Patents by Inventor Beckay J. Mezza

Beckay J. Mezza 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: 10633604
    Abstract: A process and catalyst is disclosed for converting heavy hydrocarbon feed into lighter hydrocarbon products using multifunctional catalysts. Multifunctional catalysts enable use of less expensive metal by substituting expensive metals for less expensive metals with no loss or superior performance in slurry hydrocracking. Less available and expensive ISM can be replaced effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Phuong T. M. Do, Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Beckay J. Mezza, Stephen C. Houdek
  • Patent number: 10596554
    Abstract: A process and catalyst is disclosed for converting heavy hydrocarbon feed into lighter hydrocarbon products using multifunctional catalysts. Multifunctional catalysts enable use of less expensive metal by substituting expensive metals for less expensive metals with no loss or superior performance in slurry hydrocracking. Less available and expensive ISM can be replaced effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Beckay J. Mezza, Phuong T. M. Do, Stephen C. Houdek
  • Patent number: 10590351
    Abstract: A process and catalyst is disclosed for converting heavy hydrocarbon feed into lighter hydrocarbon products using multifunctional catalysts. Multifunctional catalysts enable use of less expensive metal by substituting expensive metals for less expensive metals with no loss or superior performance in slurry hydrocracking. Less available and expensive ISM can be replaced effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Phuong T. M. Do, Beckay J. Mezza, Stephen C. Houdek
  • Patent number: 10577545
    Abstract: A process and catalyst is disclosed for converting heavy hydrocarbon feed into lighter hydrocarbon products using multifunctional catalysts. Multifunctional catalysts enable use of less expensive metal by substituting expensive metals for less expensive metals with no loss or superior performance in slurry hydrocracking. Less available and expensive ISM can be replaced effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Phuong T. M. Do, Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Beckay J. Mezza, Stephen C. Houdek
  • Publication number: 20180051218
    Abstract: A process and catalyst is disclosed for converting heavy hydrocarbon feed into lighter hydrocarbon products using multifunctional catalysts. Multifunctional catalysts enable use of less expensive metal by substituting expensive metals for less expensive metals with no loss or superior performance in slurry hydrocracking. Less available and expensive ISM can be replaced effectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Phuong T. M. Do, Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Beckay J. Mezza, Stephen C. Houdek
  • Publication number: 20180051219
    Abstract: A process and catalyst is disclosed for converting heavy hydrocarbon feed into lighter hydrocarbon products using multifunctional catalysts. Multifunctional catalysts enable use of less expensive metal by substituting expensive metals for less expensive metals with no loss or superior performance in slurry hydrocracking. Less available and expensive ISM can be replaced effectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Phuong T. M. Do, Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Beckay J. Mezza, Stephen C. Houdek
  • Publication number: 20180036718
    Abstract: A process and catalyst is disclosed for converting heavy hydrocarbon feed into lighter hydrocarbon products using multifunctional catalysts. Multifunctional catalysts enable use of less expensive metal by substituting expensive metals for less expensive metals with no loss or superior performance in slurry hydrocracking. Less available and expensive ISM can be replaced effectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Beckay J. Mezza, Phuong T. M. Do, Stephen C. Houdek
  • Publication number: 20180037826
    Abstract: A process and catalyst is disclosed for converting heavy hydrocarbon feed into lighter hydrocarbon products using multifunctional catalysts. Multifunctional catalysts enable use of less expensive metal by substituting expensive metals for less expensive metals with no loss or superior performance in slurry hydrocracking. Less available and expensive ISM can be replaced effectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Phuong T. M. Do, Beckay J. Mezza, Stephen C. Houdek
  • Patent number: 9732284
    Abstract: A process and apparatus is disclosed for converting heavy hydrocarbon feed into lighter hydrocarbon products. The heavy hydrocarbon feed is slurried with a catalyst comprising iron oxide and alumina to form a heavy hydrocarbon slurry and hydrocracked to produce lighter hydrocarbons. The slurry hydrocracking reaction can be controlled by measuring the production of mesophase using X-ray diffraction. Upon a mesophase yield fraction reaching a predetermined level, reaction conditions should be moderated to avoid excessive coke production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Beckay J. Mezza, Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Andrzej Z. Ringwelski
  • Patent number: 9574139
    Abstract: Processes for removing sulfur and nitrogen contaminants from hydrocarbon streams are described. The processes include contacting the hydrocarbon stream comprising the contaminant with lean halometallate ionic liquid an organohalide resulting in a mixture comprising the hydrocarbon and rich halometallate ionic liquid comprising the contaminant. The mixture is separated to produce a hydrocarbon effluent and a rich halometallate ionic liquid effluent comprising the rich halometallate ionic liquid comprising the contaminant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Erin M. Broderick, Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Shurong Yang, Beckay J. Mezza
  • Patent number: 9475997
    Abstract: Processes for removing sulfur and nitrogen contaminants from hydrocarbon streams are described. The processes include contacting the hydrocarbon stream comprising the contaminant with lean carbenium pseudo ionic liquid or a combination of carbenium pseudo ionic liquid and ionic liquid to produce a mixture comprising the hydrocarbon and rich carbenium pseudo ionic liquid or carbenium pseudo ionic liquid and ionic liquid comprising the contaminant. The mixture is separated to produce a hydrocarbon effluent and a rich carbenium pseudo ionic liquid or carbenium pseudo ionic liquid and ionic liquid effluent comprising the rich carbenium pseudo ionic liquid or carbenium pseudo ionic liquid and ionic liquid comprising the contaminant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Erin M. Broderick, Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Shurong Yang, Beckay J. Mezza
  • Publication number: 20160168483
    Abstract: A process for removing a contaminant from a kerosene stream using a lactamium based ionic liquid is described. The process includes contacting the kerosene stream comprising the contaminant with a lean kerosene-immiscible lactamium ionic liquid to produce a mixture comprising the kerosene and a rich kerosene-immiscible lactamium ionic liquid comprising at least a portion of the removed contaminant; and separating the mixture to produce a kerosene effluent and a rich kerosene-immiscible lactamium ionic liquid effluent comprising the rich kerosene-immiscible lactamium ionic liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Erin M. Broderick, Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Beckay J. Mezza, Soumendra Mohan Banerjee, Rajeswar R. Gattupalli
  • Publication number: 20160168482
    Abstract: A process for removing sulfur and nitrogen contaminants from a hydrocarbon stream using a Brønsted acid or an ionic liquid and a Brønsted acid is described. The process includes contacting the hydrocarbon stream comprising the contaminant with a Brønsted acid or a hydrocarbon-immiscible ionic liquid and the Brønsted acid to produce a mixture comprising the hydrocarbon and the Brønsted acid comprising at least a portion of the removed contaminant or a hydrocarbon-immiscible ionic liquid comprising at least a portion of the removed contaminant; and separating the mixture to produce a hydrocarbon effluent having a reduced level of the contaminant and a Brønsted acid effluent comprising the Brønsted acid comprising at least the portion of the removed contaminant or a hydrocarbon-immiscible ionic liquid effluent comprising the hydrocarbon-immiscible ionic liquid comprising at least the portion of the removed contaminant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Beckay J. Mezza, Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Steven F. Zink, Massimo Sangalli
  • Publication number: 20160145500
    Abstract: Processes for removing sulfur and nitrogen contaminants from hydrocarbon streams are described. The processes include contacting the hydrocarbon stream comprising the contaminant with lean halometallate ionic liquid an organohalide resulting in a mixture comprising the hydrocarbon and rich halometallate ionic liquid comprising the contaminant. The mixture is separated to produce a hydrocarbon effluent and a rich halometallate ionic liquid effluent comprising the rich halometallate ionic liquid comprising the contaminant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Erin M. Broderick, Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Shurong Yang, Beckay J. Mezza
  • Publication number: 20160145501
    Abstract: Processes for removing sulfur and nitrogen contaminants from hydrocarbon streams are described. The processes include contacting the hydrocarbon stream comprising the contaminant with lean carbenium pseudo ionic liquid or a combination of carbenium pseudo ionic liquid and ionic liquid to produce a mixture comprising the hydrocarbon and rich carbenium pseudo ionic liquid or carbenium pseudo ionic liquid and ionic liquid comprising the contaminant. The mixture is separated to produce a hydrocarbon effluent and a rich carbenium pseudo ionic liquid or carbenium pseudo ionic liquid and ionic liquid effluent comprising the rich carbenium pseudo ionic liquid or carbenium pseudo ionic liquid and ionic liquid comprising the contaminant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Erin M. Broderick, Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Shurong Yang, Beckay J. Mezza
  • Patent number: 9328295
    Abstract: Recycle of an extract stream containing a contaminant is used to improve recovery of hydrocarbons in a contaminant removal process. At least a portion of an extract stream is recycled to a contaminant extraction zone and contacted with rich ionic liquid. Contaminants in the recycle extract stream are transferred to the rich ionic liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Rajeswar R. Gattupalli, Beckay J. Mezza, Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Carl J. Stevens, Joao Jorge da Silva Ferreira Alves, Massimo Sangalli
  • Patent number: 9309471
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods for purifying a biomass-derived pyrolysis oil are provided. The method comprises the step of contacting the biomass-derived pyrolysis oil with a first deoxygenating catalyst in the presence of hydrogen at first predetermined hydroprocessing conditions to form a first low-oxygen biomass-derived pyrolysis oil effluent. The low-oxygen biomass-derived pyrolysis oil effluent is contacted with an ionic liquid to remove phenolic compounds, nitrogen compounds and other impurities. This ionic liquid step may be followed by a second deoxygenation step or the deoxygenating may be completed and then followed by the ionic liquid purification step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Beckay J. Mezza, Haiyan Wang, Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Christopher P. Nicholas
  • Publication number: 20150322353
    Abstract: A process for removing a contaminant from a hydrocarbon stream using a lactamium based ionic liquid is described. The process includes contacting the hydrocarbon stream comprising the contaminant with a lean hydrocarbon-immiscible lactamium ionic liquid to produce a mixture comprising the hydrocarbon and a rich hydrocarbon-immiscible lactamium ionic liquid comprising at least a portion of the removed contaminant; and separating the mixture to produce a hydrocarbon effluent and a rich hydrocarbon-immiscible lactamium ionic liquid effluent comprising the rich hydrocarbon-immiscible lactamium ionic liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Erin M. Broderick, Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Beckay J. Mezza
  • Patent number: 9133400
    Abstract: The invention involves a process for hydrocarbon conversion. The process can include providing a feed to a primary upgrading zone and then treating the product from the primary upgrading zone with a feed-immiscible ionic liquid to remove carbon residue compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Beckay J. Mezza, Haiyan Wang, Christopher P. Nicholas, Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Brenna E. Huovie, Rajeswar R. Gattupalli
  • Patent number: 9133403
    Abstract: The invention involves a process for hydrocarbon conversion. The process can include providing a feed to a primary upgrading zone and then treating the product from the primary upgrading zone with a feed-immiscible ionic liquid to remove metal compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Beckay J. Mezza, Haiyan Wang, Christopher P. Nicholas, Alakananda Bhattacharyya, Brenna E. Huovie, Rajeswar R. Gattupalli