Patents by Inventor Allen W. Burton

Allen W. Burton has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10899971
    Abstract: Methods are provided for performing fluid catalytic cracking (and/or other hydrothermal processing for cracking of hydrocarbons) on a feedstock containing hydrocarbons in the presence of a catalyst that includes zeolite Beta that is stabilized toward hydrothermal conditions. The hydrothermally stabilized zeolite Beta (including any of the various polymorphs) corresponds to zeolite Beta that is formed without the use of an organic structure directing agent, and that is further stabilized by addition of one or more stabilizers, such as lanthanide series elements or phosphorus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Allen W. Burton, Scott J. Weigel, Mobae Afeworki
  • Patent number: 10858298
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the preparation of diphenyl compounds, especially dimethylbiphenyl compounds, in which there is one methyl group on each ring, and their oxidized analogues. These compounds, and particularly alkylated biphenyl compounds and biphenylcarboxylic acids, alcohols and esters, are useful intermediates in the production of a variety of commercially valuable products, including polyesters and plasticizers for PVC and other polymer compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Aaron Sattler, Victor DeFlorio, Michele L. Paccagnini, Allen W. Burton
  • Patent number: 10807875
    Abstract: The zeolite UTD-1 may be formed under hydrothermal synthesis conditions using a directing agent that does not include a metal atom therein. Methods for synthesizing the zeolite UTD-1 may comprise: combining at least a silicon atom source and a directing agent having a structure of in an aqueous medium; forming the zeolite in the aqueous medium under hydrothermal synthesis conditions, such that the zeolite has a framework silicate with a cationic portion of the directing agent occluded within pores or channels of the framework silicate; and isolating the zeolite from the aqueous medium. The zeolite has a powder x-ray diffraction pattern with at least the following 2?scattering angles: 6.0±0.12, 7.6±0.1, 14.66±0.15, 19.7±0.15, 21.27±0.15, 22.13±0.15, 22.61±0.15, and 24.42±0.10 for a borosilicate form zeolite, or 6.0±0.12, 7.6±0.15, 14.55±0.15, 19.64±0.15, 21.01±0.20, 21.90±0.20, 22.34±0.20, and 24.38±0.20 for an aluminosilicate form zeolite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Allen W. Burton, Hilda B. Vroman, Joseph M. Falkowski, Eugene Terefenko, Kanmi Mao
  • Publication number: 20200325084
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to olefin oligomerization processes and related zeolites and structure directing agents. The olefin oligomerization processes can exhibit relatively high conversions. The zeolites can exhibit comparatively high stabilities. The zeolites can have relatively high ratios of external surface area to total surface area. An exemplary zeolite is a beta zeolite having a relatively high ratio of external surface area to total surface area. The disclosure also relates to structure directing agents, and methods of using the structure direction agents to prepare the zeolites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Alejandra R. Rivas Cardona, Allen W. Burton, Sina Sartipi, Andrew D. Wiersum, Lara A. Truter, Marianne F. Smith
  • Patent number: 10799466
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for reducing pain in a subject in need of such pain reduction by delivering, e.g., intrathecally or epidurally, a volatile anesthetic such as a halogenated ether compound in an amount effective to reduce pain. Chronic or acute pain may be treated, or the anesthetic may be delivered to the subject to anesthetize the subject prior to a surgery. In certain embodiments, isoflurane, halothane, enflurane, sevoflurane, desflurane, methoxyflurane, xenon, and mixtures thereof may be used. Dosing regimens including a one-time administration, continuous and/or periodic administration are contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System
    Inventors: Phillip C. Phan, Allen W. Burton
  • Publication number: 20200253864
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for reducing pain in a subject in need of such pain reduction by delivering, e.g., intrathecally or epidurally, a volatile anesthetic dissolved in a solution comprising an extractive solvent, e.g., DMSO or NMP, in an amount effective to reduce pain. Chronic or acute pain may be treated, or the anesthetic may be delivered as a regional anesthesia to a subject to anesthetize a portion the subject prior to a surgery. In certain embodiments, isoflurane, halothane, enflurane, sevoflurane, desflurane, methoxyflurane, or mixtures thereof may be used. Dosing regimens including a one-time administration, continuous and/or periodic administration are contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System
    Inventors: Christopher C. CAPELLI, Phillip C. PHAN, Allen W. BURTON
  • Publication number: 20200255747
    Abstract: Methods are provided for performing fluid catalytic cracking (and/or other hydrothermal processing for cracking of hydrocarbons) on a feedstock containing hydrocarbons in the presence of a catalyst that includes zeolite Beta that is stabilized toward hydrothermal conditions. The hydrothermally stabilized zeolite Beta (including any of the various polymorphs) corresponds to zeolite Beta that is formed without the use of an organic structure directing agent, and that is further stabilized by addition of one or more stabilizers, such as lanthanide series elements or phosphorus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Allen W. Burton, Scott J. Weigel, Mobae Afeworki
  • Patent number: 10710889
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to EMM-31 materials, processes, and uses of the same as well as reagents used in the preparation of the EMM-31 materials, process and intermediates for preparing these reagents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company
    Inventors: Kirk D. Schmitt, Allen W. Burton, Hilda B. Vroman, Karl G. Strohmaier, Simon C. Weston, Michael A. Marella, Ross Mabon
  • Patent number: 10710890
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to EMM-37 materials, processes of making, and uses of the same as well as structure directing agents useful for the preparation of the EMM-37 materials, processes and intermediates for making such structure directing agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company
    Inventors: Allen W. Burton, Hilda B. Vroman, Eugene Terefenko
  • Patent number: 10676368
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to various modified EMM-23 materials, processes, and uses of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company
    Inventors: Allen W. Burton, Eugene Terefenko, Mobae Afeworki
  • Patent number: 10662068
    Abstract: A molecular sieve having the framework structure of ZSM-5 is described comprising crystals having an external surface area in excess of 100 m2/g (as determined by the t-plot method for nitrogen physisorption) and a unique X-ray diffraction pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company
    Inventors: Allen W. Burton, Christine E. Kliewer, Mobae Afeworki
  • Publication number: 20200109058
    Abstract: The zeolite UTD-1 may be formed under hydrothermal synthesis conditions using a directing agent that does not include a metal atom therein. Methods for synthesizing the zeolite UTD-1 may comprise: combining at least a silicon atom source and a directing agent having a structure of in an aqueous medium; forming the zeolite in the aqueous medium under hydrothermal synthesis conditions, such that the zeolite has a framework silicate with a cationic portion of the directing agent occluded within pores or channels of the framework silicate; and isolating the zeolite from the aqueous medium. The zeolite has a powder x-ray diffraction pattern with at least the following 2?scattering angles: 6.0±0.12, 7.6±0.1, 14.66±0.15, 19.7±0.15, 21.27±0.15, 22.13±0.15, 22.61±0.15, and 24.42±0.10 for a borosilicate form zeolite, or 6.0±0.12, 7.6±0.15, 14.55±0.15, 19.64±0.15, 21.01±0.20, 21.90±0.20, 22.34±0.20, and 24.38 ±0.20 for an aluminosilicate form zeolite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Allen W. Burton, Hilda B. Vroman, Joseph M. Falkowski, Eugene Terefenko, Kanmi Mao
  • Patent number: 10597300
    Abstract: A novel synthetic crystalline material, EMM-28, can be synthesized in the presence of an organic structure directing agent (Q) selected from one or more of the following dications: EMM-28 may be used in organic compound conversion reactions and sorptive processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Kirk D. Schmitt, Hilda B. Vroman, Allen W. Burton, Michael A. Marella, Ross Mabon, Simon C. Weston
  • Patent number: 10576464
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to various modified EMM-23 materials, processes, and uses of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Allen W. Burton, Eugene Terefenko, Randall J. Meyer, Hilda B. Vroman
  • Patent number: 10550050
    Abstract: In a process for separating one or more 3,3?-, 3,4?- and 4,4?-dimethyl biphenyl isomers, a feed comprising the isomers is contacted with a zeolite adsorbent which contains one or more metal cations in the +1 or +2 oxidation states. Separation processes for each of the 3,3?-, 3,4?- and 4,4?-dimethyl biphenyl isomers is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Changyub Paek, Michael P. Lanci, Randall D. Partridge, Allen W. Burton, Carla S. Pereira, Benjamin A. McCool
  • Publication number: 20190358173
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for reducing pain in a subject in need of such pain reduction by delivering, e.g., intrathecally or epidurally, a volatile anesthetic such as a halogenated ether compound in an amount effective to reduce pain. Chronic or acute pain may be treated, or the anesthetic may be delivered to the subject to anesthetize the subject prior to a surgery. In certain embodiments, isoflurane, halothane, enflurane, sevoflurane, desflurane, methoxyflurane, xenon, and mixtures thereof may be used. Dosing regimens including a one-time administration, continuous and/or periodic administration are contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System
    Inventors: Phillip C. PHAN, Allen W. BURTON
  • Publication number: 20190315665
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the preparation of diphenyl compounds, especially dimethylbiphenyl compounds, in which there is one methyl group on each ring, and their oxidized analogues. These compounds, and particularly alkylated biphenyl compounds and biphenylcarboxylic acids, alcohols and esters, are useful intermediates in the production of a variety of commercially valuable products, including polyesters and plasticizers for PVC and other polymer compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Aaron Sattler, Victor DeFlorio, Michele L. Paccagnini, Allen W. Burton
  • Patent number: 10427147
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for producing small crystal, high surface area crystalline materials having the MFI and/or MEL framework-type, designated as EMM-30, using as a structure directing agent tetrabutylammonium cations and/or tetrabutylphosphonium cations, or 1,5-bis(N-tributylammonium)pentane dications, and/or 1,6-bis(N-tributylammonium)hexane dications. The compositions made according to that process, as well as the various dication compositions themselves, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Allen W. Burton, Karl G. Strohmaier, Mobae Afeworki, Christine E. Kliewer
  • Patent number: 10420720
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for reducing pain in a subject in need of such pain reduction by delivering, e.g., intrathecally or epidurally, a volatile anesthetic dissolved in a solution comprising an extractive solvent, e.g., DMSO or NMP, in an amount effective to reduce pain. Chronic or acute pain may be treated, or the anesthetic may be delivered as a regional anesthesia to a subject to anesthetize a portion the subject prior to a surgery. In certain embodiments, isoflurane, halothane, enflurane, sevoflurane, desflurane, methoxyflurane, or mixtures thereof may be used. Dosing regimens including a one-time administration, continuous and/or periodic administration are contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System
    Inventors: Christopher C. Capelli, Phillip C. Phan, Allen W. Burton
  • Publication number: 20190256365
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to EMM-37 materials, processes of making, and uses of the same as well as structure directing agents useful for the preparation of the EMM-37 materials, processes and intermediates for making such structure directing agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Allen W. Burton, Hilda B. Vroman, Eugene Terefenko