Patents by Inventor Frederic Augier

Frederic Augier 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: 20200261827
    Abstract: The present invention describes a fluid distribution and collection device of a simulated moving bed separation unit comprising N plates, themselves divided into meridian panels, which device makes it possible to maintain an approximately identical residence time for each portion of fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Aude ROYON-LEBEAUD, Frederic AUGIER
  • Publication number: 20200255764
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the upflow of a single-phase fluid comprising at least two beds of solid particles and at least one bypass means for a portion of said fluid, and also to the use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Frederic AUGIER, Frederic BAZER-BACHI
  • Patent number: 10646795
    Abstract: The present invention describes a device for distributing incoming fluid or for collecting fluid being discharged from a column forming part of an assembly of N columns in series intended to be used in a simulated moving bed separation process. The present device can be used to very substantially reduce the non-selective volumes at each column, while at the same time providing the flow with good synchronicity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Frederic Augier, Aude Royon-Lebeaud, Damien Leinekugel Le Cocq, Alexandre Vonner
  • Publication number: 20200094213
    Abstract: Compartmentalized reactor which makes possible the oligomerization of olefins to give linear olefins and preferably to give linear ?-olefins, comprising a reaction chamber and at least one heat exchanger(s). The compartmentalized reactor is also employed in an oligomerization process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Frederic AUGIER, Alexandre VONNER, Tiago SOZINHO, Natacha TOUCHAIS
  • Patent number: 10569246
    Abstract: A device for mixing fluids for a downflow catalytic reactor (1), having at least one substantially horizontal collector (5) provided with a substantially vertical collection conduit (7) receiving fluids collected by said collector (5); an injector (8) injecting a quench fluid opening into said collection conduit (7); a mixing chamber (9) located downstream of the collector (5) in the direction of movement of the fluids, having an inlet end connected directly to the collection conduit (7) and an outlet end (10) evacuating the fluids; and a pre-distribution plate (11) having a plurality of perforations and at least one riser (13), being located downstream of said mixing chamber (9) in the direction of movement of the fluids; the section of the mixing chamber (9) is a parallelogram and has at least one deflector (15) over at least one of the four internal walls of the mixing chamber (9) with a parallelogram section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Philippe Beard, Frederic Bazer-Bachi, Cecile Plais, Frederic Augier, Yacine Haroun
  • Publication number: 20200001266
    Abstract: Reaction device which makes possible the oligomerization of olefins to give linear olefins and preferably linear ?-olefins, comprising a gas/liquid reactor and a reactor of plug-flow type. The reaction device is also employed in an oligomerization process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Frederic AUGIER, Alexandre VONNER, Tiago SOZINHO, Natacha TOUCHAIS
  • Patent number: 10464035
    Abstract: Device for mixing and distributing fluids for a downflow catalytic reactor, comprising: a collecting zone (A) comprising a collecting means (5); a substantially vertical collecting pipe and at least one injection means (8) opening into said collecting pipe; a mixing zone (B) comprising a fluid mixing chamber (15) of length L1, said mixing zone (15) comprising a first end in communication with said collecting pipe and a second end in communication with a fluid exchange chamber (16) of length L2, situated beneath said mixing chamber (15), the length L2 of said exchange chamber (16) being strictly greater than the length L1 of said mixing chamber (15); a distribution zone (C), situated beneath the mixing zone (B), comprising a distribution plate (12) that carries a plurality of chimneys (13), and a plurality of horizontal panels (33), situated above or on the chimneys (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Frederic Augier, Philippe Beard, Cecile Plais
  • Patent number: 10463987
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for purifying an aqueous solution comprising ethanol, acetaldehyde and diethylacetal comprising: a step A) of countercurrent liquid-liquid extraction comprising an extraction section supplied at the top by said aqueous solution as a mixture with at least one fraction of the water/ethanol/acetaldehyde raffinate resulting from the back extraction step B), and at the bottom by an extraction solvent, and producing an extract at the top and a purified feedstock at the bottom; —a step B) of countercurrent liquid-liquid back extraction comprising a back extraction section supplied at the top by an acidic aqueous solution, the pH of which is between 0.5 and 5, and at the bottom by the extract resulting from step A), and producing an extract at the top and a water/ethanol/acetaldehyde raffinate at the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: IFP Energies Nouvelles, Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Celine Hognon, Sophie Drozdz, Marc Jacquin, Damien Leinekugel Le Cocq, Frederic Augier
  • Patent number: 10414702
    Abstract: Process for separating xylenes starting from a feed comprising cuts of isomers of aromatic hydrocarbons containing 8 carbon atoms, in a simulated moving bed, by selective adsorption of a xylene isomer in the presence of a desorbent, by means of particles of agglomerated zeolitic adsorbent based on zeolite crystals with a number-average diameter less than or equal to 1.2 ?m, wherein the number-average diameter of said particles of adsorbent is between 150 ?m and 500 ?m and the mechanical strength measured by the Shell method series SMS1471-74 adapted for agglomerates with a size below 500 ?m is greater than or equal to 2 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES, Arkema France
    Inventors: Catherine Laroche, Damien Leinekugel Le Cocq, Philibert LeFlaive, Frederic Augier, Ludivine Bouvier, Cecile Lutz, Sylvie Szendrovics, Quitterie Persillon
  • Publication number: 20190275487
    Abstract: Device for mixing and distributing fluids for a downflow catalytic reactor, comprising: a collecting zone (A) comprising a collecting means (5); a substantially vertical collecting pipe and at least one injection means (8) opening into said collecting pipe; a mixing zone (B) comprising a fluid mixing chamber (15) of length L1, said mixing zone (15) comprising a first end in communication with said collecting pipe and a second end in communication with a fluid exchange chamber (16) of length L2, situated beneath said mixing chamber (15), the length L2 of said exchange chamber (16) being strictly greater than the length L1 of said mixing chamber (15); a distribution zone (C), situated beneath the mixing zone (B), comprising a distribution plate (12) that carries a plurality of chimneys (13), and a plurality of horizontal panels (33), situated above or on the chimneys (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Frederic AUGIER, Philippe BEARD, Cecile PLAIS
  • Publication number: 20190232193
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for purifying an aqueous solution comprising ethanol, acetaldehyde and diethylacetal comprising: a step A) of countercurrent liquid-liquid extraction comprising an extraction section supplied at the top by said aqueous solution as a mixture with at least one fraction of the water/ethanol/acetaldehyde raffinate resulting from the back extraction step B), and at the bottom by an extraction solvent, and producing an extract at the top and a purified feedstock at the bottom; —a step B) of countercurrent liquid-liquid back extraction comprising a back extraction section supplied at the top by an acidic aqueous solution, the pH of which is between 0.5 and 5, and at the bottom by the extract resulting from step A), and producing an extract at the top and a water/ethanol/acetaldehyde raffinate at the bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicants: IFP Energies Nouvelles, Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Celine HOGNON, Sophie DROZDZ, Marc JACQUIN, Damien LEINEKUGEL LE COCQ, Frederic AUGIER
  • Patent number: 10363494
    Abstract: The present invention describes a device for supplying the catalytic zone of a reactive distillation column using a liquid stream as the reaction stream, the flow of liquid in the reactive zone being of the upflow type and gas not encountering the liquid in the reactive zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Frederic Augier, Frederic Bazer-Bachi, Vincent Coupard, Damien Leinekugel Le Cocq
  • Publication number: 20190126166
    Abstract: The present invention describes a device for distributing incoming fluid or for collecting fluid being discharged from a column forming part of an assembly of N columns in series intended to be used in a simulated moving bed separation process. The present device can be used to very substantially reduce the non-selective volumes at each column, while at the same time providing the flow with good synchronicity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Frederic AUGIER, Aude ROYON-LEBEAUD, Damien LEINEKUGEL LE COCQ, Alexandre VONNER
  • Patent number: 10233397
    Abstract: The present invention describes a liquid-liquid extraction column with perforated plates and overflows, the plates also being equipped with an additional friction element which makes it possible to increase the thickness of the layer of coalesced matter and to guarantee a counter-current flow of the continuous and dispersed phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Damien Leinekugel Le Cocq, Frederic Augier
  • Publication number: 20180296941
    Abstract: The present invention describes a device for supplying or collecting from a column forming part of an assembly of columns in series, for use in a simulated moving bed separation process. The present device can be used to very substantially reduce the non-selective volumes in each column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Frederic AUGIER, Aude ROYON-LEBEAUD, Damien LEINEKUGEL LE COCQ, Alexandre VONNER
  • Patent number: 10065166
    Abstract: A fluid mixing and distribution device for a catalytic downflow reactor, said device comprising a collection zone (A), a mixing zone (B) comprising a mixing chamber (15) for fluids and an exchange chamber (16) for fluids, a distribution zone (C), said exchange chamber (16) comprising at least one upper lateral cross-section of flow (17a) and at least one lower lateral cross-section of flow (17b) through which fluids can pass from said exchange chamber (16) to said distribution zone (C), characterized in that said exchange chamber (16) comprises a fluid deflection means (24) fixed to said exchange chamber (16) and located downstream of the upper lateral cross-section of flow (17a), said fluid deflection means (24) forming with said exchange chamber (16) a space (26) in the shape of a pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Frederic Augier, Cecile Plais, Philippe Beard, Jerome Bonnardot, Jauffray Delteil, Paris Packeu, Nicolas Pupat
  • Patent number: 10010843
    Abstract: Device for the mixing and distribution of fluids for a catalytic reactor with a downward flow, said device comprising a collection zone (A), a mixing zone (B) and a distribution zone (C) comprising a distribution plate (12) comprising at least one first zone (C1) supporting a plurality of chimneys (13) and a second zone (C2); said mixing zone (B) is comprised in an annular enclosure (15) situated in the distribution zone (C), said mixing (B) and distribution (C) zones being delimited by at least one annular wall (16) comprising at least one lateral passage section (17a, 17b) suitable for the passage of the fluids from said mixing zone (B) to the first zone (C1) of said distribution zone (C), and the second zone (C2) comprises a plurality of openings (18) suitable for the partial passage of the fluids out of the distribution zone (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Philippe Beard, Frederic Bazer-Bachi, Cecile Plais, Frederic Augier, Yacine Haroun
  • Publication number: 20180071703
    Abstract: A device for mixing and distributing fluids for a downward flow catalytic reactor, said device comprising: a collection zone comprising at least one collection means; at least one substantially vertical collection conduit adapted to receive a reaction fluid collected by said collection means and at least one injection means; a mixing zone; and a distribution zone comprising a distribution plate supporting a plurality of chimneys; characterised in that said mixing zone is disposed at the same level as the distribution zone, said mixing and distribution zones being delimited by at least one annular wall comprising at least one lateral passage section adapted for the passage of the fluids from said mixing zone to said distribution zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Philippe BEARD, Frederic BAZER-BACHI, Cecile PLAIS, Frederic AUGIER, Yacine HAROUN
  • Publication number: 20170312720
    Abstract: A fluid mixing and distribution device for a catalytic downflow reactor, said device comprising a collection zone (A), a mixing zone (B) comprising a mixing chamber (15) for fluids and an exchange chamber (16) for fluids, a distribution zone (C), said exchange chamber (16) comprising at least one upper lateral cross-section of flow (17a) and at least one lower lateral cross-section of flow (17b) through which fluids can pass from said exchange chamber (16) to said distribution zone (C), characterized in that said exchange chamber (16) comprises a fluid deflection means (24) fixed to said exchange chamber (16) and located downstream of the upper lateral cross-section of flow (17a), said fluid deflection means (24) forming with said exchange chamber (16) a space (26) in the shape of a pan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Frederic AUGIER, Cecile PLAIS, Philippe BEARD, Jerome BONNARDOT, Jauffray DELTEIL, Paris PACKEU, Nicolas PUPAT
  • Publication number: 20170312650
    Abstract: The present invention describes a device for supplying the catalytic zone of a reactive distillation column using a liquid stream as the reaction stream, the flow of liquid in the reactive zone being of the upflow type and gas not encountering the liquid in the reactive zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Frederic AUGIER, Frederic BAZER-BACHI, Vincent COUPARD, Damien LEINEKUGEL LE COCQ