Patents by Inventor Bong Kyu Chang

Bong Kyu Chang 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: 12043589
    Abstract: A process for producing renewable distillate-range hydrocarbons is provided. The process includes dehydrating a renewable C2-C6 alcohol feedstock to produce an olefin, oligomerizing the olefin the presence of a halometallate ionic liquid catalyst to produce an oligomer product and hydrogenating the oligomer product or fractions thereof to produce saturated distillate-range hydrocarbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
    Inventors: Bong Kyu Chang, Hye-Kyung Cho Timken, Michelle K. Young
  • Publication number: 20240217897
    Abstract: A process for producing high octane alkylate is provided. The process involves reacting isobutane and ethylene using an ionic liquid catalyst. Reaction conditions can be chosen to assist in attaining, or to optimize, desirable alkylate yields and/or properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2024
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Applicant: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
    Inventors: Bong-Kyu CHANG, Hye-Kyung Cho TIMKEN, Huping LUO
  • Patent number: 11964926
    Abstract: A process for producing high octane alkylate is provided. The process involves reacting isobutane and ethylene using an ionic liquid catalyst. Reaction conditions can be chosen to assist in attaining, or to optimize, desirable alkylate yields and/or properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
    Inventors: Bong-Kyu Chang, Hye-Kyung Cho Timken, Huping Luo
  • Publication number: 20230373883
    Abstract: A process for producing renewable distillate-range hydrocarbons is provided. The process includes dehydrating a renewable C2-C6 alcohol feedstock to produce an olefin, oligomerizing the olefin the presence of a halometallate ionic liquid catalyst to produce an oligomer product and hydrogenating the oligomer product or fractions thereof to produce saturated distillate-range hydrocarbons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Applicant: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Bong Kyu CHANG, Hye-Kyung Cho TIMKEN, Michelle K. Young
  • Patent number: 11724972
    Abstract: Processes for the direct alkylation of ethylene with isobutane or isopentane using a highly active ionic liquid alkylation catalyst are described. Ethylene is sent to a high-temperature alkylation reactor loop, and C3, C4, and C5 olefins are routed to a low temperature alkylation reactor loop. In each reactor, the olefins are contacted with an excess of isobutane or isopentane in the presence of a highly active ionic liquid catalyst. Portions of the reactor effluent streams are fed to a common downstream catalyst separation and product fractionation sections. The remainder of the reactor effluent is recycled back to the respective alkylation reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Matthew C. Cole, Dominic P. Weber, Rajeswar R. Gattupalli, Hye Kyung Timken, Huping Luo, Bong Kyu Chang, Rebecca Mudrock
  • Publication number: 20230183150
    Abstract: Processes for the direct alkylation of ethylene with isobutane or isopentane using a highly active ionic liquid alkylation catalyst are described. Ethylene is sent to a high-temperature alkylation reactor loop, and C3, C4, and C5 olefins are routed to a low temperature alkylation reactor loop. In each reactor, the olefins are contacted with an excess of isobutane or isopentane in the presence of a highly active ionic liquid catalyst. Portions of the reactor effluent streams are fed to a common downstream catalyst separation and product fractionation sections. The remainder of the reactor effluent is recycled back to the respective alkylation reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Inventors: Matthew C. Cole, Dominic P. Weber, Rajeswar R. Gattupalli, Hye Kyung Timken, Huping Luo, Bong Kyu Chang, Rebecca Mudrock
  • Publication number: 20230183151
    Abstract: A process for producing high octane alkylate is provided. The process involves reacting isobutane and ethylene using an ionic liquid catalyst. Reaction conditions can be chosen to assist in attaining, or to optimize, desirable alkylate yields and/or properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Inventors: Bong-Kyu CHANG, Hye-Kyung Cho TIMKEN, Huping LUO
  • Patent number: 11643374
    Abstract: A process for producing high octane bio-based alkylate is provided. The process involves reacting isobutane and bio-ethylene using an ionic liquid catalyst. Reaction conditions can be chosen to assist in attaining, or to optimize, desirable alkylate yields and/or properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
    Inventors: Bong-Kyu Chang, Hye-Kyung Cho Timken, Michelle K. Young, Cong-Yan Chen, Stephen Joseph Miller
  • Patent number: 11643373
    Abstract: An alkylation process is described. The process involves alkylation of isobutane and ethylene in a loop reactor using an ionic liquid catalyst as a continuous phase. The alkylate typically has a research octane number of at least about 93, and the olefin conversion is typically at least about 95%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
    Inventors: Huping Luo, Hye-Kyung Cho Timken, Bong-Kyu Chang
  • Patent number: 11639320
    Abstract: A process for producing renewable distillate-range hydrocarbons is provided. The process includes dehydrating a renewable C2-C6 alcohol feedstock to produce an olefin, oligomerizing the olefin the presence of a halometallate ionic liquid catalyst to produce an oligomer product and hydrogenating the oligomer product or fractions thereof to produce saturated distillate-range hydrocarbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Bong Kyu Chang, Hye-Kyung Cho Timken, Michelle K. Young
  • Patent number: 11621059
    Abstract: A method is provided for predicting conjunct polymer concentration in spent ionic liquid during a continuous hydrocarbon conversion process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
    Inventors: Toni Zhang Miao, Huping Luo, Hye-Kyung Cho Timken, Eddy Lee, Bong-Kyu Chang
  • Publication number: 20220036976
    Abstract: A method is provided for predicting conjunct polymer concentration in spent ionic liquid during a continuous hydrocarbon conversion process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Toni Zhang MIAO, Huping LUO, Hye-Kyung Cho TIMKEN, Eddy LEE, Bong-Kyu CHANG
  • Patent number: 11135575
    Abstract: We provide a process for regenerating a spent acidic ionic liquid, comprising contacting the spent acidic ionic liquid with hydrogen and without an addition of a hydrogenation catalyst; wherein a conjunct polymer content is decreased in the spent acidic ionic liquid to produce regenerated acidic ionic liquid. We also provide a process for making an alkylate gasoline blending component, comprising: a) alkylating a mixture of isoparaffins and olefins using an acidic ionic liquid and an alkyl halide or a hydrogen halide, wherein a conjunct polymer accumulates in a spent acidic ionic liquid; and b) feeding the spent acidic ionic liquid and a hydrogen, and without an addition of a hydrogenation catalyst, to a regeneration reactor operated under selected hydrogenation conditions to produce a regenerated acidic ionic liquid that is used for the alkylating, wherein the conjunct polymer in the regenerated acidic ionic liquid is decreased by at least 50 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
    Inventors: Michael John Girgis, Huping Luo, Bong Kyu Chang, Hye-Kyung Cho Timken, Steven Xugi Song, Michael Sean Driver
  • Patent number: 10888857
    Abstract: Processes for regenerating ionic liquid catalyst by contacting the ionic liquid catalyst with hydrogen gas in a regeneration reactor. The amount of hydrogen is less than 550 SCF/BBL (97.96 m3/m3) of spent ionic liquid catalyst, or less than 500 SCF/BBL (89.05 m3/m3) of spent ionic liquid catalyst, or between 550 and 45 SCF/BBL (97.96 and 8.015 m3/m3) of spent ionic liquid catalyst, or between 500 and 50 SCF/BBL (89.05 and 8.905 m3/m3) of spent ionic liquid catalyst. Alkylation processes are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Elizabeth Carter, Douglas A. Nafis, Bong-Kyu Chang, Hye Kyung Timken, Huping Luo, Michael Girgis
  • Patent number: 10683460
    Abstract: Provided herein are processes for ethylene oligomerization in the presence of an ionic liquid catalyst and a co-catalyst to produce a hydrocarbon product comprising C10-C55 oligomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: Chevron Oronite Company LLC, Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Hye-Kyung Cho Timken, Bong-Kyu Chang, Curtis Bay Campbell, Andrew Michael Thomas, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Madeleine Sessions
  • Patent number: 10633304
    Abstract: An integrated process unit for making one or more alkylate products is provided. The integrated process unit includes (a) a dehydrogenation reactor; (b) a single alkylation reactor; (c) a separator, following the alkylation reactor, that separates effluent from the alkylation reactor into a catalyst phase and a hydrocarbon phase; (d) a distillation unit, following the separator, that receives the hydrocarbon phase and separates it into alkylate products, an unreacted paraffin phase, and an isoparaffin phase; (e) a first recycle line that feeds unreacted paraffin phase to the dehydrogenation reactor; and (f) a second recycle line that feeds isoparaffin phase to the alkylation reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Hye-Kyung Cho Timken, Kenneth John Peinado, Bong-Kyu Chang
  • Publication number: 20190381493
    Abstract: Processes for regenerating ionic liquid catalyst by contacting the ionic liquid catalyst with hydrogen gas in a regeneration reactor. The amount of hydrogen is less than 550 SCF/BBL (97.96 m3/m3) of spent ionic liquid catalyst, or less than 500 SCF/BBL (89.05 m3/m3) of spent ionic liquid catalyst, or between 550 and 45 SCF/BBL (97.96 and 8.015 m3/m3) of spent ionic liquid catalyst, or between 500 and 50 SCF/BBL (89.05 and 8.905 m3/m3) of spent ionic liquid catalyst. Alkylation processes are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Elizabeth Carter, Douglas A. Nafis, Bong-Kyu Chang, Hye Kyung Timken, Huping Luo, Michael Girgis
  • Publication number: 20190241484
    Abstract: An integrated process unit for making one or more alkylate products is provided. The integrated process unit includes (a) a dehydrogenation reactor; (b) a single alkylation reactor; (c) a separator, following the alkylation reactor, that separates effluent from the alkylation reactor into a catalyst phase and a hydrocarbon phase; (d) a distillation unit, following the separator, that receives the hydrocarbon phase and separates it into alkylate products, an unreacted paraffin phase, and an isoparaffin phase; (e) a first recycle line that feeds unreacted paraffin phase to the dehydrogenation reactor; and (f) a second recycle line that feeds isoparaffin phase to the alkylation reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Hye-Kyung Cho Timken, Kenneth John Peinado, Bong-Kyu Chang
  • Patent number: 10301233
    Abstract: We provide a process, comprising: a. dehydrogenating natural gas liquid to produce a mixture comprising olefins and unconverted paraffins; b. without further purification or modification other than mixing with an isoparaffin, sending the mixture to a single alkylation reactor; c. alkylating the olefins with the isoparaffin, using an ionic liquid catalyst, to produce one or more alkylate products; and d. distilling the one or more alkylate products and collecting a bottoms distillation fraction that is a middle distillate blending component having a sulfur level of 50 wppm or less and a Bromine number less than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Hye-Kyung Cho Timken, Kenneth John Peinado, Bong-Kyu Chang
  • Patent number: 10173194
    Abstract: We provide systems for ionic liquid catalyzed hydrocarbon conversion that comprise a modular reactor comprising a plurality of mixer modules. The mixer modules may be arranged in series. One or more feed modules are disposed between the mixer modules. Such systems may be used for ionic liquid catalyzed alkylation reactions. Processes for ionic liquid catalyzed hydrocarbon conversion are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Huping Luo, Arthur William Etchells, III, Donald Henry Mohr, Hye Kyung Cho Timken, Moinudden Ahmed, Krishniah Parimi, Bong Kyu Chang, Michael John Girgis