal, Jeffrey J. Siirola, Taufik Ridha, Yiru Li, Fabio H. Ribeiro, Jeffrey T. Miller
  • Patent number: 11602702
    Abstract: Provided are a method for producing a purified Salacia genus plant extract having improved flavor by increasing the ?-glucosidase inhibitory activity of the extract without significantly reducing the recovery rate of the extract concomitantly with purification; and a purified Salacia genus plant extract. The method for producing a purified Salacia genus plant extract includes an extraction step of bringing a Salacia genus plant-containing raw material extract including at least one of a Salacia genus plant, a Salacia genus plant extract, and a Salacia genus plant ground product, into contact with 0.1 to 20 mass % of activated carbon in the presence of an extraction solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Iida, Fumitaka Ueda, Hitomi Saito
  • Patent number: 11590485
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a process for modifying catalysts comprising introducing a precursor agent and hydrogen gas to a conversion reactor; contacting the precursor agent with a conversion catalyst in the conversion reactor, thereby producing an active agent; introducing the active agent to a production reactor; and contacting the active agent with a hydroprocessing catalyst in the production reactor, thereby producing a modified hydroprocessing catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Omer Refa Koseoglu
  • Patent number: 11590477
    Abstract: Methods of preparing titanated silica catalysts, and titanated silica catalysts. The titanated silica catalysts may include a silica support, which may include spherical beads. Methods of olefin epoxidation, which may include contacting an olefin with a titanated silica catalyst in the presence of an oxidant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Lyondell Chemical Technology, L.P.
    Inventors: Sandor Nagy, Nicholas Bruschi, Elizabeth I. Ross-Medgaarden, David W. Leyshon, Barbara Kimmich
  • Patent number: 11577230
    Abstract: Provided herein are catalyst supports, catalyst systems, and methods for making catalyst supports, catalyst systems, and performing chemical reactions with the catalyst systems. The catalyst supports include a zeolite and a binder including non-sodium counterions, such as ammonium counterions and/or potassium counterions. The catalyst systems include the catalyst supports and a catalytic material. The catalyst systems may be used to perform chemical reactions, including reactions of one or more hydrocarbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP
    Inventor: Ryan W. Snell
  • Patent number: 11577972
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for desalting wash water treatment and recycling processes and control of those processes. More specifically, treatment of wash water and wastewater streams using forward osmosis are provided. Additional methods and systems for desalting processes are provided, including recycling wash water. Methods for controlling operations of desalting systems and processes are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventor: Mohamed Ahmed Soliman
  • Patent number: 11565247
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to catalyst compositions including metal chalcogenides, processes for producing such catalyst compositions, processes for enhancing catalytic active sites in such catalyst compositions, and uses of such catalyst compositions in, e.g., processes for producing conversion products. In an aspect, a process for forming a catalyst composition is provided. The process includes introducing an electrolyte material and an amphiphile material to a metal chalcogenide to form the catalyst composition. In another aspect, a catalyst composition is provided. The catalyst composition includes a metal chalcogenide, an electrolyte material, and an amphiphile material. Devices for hydrogen evolution reaction are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Xufan Li, Avetik Harutyunyan, Xiangye Liu, Baiching Li, James Curtis Hone, Daniel V. Esposito
  • Patent number: 11565242
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catalyst and a method for preparation of that catalyst for the selective hydrogenation of diolefins present in gasoline streams along with the shifting of lighter sulfur compounds in the feed stock to heavier sulfur compound by the reaction with olefinic compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Kochappilly Ouseph Xavier, Ramasubramanian Kanthasamy, Alex Cheru Pulikottil, Madhusudan Sau, Gurpreet Singh Kapur, Sankara Sri Venkata Ramakumar
  • Patent number: 11559798
    Abstract: The present invention relates to granulated particles with improved attrition and a method for producing granulated particles by fluidized bed granulation of inorganic particles wherein particles of reduced particle size are fed into a fluldized-bed granulation reactor thereby producing granulated particles with improved attrition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Christian Schrage, Marco Friedrich