Patents by Inventor Curt B. Campbell

Curt B. Campbell 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: 9587168
    Abstract: An alkylaromatic sulfonate is disclosed wherein the alkyl group contains a distribution of alkyl chain lengths which comprise greater than 15 weight percent and up to about 35 weight percent of C30 to C58. Also disclosed is a process for preparing an alkylaromatic sulfonate and its use in recovering crude oil from a subterranean hydrocarbon containing formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: Curt B. Campbell, Andrew Howes, Terri Denslow
  • Patent number: 8993499
    Abstract: A carboxylate detergent prepared by the process comprising (a) alkylating a hydroxyaromatic compound with at least one normal alpha olefin having from about 12 to about 30 carbon atoms per molecule that has been isomerized to obtain an isomerized alpha olefin having 15-98 wt % branching and a residual alpha olefin content of between from about 0.1 to about 30 wt %, thereby producing an alkylated hydroxyaromatic compound; (b) neutralizing the resulting alkylated hydroxyaromatic compound with an alkali metal base; (c) carbonating the alkali metal salt from step (b) with carbon dioxide; (d) acidifying the salt produced in step (c); and (e) overbasing the resulting alkylated hydroxyaromatic carboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignees: Chevron Oronite Company LLC, Chevron Oronite S.A.
    Inventors: Curt B. Campbell, Gilles P. Sinquin, Eugene E. Spala, Gilbert R. Chapon
  • Patent number: 8916726
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for improving filtration in the preparation of an alkaline earth metal alkyltoluene sulfonate concentrate by selectively controlling the meta, ortho, para isomer distribution of the alkyl group of the alkyltoluene produced by the process comprising alkylating toluene with at least one isomerized normal alpha olefin, having from about 18 to about 30 carbon atoms and having from 20% to 100% branching in an alkylation process which includes monitoring % isomer formation and adjusting an alkylation process parameter in order to provide a target specified isomer content of less than 38% meta-isomer content; and thereafter sulfonating and neutralizing to produce a low base number sulfonated alkyltoluene concentrate having a Base Number of about 2 to 60 (ASTM D 2896).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: Pierre Tequi, Curt B. Campbell, Gilles P. Sinquin, Christine Boemare Gandon, Kyle J. Frederic, Eugene E. Spalla
  • Publication number: 20140090838
    Abstract: An alkylaromatic sulfonate is disclosed wherein the alkyl group contains a distribution of alkyl chain lengths which comprise greater than 15 weight percent and up to about 35 weight percent of C30 to C58. Also disclosed is a process for preparing an alkylaromatic sulfonate and its use in recovering crude oil from a subterranean hydrocarbon containing formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
    Inventors: Curt B. Campbell, Andrew Howes, Terri Denslow
  • Publication number: 20140081043
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for improving filtration in the preparation of an alkaline earth metal alkyltoluene sulfonate concentrate by selectively controlling the meta, ortho, para isomer distribution of the alkyl group of the alkyltoluene produced by the process comprising alkylating toluene with at least one isomerized normal alpha olefin, having from about 18 to about 30 carbon atoms and having from 20% to 100% branching in an alkylation process which includes monitoring % isomer formation and adjusting an alkylation process parameter in order to provide a target specified isomer content of less than 38% meta-isomer content; and thereafter sulfonating and neutralizing to produce a low base number sulfonated alkyltoluene concentrate having a Base Number of about 2 to 60 (ASTM D 2896).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Pierre Téqui, Curt B. Campbell, Gilles P. Sinquin, Christine Boemare Gandon, Kyle J. Frederic, Eugene E. Spala
  • Patent number: 8524965
    Abstract: A process for alkylating an aromatic compound comprising reacting at least one aromatic compound with a mixture of olefins selected from olefins having from about 8 to about 100 carbon atoms, in the presence of an acidic ionic liquid catalyst, wherein the resulting product comprises at least about 50 weight percent of a 1, 2, 4 tri-substituted aromatic compound or a 1, 2, 3 tri-substituted aromatic compound or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: Curt B. Campbell, Thomas V. Harris, Gilles Sinquin
  • Patent number: 8207380
    Abstract: An alkylated hydroxyaromatic compound prepared by reacting at least one hydroxyaromatic compound with a branched olefinic oligomer having from about 20 to about 80 carbon atoms in the presence of a acid catalyst. The alkylated hydroxyaromatic compound has been determined to be substantially free of endocrine disruptive chemicals when the effects were quantified on pubertal development and thyroid function in the intact juvenile female rat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Chevron Oronite LLC
    Inventors: Curt B. Campbell, James J. Harrison
  • Patent number: 8148591
    Abstract: A process for alkylating an aromatic compound comprising reacting at least one aromatic compound with a mixture of olefins having from about 8 to about 100 carbon atoms, in the presence of a strong acid catalyst wherein the resulting product comprises at least about 60 weight percent of a 1,2,4 tri-alkylsubstituted aromatic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignees: Chevron Oronite Company LLC, Chevron Oronite S.A.
    Inventors: Gilles P. Sinquin, Curt B. Campbell
  • Patent number: 7964745
    Abstract: A synthetic petroleum sulfonate prepared by a process comprising (a) reacting a first amount of at least one aromatic compound with a first amount of a mixture of olefins having from about 8 to about 100 carbon atoms, in the presence of a strong acid catalyst; (b) reacting the product of (a) with an additional amount of at least one aromatic compound and an additional amount of strong acid catalyst and, optionally, with an additional amount of a mixture of olefins selected from olefins having from about 8 to about 100 carbon atoms, in the presence of a strong acid catalyst, wherein the resulting product comprises at least about 80 weight percent of a 1,2,4-trialkylsubstituted aromatic compound; (c) sulfonating the product of (b); and (c) neutralizing the product of (b) with an alkali or alkaline earth, metal hydroxide or ammonia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: Curt B. Campbell, Gilles Sinquin
  • Publication number: 20100160703
    Abstract: A process for alkylating an aromatic compound containing no hydroxyl groups comprising reacting at least one non-hydroxyl containing aromatic compound with at least one olefinic oligomer in the presence of an acidic ionic liquid catalyst, wherein the olefinic oligomer has a carbon range of from about C12 to about C70 and is synthesized by oligomerizing at least one monoolefin monomer in the presence of an acidic ionic liquid catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: Michael Driver, Curt B. Campbell, Thomas V. Harris
  • Patent number: 7732651
    Abstract: A process for alkylating an aromatic compound containing no hydroxyl groups comprising reacting at least one non-hydroxyl containing aromatic compound with at least one olefinic oligomer in the presence of an acidic ionic liquid catalyst, wherein the olefinic oligomer has a carbon range of from about C12 to about C70 and is synthesized by oligomerizing at least one monoolefin monomer in the presence of an acidic ionic liquid catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Chevron Oronite Company, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Driver, Curt B. Campbell, Thomas V. Harris
  • Patent number: 7598414
    Abstract: A process for preparing a synthetic petroleum sulfonate comprising (a) reacting a first amount of at least one aromatic compound with a first amount of a mixture of olefins having from about 8 to about 100 carbon atoms, in the presence of a strong acid catalyst; (b) reacting the product of (a) with an additional amount of at least one aromatic compound and an additional amount of strong acid catalyst and, optionally, with an additional amount of a mixture of olefins selected from olefins having from about 8 to about 100 carbon atoms, in the presence of a strong acid catalyst, wherein the resulting product comprises at least about 80 weight percent of a 1,2,4-trialkylsubstituted aromatic compound; (c) sulfonating the product of (b); and (c) neutralizing the product of (b) with an alkali or alkaline earth metal hydroxide or ammonia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: Curt B. Campbell, Gilles Sinquin
  • Publication number: 20090209778
    Abstract: A synthetic petroleum sulfonate prepared by a process comprising (a) reacting a first amount of at least one aromatic compound with a first amount of a mixture of olefins having from about 8 to about 100 carbon atoms, in the presence of a strong acid catalyst; (b) reacting the product of (a) with an additional amount of at least one aromatic compound and an additional amount of strong acid catalyst and, optionally, with an additional amount of a mixture of olefins selected from olefins having from about 8 to about 100 carbon atoms, in the presence of a strong acid catalyst, wherein the resulting product comprises at least about 80 weight percent of a 1,2,4-trialkylsubstituted aromatic compound; (c) sulfonating the product of (b); and (c) neutralizing the product of (b) with an alkali or alkaline earth, metal hydroxide or ammonia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventors: Curt B. Campbell, Gilles Sinquin
  • Publication number: 20090186983
    Abstract: A process for alkylating an aromatic compound comprising reacting (a) a first amount of at least one aromatic compound with a first amount of a mixture of olefins having from about 8 to about 100 carbon atoms, in the presence of a strong acid catalyst; and reacting the product of (a) with an additional amount of at least one aromatic compound and an additional amount of a strong acid catalyst, and optionally, with an additional amount of a mixture of olefins selected from olefins having from about 8 to about 100 carbon atoms, wherein the resulting product comprises at least about 80 weight percent of a 1,2,4 tri-alkylsubstituted aromatic compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventors: Curt B. Campbell, Gilles Sinquin
  • Patent number: 7563937
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a zeolite Y catalyst having a controlled macropore structure. The present invention is also directed to a zeolite Y catalyst composite and a process for preparing the catalyst composite. The catalyst composite exhibits reduced deactivation rates during the alkylation process, thereby increasing the life of the catalyst. The present invention is also directed to processes for the preparation of carbonated, overbased aromatic sulfonates, which processes comprise alkylation, carbonation of aromatic hydrocarbons with one or more olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignees: Chevron Oronite Company LLC, Chevron Oronite S.A.
    Inventors: Thomas V. Harris, Curt B. Campbell, Paul J. Marcatntonio, Pierre Tequi, Jean-Louis Le Coent
  • Patent number: 7563938
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to novel alkylated aromatic compositions, zeolite catalyst compositions and processes for making the same. The catalyst compositions comprise zeolite Y and mordenite zeolite having a controlled macropore structure. The present invention is also directed to the preparation of the catalyst compositions and their use in the preparation of novel alkylated aromatic compositions. The catalyst compositions of the present invention exhibit reduced deactivation rates during the alkylation process, thereby increasing the life of the catalysts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignees: Chevron Oronite Company LLC, Chevron Oronite S.A.
    Inventors: Curt B. Campbell, Thomas V. Harris, Pierre Tequi, Jean-Louis Le Coent
  • Publication number: 20090170737
    Abstract: A carboxylate detergent prepared by the process comprising (a) alkylating a hydroxyaromatic compound with at least one normal alpha olefin having from about 12 to about 30 carbon atoms per molecule that has been isomerized to obtain an isomerized alpha olefin having 15-98 wt % branching and a residual alpha olefin content of between from about 0.1 to about 30 wt %, thereby producing an alkylated hydroxyaromatic compound; (b) neutralizing the resulting alkylated hydroxyaromatic compound with an alkali metal base; (c) carbonating the alkali metal salt from step (b) with carbon dioxide; (d) acidifying the salt produced in step (c); and (e) overbasing the resulting alkylated hydroxyaromatic carboxylic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventors: Curt B. Campbell, Gilles P. Sinquin, Eugene E. Spala, Gilbert R. Chapon
  • Publication number: 20090163669
    Abstract: A process for preparing a synthetic petroleum sulfonate comprising (a) reacting a first amount of at least one aromatic compound with a first amount of a mixture of olefins having from about 8 to about 100 carbon atoms, in the presence of a strong acid catalyst, wherein the resulting product comprises at least about 60 weight percent of a 1,2,4-trialkylsubstituted aromatic compound; (b) sulfonating the product of (a); and (c) neutralizing the product of (b) with an alkali or alkaline earth metal hydroxide or ammonia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Gilles P. Sinquin, Curt B. Campbell
  • Publication number: 20090163754
    Abstract: A process for alkylating an aromatic compound comprising reacting at least one aromatic compound with a mixture of olefins having from about 8 to about 100 carbon atoms, in the presence of a strong acid catalyst wherein the resulting product comprises at least about 60 weight percent of a 1, 2, 4 tri-alkylsubstituted aromatic compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Gilles P. Sinquin, Curt B. Campbell
  • Patent number: 7495140
    Abstract: A process for alkylating an aromatic compound comprising reacting (a) a first amount of at least one aromatic compound with a first amount of a mixture of olefins having from about 8 to about 100 carbon atoms, in the presence of a strong acid catalyst; and reacting the product of (a) with an additional amount of at least one aromatic compound and an additional amount of a strong acid catalyst, and optionally, with an additional amount of a mixture of olefins selected from olefins having from about 8 to about 100 carbon atoms, wherein the resulting product comprises at least about 80 weight percent of a 1,2,4 tri-alkylsubstituted aromatic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Chevron Cronite Company LLC
    Inventors: Curt B. Campbell, Gilles Sinquin