Patents by Inventor Edward W. Corcoran, Jr.

Edward W. Corcoran, Jr. 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: 10449514
    Abstract: Porous organic compositions including a core comprising nitrogen-containing molecules and a shell comprising nitrogen-containing compounds wherein the shell is non-chemically bonded to the core are provided herein. Processes for making the porous organic compositions as well as gas separation processes using the porous organic compositions are also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Yi Du, Edward W. Corcoran, Jr., Andrew I. Cooper, Tom M. Hasell, Shan Jiang
  • Publication number: 20190300801
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for performing multistage naphtha reforming with intermediate separation of aromatics using a swing adsorption process. Use of a swing adsorption process can allow aromatics to be selectively removed from the intermediate reforming effluent while reducing or minimizing the energy costs for cooling and subsequent reheating of the intermediate reforming effluent. The resulting aromatics-rich stream generated from swing adsorption can have a substantially higher aromatics content than an aromatics-rich stream generated by conventional separation methods during multi-stage naphtha reforming. In some aspects, selective thermal purging (either hot or cold) can be used to further facilitate adsorption or desorption of components by the adsorbent in the swing adsorption vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Narasimhan Sundaram, Hans Thomann, Edward W. Corcoran, JR.
  • Patent number: 10143960
    Abstract: A staged complementary pressure swing adsorption system and method for low energy fractionation of a mixed fluid. Two beds in a four-column PSA system are selective for component A, and another two columns are selective for component B. The cycle creates an intermittent A and B product, using the purge effluent from the complementary product fed at an intermediate pressure. This intermittent product is used as purge gas for low-pressure purged elsewhere in the cycle using appropriate storage tanks. The use of an intermediate pressure in this cycle enables continuous production of purified component A and B without the use of compressors. Columns may also be configured to enable pressure to equalize between complementary columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Narasimhan Sundaram, Hans Thomann, Edward W. Corcoran, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10071337
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for combined cycle power generation while reducing or mitigating emissions during power generation. Recycled exhaust gas from a power generation combustion reaction can be separated using a staged complementary swing adsorption process so as to generate a high purity CO2 stream while reducing/minimizing the energy required for the separation and without having to reduce the temperature of the exhaust gas. This can allow for improved energy recovery while also generating high purity streams of carbon dioxide and nitrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Narasimhan Sundaram, Hans Thomann, Edward W. Corcoran, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10035096
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a method and system for preparing gaseous utility streams from gaseous process streams, particularly, removing oil contamination from such streams prior to use in a dry gas seal. The methods and systems may include at least one kinetic swing adsorption process including pressure swing adsorption, temperature swing adsorption, calcination, and inert purge processes to treat gaseous streams for use in dry gas seals of rotating equipment such as compressors, turbines and pumps and other utilities. The adsorbent materials used include a high surface area solid structured microporous and mesoporous materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Harry W. Deckman, Preeti Kamakoti, Peter I. Ravikovitch, Bruce T. Kelley, P. Scott Northrop, Peter C. Rasmussen, Paul L. Tanaka, Martin N. Webster, Wieslaw J. Roth, Edward W. Corcoran, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180169612
    Abstract: Porous organic compositions including a core comprising nitrogen-containing molecules and a shell comprising nitrogen-containing compounds wherein the shell is non-chemically bonded to the core are provided herein. Processes for making the porous organic compositions as well as gas separation processes using the porous organic compositions are also provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Yi DU, Edward W. CORCORAN, JR., Andrew I. COOPER, Tom M. HASELL, Shan JIANG
  • Patent number: 9738539
    Abstract: This invention refers to a microporous crystalline material of zeolitic nature that has, in its calcined state and in the absence of defects in its crystalline matrix manifested by the presence of silanols, the empirical formula x(M1/nXO2):yYO2:gGeO2:(1?g)SiO2 in which M is selected between H+, at least one inorganic cation of charge +n, and a mixture of both, X is at least one chemical element of oxidation state +3, Y is at least one chemical element with oxidation state +4 different from Si, x takes a value between 0 and 0.2, both included, y takes a value between 0 and 0.1, both included, g takes a value between 0 and 0.5, both included that has been denoted ITQ-55, as well as a method for its preparation. This invention also relates to uses of the crystalline material of zeolitic nature for adsorption of fluid components, membrane separation of fluid components, storage of fluid components, and catalysis of various conversion reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Edward W. Corcoran, Jr., Pavel Kortunov, Charanjit S. Paur, Peter I. Ravikovitch, Yu Wang, Avelino Corma Canos, Fernando Rey Garcia, Susana Valencia Valencia, Angel Cantín Sanz, Miguel Palomino Roca
  • Patent number: 9695056
    Abstract: This invention refers to a microporous crystalline material of zeolitic nature that has, in its calcined state and in the absence of defects in its crystalline matrix manifested by the presence of silanols, the empirical formula x(M1/nXO2):yYO2:gGeO2:(1?g)SiO2 in which M is selected between H+, at least one inorganic cation of charge +n, and a mixture of both, X is at least one chemical element of oxidation state +3, Y is at least one chemical element with oxidation state +4 different from Si, x takes a value between 0 and 0.2, both included, y takes a value between 0 and 0.1, both included, g takes a value between 0 and 0.5, both included that has been denoted ITQ-55, as well as a method for its preparation. This invention also relates to uses of the crystalline material of zeolitic nature for adsorption of fluid components, membrane separation of fluid components, storage of fluid components, and catalysis of various conversion reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Edward W. Corcoran, Jr., Pavel Kortunov, Charanjit S. Paur, Peter I. Ravikovitch, Yu Wang, Avelino Corma Canos, Fernando Rey Garcia, Susana Valencia Valencia, Angel Cantin Sanz, Miguel Palomino Roca
  • Patent number: 9688542
    Abstract: This invention refers to a microporous crystalline material of zeolitic nature that has, in its calcined state and in the absence of defects in its crystalline matrix manifested by the presence of silanols, the empirical formula x(M1/nXO2):yYO2:gGeO2:(1?g)SiO2 in which M is selected between H+, at least one inorganic cation of charge +n, and a mixture of both, X is at least one chemical element of oxidation state +3, Y is at least one chemical element with oxidation state +4 different from Si, x takes a value between 0 and 0.2, both included, y takes a value between 0 and 0.1, both included, g takes a value between 0 and 0.5, both included that has been denoted ITQ-55, as well as a method for its preparation. This invention also relates to uses of the crystalline material of zeolitic nature for adsorption of fluid components, membrane separation of fluid components, storage of fluid components, and catalysis of various conversion reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Edward W. Corcoran, Jr., Pavel Kortunov, Charanjit S. Paur, Peter I. Ravikovitch, Yu Wang, Avelino Corma Canos, Fernando Rey Garcia, Susana Valencia Valencia, Angel Cantin Sanz, Miguel Palomino Roca
  • Publication number: 20170136402
    Abstract: A staged complementary pressure swing adsorption system and method for low energy fractionation of a mixed fluid. Two beds in a four-column PSA system are selective for component A, and another two columns are selective for component B. The cycle creates an intermittent A and B product, using the purge effluent from the complementary product fed at an intermediate pressure. This intermittent product is used as purge gas for low-pressure purged elsewhere in the cycle using appropriate storage tanks. The use of an intermediate pressure in this cycle enables continuous production of purified component A and B without the use of compressors. Columns may also be configured to enable pressure to equalize between complementary columns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Narasimhan SUNDARAM, Hans THOMANN, Edward W. CORCORAN, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170136400
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for combined cycle power generation while reducing or mitigating emissions during power generation. Recycled exhaust gas from a power generation combustion reaction can be separated using a staged complementary swing adsorption process so as to generate a high purity CO2 stream while reducing/minimizing the energy required for the separation and without having to reduce the temperature of the exhaust gas. This can allow for improved energy recovery while also generating high purity streams of carbon dioxide and nitrogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Narasimhan SUNDARAM, Hans THOMANN, Edward W. CORCORAN, JR.
  • Patent number: 9617164
    Abstract: This invention refers to a microporous crystalline material of zeolitic nature that has, in its calcined state and in the absence of defects in its crystalline matrix manifested by the presence of silanols, the empirical formula x(M1/nXO2):yYO2:gGeO2:(1?g)SiO2 in which M is selected between H+, at least one inorganic cation of charge +n, and a mixture of both, X is at least one chemical element of oxidation state +3, Y is at least one chemical element with oxidation state +4 different from Si, x takes a value between 0 and 0.2, both included, y takes a value between 0 and 0.1, both included, g takes a value between 0 and 0.5, both included that has been denoted ITQ-55, as well as a method for its preparation. This invention also relates to uses of the crystalline material of zeolitic nature for adsorption of fluid components, membrane separation of fluid components, storage of fluid components, and catalysis of various conversion reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Edward W. Corcoran, Jr., Avelino Corma Canos, Fernando Rey Garcia, Susana Valencia Valencia, Angel Cantin Sanz, Miguel Palomino Roca
  • Publication number: 20160008756
    Abstract: This invention refers to a microporous crystalline material of zeolitic nature that has, in its calcined state and in the absence of defects in its crystalline matrix manifested by the presence of silanols, the empirical formula x(M1/nXO2):yYO2:gGeO2:(1?g)SiO2 in which M is selected between H+, at least one inorganic cation of charge +n, and a mixture of both, X is at least one chemical element of oxidation state +3, Y is at least one chemical element with oxidation state +4 different from Si, x takes a value between 0 and 0.2, both included, y takes a value between 0 and 0.1, both included, g takes a value between 0 and 0.5, both included that has been denoted ITQ-55, as well as a method for its preparation. This invention also relates to uses of the crystalline material of zeolitic nature for adsorption of fluid components, membrane separation of fluid components, storage of fluid components, and catalysis of various conversion reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Edward W. Corcoran, JR., Pavel Kortunov, Charanjit S. Paur, Peter I. Ravikovitch, Yu Wang, Avelino Corma Canos, Fernando Rey Garcia, Susana Valencia Valencia, Angel Cantín Sanz, Miguel Palomino Roca
  • Publication number: 20160009618
    Abstract: This invention refers to a microporous crystalline material of zeolitic nature that has, in its calcined state and in the absence of defects in its crystalline matrix manifested by the presence of silanols, the empirical formula x(M1/nXO2):yYO2:gGeO2:(1?g)SiO2 in which M is selected between H+, at least one inorganic cation of charge +n, and a mixture of both, X is at least one chemical element of oxidation state +3, Y is at least one chemical element with oxidation state +4 different from Si, x takes a value between 0 and 0.2, both included, y takes a value between 0 and 0.1, both included, g takes a value between 0 and 0.5, both included that has been denoted ITQ-55, as well as a method for its preparation. This invention also relates to uses of the crystalline material of zeolitic nature for adsorption of fluid components, membrane separation of fluid components, storage of fluid components, and catalysis of various conversion reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Edward W. Corcoran, JR., Avelino Corma Canos, Fernando Rey Garcia, Susana Valencia Valencia, Angel Cantín Sanz, Miguel Palomino Roca
  • Publication number: 20160008753
    Abstract: This invention refers to a microporous crystalline material of zeolitic nature that has, in its calcined state and in the absence of defects in its crystalline matrix manifested by the presence of silanols, the empirical formula x(M1/nXO2):yYO2:gGeO2:(1?g)SiO2 in which M is selected between H+, at least one inorganic cation of charge +n, and a mixture of both, X is at least one chemical element of oxidation state +3, Y is at least one chemical element with oxidation state +4 different from Si, x takes a value between 0 and 0.2, both included, y takes a value between 0 and 0.1, both included, g takes a value between 0 and 0.5, both included that has been denoted ITQ-55, as well as a method for its preparation. This invention also relates to uses of the crystalline material of zeolitic nature for adsorption of fluid components, membrane separation of fluid components, storage of fluid components, and catalysis of various conversion reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Edward W. Corcoran, JR., Pavel Kortunov, Charanjit S. Paur, Peter I. Ravikovitch, Jade Yu Wang, Avelino Corma Canos, Fernando Rey Garcia, Susana Valencia Valencia, Angel Cantín Sanz, Miguel Palomino Roca
  • Publication number: 20160008754
    Abstract: This invention refers to a microporous crystalline material of zeolitic nature that has, in its calcined state and in the absence of defects in its crystalline matrix manifested by the presence of silanols, the empirical formula x(M1/nXO2):yYO2:gGeO2:(1?g)SiO2 in which M is selected between H+, at least one inorganic cation of charge +n, and a mixture of both, X is at least one chemical element of oxidation state +3, Y is at least one chemical element with oxidation state +4 different from Si, x takes a value between 0 and 0.2, both included, y takes a value between 0 and 0.1, both included, g takes a value between 0 and 0.5, both included that has been denoted ITQ-55, as well as a method for its preparation. This invention also relates to uses of the crystalline material of zeolitic nature for adsorption of fluid components, membrane separation of fluid components, storage of fluid components, and catalysis of various conversion reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Edward W. Corcoran, JR., Pavel Kortunov, Charanjit S. Paur, Peter I. Ravikovitch, Yu Wang, Avelino Corma Canos, Fernando Rey Garcia, Susana Valencia Valencia, Angel Cantín Sanz, Miguel Palomino Roca
  • Publication number: 20150328578
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a method and system for preparing gaseous utility streams from gaseous process streams, particularly, removing oil contamination from such streams prior to use in a dry gas seal. The methods and systems may include at least one kinetic swing adsorption process including pressure swing adsorption, temperature swing adsorption, calcination, and inert purge processes to treat gaseous streams for use in dry gas seals of rotating equipment such as compressors, turbines and pumps and other utilities. The adsorbent materials used include a high surface area solid structured microporous and mesoporous materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Harry W. Deckman, Preeti Kamakoti, Peter I. Ravikovitch, Bruce T. Kelley, P. Scott Northrop, Peter C. Rasmussen, Paul L. Tanaka, Martin N. Webster, Wieslaw J. Roth, Edward W. Corcoran, JR.
  • Patent number: 8529663
    Abstract: The present invention relates the separation of a target gas from a mixture of gases through the use of engineered structured adsorbent contactors in pressure swing adsorption and thermal swing adsorption processes. Preferably, the contactors contain engineered and substantially parallel flow channels wherein 20 volume percent or less of the open pore volume of the contactor, excluding the flow channels, is in the mesopore and macropore range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Sebastian C. Reyes, Harry W. Deckman, Ronald R. Chance, Gregory J. DeMartin, Frank Hershkowitz, Eugene R. Thomas, Paul S. Northrop, Bruce T. Kelley, Edward W. Corcoran, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8529662
    Abstract: A process for the separation of one or more heavy hydrocarbon gases from a gas mixture containing heavy hydrocarbon gas components and methane. The process is conducted in swing adsorption apparatus containing adsorbent contactor having a plurality of flow channels and wherein 20 volume percent or less of the open pore volume of the contactors, is in the mesopore and macropore range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Bruce T. Kelley, Paul S. Northrop, Ronald R. Chance, Harry W. Deckman, Edward W. Corcoran, Jr., Eugene R. Thomas
  • Patent number: 8529664
    Abstract: The separation of a target gas selected from a high pressure gas mixture containing said target gas as well as a product gas using a swing adsorption process unit. A turboexpander is used upstream of the swing adsorber to reduce the pressure of the high pressure gas mixture. A compressor is optionally used downstream of the swing adsorber to increase the pressure of the target gas-containing stream for injecting into a subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Harry W. Deckman, Bruce T. Kelley, Eugene R. Thomas, Ronald R. Chance, Paul S. Northrop, Edward W. Corcoran, Jr.