Patents by Inventor Edward C. Weintrob

Edward C. Weintrob 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: 10988696
    Abstract: Systems operable to produce liquid transportation fuels by converting a hydrocarbon feed stream comprising both isopentane and n-pentane. The system comprises a first separator operable to separate a hydrocarbon feed stream into a first fraction that predominantly comprises isopentane and a second fraction that predominantly comprises n-pentane and some C6 paraffins. An isomerization reactor isomerizes the second fraction to convert at least a portion of the n-pentane to isopentane. The resulting isomerization effluent is combined with the hydrocarbon feed stream, allowing the isopentane produced in the isomerization reactor to be separated into the first fraction in the first separator. An activation reactor catalytically activates the first fraction to produce an activation effluent comprising olefins and aromatics. Certain embodiments additionally comprise either an oligomerization reactor or and alkylation reactor operable to further upgrade the activation effluent, thereby enhancing yields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Anthony O. Baldridge, Neal D. McDaniel, James A. Suttil, Jianhua Yao, Edward C. Weintrob, Matthew J. Wulfers, Bruce B. Randolph, Maziar Sardashti
  • Patent number: 10982158
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems operable to catalytically convert a hydrocarbon feed stream predominantly comprising both isopentane and n-pentane to yield upgraded hydrocarbon products that are suitable for use either as a blend component of liquid transportation fuels or as an intermediate in the production of other value-added chemicals. The hydrocarbon feed stream is isomerized in a first reaction zone to convert at least a portion of the n-pentane to isopentane, followed by catalytic-activation of the isomerization effluent in a second reaction zone with an activation catalyst to produce an activation effluent. The process increases the conversion of the hydrocarbon feed stream to olefins and aromatics, while minimizing the production of C1-C4 light paraffins. Certain embodiments provide for further upgrading of at least a portion of the activation effluent by either oligomerization or alkylation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Anthony O. Baldridge, Neal D. McDaniel, James A. Suttil, Edward C. Weintrob, Jianhua Yao, Bruce B. Randolph, Maziar Sardashti, Robert M. Walston, Steven E. Lusk
  • Patent number: 10981847
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to processes that catalytically convert a hydrocarbon feed stream predominantly comprising both isopentane and n-pentane to yield upgraded hydrocarbon products that are suitable for use either as a blend component of liquid transportation fuels or as an intermediate in the production of other value-added chemicals. The hydrocarbon feed stream is isomerized in a first reaction zone to convert at least a portion of the n-pentane to isopentane, followed by catalytic-activation of the isomerization effluent in a second reaction zone with an activation catalyst to produce an activation effluent. The process increases the conversion of the hydrocarbon feed stream to olefins and aromatics, while minimizing the production of C1-C4 light paraffins. Certain embodiments provide for further upgrading of at least a portion of the activation effluent by either oligomerization or alkylation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Anthony O. Baldridge, Neal D. McDaniel, James A. Suttil, Edward C. Weintrob, Jianhua Yao, Bruce B. Randolph, Maziar Sardashti, Robert M. Walston, Steven E. Lusk
  • Patent number: 10975314
    Abstract: Processes for producing liquid transportation fuels by converting a hydrocarbon feed stream comprising both isopentane and n-pentane. The hydrocarbon feed stream is separated into a first fraction that predominantly comprises isopentane and a second fraction that predominantly comprises n-pentane and some C6 paraffins. The first fraction is catalytically activated to an activation effluent comprising olefins and aromatics, while the second fraction is isomerized to convert at least a portion of the n-pentane to isopentane, then combined with the hydrocarbon feed stream to allow the newly-produced isopentane to be separated into the first fraction. At least a portion of the activation effluent is alkylated to enhanced yields of products that are suitable for use as a blend component of liquid transportation fuels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Anthony O. Baldridge, Neal D. McDaniel, James A. Suttil, Jianhua Yao, Edward C. Weintrob, Matthew J. Wulfers, Bruce B. Randolph, Maziar Sardashti
  • Patent number: 10870808
    Abstract: Processes for producing liquid transportation fuels by converting a hydrocarbon feed stream comprising both isopentane and n-pentane. The hydrocarbon feed stream is separated into a first fraction that predominantly comprises isopentane and a second fraction that predominantly comprises n-pentane and some C6 paraffins. The first fraction is catalytically activated to an activation effluent comprising olefins and aromatics, while the second fraction is isomerized to convert at least a portion of the n-pentane to isopentane, then combined with the hydrocarbon feed stream to allow the newly-produced isopentane to be separated into the first fraction. The process yields products that are suitable for use as a blend component of liquid transportation fuels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Anthony O. Baldridge, Neal D. McDaniel, James A. Suttil, Jianhua Yao, Edward C. Weintrob, Matthew J. Wulfers, Bruce B. Randolph, Maziar Sardashti
  • Patent number: 10865168
    Abstract: Processes for producing liquid transportation fuels by converting a hydrocarbon feed stream comprising both isopentane and n-pentane. The hydrocarbon feed stream is separated into a first fraction that predominantly comprises isopentane and a second fraction that predominantly comprises n-pentane and some C6 paraffins. The first fraction is catalytically activated to produce an activation effluent comprising olefins and aromatics, while the second fraction is isomerized to convert at least a portion of the n-pentane to isopentane, then combined with the hydrocarbon feed stream to allow the newly-produced isopentane to be separated into the first fraction. Finally, the activation effluent is oligomerized. The process produced increased yields of products that meet specifications for a blend component of liquid transportation fuels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Anthony O. Baldridge, Neal D. McDaniel, James A. Suttil, Jianhua Yao, Edward C. Weintrob, Matthew J. W├╝lfers, Bruce B. Randolph, Maziar Sardashti
  • Publication number: 20200339887
    Abstract: Processes for producing liquid transportation fuels by converting a hydrocarbon feed stream comprising both isopentane and n-pentane. The hydrocarbon feed stream is separated into a first fraction that predominantly comprises isopentane and a second fraction that predominantly comprises n-pentane and some C6 paraffins. The first fraction is catalytically activated to an activation effluent comprising olefins and aromatics, while the second fraction is isomerized to convert at least a portion of the n-pentane to isopentane, then combined with the hydrocarbon feed stream to allow the newly-produced isopentane to be separated into the first fraction. At least a portion of the activation effluent is alkylated to enhanced yields of products that are suitable for use as a blend component of liquid transportation fuels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Anthony O. Baldridge, Neal D. McDaniel, James A. Suttil, Jianhua Yao, Edward C. Weintrob, Matthew J. Wulfers, Bruce B. Randolph, Maziar Sardashti
  • Publication number: 20200339896
    Abstract: Processes for producing liquid transportation fuels by converting a hydrocarbon feed stream comprising both isopentane and n-pentane. The hydrocarbon feed stream is separated into a first fraction that predominantly comprises isopentane and a second fraction that predominantly comprises n-pentane and some C6 paraffins. The first fraction is catalytically activated to an activation effluent comprising olefins and aromatics, while the second fraction is isomerized to convert at least a portion of the n-pentane to isopentane, then combined with the hydrocarbon feed stream to allow the newly-produced isopentane to be separated into the first fraction. The process yields products that are suitable for use as a blend component of liquid transportation fuels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Anthony O. Baldridge, Neal D. McDaniel, James A. Suttil, Jianhua Yao, Edward C. Weintrob, Matthew J. Wulfers, Bruce B. Randolph, Maziar Sardashti
  • Publication number: 20200339888
    Abstract: Systems operable to produce liquid transportation fuels by converting a hydrocarbon feed stream comprising both isopentane and n-pentane. The system comprises a first separator operable to separate a hydrocarbon feed stream into a first fraction that predominantly comprises isopentane and a second fraction that predominantly comprises n-pentane and some C6 paraffins. An isomerization reactor isomerizes the second fraction to convert at least a portion of the n-pentane to isopentane. The resulting isomerization effluent is combined with the hydrocarbon feed stream, allowing the isopentane produced in the isomerization reactor to be separated into the first fraction in the first separator. An activation reactor catalytically activates the first fraction to produce an activation effluent comprising olefins and aromatics. Certain embodiments additionally comprise either an oligomerization reactor or and alkylation reactor operable to further upgrade the activation effluent, thereby enhancing yields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Anthony O. Baldridge, Neal D. McDaniel, James A. Suttil, Jianhua Yao, Edward C. Weintrob, Matthew J. Wulfers, Bruce B. Randolph, Maziar Sardashti
  • Publication number: 20200339489
    Abstract: Processes for producing liquid transportation fuels by converting a hydrocarbon feed stream comprising both isopentane and n-pentane. The hydrocarbon feed stream is separated into a first fraction that predominantly comprises isopentane and a second fraction that predominantly comprises n-pentane and some C6 paraffins. The first fraction is catalytically activated to produce an activation effluent comprising olefins and aromatics, while the second fraction is isomerized to convert at least a portion of the n-pentane to isopentane, then combined with the hydrocarbon feed stream to allow the newly-produced isopentane to be separated into the first fraction. Finally, the activation effluent is oligomerized. The process produced increased yields of products that meet specifications for a blend component of liquid transportation fuels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Anthony O. Baldridge, Neal D. McDaniel, James A. Suttil, Jianhua Yao, Edward C. Weintrob, Matthew J. Wulfers, Bruce B. Randolph, Maziar Sardashti
  • Patent number: 10703996
    Abstract: Systems for reforming a feedstock comprising paraffins and naphthenes. A first reactor containing a first reforming catalyst is operable to maintain a temperature and pressure that facilitates conversion of naphthenes in the feedstock to aromatics while facilitating conversion of less than 50 wt. % of paraffins in the feedstock to olefins. A first separator receives and separates the first effluent that is produced in the first reactor to produce a first fraction enriched in aromatics and a second fraction enriched in paraffins. A second reactor containing a second reforming catalyst is operable to maintain a temperature and pressure that facilitates conversion of at least 50 wt. % of paraffins in the second fraction to olefins. The system is operable to produce a liquid hydrocarbon product suitable for use as a blend component of a liquid transportation fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Edward C. Weintrob, Sundararajan Uppili, Clark A. Miller, Tushar V. Choudhary
  • Publication number: 20200109341
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems operable to catalytically convert a hydrocarbon feed stream predominantly comprising both isopentane and n-pentane to yield upgraded hydrocarbon products that are suitable for use either as a blend component of liquid transportation fuels or as an intermediate in the production of other value-added chemicals. The hydrocarbon feed stream is isomerized in a first reaction zone to convert at least a portion of the n-pentane to isopentane, followed by catalytic-activation of the isomerization effluent in a second reaction zone with an activation catalyst to produce an activation effluent. The process increases the conversion of the hydrocarbon feed stream to olefins and aromatics, while minimizing the production of C1-C4 light paraffins. Certain embodiments provide for further upgrading of at least a portion of the activation effluent by either oligomerization or alkylation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Anthony O. Baldridge, Neal D. McDaniel, James A. Suttil, Edward C. Weintrob, Jianhua Yao, Bruce B. Randolph, Maziar Sardashti, Robert M. Walston, Steven E. Lusk
  • Publication number: 20200109095
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to processes that catalytically convert a hydrocarbon feed stream predominantly comprising both isopentane and n-pentane to yield upgraded hydrocarbon products that are suitable for use either as a blend component of liquid transportation fuels or as an intermediate in the production of other value-added chemicals. The hydrocarbon feed stream is isomerized in a first reaction zone to convert at least a portion of the n-pentane to isopentane, followed by catalytic-activation of the isomerization effluent in a second reaction zone with an activation catalyst to produce an activation effluent. The process increases the conversion of the hydrocarbon feed stream to olefins and aromatics, while minimizing the production of C1-C4 light paraffins. Certain embodiments provide for further upgrading of at least a portion of the activation effluent by either oligomerization or alkylation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Anthony O. Baldridge, Neal D. McDaniel, James A. Suttil, Edward C. Weintrob, Jianhua Yao, Bruce B. Randolph, Maziar Sardashti, Robert M. Walston, Steven E. Lusk
  • Patent number: 10465129
    Abstract: Process for reforming a hydrocarbon feedstock comprising paraffins and naphthenes. A hydrocarbon feedstock is separated to produce a first fraction enriched in naphthenes and a second fraction that is enriched in paraffins. The first fraction is contacted with a first reforming catalyst in a first reactor that is maintained at a temperature and pressure that facilitates conversion of naphthenes to aromatics. The second fraction is contacted with a second reforming catalyst in a second reactor at a temperature and pressure that converts at least 50 wt. % of paraffins in the second fraction to olefins. The process produces a liquid hydrocarbon reformate product suitable for use as a blend component of a liquid transportation fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Edward C. Weintrob, Sundararajan Uppili, Clark A. Miller, Tushar V. Choudhary
  • Patent number: 10457876
    Abstract: Process for reforming a hydrocarbon feedstock comprising paraffins and naphthenes. A hydrocarbon feedstock is contacted with a first reforming catalyst in a first reactor at a temperature and pressure that facilitates conversion of naphthenes to aromatics while converting less than 50 wt. % of paraffins in the feedstock to olefins, thereby producing a first effluent that is separated into a first fraction that is enriched in aromatics and a second fraction that is enriched in paraffins. The second fraction is contacted with a second reforming catalyst in a second reactor at a temperature and pressure that converts at least 50 wt. % of paraffins in the second fraction to olefins. The process produces a liquid hydrocarbon reformate product suitable for use as a blend component of a liquid transportation fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Edward C. Weintrob, Sundararajan Uppili, Clark A. Miller, Tushar V. Choudhary
  • Patent number: 10421918
    Abstract: Systems for reforming a hydrocarbon feedstock, where the system is operable to selectively reform different sub-components of the hydrocarbon feedstock using at least two structurally-distinct reforming catalysts. Advantages may include a decreased rate of reforming catalyst deactivation and an increased yield of a liquid hydrocarbon reformate product that is characterized by at least one of an increased octane rating and a decreased vapor pressure compared to the liquid hydrocarbon reformate product of conventional one-step reforming systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Edward C. Weintrob, Sundararajan Uppili, Clark A. Miller, Tushar V. Choudhary
  • Publication number: 20190062650
    Abstract: Systems for reforming a hydrocarbon feedstock, where the system is operable to selectively reform different sub-components of the hydrocarbon feedstock using at least two structurally-distinct reforming catalysts. Advantages may include a decreased rate of reforming catalyst deactivation and an increased yield of a liquid hydrocarbon reformate product that is characterized by at least one of an increased octane rating and a decreased vapor pressure compared to the liquid hydrocarbon reformate product of conventional one-step reforming systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Edward C. Weintrob, Sundararajan Uppili, Clark A. Miller, Tushar V. Choudhary
  • Publication number: 20190062649
    Abstract: Processes for reforming a hydrocarbon feedstock by selectively reforming different sub-components of the feedstock using at least two compositionally-distinct reforming catalysts. Advantages may include a decreased rate of reforming catalyst deactivation and an increased yield of a liquid hydrocarbon reformate product that is characterized by at least one of an increased octane rating and a decreased vapor pressure (relative to conventional one-step reforming processes and systems).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Edward C. Weintrob, Sundararajan Uppili, Clark A. Miller, Tushar V. Choudhary
  • Publication number: 20190062652
    Abstract: Processes for reforming a hydrocarbon feedstock by selectively reforming different sub-components or fractions of the feedstock using at least two compositionally-distinct reforming catalysts. Advantages may include a decreased rate of reforming catalyst deactivation and an increased yield of a liquid hydrocarbon reformate product that is characterized by at least one of an increased octane rating and a decreased vapor pressure (relative to conventional one-step reforming processes and systems).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Edward C. Weintrob, Sundararajan Uppili, Clark A. Miller, Tushar V. Choudhary
  • Publication number: 20190062651
    Abstract: Systems for reforming a hydrocarbon feedstock, where the system is operable to selectively reform different sub-components of the hydrocarbon feedstock using at least two structurally-distinct reforming catalysts. Advantages may include a decreased rate of reforming catalyst deactivation and an increased yield of a liquid hydrocarbon reformate product that is characterized by at least one of an increased octane rating and a decreased vapor pressure compared to the liquid hydrocarbon reformate product of conventional one-step reforming systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Edward C. Weintrob, Sundararajan Uppili, Clark A. Miller, Tushar V. Choudhary