Patents Examined by Chantel Graham
  • Patent number: 9422485
    Abstract: The present application generally relates to a method of trading cellulosic-renewable identification numbers by co-processing a renewable fuel oil with a petroleum fraction to form a renewable identification number-compliant fuel, obtaining one or more renewable identification numbers, and transferring the rights of renewable identification numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Ensyn Renewables, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry A. Freel, Robert G. Graham
  • Patent number: 9410091
    Abstract: The present application generally relates to methods to prepare a fuel from a liquid biomass by first producing the liquid biomass from a solid biomass by a thermal process, and then processing the liquid biomass with a petroleum fraction in the presence of a catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Ensyn Renewables, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry A. Freel, Robert G. Graham
  • Patent number: 9394487
    Abstract: A multi-stage process and system for converting solid particulate biomass in a riser reactor having at least two different reaction zones. A lower reaction zone is configured to optimize pyrolysis of the biomass into pyrolysis products, while an upper reaction zone is configured to efficiently crack the pyrolysis products. The relative residence times and/or temperatures of the upper and lower reaction zones can be controlled to optimize product quality and yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Inaeris Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Neil Wang, Liang Chen, Peter Loezos
  • Patent number: 9321801
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for reducing the amount of steryl glycoside in an oil or fat (e.g. a biofuel substrate) and/or a biofuel, the method comprising admixing one or more enzymes with an oil or fat comprising steryl glycoside; such that said one or more enzymes degrades the steryl glycoside. The one or more enzymes is preferably an enzyme which is capable of hydrolysing the glycosidic bond in a steryl glycoside. Suitably the enzyme may be a glycosidase enzyme and/or a ?-glucosidase and/or an amyloglucosidase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: DUPONT NUTRITION BIOSCIENCES APS
    Inventor: Jorn Borch Soe
  • Patent number: 9315748
    Abstract: This invention relates to a fuel composition, comprising: (A) a normally liquid fuel; and (B) a cold flow improving amount of (i) a metathesized natural oil; (ii) a metathesized natural oil derivative; or (iii) a mixture of (i) and (ii). The invention also relates to metathesized derivatives formed by the reaction of a metathesized natural oil with a nucleophile, oxidizer, aromatic compound, enophilic acid reagent, or a mixture of two or more thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen A. DiBiase, Syed Q. A. Rizvi, S. Alexander Christensen
  • Patent number: 9315749
    Abstract: A liquid fuel composition includes alcohols of four carbon atoms and additives, the liquid fuel composition being for ignition by compression. Various examples pertain to a liquid fuel composition with alcohols of four carbon atoms and additives, with ignition by compression to a diesel cycle fuel engine where the fuel can be able to be produced by means of biotechnology from renewable biologic source, including processes of fermentation of sugars or materials available on sugar and ethanol plants. As an example, a produced fuel can be used conventionally as replacement of diesel in urban transportation vehicles or roads and can be an alternative to diesel fuel. The composition can be employed alone or mixed to fossil diesel oil (e.g., in the engine, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventor: Jose Antonio Fabre
  • Patent number: 9309475
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of amines and/or Mannich adducts as detergents and/or dispersants in fuel and lubricant compositions for direct-injection gasoline engines. The invention further relates to fuel and lubricant compositions which comprise at least one such Mannich adduct, and also a bisaminoalkylated Mannich adduct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Arno Lange, Hans Peter Rath, Marc Walter, Marco Bergemann, Helmut Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9309474
    Abstract: The method allows to incorporate an alcohol or a mixture of alcohols into fuels by minimizing the energy expenditure linked with the prior production of the alcohol or of the mixture of alcohols. One or more bases of the fuel, to which an oxygen-containing compound or a mixture of oxygen-containing compounds have possibly been added, are used to extract the alcohol or the alcohol mixture contained in aqueous solutions produced by biomass fermentation processes. After adjusting the temperature of the aqueous solution stream and of the stream containing one or more bases of the fuel through exchangers, these streams are fed into an extractor. The extract leaving the extractor is then dried and/or an oxygen-containing compound or a mixture of oxygen-containing compounds is added thereto. The raffinate leaving the extractor is sent to a water treating plant or recycled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Frederic Augier, Cecile Barrere-Tricca, Arnaud Baudot, Pierre Boucot
  • Patent number: 9303213
    Abstract: A process for preparing a renewable biofuel consists of subjecting a bio-oil mixture to deoxygenation in a hydrotreater and then separating hydrocarbon fractions from the deoxygenated product to form the biofuel. The bio-oil mixture contains a bio-oil feedstream and a treated bio-oil feed. The treated bio-oil feed is a stream from which undesirable heavy materials and solid materials have been removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: KiOR, LLC
    Inventors: Ronny W. Lin, Lorenz J. Bauer
  • Patent number: 9295961
    Abstract: A radiant heat chemical reactor is configured to generate chemical products including synthesis gas products. Two or more tubes in the radiant heat chemical reactor separate an exothermic heat source, such as flames and gas from a regenerative burner, from the endothermic reaction of the reactant gas occurring within the cavity of the refractory vessel. The exothermic heat source heats a space inside the tubes. One or more feed lines supply chemical reactants to the cavity area between an inner wall of the cavity of the refractory vessel of the chemical reactor and the two or more tubes that are internally heated located with the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Sundrop Fuels, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy E. Laska, John T. Turner
  • Patent number: 9284506
    Abstract: A water-in-oil emulsion of light fuel oil, and a process for the stabilization of a water-in-oil emulsion of a light fuel oil are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: ECO ENERGY HOLDING AS
    Inventors: Arne Meland, Luigi Brambilla
  • Patent number: 9267093
    Abstract: An additive composition may comprise at least one phosphorus- and boron-containing dispersant, at least one boron-containing dispersant, and at least one detergent. Such composition may be useful in power transmissions to provide improved anti-shudder performance and/or improved friction durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Afton Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Ramnath N. Iyer, Samuel H. Tersigni
  • Patent number: 9267086
    Abstract: The invention provides synergistic biofuel blends comprising a petroleum distillate and two or more fatty acid alkyl ester-containing biofuels. Methods for making synergistic biofuel blends are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Lisa I-Ching Yeh, Donna I. Hoel, Paul P. Wells
  • Patent number: 9249091
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a post-treated salt of a sulfurized alkyl-substituted hydroxyaromatic composition which is a reaction product of (a) a salt of a sulfurized alkyl-substituted hydroxyaromatic composition, wherein the alkyl-substituted hydroxyaromatic compound is derived from alkylation of a hydroxyaromatic compound with one or more olefins comprising C9 to C18 oligomers of monomers selected from propylene, butylene or mixtures thereof, (b) a source of an aldehyde and (c) a primary and/or secondary monoamine compound having at least one active hydrogen. The post-treated salt of a sulfurized alkylhydroxyaromatic composition disclosed herein has a reduced content of unsulfurized alkyl-substituted hydroxyaromatic compound and its unsulfurized metal salt as compared to the content, by combined mass, of the unsulfurized alkyl-substituted hydroxyaromatic compound and its unsulfurized metal salt present in the non-post-treated salt of a sulfurized alkyl-substituted hydroxyaromatic composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: Andrew R. Gibbs, Curtis Campbell
  • Patent number: 9249369
    Abstract: This invention relates to a system and a method for generating emulsified fuels for improved fuel efficiency of combustion devices with reduced specific fuel consumption rate and emissions, comprising at least a continuous phase fuel, a dispersed phase component, and an infrared radiation source whose infrared radiation spans at least a portion of 3-16 micrometers wavelength spectrum. In said system the continuous phase fuel and/or dispersed phase component are exposed to said infrared before or during emulsification. The continuous phase fuel may be selected from fossil fuels, biofuels, alcohol fuels, vegetable oils, or any combustible liquid fuels, while the dispersed phase component may be oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, carbon monoxide, methane, propane, butane, any petroleum gas, hydrogen peroxide, or water. The emulsified fuels can be used in combustion devices such as internal combustion engines, boilers, burners, or gas turbines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventor: Albert Chin-Tang Wey
  • Patent number: 9228144
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a biofuel composition comprising normal chain alcohol(s), natural oils and diesel optionally along with fuel additive(s); a process of preparation and a method of fueling said biofuel composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: BIGTEC PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventors: Chandrasekhar Bhaskaran Nair, Pillarisetti Venkata Subbarao, Phani Kumar Pullela, Gopalakrishna Mangalore Kini
  • Patent number: 9192931
    Abstract: Processes and apparatuses for washing a spent ion exchange bed and for treating biomass-derived pyrolysis oil are provided herein. An exemplary process for washing a spent ion exchange bed employed in purification of biomass-derived pyrolysis oil includes the step of providing a ion-depleted pyrolysis oil stream having an original oxygen content. The ion-depleted pyrolysis oil stream is partially hydrotreated to reduce the oxygen content thereof, thereby producing a partially hydrotreated pyrolysis oil stream having a residual oxygen content that is less than the original oxygen content. At least a portion of the partially hydrotreated pyrolysis oil stream is passed through the spent ion exchange bed. Water is passed through the spent ion exchange bed after passing at least the portion of the partially hydrotreated pyrolysis oil stream therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Lance Awender Baird, Timothy A. Brandvold
  • Patent number: 9193918
    Abstract: A method for generating electric power and for producing gasoline from methanol, includes the steps of: synthesizing gasoline by reacting methanol under a catalyst; recovering heat generated from the gasoline synthetic reaction of methanol by cooling the reaction with coolant to vaporize the coolant; and generating electric power by using the coolant vapor produced in the heat recovery. The power generation step may include generating electric power with a plurality of steam turbines in series, e.g., a high-pressure turbine, a medium-pressure turbine, and a low-pressure turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Masaki Iijima
  • Patent number: 9163189
    Abstract: Balanced unleaded fuel compositions exhibiting: a pump octane rating of greater than 93; a T50 (maximum) of 104.4° C. (220° F.) and a T90 (maximum) of 165.6° C. (330° F.), as required under the CARB Phase 3 model; and, producing a higher average torque and/or higher average power output than commercially available fuels stated to meet the CARB Phase 3 model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Russo, Timothy Michael Shea
  • Patent number: 9127223
    Abstract: The present application generally relates to the introduction of a renewable fuel oil as a feedstock into refinery systems or field upgrading equipment. For example, the present application is directed to methods of introducing a liquid thermally produced from biomass into a petroleum conversion unit; for example, a refinery fluid catalytic cracker (FCC), a coker, a field upgrader system, a hydrocracker, and/or hydrotreating unit; for co-processing with petroleum fractions, petroleum fraction reactants, and/or petroleum fraction feedstocks and the products, e.g., fuels, and uses and value of the products resulting therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Ensyn Renewables, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry A. Freel, Robert G. Graham