Patents by Inventor Francis Luck

Francis Luck 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: 9908100
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of a TiO2 material comprising: preliminary mixing a titanium alkoxide with an acid; adding water, a phase separator and of an N source to the mixture thereby obtaining a TiO2 gel; washing the TiO2 gel with isopropanol; drying and calcining the TiO2 gel to produce the material. The invention also relates to a TiO2 material exhibiting an absorbance in the visible spectrum and in particular a light absorption at 500 nm which is greater than 50% of the light absorption at 400 nm, and its use as photocatalyst for the degradation of pollutants in air or water and water splitting into H2, under radiation in the visible spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignees: TOTAL SA, Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique—CNRS, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Montpellier
    Inventors: Paolo Boscaro, Vasile Hulea, Nathalie Marcotte, François Fajula, Anne Galarneau, Francis Luck
  • Patent number: 9844750
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cyclical method for producing a nitrogen fraction, the purity of which is greater than or equal to 95 mol %, and a hydrocarbon-enriched fraction from a filler containing nitrogen and a hydrocarbon, said method using a specific class of porous hybrid solids as an adsorbent in a pressure-swing adsorption (PSA) process. The invention also relates to equipment for implementing said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignees: TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS FRANCE, UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO. (UPORTO) FACULDADE DE ENGENHARIA, KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Francis Luck, Catherine Leroi, Alvaro Fernandez, Ana Mafalda Almeida Peixoto Ribeiro, Joao Carlos Godinho De Faria Dos Santos, Alirio Egidio Rodrigues, Jong-San Chang, U-Hwang Lee, Young Kyu Hwang, Jean-Patrick Bonne
  • Publication number: 20160339413
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of a TiO2 material comprising: preliminary mixing a titanium alkoxide with an acid; adding water, a phase separator and of an N source to the mixture thereby obtaining a TiO2 gel; washing the TiO2 gel with isopropanol; drying and calcining the TiO2 gel to produce the material. The invention also relates to a TiO2 material exhibiting an absorbance in the visible spectrum and in particular a light absorption at 500 nm which is greater than 50% of the light absorption at 400 nm, and its use as photocatalyst for the degradation of pollutants in air or water and water splitting into H2, under radiation in the visible spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Paolo Boscaro, Vasile Hulea, Nathalie Marcotte, François Fajula, Anne Galarneau, Francis Luck
  • Patent number: 9493381
    Abstract: Catalytic process for the partial conversion of a gaseous mixture containing carbon monoxide and hydrogen into a mixture of hydrocarbons, including bringing the said gaseous mixture into contact with a solid catalyst, the solid catalyst having a porous support with a composite material including SiC and a titanium carbide and/or a titanium oxide, and an active phase. The support is prepared in the form of grains, beads, or extrudates, or in the form of cylinders or sheets of cellular foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignees: SICAT LLC, TOTAL S.A., CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG
    Inventors: Francis Luck, Charlotte Pham, Patrick Nguyen, Cuong Pham-Huu, Benoit De Tymowski
  • Publication number: 20150258489
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cyclical method for producing a nitrogen fraction, the purity of which is greater than or equal to 95 mol %, and a hydrocarbon-enriched fraction from a filler containing nitrogen and a hydrocarbon, said method using a specific class of porous hybrid solids as an adsorbent in a pressure-swing adsorption (PSA) process. The invention also relates to equipment for implementing said method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicants: TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS FRANCE, UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO, (UPORTO) Faculdade de Engenharia, KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Francis Luck, Catherine Leroi, Alvaro Fernandez, Ana Mafalda Almeida Peixoto Ribeiro, Joao Carlos Godinho De Faria Dos Santos, Alirio Egidio Rodrigues, Jong-San Chang, U-Hwang Lee, Young Kyu Hwang, Jean-Patrick Bonne
  • Publication number: 20140194542
    Abstract: Catalytic process for the partial conversion of a gaseous mixture containing carbon monoxide and hydrogen into a mixture of hydrocarbons, including bringing the said gaseous mixture into contact with a solid catalyst, the solid catalyst having a porous support with a composite material including SiC and a titanium carbide and/or a titanium oxide, and an active phase. The support is prepared in the form of grains, beads, or extrudates, or in the form of cylinders or sheets of cellular foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Francis Luck, Charlotte Pham, Patrick Nguyen, Cuong Pham-Huu, Benoit De Tymowski
  • Patent number: 8415403
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for manufacturing porous materials, which comprises the following steps: preparation of a solution of at least one structuring agent, having at least two structuring parts linked by at least one type of reversible non-covalent interaction; formation of the structured or porous material; separation of the at least two parts of the structuring agent at low temperature; and recovery of at least 50% by weight of the two non-degraded structuring parts and the porous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignees: Total Raffinage Marketing, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
    Inventors: Niki Baccile, Martin In, Corine In-Gerardin, Francis Luck, Julien Reboul, Sander Van Donk
  • Publication number: 20110028576
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for manufacturing porous materials, which comprises the following steps: preparation of a solution of at least one structuring agent, having at least two structuring parts linked by at least one type of reversible non-covalent interaction; formation of the structured or porous material; separation of the at least two parts of the structuring agent at low temperature; and recovery of at least 50% by weight of the two non-degraded structuring parts and the porous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicants: TOTAL RAFFINAGE MARKETING, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
    Inventors: Niki Baccile, Martin In, Corine In-Gerardin, Francis Luck, Julien Reboul, Sander Van Donk
  • Patent number: 5972226
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process of aqueous phase oxidation of effluents, consisting of subjecting said effluents to oxidation in the presence of at least one catalyst and of at least one oxidising agent, at a temperature of between approximately 20.degree. C. and approximately 350.degree. C., under a total pressure of between approximately 1 and approximately 160 bars, in such manner as to mineralise part of the organic matter and total ammoniated nitrogen contained in said effluents, said oxidation being carried out inside a reactor in which a gaseous phase is set up above the liquid phase consisting of said effluents.characterized in that said catalyst is a heterogeneous catalyst placed inside said reactor above the interface between said gaseous phase and said liquid phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: Omnium de Traitements et de Valorisation
    Inventors: Malik Djafer, Francis Luck, Jacques Sibony
  • Patent number: 5965096
    Abstract: A process of aqueous phase oxidation of effluents, consisting of subjecting the effluents to oxidation in the presence of at least one oxidizing agent inside a reactor having a gaseous phase set up above a liquid phase consisting of the effluents, and subjecting the gaseous phase to catalysis in the presence of at least one heterogeneous catalyst. The oxidation process is carried out at a temperature of between approximately 20.degree. C. and approximately 350.degree. C. under a pressure of between approximately 1 and 160 bars. At least a part of the organic matter and total ammoniated nitrogen contained in the effluents are mineralized. The process includes recycling at least a part of the gaseous phase present in the oxidation reactor after the gaseous phase has passed through the heterogeneous catalyst so as to effectively increase the contact time between the gaseous phase and the heterogeneous catalyst in order to obtain substantial removal of NH.sub.3, COR, and volatile organic compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: Omnium deTraitements et deValorisation
    Inventors: Malik Djafer, Francis Luck, Jacques Sibony
  • Patent number: 5948275
    Abstract: An integrated method for purifying industrial and/or urban effluents containing a large amount of organic material in solution and/or suspension, wherein said effluents are treated in a wet oxidation reactor. The effluents are oxidized in the presence of at least one oxidizing gas to mineralize a large part of the organic material therein by producing a gas phase and an essentially liquid phase mainly containing soluble residual organic material, as well as an essentially inorganic solid phase in suspension. The essentially liquid phase from the reactor is subjected to liquid/solid separation to separate the solid phase, and at least a fraction of the separated solid phase is recycled in the wet oxidation reactor. Various alternative embodiments of the method include adding a catalyst and/or an agent for acidifying the recycled solid phase fraction. The facility may operate continuously or semi-continuously between interruptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: OTV Omnium de Traltements et de Valorisation S.A.
    Inventors: Malik Djafer, Francis Luck, Jacques Sibony
  • Patent number: 5827489
    Abstract: Impure gas streams containing contaminating amounts of NO.sub.x, e.g., automotive exhaust fumes and industrial waste gases, are purified by contacting same, in the presence of ammonia, at an elevated temperature, with a catalyst composition which comprises an inorganic oxide support substrate having a catalytically effective amount of a metal oxide active phase deposited thereon, such support substrate comprising at least one alumina, aluminate, titanium dioxide and/or zirconium dioxide and such catalytically active phase comprising at least one vanadium oxide and/or molybdenum oxide and/or tungsten oxide, the surface of the support substrate being chemically bonded to the metals V and/or Mo and/or W and the catalyst being devoid of V.sub.2 O.sub.3 and/or MoO.sub.3 and/or WO.sub.3 crystalline phases, and thereby selectively reducing such NO.sub.x values while minimizing the formation of N.sub.2 O.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: Rhone-Poulenc Chimie
    Inventors: Eric Garcin, Francis Luck, Raymond Surantyn
  • Patent number: 5753582
    Abstract: Impure gas streams containing contaminating amounts of NO.sub.x, e.g., automotive exhaust fumes and industrial waste gases, are purified by contacting same, in the presence of ammonia, at an elevated temperature, with a catalyst composition which comprises an inorganic oxide support substrate having a catalytically effective amount of a metal oxide active phase deposited thereon, such support substrate comprising at least one alumina, aluminate, titanium dioxide and/or zirconium dioxide and such catalytically active phase comprising at least one vanadium oxide and/or molybdenum oxide and/or tungsten oxide, the surface of the support substrate being chemically bonded to the metals V and/or Mo and/or W and the catalyst being devoid of V.sub.2 O.sub.3 and/or MoO.sub.3 and/or WO.sub.3 crystalline phases, and thereby selectively reducing such NO.sub.x values while minimizing the formation of N.sub.2 O.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignee: Rhone-Poulenc Chimie
    Inventors: Eric Garcin, Francis Luck, Raymond Surantyn
  • Patent number: 5283055
    Abstract: Novel catalysts that include a porous alumina support having a surface coating of at least one spinel compound thereon, e.g., a compound having the formula M.sup.1 Al.sub.2 O.sub.4, and a catalytically active phase deposited onto such coated support, e.g., a catalytically active metallic oxide, are well adopted for the catalytic ammonia reduction of NO.sub.x values contained in gaseous flowstreams thereof, which gaseous flowstreams typically also contain SO.sub.x values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1994
    Assignee: Rhone-Poulenc Chimie
    Inventor: Francis Luck
  • Patent number: 5116801
    Abstract: Novel catalysts that include a porous alumina support having a surface coating of at least one spinel compound thereon, e.g., a compound having the formula M.sup.1 Al.sub.2 O.sub.4, and a catalytically active phase deposited onto such coated support, e.g., a catalytically active metallic oxide, are well adopted for the catalytic ammonia reduction of NO.sub.x values contained in gaseous flowstreams thereof, which gaseous flowstreams typically also contain SO.sub.x values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1992
    Assignee: Rhone-Poulenc Chimie
    Inventor: Francis Luck
  • Patent number: 5037792
    Abstract: Novel catalysts that include a porous alumina support having a surface coating of at least one spinel compound thereon, e.g., a compound having the formula M.sup.1 Al.sub.2 O.sub.4, and a catalytically active phase deposited onto such coated support, e.g., a catalytically active metallic oxide, are well adopted for the catalytic ammonia reduction of NO.sub.X values contained in gaseous flowstreams thereof, which gaseous flowstreams typically also contain SO.sub.X values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1991
    Assignee: Rhone-Poulenc Chimie
    Inventor: Francis Luck