Patents Examined by Sharon Pregler
  • Patent number: 10737992
    Abstract: Methods of forming propylene and alkylate are provided. The methods may include providing a stream that includes n-butenes, and contacting the stream with ethylene in the presence of a disproportionation catalyst to form a stream that includes propylene. Propylene then may be removed from the stream, and the stream may be disposed in an alkylation unit to form alkylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Lyondell Chemical Technology, L.P.
    Inventors: Daniel F. White, Lei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10730811
    Abstract: A process for producing ethylene is proposed in which an ethane- and oxygen-containing reaction input is formed and a portion of the ethane and of the oxygen in the reaction input is converted into ethylene and into acetic acid by oxidative dehydrogenation to obtain a process gas, wherein the process gas contains the unconverted portion of the ethane and of the oxygen, the ethylene and the acetic acid and also water and wherein the process gas is subjected to a water quench. It is provided that the water quench comprises introducing the process gas into a scrubbing column (10, 20, 30, 40, 50) into which in at least two different column portions respective aqueous, liquid scrubbing medium streams are introduced and run in countercurrent to the process gas. A corresponding plant (100) likewise forms part of the subject matter of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Mathieu Zellhuber, Andreas Peschel, Helmut Fritz
  • Patent number: 10730810
    Abstract: A process for producing an olefin having N carbon atoms is proposed in which using a dehydrogenation a process gas is formed which contains at least the olefin having N carbon atoms, a paraffin having N carbon atoms and a hydrocarbon having N?1 carbon atoms and in which using at least a portion of the process gas a separation input is formed which is subjected to a low temperature separation in which the separation input is cooled stepwise over a plurality of temperature levels and condensates are separated from the separation input, wherein the condensates are at least partly subjected to a first low temperature rectification to obtain a first gas fraction and a first liquid fraction, wherein the first gas fraction contains at least the olefin having N carbon atoms in a lower proportion than in the condensates and the hydrocarbon having N?1 in a higher proportion than in the condensates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Andreas Peschel, Andreas Obermeier, Helmut Fritz, Mathieu Zellhuber
  • Patent number: 10723672
    Abstract: The present invention discloses processes for producing normal alpha olefins, such as 1-hexene, 1-octene, 1-decene, and 1-dodecene in a multistep synthesis scheme from another normal alpha olefin. Also disclosed are reactions for converting aldehydes, primary alcohols, and terminal vicinal diols into normal alpha olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Chervon Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Steven M. Bischof, Vy M. Dong, Stephen Karl Murphy
  • Patent number: 10710004
    Abstract: A method including contacting an organic stream with water and carbon dioxide, whereby sodium is extracted from the organic stream, and separating an aqueous sodium salt-containing phase from an organic phase comprising a reduced sodium content. The organic stream can be a heavy residue formed in the co-production of propylene oxide and styrene. Contacting can include combining the carbon dioxide with the water to form a CO2-saturated water stream and contacting the CO2-saturated water stream with the organic stream, and/or combining the organic stream and the water to form a mixture and injecting the carbon dioxide as a gas thereinto. The method can further include repeating the contacting and the separating one or more times on the organic phase, subjecting the organic phase to ion exchange, or both, to obtain an organic phase having a further reduced sodium content. A system for carrying out the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Lyondell Chemical Technology, L.P.
    Inventors: Sandor Nagy, Ha H. Nguyen, Dan D. Lindsey, Barbara Kimmich, Nicholas Bruschi, James D. Montano-Lawrence, Justin E. Turner, Debra L. Jackson, Anthony S. Dearth
  • Patent number: 10710940
    Abstract: A turbulent fluidized-bed reactor, device and method for preparing propylene and C4 hydrocarbons from oxygen-containing compounds. The device includes the turbulent fluidized-bed reactor and a fluidized-bed regenerator for regenerating a catalyst. The method includes: a) feeding a raw material containing the oxygen-containing compounds from n reactor feed distributors to a reaction zone of the turbulent fluidized-bed reactor, and contacting the raw material with a catalyst, to generate a stream containing target product and a spent catalyst containing carbon; b) sending the stream discharged into a product separation system, obtaining propylene, C4 hydrocarbons, light fractions and the like after separation, returning 70 wt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: DALIAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventors: Tao Zhang, Mao Ye, Changqing He, Jinling Zhang, Xiangao Wang, Hailong Tang, Jinming Jia, Yinfeng Zhao, Zhongmin Liu
  • Patent number: 10711203
    Abstract: The invention relates to hydrocarbon pyrolysis, to equipment and materials useful for hydrocarbon pyrolysis, to processes for carrying out hydrocarbon pyrolysis, and to the use of hydrocarbon pyrolysis for, e.g., hydrocarbon gas upgrading. The pyrolysis is carried out in a reactor which includes at least one thermal mass having an open frontal area ?55%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Federico Barrai, Elizabeth G. Mahoney, John S. Coleman, Dhaval A. Bhandari, Brian M. Weiss, Changmin Chun, Frank Hershkowitz
  • Patent number: 10703977
    Abstract: Processes and apparatuses for co-processing pyrolysis effluent and a hydrocarbon stream in which a char produced by the catalytic cracking of the pyrolysis effluent is recovered and utilized to provide energy, such as heat to the catalytic cracking zone. The char can be burned in various combustion zones associated with the catalytic cracking zone. The char is produced from a renewable resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Lance A. Baird, Sathit Kulprathipanja, Paolo Palmas
  • Patent number: 10702841
    Abstract: A fast fluidized-bed reactor, device and method for preparing propylene and C4 hydrocarbons from oxygen-containing compounds. The device includes the fast fluidized-bed reactor and a fluidized-bed regenerator for regenerating a catalyst. The method includes: a) feeding a raw material containing the oxygen-containing compounds from reactor feed distributors to a dense phase zone of the fast fluidized-bed reactor, and contacting the raw material with a catalyst, to generate a stream containing target product and a spent catalyst containing carbon; b) sending the stream into a product separation system, obtaining propylene, C4 hydrocarbons, light fractions and the like after separation, returning 70 wt. % or more of the light fractions to the dense phase zone of the fast fluidized-bed reactor from the reactor feed distributor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: DALIAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventors: Mao Ye, Tao Zhang, Changqing He, Jinling Zhang, Xiangao Wang, Hailong Tang, Jinming Jia, Yinfeng Zhao, Zhongmin Liu
  • Patent number: 10696608
    Abstract: In a process for producing paraxylene, a hydrocarbon feedstock comprising benzene and/or toluene is contacted with an alkylating reagent comprising methanol and/or dimethyl ether in an alkylation reaction zone under alkylation conditions in the presence of an alkylation catalyst to produce an alkylated product comprising xylenes. The alkylation catalyst comprises a molecular sieve having a Constraint Index ?5, and the alkylation conditions comprise a temperature less than 500° C. At least part of the alkylated product is supplied to a paraxylene recovery unit to recover paraxylene and produce a paraxylene-depleted stream, which is then contacted with a xylene isomerization catalyst under conditions effective to isomerize xylenes in the paraxylene-depleted stream and produce an isomerized stream having a higher concentration of paraxylene than the paraxylene-depleted stream. At least part of the isomerized stream is then recycled to the paraxylene recovery unit to recover the paraxylene therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Todd E. Detjen, Tan-Jen Chen, Brett T. Loveless, Robert G. Tinger
  • Patent number: 10696610
    Abstract: A procedure for hydrogenation of alpha dimethyl styrene dimer that is scalable, economical, and safe is provided. These processes routinely provide greater than a 98% yield and require no purification step. The methods of producing hydrogenated alpha dimethyl styrene dimer comprising adding to a reactor under nitrogen a catalyst comprising Ru/C or Rh/C and an alpha dimethyl styrene dimer to form a catalyst and alpha dimethyl styrene dimer reaction mixture. The reaction mixture is then heated under pressure until hydrogenation of the alpha dimethyl styrene dimer is complete. To recover the hydrogenated alpha dimethyl styrene dimer, the reaction mixture is filtered through a celite bed under nitrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: VALVOLINE LICENSING AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LLC
    Inventors: Rajkumar Rajule, Jesse Dambacher
  • Patent number: 10688467
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for a porous gas sorbent monolith with superior gravimetric working capacity and volumetric capacity, a gas storage system including a porous gas sorbent monolith of the present disclosure, methods of making the same, and method for storing a gas. The porous gas sorbent monolith includes a gas adsorbing material and a non-aqueous binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INGEVITY SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC
    Inventors: Billy-Paul M. Holbrook, Laurence H. Hiltzik, Robert W. Mims, Rey P. Bongalonta, Kenechukwu Onubogu
  • Patent number: 10688466
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and system for extracting stranded gas (such as natural gas or hydrogen) or a mixture of oil and natural gas from a subterranean environment such as beneath the ocean floor and converting it into a solid hydrate such as a clathrate featuring a) extracting stranded gas (such as natural gas or hydrogen) or a mixture of oil and natural gas; b) optionally separating the natural gas from the mixture of oil and natural gas in a first tank or vessel; c) transporting the stranded gas to a second tank or vessel; d) introducing sea water into the second tank or vessel; e) mixing the stranded gas and water to form a clathrate hydrate/water slurry; f) removing excess water from the clathrate hydrate slurry to form a solid comprising a clathrate hydrate; and g) processing the solid comprising a clathrate hydrate into a transportable form; and h) optionally collecting the gas into a transportable vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CENTURY FATHOM, INC.
    Inventors: Stuart L. Phoenix, Michael T. Kezirian
  • Patent number: 10689309
    Abstract: A process for preparing a fused-ring alkane fuel, wherein the fused-ring alkane fuel has the following structure: wherein n is 1 or 2; R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 are H or —CH3 or —CH2CH3; the fused-ring alkane fuel has a density of greater than 0.870 g/cm3, a freezing point of not higher than ?50° C., and a net mass heat value of not less than 42.0 MJ/kg; the process for preparing a fused-ring alkane fuel, wherein the process includes steps of: (1) in a presence of ultraviolet light and a photocatalyst, a Diels-Alder cycloaddition reaction between a substituted or unsubstituted cyclic enone and a substituted or unsubstituted furan molecule occurs to produce a fuel precursor molecule: (2) the fuel precursor molecule obtained in the step (1) is subjected to hydrodeoxygenation to produce the fused-ring alkane fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TIANJIN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jijun Zou, Lun Pan, Xiangwen Zhang, Qingfa Wang
  • Patent number: 10668452
    Abstract: Described herein are materials and methods for improved catalytic oligomerization of an ethylene monomer and/or propylene monomer. The present disclosure teaches oligomerizing the ethylene monomer or propylene monomer to produce oligomers. Also described is a heterogeneous catalyst comprising sulfate modified nickel on titanium modified alumina and a surface modification with yttrium (Y) suitable for use in the disclosed oligomerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: INVISTA NORTH AMERICA S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Ji Min, An Bowen, Brian Clancy-Jundt, William M. Cross, Daniel Travis Shay, Cai Tian Xi
  • Patent number: 10669493
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process and to a device for the separation of a feedstock comprising benzene, toluene and C8+ compounds, in which: a toluene column (C10) is fed directly with a C7+ cut resulting from the bottom of a stabilization column (C11) positioned downstream of a transalkylation unit (P4); a C7? cut is withdrawn at the top of the toluene column (C10) and a C8+ cut is withdrawn at the bottom; a benzene column (C9) is fed with the C7? cut resulting from the toluene column (C10); an essentially aromatic cut resulting from an aromatics extraction unit (P1) is injected into the toluene column (C10) separately above the feeding of the C7+ cut or into the benzene column (C9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: AXENS
    Inventors: Jérôme Pigourier, Isabelle Prevost
  • Patent number: 10661239
    Abstract: A reactor configuration comprises an inlet section I, a preheating section II, a transition section III, a reaction section IV and an outlet section V; except for the preheating section II and the reaction section IV, the existence of the inlet section I, the transition section III and the outlet section V depends on reaction conditions; and the process realizes no coke deposition synthesis of methane and high selectivity synthesis of ethylene. The methane conversion rate is 20-90%; ethylene selectivity is 65-95%; propylene and butylene selectivity is 5-25%; aromatic hydrocarbon selectivity is 0-30%; and coke deposition is zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: DALIAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventors: Xinhe Bao, Xiaoguang Guo, Guangzong Fang, Xiulian Pan, Jingheng Meng, Qinqin Yu, Dali Tan
  • Patent number: 10661200
    Abstract: An industrial oil degassing system and method to remove gas from an industrial machine oil. Described is an industrial oil degassing system, including a pressure tank under pressure to receive oil charged with gas, a separation tank with an atmospheric pressure to separate gas from the oil, and a seal oil tank with an atmospheric pressure to receive the degassed oil from the separation tank. Further described is a method for industrial degassing of oil with the steps of exerting a pressure to a pressure tank, supplying the oil to the pressure tank, supplying the oil from the pressure tank to a separation tank with atmospheric pressure, separating gas from the oil in the separation tank, and supplying the degassed oil to a seal oil tank with atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Rajani-Kanta Sahoo
  • Patent number: 10647641
    Abstract: Extractive agent compounds are disclosed, with exemplary compounds having Formula (I): wherein Ra and Rb are independently selected from the group consisting of an oxygen radical, a hydrogen radical, and a hydrocarbyl radical having from about 1 to about 20 carbon atoms, and wherein R2-R6 are independently selected from the group consisting of halo, a hydrogen radical, and a hydrocarbyl radical having from about 1 to about 20 carbon atoms, and further wherein at least two of R2-R6 are halo. Also disclosed are extractive distillation processes, comprising distilling a liquid mixture comprising ethylbenzene, a further C8 aromatic compound, and an extractive agent compound as described herein. The extractive agent contributes to improved separability of ethylbenzene from the further C8 aromatic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: SCG Chemicals Co., Ltd., Sulzer GTC Technology US Inc.
    Inventors: Alisa Kammafoo, Attapong Thirasak, Zhongyi Ding
  • Patent number: 10640433
    Abstract: A method and device for preparing propylene and C4 hydrocarbons from oxygen-containing compounds. The method includes returning 70 wt. % or more of the light fractions in the generated product to a dense phase zone of a fast fluidized-bed reactor from a reactor feed distributor at the bottom-most of the fast fluidized-bed reactor to react ethylene and the oxygen-containing compounds to perform an alkylation reaction in presence of a catalyst to produce products of propylene and the like, and circulating 80 wt. % or more of the hydrocarbons with 5 or more carbons into a catalytic cracking lift pipe to perform a cracking reaction to generate a product containing propylene and C4 hydrocarbons, which is subsequently fed into a dilute phase zone of the fast fluidized-bed reactor. The method and device of the present invention improve the reaction rate of ethylene alkylation, and the unit volume production capacity of reactor is high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: DALIAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventors: Tao Zhang, Mao Ye, Changqing He, Jinling Zhang, Xiangao Wang, Hailong Tang, Jinming Jia, Yinfeng Zhao, Zhongmin Liu