Patents Examined by Jason Y Chong
  • Patent number: 10526546
    Abstract: According to one or more embodiments, a hydrocarbon feed stream may be cracked by a method comprising contacting the hydrocarbon feed stream with a cracking catalyst in a reactor unit. The hydrocarbon feed stream may have an API gravity of at least 40 degrees. The cracking catalyst may comprise one or more binder materials, one or more matrix materials, and *BEA framework type zeolite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Aaron Chi Akah, Anas Saleh Aqeeli
  • Patent number: 10526552
    Abstract: A method for producing alkene gases from a cracked product effluent, the method comprising the steps of introducing the cracked product effluent to a fractionator unit, separating the cracked product effluent in the fractionator to produce a cracked light stream and a cracked residue stream, wherein the cracked light stream comprises the alkene gases selected from the group consisting of ethylene, propylene, butylene, and combinations of the same, mixing the cracked residue stream and the heavy feed in the heavy mixer to produce a combined supercritical process feed, and upgrading the combined supercritical process feed in the supercritical water process to produce a supercritical water process (SWP)-treated light product and a SWP-treated heavy product, wherein the SWP-treated heavy product comprises reduced amounts of olefins and asphaltenes relative to the cracked residue stream such that the SWP-treated heavy product exhibits increased stability relative to the cracked residue stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Ki-Hyouk Choi, Mazin M. Fathi, Muneef F. Alqarzouh, Bandar K. Alotaibi
  • Patent number: 10526544
    Abstract: A process for converting a biomass-derived pyrolysis oil in which the pyrolysis oil is contacted with hydrogen in the presence of a certain catalyst containing one or more Group VIII metals is provided. The catalyst is prepared by (a) comulling (1) a refractory oxide, (2) a small amount of liquid, chosen such that the Loss On Ignition (LOI) at 485° C. of the mixture is from equal to or more than 20 wt % to equal to or less than 70 wt % based on the total weight of the catalyst composition, and (3) at least one or more metal component(s), which is/are at least partially insoluble in the amount of liquid used, to form a mixture, and the metal component(s) is/are one or more Group VIII metal component, (b) optionally shaping, and drying of the mixture thus obtained; and (c) calcining the composition thus obtained to provide a calcined catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Nicole Maria Gerarda Franssen, Marcello Stefano Rigutto
  • Patent number: 10526260
    Abstract: A method for the adsorption separation of propylene and propyne, comprising selectively adsorbing propyne from a mixed gas of propylene and propyne using an anion-containing metal-organic framework material as an adsorbing agent so as to obtain a purified propylene gas. The anion-containing metal-organic framework material is used as an adsorbing agent in the method, and the adsorbing agent is a kind of highly ordered microporous organic-inorganic hybrid material, with the pore size thereof being adjustable within the range of 0.4-1.2 nm, and the pore volume thereof being adjustable within the range of 0.1-1.2 cm3/g. A large number of anionic active sites and a highly ordered spatial arrangement thereof allow the adsorbing agent to exhibit excellent propyne adsorption properties. Thus, the adsorbing agent has a very high propyne selectivity and adsorption volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Huabin Xing, Xili Cui, Lifeng Yang, Zongbi Bao, Qiwei Yang, Qilong Ren
  • Patent number: 10519384
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter relates to methods of producing ethylene and propylene by the catalytic steam cracking of naphtha using an HZSM-5 catalyst. An example method can include providing a naphtha feedstock, providing steam, and providing an HZSM-5 catalyst. The method can further include preparing the HZSM-5 catalyst by titanium modification or alkaline treatment, followed by phosphorus modification. The method can further include feeding the naphtha feedstock and steam to a reactor containing the catalyst and removing an effluent from the reactor having a combined yield of ethylene and propylene of greater than about 45 wt-%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Nabil Al-Yassir, Mohammed A. Siddiqui, Mian Rahat Saeed, Abdullah M. Aitani, Sulaiman S. Al-Khattaf, Ahmed S. Alzenaidi, Vidya Sagar Guggilla
  • Patent number: 10507405
    Abstract: Process for separating a highly pure propylene product from a liquefied petroleum gas stream is disclosed, which eliminates a C3 splitter having over 120 trays and the additional equipment that a C3 splitter requires. The process includes passing a feed stream to a dividing wall column to produce an overhead stream, a first side draw stream, a second side draw stream, and a product stream. The first side draw stream is passed to a treatment unit to produce a treated stream. The treated stream is passed to a membrane unit and a permeate stream is passed from the membrane unit to produce a polymer grade propylene stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventors: Stanley J. Frey, Chunqing Liu, Trung Pham
  • Patent number: 10507435
    Abstract: A process is provided to separate a hydrocarbon stream comprising a mixture of light olefins and light paraffins, the process comprising sending the hydrocarbon stream through a pretreatment unit to remove impurities selected from the group consisting of sulfur compounds, arsine, phosphine, methyl acetylene, propadiene, and acetylene to produce a treated hydrocarbon stream; vaporizing the treated hydrocarbon stream to produce a gaseous treated hydrocarbon stream; adding liquid or vapor water to the gaseous treated hydrocarbon stream; then contacting the gaseous treated hydrocarbon stream to a membrane in a membrane system comprising one or more membrane units to produce a permeate stream comprising about 96 to 99.9 wt % light olefins and a retentate stream comprising light paraffins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventors: Stanley J. Frey, J. Mark Houdek, Chunqing Liu, Trung Pham
  • Patent number: 10494318
    Abstract: A method for producing a conjugated diene according to one aspect of the present invention comprises a step of contacting a raw material gas containing an alkane with a first catalyst and a second catalyst in this order to obtain a product gas containing a conjugated diene. In the production method, the first catalyst contains Sn and Pt, and a content of Sn in the first catalyst is less than 12% by mass based on the total mass of the first catalyst; and the second catalyst contains Sn and Pt, and a content of Sn in the second catalyst is 12% by mass or more based on the total mass of the second catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: JXTG NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION SAITAMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hideki Kurokawa, Tatsuya Ichijo, Nobuhiro Kimura
  • Patent number: 10494574
    Abstract: A hydrocarbon feed stream may be cracked by a method including contacting the hydrocarbon feed stream with a cracking catalyst in a reactor unit. The hydrocarbon feed stream has an API gravity of at least 40 degrees. The cracking catalyst may include one or more binder materials, one or more matrix materials, *BEA framework type zeolite, FAU framework type zeolite, and MFI framework type zeolite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Aaron Chi Akah, Anas Saleh Aqeeli, Musaed Salem Al-Ghrami
  • Patent number: 10487162
    Abstract: A process is provided for the selective oligomerization of C5 to C20 alpha-olefins to produce polyalphaolefin oligomers with a molecular weight distribution that is suitable for use in lubricant base oils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas)
    Inventors: Martin Philip Atkins, Kenneth Richard Seddon, Malgorzata Swadzba-Kwasny, Fergal Coleman
  • Patent number: 10479740
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a process to prepare propylene from a mixture of hydrocarbons by performing the following steps. (a) extracting aromatics from the mixture of hydrocarbons thereby obtaining a mixture of hydrocarbons poor in aromatics, (b) contacting the mixture obtained in step (a) with a heterogeneous cracking catalyst as present in a fixed bed thereby obtaining a cracked effluent, (c) separating propylene from the cracked effluent thereby also obtaining a higher boiling fraction, (d) recycling part of the higher boiling fraction to step (b) and at least 5 wt % of the higher boiling fraction to step (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: GASOLFIN B.V.
    Inventor: Hubertus Wilhelmus Albertus Dries
  • Patent number: 10472304
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hydrocarbon conversion catalyst comprising i) a catalyst, in oxidic form, metals M1, M2, M3 and M4, wherein: M1 is selected from Si, Al, Zr, and mixtures thereof; M2 is selected from Pt, Cr, and mixtures thereof; M3 is selected from W, Mo, Re and mixtures thereof; M4 is selected from Sn, K, Y, Yb and mixtures thereof; and ii) a hydrogen scavenger selected from at least one alkali and/or alkaline earth metal derivative, preferably in metallic, hydride, salt, complex or alloy form; as well as a hydrocarbon conversion process utilizing this catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SMH Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kongkiat Suriye, Amnart Jantharasuk, Wuttithep Jareewatchara
  • Patent number: 10471368
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a combined C3/C4 splitter with a membrane system. More specifically, the present invention relates to a combined C3/C4 splitter column to separate highly pure propylene product from a liquefied petroleum gas stream, which eliminates a C3 splitter having over 120 trays and the additional equipment that a C3 splitter requires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Stanley J. Frey, Chunqing Liu, Trung Pham
  • Patent number: 10472306
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a combined C3/C4 splitter with a membrane system. More specifically, the present invention relates to a combined C3/C4 splitter column to separate highly pure propylene product from a liquefied petroleum gas stream, which eliminates a C3 splitter having over 120 trays and the additional equipment that a C3 splitter requires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Stanley J. Frey, Chunqing Liu, Trung Pham
  • Patent number: 10464860
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a method that can produce, with high yield or high selectivity isobutylene by means of isobutanol dehydration-reaction. An isobutylene production method of a first embodiment of the present invention is a method for producing isobutylene by means of isobutanol dehydration-reaction, wherein isobutanol is reacted using a catalyst for which the BET specific surface area is within the range of 60 m2/g-175 m2/g, and the reaction is carried out under a reaction pressure of 50 kPa-750 kPa as the absolute pressure. An isobutylene production method of a second embodiment of the present invention includes: using a catalyst which is filled into a reaction chamber and for which the particle diameters of at least 90 mass % of the catalyst are within the range of 700 ?m-1000 ?m; setting the isobutanol concentration within a supplied reaction gas to 30 vol %-85 vol %; setting the weight hourly velocity (WHSV) of the isobutanol to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiya Yasukawa, Tatsuya Suzuki, Akio Takeda, Wataru Ninomiya, Kenichi Miyaki, Ken Ooyachi, Shuji Akihara
  • Patent number: 10449482
    Abstract: A method for operating a gas scrubber is disclosed in which components are removed from a crude gas by scrubbing with a chemical or physical scrubbing medium to obtain a pure gas present at elevated pressure which, after heating, is introduced into an expansion machine which after work-performing decompression the pure gas leaves at an exit temperature. The amount of heat supplied to the pure gas during heating thereof is deliberately altered to approximate the exit temperature thereof to a predetermined target value at all times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Ulvi Kerestecioglu, Alexander Prelipceanu, Anna-Maria Fischer, Stephan Zehrer, Jan-Peter Bohn, Katrin Giese, Thomas Hummel
  • Patent number: 10450245
    Abstract: This present disclosure relates to processes for removing contaminants from hydrocarbon streams, e.g. removing chlorides, CO2, COS, H2S, AsH3, methanol, mercaptans and other S- or O-containing organic compounds from olefins, paraffins, aromatics, naphthenes and other hydrocarbon streams. The process involves contacting the stream with an adsorbent which comprises a zeolite, an alumina component and a metal component e.g. sodium, in an amount at least 30% of the zeolite's ion exchange capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Jayant K. Gorawara, Jason L. Noe, Vladislav I. Kanazirev
  • Patent number: 10435339
    Abstract: An injection of a small amount of sweet vacuum residue into an FCC feed consisting of sweet gas oil combined with shape selective catalyst additives technology improves propylene and butylene yields significantly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Marathon Petroleum Company LP
    Inventors: Nikolas Larsen, Jeff Sexton, Dave Lomas
  • Patent number: 10434457
    Abstract: A CO2 adsorbent that includes MIL-100(Fe) and various amounts of carbon nanotubes that are dispersed therein, and a method of capturing CO2 with a CO2 adsorbent that includes an adsorbent matrix of a zeolite and/or a metal organic framework and carbon nanotubes that are dispersed within the adsorbent matrix. Various embodiments of the CO2 adsorbent and the method of capturing CO2 are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Rached Ben Mansour, Naef Qasem
  • Patent number: 10427148
    Abstract: A process for the regeneration of a catalyst is presented. The catalyst is in a reactor for use in benzene alkylation, and periodically needs to be regenerated. The reactor is taken off-line, and a regenerant is passed through the reactor, producing an effluent stream. A portion of the effluent stream is recycled through the reactor without passing through a clean-up process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Stephen W. Sohn, Charles P. Luebke, Jeffrey L. Pieper