Patents by Inventor Eric Sanchez

Eric Sanchez 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: 20160136602
    Abstract: This invention relates to a collector pipe (8) that is permeable to a gaseous fluid and impermeable to catalyst particles, with an approximately cylindrical shape extending along an approximately vertical axis having a first surface that can be in contact with the catalyst particles and a second surface opposite the first surface, the pipe containing a plurality of shaped vertical wires (11) having a first face (12) that can be in contact with the catalyst particles and a second face (13) opposite the first face (12), the shaped wires (11) being integral with a plurality of horizontal support rings (14) by their second face (13), the shaped wires (11) and the support rings (14) defining a plurality of openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Frederic BAZER-BACHI, Cecile PLAIS, Mehdi LE MOEL, Eric SANCHEZ
  • Patent number: 9339780
    Abstract: The invention describes a radial bed catalytic conversion unit having an outer cylindrical chamber (1), an inner chamber (2) which is also cylindrical, the annular zone included between the outer chamber and the inner chamber, termed the reaction zone (I), being filled with catalyst under slow gravitational flow, and the feed being introduced via an inlet pipe (E), connected to an intermediate box (F) which is in turn connected to a plurality of distribution tubes (3) disposed inside the reaction zone (I) in the vicinity of the outer chamber (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Eric Sanchez, Gilles Ferschneider, Frederic Bazer-Bachi
  • Publication number: 20160131654
    Abstract: The invention generally provides improved compositions and methods for detecting, diagnosing, prognosing, and monitoring multiple myeloma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma in a subject. In particular, the invention provides methods for detecting BCMA in subjects to reliably diagnose, predict survival, or monitor multiple myeloma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: James R. BERENSON, Haiming CHEN, Eric SANCHEZ
  • Publication number: 20150362331
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for recording and transmitting data are provided. The systems, devices, and methods can be used in a variety of contexts, including in conjunction with swinging devices and prosthetics. In one exemplary embodiment, the sensor is configured in a manner that allows it be omni-directional such that its orientation with respect to the object for which it is detecting data is irrelevant to the ability to accurately record and transmit data. In another exemplary embodiment, the system allows a user to use the same sensor across multiple platforms, such as using it for golf and prosthetics, for golf and tennis, or for a regular golf swing and a putting stroke. Other devices, systems, methods, and uses of the same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Eric Sanchez, Robert Woods, John Stump, Daniel Price
  • Patent number: 9074139
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for coal conversion, optionally in co-processing with other feedstocks, notably of the biomass type, comprising at least one liquefaction step, followed by a fixed-bed hydrocracking step and a catalytic reforming step. With this process, aromatic compounds can be obtained from a feedstock containing coal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Alain Quignard, Eric Sanchez, Jean Francois Le Coz
  • Patent number: 9023194
    Abstract: A process for reforming a feed composed of one or more hydrocarbon cuts containing 9 to 22 carbon atoms which includes, at least one first step for reforming the feed in at least one reforming unit, during which a stream of hydrogen is produced and at least one first step for distillation of the effluent from the reforming unit in the presence of a reforming catalyst in order to obtain 4 cuts. The 4 cuts are, a liquefied petroleum gas cut (LPG) (A), a C5-C8 cut: naphtha (B), a C9-C15 cut: densified kerosene (C), and a C16-C22 cut: densified gas oil cut (D). The invention also concerns the device for carrying out this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Eric Sanchez, Jacques Rault, Pierre Yves Le Goff, Christophe Pierre, Joana Fernandes
  • Publication number: 20140364668
    Abstract: A process for isomerizing an aromatic cut containing at least one aromatic compound containing eight carbon atoms per molecule is described, comprising bringing said cut into contact with at least one catalyst comprising at least one metal from group VIII of the periodic classification of the elements, at least one zeolitic support comprising a zeolite selected from zeolites with structure type EUO and MOR, used alone or as a mixture, and at least one matrix, such that the specific surface area of the matrix in the zeolitic support of said catalyst is in the range 5 to 200 m2/g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Emmanuelle Guillon, Eric Sanchez
  • Patent number: 8901025
    Abstract: The present invention describes a combustion zone for a regenerative catalytic unit for the continuous regeneration of catalyst, said combustion zone having an annular shape and being divided into at least two combustion stages, each stage being divided into a number N of radial sectors, which are substantially equal, the catalyst flowing under gravity from one sector of the first combustion stage to the sector located in vertical alignment with the second combustion stage by means of drop legs, and the movement of the combustion gas being such that the combustion gas passes in succession through all of the sectors of the first combustion stage in any order, then all of the sectors of the second stage in any order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Eric Sanchez, Frederic Bazer-Bachi, Beatrice Fischer
  • Patent number: 8894842
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an optimized reforming catalyst comprising at least platinum, at least one promoter metal selected from the group formed by rhenium and iridium, at least one halogen, and at least one alumina support with a low sulphur and phosphorus content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Sylvie Lacombe, Malika Boualleg, Eric Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20140274439
    Abstract: Devices and methods are generally provided for indicating the location of a most recent strike on a face of a golf club. One exemplary embodiment of an impact indication device can include a patch that can be attached to the face of a golf club and can display the impact location of a most recent strike without displaying impact locations of previous strikes. The impact locations of previous strikes can be removed from the patch without the user having to do anything more than take another swing. In some embodiments, the device includes a yield-stress material that assist in displaying impact a most recent impact location without displaying previous impact locations. Other features that can allow patches to work in this fashion, as well as methods related to the same, are also provided. Further, disclosures pertaining to a mobile impact recorder are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SANWOOD LLC
    Inventors: Eric Sanchez, Robert Woods, Gavin Braithwaite, Stephen Spiegelberg
  • Patent number: 8791313
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for the isomerization of aromatic compounds containing 8 carbon atoms per molecule in the presence of a catalyst comprising at least one zeolite with structure type EUO, wherein said process is operated in the presence of water in the feed at the end of a catalyst activation period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Emmanuelle Guillon, Christophe Bouchy, Eric Sanchez
  • Patent number: 8784646
    Abstract: For conversion of crude oil or a heavy hydrocarbon fraction having an initial boiling point of at least 300° C., conducting a catalytic hydroconversion in a three-phase reactor operating in a boiling bed with an upward flow of liquid and gas, separating resultant effluent into a light liquid fraction boiling at less than 300° C. and a heavy liquid fraction boiling above 300° C., deasphalting the heavy liquid fraction to obtain a deasphalted hydrocarbon fraction and residual asphalt, and recycling at least one portion of the deasphalted hydrocarbon fraction upstream of the hydroconversion stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Eric Sanchez, Jan Verstraete
  • Patent number: 8778169
    Abstract: Conversion of a heavy hydrocarbon fraction that is obtained either from a crude oil or from the distillation of a crude oil and that has an initial boiling point of at least 300° C. by hydroconversion of at least one portion of heavy hydrocarbon fraction in the presence of hydrogen in at least one three-phase reactor containing at least one hydroconversion catalyst, separation of the effluent to obtain a light liquid fraction that boils at a temperature that is less than 300° C. and a heavy liquid fraction that boils at a temperature that is greater than 300° C., and a deasphalting of at least one portion of the heavy liquid fraction that boils at a temperature that is greater than 300° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Eric Sanchez, Jan Verstraete
  • Patent number: 8728404
    Abstract: A vessel for regenerating used catalyst comprising at least one combustion zone provided with at least two walls (5a, 5b) between which the catalyst circulates as a moving bed, and provided with at least one conduit (4) for introducing at least one oxygen-containing gas entering the moving bed via one of the walls and leaving via another wall, characterized in that it also comprises a zone (FC) for monitoring and controlling the end of combustion located after the end of the flame front of the last combustion zone (Z2), provided with a conduit (11) for introducing an oxygen-containing monitoring and control gas and at least one means for measuring the temperature and/or the oxygen content in the gas and/or the catalyst leaving the monitoring and control zone. A separator (29) is located between the monitoring and control zone and the last combustion zone for preventing the passage of gas while allowing for the passage of the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: François-Xavier Brunet, Emmanuelle Bromet, Jean-Marie Deves, Dominique Humeau, Eric Sanchez
  • Patent number: 8715584
    Abstract: A radial bed catalytic conversion unit having an outer cylindrical chamber (1), an inner chamber (2) which is also cylindrical, the annular zone included between the outer chamber and the inner chamber, termed the reaction zone (I), is filled with catalyst under slow gravitational flow, and the feed is introduced via an inlet pipe (E), connected to an intermediate box (F) which is in turn connected to a plurality of distribution tubes (3) disposed inside the reaction zone (I) in the vicinity of the outer chamber (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Eric Sanchez, Gilles Ferschneider, Frederic Bazer-Bachi
  • Publication number: 20140094634
    Abstract: The invention describes a radial bed catalytic conversion unit having an outer cylindrical chamber (1), an inner chamber (2) which is also cylindrical, the annular zone included between the outer chamber and the inner chamber, termed the reaction zone (1), being filled with catalyst under slow gravitational flow, and the feed being introduced via an inlet pipe (E), connected to an intermediate box (F) which is in turn connected to a plurality of distribution tubes (3) disposed inside the reaction zone (I) in the vicinity of the outer chamber (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Eric SANCHEZ, Gilles FERSCHNEIDER, Frederic BAZER-BACHI
  • Publication number: 20140083908
    Abstract: The reactor 1 for continuously regenerating grains of catalyst is composed of a vessel 2 containing an oxychlorination zone 72 positioned above a calcining zone 75 provided with a line for introducing calcining gas 76, the reactor containing an oxychlorination gas injection line 73 opening into the bottom of the oxychlorination zone 72 and a gas evacuation line 74b at the head of the oxychlorination zone, characterized in that the oxychlorination zone 72 contains at least one deflector means 82 for deflecting the flow of grains of catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Cecile PLAIS, Frederic BAZER-BACHI, Eric SANCHEZ, Thierry LEFLOUR
  • Patent number: 8647998
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a continuous catalyst regeneration device comprising at least one burning zone formed by at least one annular combustion zone (3), centered along a longitudinal axis (A), in which the catalyst circulates, an inlet conduit of the catalyst (4) and an outlet conduit of the catalyst (4?), an external zone (11) for circulation of a combustive gas disposed around the annular combustion zone (3) and an internal circulation zone (15) disposed inside the annular combustion zone (3), wherein the burning zone is divided into sectors (14) by hermetic longitudinal plates (10) disposed radially relative to the longitudinal axis (A) of the regenerator. The invention also relates to the process using this device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Beatrice Fischer, Eric Sanchez, Gilles Ferschneider
  • Publication number: 20140008270
    Abstract: The reactor 1 that allows continuous regeneration of catalyst consists of a chamber 2 that comprises an oxychlorination zone superposed on a calcination zone equipped with a pipe for introducing calcination gas and a pipe for injecting oxychlorination gas 73. A mixing box is arranged between the oxychlorination zone and the calcination zone, at least one space 85 for catalyst grains to pass being made between the box and the chamber 2, with the mixing box comprising an inner space 80 surrounded by a gas-tight side wall 84, a gas-permeable bottom 83, and a roof 81 that covers the inner space 80. The pipe 73 for introducing oxychlorination gas empties into the inner space 80. The mixing box comprises means 82 for evacuating gas, whereby these means are arranged between said vertical wall 84 and the roof 81.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Cecile PLAIS, Frederic BAZER-BACHI, Eric SANCHEZ, Eric LEMAIRE
  • Patent number: 8618342
    Abstract: A process for the production of a mixture of alkylbenzenes in the presence of an aromatic feedstock and an olefinic stream produced from an ethylene feedstock is described, with said process comprising at least: a) A first stage for oligomerization of said ethylene feedstock that consists of at least one hydrocarbon effluent that comprises a mixture of olefins having a number of carbon atoms that is for the most part between 4 and 30, whereby said mixture of olefins comprises a C10-C24 olefinic fraction that has a mean linearity that is greater than 60%, in the presence of a homogeneous catalytic system, b) A second stage for oligomerization of the effluent that is obtained from said stage a) that consists of at least one hydrocarbon effluent that comprises a mixture of olefins having a number of carbon atoms that is for the most part between 4 and 30, whereby said mixture of olefins comprises a C10-C24 olefinic fraction that has a mean linearity that is less than 50%, in the presence of a homogeneous cata
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Emmanuelle Guillon, Eric Sanchez