Patents by Inventor Cecile PLAIS

Cecile PLAIS 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).

  • Publication number: 20200386491
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and a method for heat storage and recovery comprising a fixed bed (2) of storage particles. Fixed particle bed (2) comprises an obstacle (4), a flange for example, arranged on the periphery of fixed bed (2) of storage particles, and substantially perpendicular to the circulating flow (3) of said fluid. The invention also relates to a system and a method for energy storage and recovery using the system and the method for heat storage and recovery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Cecile PLAIS, Pierre BALZ, Stephane PONCET, Elena SANZ, Guillaume VINAY
  • Patent number: 10843158
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a device for filtration and distribution of a gaseous phase and a liquid phase, which can be disposed upstream of a fixed catalytic bed of a reactor operating with a descending co-current of gas and liquid, comprising: a solid plate on which substantially vertical risers are fixed, said risers are open at their upper and lower ends and have openings over at least a fraction of their height; a plurality of removable baskets capable of retaining at least one filtration medium, each removable basket being defined by an ellipsoidal vertical wall or by at least three vertical lateral walls and a bottom, the vertical walls and/or the bottom being permeable to a gas and to liquid. Each basket is provided support means cooperating with a riser of the plate in order to support the basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Cecile Plais, Frederic Bazer-Bachi, Yacine Haroun, Jauffray Salvatore Delteil, Wilfried Weiss, Younes Aiddouch, Jerome Bonnardot
  • Publication number: 20200261875
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a device for filtration and distribution of a gaseous phase and a liquid phase, which can be disposed upstream of a fixed catalytic bed of a reactor operating with a descending co-current of gas and liquid, comprising: a solid plate on which substantially vertical risers are fixed, said risers are open at their upper and lower ends and have openings over at least a fraction of their height; a plurality of removable baskets capable of retaining at least one filtration medium, each removable basket being defined by an ellipsoidal vertical wall or by at least three vertical lateral walls and a bottom, the vertical walls and/or the bottom being permeable to a gas and to liquid. Each basket is provided support means cooperating with a riser of the plate in order to support the basket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Cecile PLAIS, Frederic BAZER-BACHI, Yacine HAROUN, Jauffray Salvatore DELTEIL, Wilfried WEISS, Younes AIDDOUCH, Jerome BONNARDOT
  • Patent number: 10661242
    Abstract: Catalytic reactor (10) with radial flow of a hydrocarbon feedstock to be treated comprising: a reaction zone (13) enclosed in a substantially cylindrical outer shell (14) that is in the form of at least one catalytic module (15) extending along the vertical axis (AX), an annular zone (30) located at the same level as said catalytic module (15), outside of the reaction zone (13), said catalytic reactor being characterized in that it comprises an empty space (27) located between two side walls (23, 24) of at least one catalytic module (15), located outside of the reaction zone (13) and opening onto said annular zone (30), said empty space (27) comprising at least one solid net (26) extending along the vertical axis (AX) and positioned adjacent to the collecting means (29).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Ludovic Noel, Cecile Plais, Fabian Lambert, Eric Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10610844
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a removable basket for a catalytic reactor comprising a horizontal base (1) and a plurality of vertical side walls (2) and/or at least one ellipsoidal side wall, and a plurality of vertical chimneys (3, 4) that are open at their lower (5) and upper (6) ends, each chimney comprising a lower part (7) comprising the lower end fastened to the base and extending between the side walls, in which a first chimney comprises an upper part (8) extending above the side walls, and the upper part of the first chimney is suitable for being inserted into a lower part of a chimney of another removable basket. The present invention also relates to a filtration and distribution device comprising said removable basket, a reactor comprising said device, and a hydrotreating and/or hydrocracking process using said reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Wilfried Weiss, Cecile Plais
  • Patent number: 10569246
    Abstract: A device for mixing fluids for a downflow catalytic reactor (1), having at least one substantially horizontal collector (5) provided with a substantially vertical collection conduit (7) receiving fluids collected by said collector (5); an injector (8) injecting a quench fluid opening into said collection conduit (7); a mixing chamber (9) located downstream of the collector (5) in the direction of movement of the fluids, having an inlet end connected directly to the collection conduit (7) and an outlet end (10) evacuating the fluids; and a pre-distribution plate (11) having a plurality of perforations and at least one riser (13), being located downstream of said mixing chamber (9) in the direction of movement of the fluids; the section of the mixing chamber (9) is a parallelogram and has at least one deflector (15) over at least one of the four internal walls of the mixing chamber (9) with a parallelogram section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Philippe Beard, Frederic Bazer-Bachi, Cecile Plais, Frederic Augier, Yacine Haroun
  • Publication number: 20200038829
    Abstract: Catalytic reactor (10) with radial flow of a hydrocarbon feedstock to be treated comprising: a reaction zone (13) enclosed in a substantially cylindrical outer shell (14) that is in the form of at least one catalytic module (15) extending along the vertical axis (AX), an annular zone (30) located at the same level as said catalytic module (15), outside of the reaction zone (13), said catalytic reactor being characterized in that it comprises an empty space (27) located between two side walls (23, 24) of at least one catalytic module (15), located outside of the reaction zone (13) and opening onto said annular zone (30), said empty space (27) comprising at least one solid net (26) extending along the vertical axis (AX) and positioned adjacent to the collecting means (29).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Ludovic NOEL, Cecile PLAIS, Fabian LAMBERT, Eric SANCHEZ
  • Patent number: 10464035
    Abstract: Device for mixing and distributing fluids for a downflow catalytic reactor, comprising: a collecting zone (A) comprising a collecting means (5); a substantially vertical collecting pipe and at least one injection means (8) opening into said collecting pipe; a mixing zone (B) comprising a fluid mixing chamber (15) of length L1, said mixing zone (15) comprising a first end in communication with said collecting pipe and a second end in communication with a fluid exchange chamber (16) of length L2, situated beneath said mixing chamber (15), the length L2 of said exchange chamber (16) being strictly greater than the length L1 of said mixing chamber (15); a distribution zone (C), situated beneath the mixing zone (B), comprising a distribution plate (12) that carries a plurality of chimneys (13), and a plurality of horizontal panels (33), situated above or on the chimneys (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Frederic Augier, Philippe Beard, Cecile Plais
  • Patent number: 10441933
    Abstract: This invention describes a moving-bed catalyst reactor having radial flow of the feedstock called moving-bed radial reactor, consisting of 3 zones called upper hemispheric body (III), lateral zone (II), and lower hemispheric body (I), the three zones being connected together by means of flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Frederic Bazer-Bachi, Fabian Lambert, Cecile Plais
  • Publication number: 20190275487
    Abstract: Device for mixing and distributing fluids for a downflow catalytic reactor, comprising: a collecting zone (A) comprising a collecting means (5); a substantially vertical collecting pipe and at least one injection means (8) opening into said collecting pipe; a mixing zone (B) comprising a fluid mixing chamber (15) of length L1, said mixing zone (15) comprising a first end in communication with said collecting pipe and a second end in communication with a fluid exchange chamber (16) of length L2, situated beneath said mixing chamber (15), the length L2 of said exchange chamber (16) being strictly greater than the length L1 of said mixing chamber (15); a distribution zone (C), situated beneath the mixing zone (B), comprising a distribution plate (12) that carries a plurality of chimneys (13), and a plurality of horizontal panels (33), situated above or on the chimneys (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Frederic AUGIER, Philippe BEARD, Cecile PLAIS
  • Patent number: 10328375
    Abstract: The invention concerns a collector assembly (8) for a gaseous fluid suitable for being disposed in a reaction section with a moving bed of catalyst of a radial reactor. The collector assembly comprises a vertical cylindrical screen (9), permeable to gas and impermeable to particles of catalyst, and a vertical cylindrical tube (10) which is supported by this screen (9) and disposed in a concentric manner with respect to the screen. The tube (10) comprises one or more zones (17a, 17b) which are permeable to gaseous fluid, comprising a plurality of through holes and a plurality of zones (18a, 18b, 18c, 18d) with a reduced permeability to gaseous fluid compared with the permeable zone. Each zone with a reduced permeability has a porosity, defined as the ratio between total permeable surface area of the zone and total developed surface area of this zone, in the range 0 to 0.005.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Frederic Bazer-Bachi, Cecile Plais, Eric Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10294824
    Abstract: The invention comprises at least one gas compressor, at least one compressed gas storage, at least one expander for expanding the compressed gas for generating energy, and at least one heat storage, wherein the heat storage comprises a staged arrangement at least two fixed beds of heat storage particles and at least one discontinuity in a thermal gradient located between two adjacent beds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Elena Sanz, Willi Nastoll, Guillaume Vinay, Cecile Plais
  • Publication number: 20190111372
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a removable basket for a catalytic reactor comprising a horizontal base (1) and a plurality of vertical side walls (2) and/or at least one ellipsoidal side wall, and a plurality of vertical chimneys (3, 4) that are open at their lower (5) and upper (6) ends, each chimney comprising a lower part (7) comprising the lower end fastened to the base and extending between the side walls, in which a first chimney comprises an upper part (8) extending above the side walls, and the upper part of the first chimney is suitable for being inserted into a lower part of a chimney of another removable basket. The present invention also relates to a filtration and distribution device comprising said removable basket, a reactor comprising said device, and a hydrotreating and/or hydrocracking process using said reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Wilfried WEISS, Cecile PLAIS
  • Patent number: 10065166
    Abstract: A fluid mixing and distribution device for a catalytic downflow reactor, said device comprising a collection zone (A), a mixing zone (B) comprising a mixing chamber (15) for fluids and an exchange chamber (16) for fluids, a distribution zone (C), said exchange chamber (16) comprising at least one upper lateral cross-section of flow (17a) and at least one lower lateral cross-section of flow (17b) through which fluids can pass from said exchange chamber (16) to said distribution zone (C), characterized in that said exchange chamber (16) comprises a fluid deflection means (24) fixed to said exchange chamber (16) and located downstream of the upper lateral cross-section of flow (17a), said fluid deflection means (24) forming with said exchange chamber (16) a space (26) in the shape of a pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Frederic Augier, Cecile Plais, Philippe Beard, Jerome Bonnardot, Jauffray Delteil, Paris Packeu, Nicolas Pupat
  • Patent number: 10010843
    Abstract: Device for the mixing and distribution of fluids for a catalytic reactor with a downward flow, said device comprising a collection zone (A), a mixing zone (B) and a distribution zone (C) comprising a distribution plate (12) comprising at least one first zone (C1) supporting a plurality of chimneys (13) and a second zone (C2); said mixing zone (B) is comprised in an annular enclosure (15) situated in the distribution zone (C), said mixing (B) and distribution (C) zones being delimited by at least one annular wall (16) comprising at least one lateral passage section (17a, 17b) suitable for the passage of the fluids from said mixing zone (B) to the first zone (C1) of said distribution zone (C), and the second zone (C2) comprises a plurality of openings (18) suitable for the partial passage of the fluids out of the distribution zone (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Philippe Beard, Frederic Bazer-Bachi, Cecile Plais, Frederic Augier, Yacine Haroun
  • Patent number: 9993743
    Abstract: The invention is a distributor tray (2) of a column for heating and/or material exchanging material between a gas and a liquid, comprising gas passage casings (4), liquid passages (6) and a secondary distribution system (7) projecting from the lower part of tray (2). Secondary distribution system (7) allows the liquid to be collected and distributed more homogeneously over the contactor. The invention also relates to a gas/fluid heat or material exchange column comprising such a distributor tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Yacine Haroun, Aude Royon-Lebeaud, Cecile Plais
  • Publication number: 20180071703
    Abstract: A device for mixing and distributing fluids for a downward flow catalytic reactor, said device comprising: a collection zone comprising at least one collection means; at least one substantially vertical collection conduit adapted to receive a reaction fluid collected by said collection means and at least one injection means; a mixing zone; and a distribution zone comprising a distribution plate supporting a plurality of chimneys; characterised in that said mixing zone is disposed at the same level as the distribution zone, said mixing and distribution zones being delimited by at least one annular wall comprising at least one lateral passage section adapted for the passage of the fluids from said mixing zone to said distribution zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Philippe BEARD, Frederic BAZER-BACHI, Cecile PLAIS, Frederic AUGIER, Yacine HAROUN
  • Publication number: 20170312720
    Abstract: A fluid mixing and distribution device for a catalytic downflow reactor, said device comprising a collection zone (A), a mixing zone (B) comprising a mixing chamber (15) for fluids and an exchange chamber (16) for fluids, a distribution zone (C), said exchange chamber (16) comprising at least one upper lateral cross-section of flow (17a) and at least one lower lateral cross-section of flow (17b) through which fluids can pass from said exchange chamber (16) to said distribution zone (C), characterized in that said exchange chamber (16) comprises a fluid deflection means (24) fixed to said exchange chamber (16) and located downstream of the upper lateral cross-section of flow (17a), said fluid deflection means (24) forming with said exchange chamber (16) a space (26) in the shape of a pan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Frederic AUGIER, Cecile PLAIS, Philippe BEARD, Jerome BONNARDOT, Jauffray DELTEIL, Paris PACKEU, Nicolas PUPAT
  • Publication number: 20170282142
    Abstract: A device for mixing fluids for a downflow catalytic reactor (1): at least one substantially horizontal collector (5) provided with a substantially vertical collection conduit (7) receiving fluids collected by (5); at least one injector (8) of a quench fluid opening into (7); a mixing chamber (9) downstream of (5) having an inlet end connected directly to (7) and an outlet end (10) evacuating the fluids; and a pre-distribution plate (11) having a plurality of perforations and at least one riser (13), located downstream of (9); the section of said mixing chamber (9) is a parallelogram and has at least one means (15) deflecting over at least one of the four internal walls of mixing chamber (9) with a parallelogram section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Philippe BEARD, Frederic BAZER-BACHI, Cecile PLAIS, Frederic AUGIER, Yacine HAROUN
  • Patent number: 9764299
    Abstract: Device for the mixing and distribution of fluids for a catalytic reactor with a downward flow, said device comprising at least one collection zone (A), at least one mixing zone (B) comprising at least one enclosure (15) for the mixing of the fluids, at least one distribution zone (C), characterized in that said mixing zone (B) is situated at the same level as the distribution zone (C) and also comprises at least one enclosure (16) for the exchange of the fluids, connected to, and communicating with, said mixing enclosure (15), said exchange enclosure (16) comprising at least one lateral passage section (17a, 17b) suitable for the passage of the fluids from said exchange enclosure (16) to said distribution zone (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Philippe Beard, Frederic Bazer-Bachi, Cecile Plais, Frederic Augier, Yacine Haroun, Jauffray Delteil