Patents by Inventor David C. Calabro

David C. Calabro 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: 20170355822
    Abstract: Organosilica materials made from monomers including at least a source of silica that is reactive to polymerize, optionally in combination with at least one additional cyclic monomer. Methods for making such organosilica materials are also described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: David C. Calabro, Ivy D. Johnson, Quanchang Li, Paul Podsiadlo, Simon C. Weston, Mobae Afeworki
  • Publication number: 20170327604
    Abstract: A catalyst system comprising a combination of: 1) an activator; 2) one or more metallocene catalyst compounds; 3) a support comprising an organosilica material, which is a mesoporous organosilica material. The organosilica material is a polymer of at least one monomer of Formula [Z1OZ2 SiCh2]3(i), where Z1 represents a hydrogen atom, a C1-C4 alkyl group, or a bond to a silic-on atom of another monomer and Z2 represents a hydroxyl group, a C1-C4alkoxy group, a C1-C6 salkyl group, or an oxygen atom bonded to a silicon atom of another monomer. This invention further relates to processes to polymerize olefins comprising contacting one or more olefins with the above catalyst system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew W. HOLTCAMP, Gregory S. DAY, David F. SANDERS, David C. CALABRO, Quanchang LI, Machteld M.W. MERTENS
  • Patent number: 9610533
    Abstract: An adsorption-desorption material, in particular, crosslinked organo-amine polymeric materials having a weight average molecular weight of from about 500 to about 1×106, a total pore volume of from about 0.2 cubic centimeters per gram (cc/g) to about 2.0 cc/g, and an adsorption capacity of at least about 0.2 millimoles of CO2 adsorbed per gram of adsorption-desorption material, and linear organo-amine polymeric materials having a weight average molecular weight of from about 160 to about 1×106, a total pore volume of from about 0.2 cubic centimeters per gram (cc/g) to about 2.0 cc/g, and an adsorption capacity of at least about 0.2 millimoles of CO2 adsorbed per gram of adsorption-desorption material. This disclosure also relates in part to processes for preparing the crosslinked organo-amine materials and linear organo-amine materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Dennis G. Peiffer, David C. Calabro, Quanchang Li, Mobae Afeworki, Stephen M. Cundy
  • Patent number: 9533249
    Abstract: An adsorption-desorption material, in particular, crosslinked organo-amine polymeric materials having a weight average molecular weight of from about 500 to about 1×106, a total pore volume of from about 0.2 cubic centimeters per gram (cc/g) to about 2.0 cc/g, and an adsorption capacity of at least about 0.2 millimoles of CO2 adsorbed per gram of adsorption-desorption material, and linear organo-amine polymeric materials having a weight average molecular weight of from about 160 to about 1×106, a total pore volume of from about 0.2 cubic centimeters per gram (cc/g) to about 2.0 cc/g, and an adsorption capacity of at least about 0.2 millimoles of CO2 adsorbed per gram of adsorption-desorption material. This disclosure also relates in part to processes for preparing the crosslinked organo-amine materials and linear organo-amine materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Dennis G. Peiffer, David C. Calabro, Quanchang Li, Mobae Afeworki, Stephen M. Cundy
  • Patent number: 9533248
    Abstract: An adsorption-desorption material, in particular, crosslinked organo-amine polymeric materials having a weight average molecular weight of from about 500 to about 1×106, a total pore volume of from about 0.2 cubic centimeters per gram (cc/g) to about 2.0 cc/g, and an adsorption capacity of at least about 0.2 millimoles of CO2 adsorbed per gram of adsorption-desorption material, and linear organo-amine polymeric materials having a weight average molecular weight of from about 160 to about 1×106, a total pore volume of from about 0.2 cubic centimeters per gram (cc/g) to about 2.0 cc/g, and an adsorption capacity of at least about 0.2 millimoles of CO2 adsorbed per gram of adsorption-desorption material. This disclosure also relates in part to processes for preparing the crosslinked organo-amine materials and linear organo-amine materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Dennis G. Peiffer, David C. Calabro, Quanchang Li, Mobae Afeworki, Stephen M. Cundy
  • Patent number: 9333484
    Abstract: Methods are provided for synthesizing novel types of self-assembled siloxanes, such as polysiloxanes, with a sufficiently high density of amine functional groups to be useful for CO2 capture and release processes. Additionally, it has been unexpectedly found that some self-assembled polysiloxanes can be used for high temperature adsorption of CO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: David C. Calabro, Quanchang Li, Dennis G. Peiffer, Mobae Afeworki, Stephen M. Cundy, Charanjit S. Paur, Peter I. Ravikovitch
  • Patent number: 9186618
    Abstract: Ionic liquids are capable of acting as solvents for amine CO2 absorbent compounds in CO2 separation processes and when so used enhance the sorption of the CO2 by the amine. A cyclic sorption process for separating CO2 from a gas stream, such as flue gas or natural gas, brings the gas stream into contact with an absorbent solution of an amine CO2 sorbent in an ionic liquid solvent followed by desorbing the CO2 to regenerate the amine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Lisa S. Baugh, Pavel Kortunov, David C. Calabro, Michael Siskin
  • Patent number: 9186617
    Abstract: A method is described for separating CO2 and/or H2S from a mixed gas stream by contacting the gas stream with a non-aqueous, liquid absorbent medium of a primary and/or secondary aliphatic amine, preferably in a non-aqueous, polar, aprotic solvent under conditions sufficient for sorption of at least some of the CO2. The solution containing the absorbed CO2 can then be treated to desorb the acid gas. The method is usually operated as a continuous cyclic sorption-desorption process, with the sorption being carried out in a sorption zone where a circulating stream of the liquid absorbent contacts the gas stream to form a CO2-rich sorbed solution, which is then cycled to a regeneration zone for desorption of the CO2 (advantageously at <100° C.). Upon CO2 release, the regenerated lean solution can be recycled to the sorption tower. CO2:(primary+secondary amine) adsorption molar ratios >0.5:1 (approaching 1:1) may be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: David C. Calabro, Lisa S. Baugh, Pavel Kortunov, Benjamin A. McCool, Michael Siskin, Dennis G. Peiffer, Quanchang Li
  • Publication number: 20150306535
    Abstract: An adsorption-desorption material, in particular, crosslinked organo-amine polymeric materials having a weight average molecular weight of from about 500 to about 1×106, a total pore volume of from about 0.2 cubic centimeters per gram (cc/g) to about 2.0 cc/g, and an adsorption capacity of at least about 0.2 millimoles of CO2 adsorbed per gram of adsorption-desorption material, and linear organo-amine polymeric materials having a weight average molecular weight of from about 160 to about 1×106, a total pore volume of from about 0.2 cubic centimeters per gram (cc/g) to about 2.0 cc/g, and an adsorption capacity of at least about 0.2 millimoles of CO2 adsorbed per gram of adsorption-desorption material. This disclosure also relates in part to processes for preparing the crosslinked organo-amine materials and linear organo-amine materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Dennis G. Peiffer, JR., David C. Calabro, Li Quanchang, Stephen M. Cundy
  • Publication number: 20150306542
    Abstract: An adsorption-desorption material, in particular, crosslinked organo-amine polymeric materials having a weight average molecular weight of from about 500 to about 1×106, a total pore volume of from about 0.2 cubic centimeters per gram (cc/g) to about 2.0 cc/g, and an adsorption capacity of at least about 0.2 millimoles of CO2 adsorbed per gram of adsorption-desorption material, and linear organo-amine polymeric materials having a weight average molecular weight of from about 160 to about 1×106, a total pore volume of from about 0.2 cubic centimeters per gram (cc/g) to about 2.0 cc/g, and an adsorption capacity of at least about 0.2 millimoles of CO2 adsorbed per gram of adsorption-desorption material. This disclosure also relates in part to processes for preparing the crosslinked organo-amine materials and linear organo-amine materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Dennis G. Peiffer, David C. Calabro, Li Quanchang, Mobae Afeworki, Stephen M. Cundy
  • Publication number: 20150307661
    Abstract: An adsorption-desorption material, in particular, crosslinked organo-amine polymeric materials having a weight average molecular weight of from about 500 to about 1×106, a total pore volume of from about 0.2 cubic centimeters per gram (cc/g) to about 2.0 cc/g, and an adsorption capacity of at least about 0.2 millimoles of CO2 adsorbed per gram of adsorption-desorption material, and linear organo-amine polymeric materials having a weight average molecular weight of from about 160 to about 1×106, a total pore volume of from about 0.2 cubic centimeters per gram (cc/g) to about 2.0 cc/g, and an adsorption capacity of at least about 0.2 millimoles of CO2 adsorbed per gram of adsorption-desorption material. This disclosure also relates in part to processes for preparing the crosslinked organo-amine materials and linear organo-amine materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Dennis G. Peiffer, David C. Calabro, Quanchang Li, Mobae Afeworki, Stephen M. Cundy
  • Publication number: 20150307680
    Abstract: An adsorption-desorption material, in particular, crosslinked organo-amine polymeric materials having a weight average molecular weight of from about 500 to about 1×106, a total pore volume of from about 0.2 cubic centimeters per gram (cc/g) to about 2.0 cc/g, and an adsorption capacity of at least about 0.2 millimoles of CO2 adsorbed per gram of adsorption-desorption material, and linear organo-amine polymeric materials having a weight average molecular weight of from about 160 to about 1×106, a total pore volume of from about 0.2 cubic centimeters per gram (cc/g) to about 2.0 cc/g, and an adsorption capacity of at least about 0.2 millimoles of CO2 adsorbed per gram of adsorption-desorption material. This disclosure also relates in part to processes for preparing the crosslinked organo-amine materials and linear organo-amine materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Dennis G. Peiffer, JR., David C. Calabro, Li Quanchang, Stephen M. Cundy
  • Patent number: 9169370
    Abstract: This disclosure involves an adsorption-desorption material, e.g., crosslinked polyvinyl-amine material having an Mw from about 500 to about 1×106, total pore volume from about 0.2 cc/g to about 2.0 cc/g, and a CO2 adsorption capacity of at least about 0.2 millimoles per gram of crosslinked material, and/or linear polyvinyl-amine material having an Mw from about 160 to about 1×106, total pore volume from about 0.2 cc/g to about 2.0 cc/g, and a CO2 adsorption capacity of at least about 0.2 millimoles per gram of linear material. This disclosure also involves processes for preparing the crosslinked polyvinyl-amine materials and linear polyvinyl-amine materials, as well as selective removal of CO2 and/or other acid gases from a gaseous stream using the polyvinyl-amine materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Dennis G. Peiffer, David C. Calabro, Quanchang Li, Mobae Afeworki
  • Patent number: 9169369
    Abstract: An adsorption-desorption material, in particular, crosslinked vinylepoxide-amine polymeric materials having an Mw from about 500 to about 1×106, a total pore volume from about 0.2 cc/g to about 2.0 cc/g, and an adsorption capacity of at least about 0.2 millimoles adsorbed CO2 per gram of adsorption-desorption material, and linear vinylepoxide-amine polymeric materials having an Mw from about 140 to about 1×106, a total pore volume from about 0.2 cc/g to about 2.0 cc/g, and an adsorption capacity of at least about 0.2 millimoles adsorbed CO2 per gram of adsorption-desorption material. This disclosure also relates to processes for preparing the crosslinked and linear vinylepoxide-amine materials, as well as to selective removal of CO2 and/or other acid gases from a gaseous stream using the vinylepoxide materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineered Company
    Inventors: Dennis G. Peiffer, David C. Calabro, Quanchang Li, Mobae Afeworki
  • Patent number: 9115260
    Abstract: An adsorption-desorption material, in particular, crosslinked organo-amine polymeric materials having an Mw from about 500 to about 1×106, a total pore volume from about 0.2 cc/g to about 2.0 cc/g, and an adsorption capacity of at least about 0.2 millimoles adsorbed CO2 per gram of adsorption-desorption material, and linear organo-amine polymeric materials having an Mw from about 160 to about 1×106, a total pore volume from about 0.2 cc/g to about 2.0 cc/g, and an adsorption capacity of at least about 0.2 millimoles adsorbed CO2 per gram of adsorption-desorption material. This disclosure also relates to processes for preparing the crosslinked and linear organo-amine materials, as well as to selective removal of CO2 and/or other acid gases from a gaseous stream using the adsorption-desorption materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Dennis G. Peiffer, David C. Calabro, Quanchang Li, Mobae Afeworki, Stephen M. Cundy
  • Patent number: 9034288
    Abstract: A CO2 amine scrubbing process uses an absorbent mixture consisting of an alkanolamine CO2 sorbent in combination with a non-nucleophilic base. The alkanolamine has oxygen and nitrogen sites capable of nucleophilic attack at the CO2 carbon atom. The nucleophilic addition is promoted in the presence of the non-nucleophilic, relatively stronger base, acting as a proton acceptor. The non-nucleophilic base promoter, which may also act as a solvent for the alkanolamine, can promote reaction with the CO2 at each of the reactive hydroxyl and nucleophilic amine group(s) of the alkanolamines. In the case of primary amino alkanolamines the CO2 may be taken up by a double carboxylation reaction in which two moles of CO2 are taken up by the reacting primary amine groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Lisa S. Baugh, Pavel Kortunov, David C. Calabro, Michael Siskin
  • Patent number: 9028785
    Abstract: A CO2 amine scrubbing process uses an absorbent mixture combination of an amine containing a primary amino group CO2 sorbent in combination with a non-nucleophilic relatively stronger base. The weaker base(s) are nucleophilic and have the ability to react directly with the CO2 in the gas stream while the relatively stronger bases act as non-nucleophilic promoters for the reaction between the CO2 and the weaker base. Two moles of CO2 can be taken up by the primary amine groups in a dicarboxylation reaction, affording the potential for a highly efficient scrubbing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Exxonmobil Reseach and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Pavel Kortunov, Lisa S. Baugh, David C. Calabro, Michael Siskin
  • Patent number: 8845886
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for separating a hydrocarbon stream via a filtration process to produce an upgraded permeate stream with decreased Conradson Carbon Residue (“CCR”) content. The invention involves the modification of a porous ceramic filter by functionalizing the surface of the ceramic filter with an multi-ring aromatic-diimide polymer. Preferably, the multi-ring aromatic-diimide polymer is comprised of a multi-ring aromatic monomer component. The functionalized filters of the present invention can be used in a process to selectively separate components of a hydrocarbon stream to produce an improved permeate (or “filtrate”) product stream with a lower CCR content and improved processing capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: David C. Calabro, Dennis G. Peiffer, Benjamin A. McCool, Stanley E. Jakubowicz
  • Publication number: 20140186246
    Abstract: Methods are provided for synthesizing novel types of self-assembled siloxanes, such as polysiloxanes, with a sufficiently high density of amine functional groups to be useful for CO2 capture and release processes. Additionally, it has been unexpectedly found that some self-assembled polysiloxanes can be used for high temperature adsorption of CO2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: David C. Calabro, Quanchang Li, Dennis G. Peiffer, Mobae Afeworki, Stephen M. Cundy, Charanjit S. Paur, Peter I. Ravikovitch
  • Publication number: 20140178278
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for performing CO2 sorption and regeneration processes that can take advantage of phase changes between solutions of amine-CO2 reaction products and precipitate slurries, where the slurry particles can include solid precipitates formed based on the amine-CO2 reaction products. An amine solution can be used to capture CO2 from a gas phase stream. During this initial capture process, the amine-CO2 reaction product can remain in solution. The solution containing the amine-CO2 reaction product can then be exposed to a set of conditions which result in precipitation of a portion of the amine-CO2 reaction product to form a slurry. The precipitate slurry can be passed into one or more release stages where the conditions for the slurry are altered to allow for release of the CO2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Siskin, Patrick L. Hanks, Pavel Kortunov, Robert B. Fedich, Patrick P. McCall, Hans Thomann, Daniel Leta, Lisa S. Baugh, David C. Calabro, Harry W. Deckman