Patents by Inventor Gary M. Smith

Gary M. Smith 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: 20210129126
    Abstract: A metal trap for an FCC catalyst include pre-formed microspheres impregnated with a salt of calcium and/or magnesium and an organic acid salt of a rare earth element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: BASF CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bilge YILMAZ, Gary M. SMITH, Bethany Nicole HARKRIDER
  • Publication number: 20200346189
    Abstract: A metal trap for an FCC catalyst include pre-formed microspheres impregnated with an organic acid salt of a rare earth element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Gary M. SMITH, Bilge YILMAZ
  • Patent number: 10683458
    Abstract: A method of cracking a hydrocarbon feed under fluid catalytic cracking conditions includes adding FCC compatible inorganic particles having a first particle type including one or more boron oxide components and a first matrix component into a FCC unit and adding cracking microspheres having a second particle type including a second matrix component, a phosphorus component and 20% to 95% by weight of a zeolite component into the FCC unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BASF CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gary M. Smith, Robert McGuire, Jr., Bilge Yilmaz
  • Patent number: 10633596
    Abstract: A zeolite fluid catalytic cracking catalyst is provided that passivates nickel and vanadium during catalytic cracking. The zeolite fluid catalytic cracking catalyst includes Y-faujasite crystallized in-situ from a metakaolin-containing calcined microsphere. The zeolite fluid catalytic cracking catalyst further includes an alumina-containing matrix obtained by calcination of a dispersible crystalline boehmite and a kaolin contained in the metakaolin-containing calcined microsphere, where the dispersible crystalline boehmite has a crystallite size of less than 500 ?. Also provided are a method of reducing contaminant coke and hydrogen yields and a method of catalytic cracking of heavy hydrocarbon feed stocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Robert McGuire, Gary M. Smith, Bilge Yilmaz, Sven Serneels
  • Patent number: 10525451
    Abstract: Described are fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) compositions, methods of manufacture and use. FCC catalyst compositions comprise particles containing a non-zeolitic component and one or more boron oxide components. In embodiments, the FCC catalyst composition contains a zeolite component and optionally a rare earth component and a transition alumina. FCC catalytic compositions may comprise a first particle type containing one or more boron oxide components and a first matrix component mixed with a second particle type containing a second matrix component, and a zeolite. The FCC catalyst compositions can be used to crack hydrocarbon feeds, particularly resid feeds containing high V and Ni, resulting in lower hydrogen and coke yields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Robert McGuire, Jr., Gary M. Smith, Bilge Yilmaz
  • Patent number: 10207257
    Abstract: A zeolite-containing fixed bed catalyst is formed by pre-shaping a mixture of a reactive aluminum-containing component and a matrix component into pre-shaped particles, and contacting the pre-shaped particles with a reactive liquid containing a silicate for a sufficient time and temperature to form an in-situ zeolite within the pre-shaped particles. The contacting of the pre-shaped particles and the liquid is achieved such that there is relative movement between the pre-shaped particles and the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Xingtao Gao, David Stockwell, Gary M. Smith
  • Patent number: 10086367
    Abstract: Described are fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) compositions, methods of manufacture and use. FCC catalyst compositions comprise catalytic microspheres containing a zeolite, a non-zeolitic component, and a rare earth component. The microspheres are modified with phosphorus. The FCC catalyst composition can be used to crack hydrocarbon feeds, particularly resid feeds containing high V and Ni, resulting in lower hydrogen and coke yields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: BASF CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gary M. Smith, Robert McGuire, Jr., Bilge Yilmaz
  • Publication number: 20180126365
    Abstract: Described are fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) compositions, methods of manufacture and use. FCC catalyst compositions comprise particles containing a non-zeolitic component and one or more boron oxide components. In embodiments, the FCC catalyst composition contains a zeolite component and optionally a rare earth component and a transition alumina. FCC catalytic compositions may comprise a first particle type containing one or more boron oxide components and a first matrix component mixed with a second particle type containing a second matrix component, and a zeolite. The FCC catalyst compositions can be used to crack hydrocarbon feeds, particularly resid feeds containing high V and Ni, resulting in lower hydrogen and coke yields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Robert McGuire, JR., Gary M. Smith, Bilge Yilmaz
  • Patent number: 9895680
    Abstract: Described are fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) compositions, methods of manufacture and use. FCC catalyst compositions comprise particles containing a non-zeolitic component and one or more boron oxide components. In embodiments, the FCC catalyst composition contains a zeolite component and optionally a rare earth component and a transition alumina. FCC catalytic compositions may comprise a first particle type containing one or more boron oxide components and a first matrix component mixed with a second particle type containing a second matrix component, and a zeolite. The FCC catalyst compositions can be used to crack hydrocarbon feeds, particularly resid feeds containing high V and Ni, resulting in lower hydrogen and coke yields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: BASF CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert McGuire, Jr., Gary M. Smith, Bilge Yilmaz
  • Publication number: 20180010054
    Abstract: A method of cracking a hydrocarbon feed under fluid catalytic cracking conditions includes adding FCC compatible inorganic particles having a first particle type including one or more boron oxide components and a first matrix component into a FCC unit and adding cracking microspheres having a second particle type including a second matrix component, a phosphorus component and 20% to 95% by weight of a zeolite component into the FCC unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Gary M. Smith, Robert McGuire, JR., Bilge Yilmaz
  • Publication number: 20170362513
    Abstract: A zeolite fluid catalytic cracking catalyst is provided that passivates nickel and vanadium during catalytic cracking. The zeolite fluid catalytic cracking catalyst includes Y-faujasite crystallized in-situ from a metakaolin-containing calcined microsphere. The zeolite fluid catalytic cracking catalyst further includes an alumina-containing matrix obtained by calcination of a dispersible crystalline boehmite and a kaolin contained in the metakaolin-containing calcined microsphere, where the dispersible crystalline boehmite has a crystallite size of less than 500 ?. Also provided are a method of reducing contaminant coke and hydrogen yields and a method of catalytic cracking of heavy hydrocarbon feed stocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Robert McGuire, Gary M. Smith, Bilge Yilmaz, Sven Serneels
  • Patent number: 9796932
    Abstract: Described are fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) compositions, methods of manufacture and use. FCC catalyst compositions comprise particles first particle type comprising one or more boron oxide components and a first matrix component and a second particle type having a composition different from the first particle type, the second particle type comprising a second matrix component, a phosphorus component and 20% to 95% by weight of a zeolite component. The FCC catalyst compositions can be used to crack hydrocarbon feeds, particularly resid feeds containing high V and Ni, resulting in lower hydrogen and coke yields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: BASF CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gary M. Smith, Robert McGuire, Jr., Bilge Yilmaz
  • Publication number: 20170144137
    Abstract: Described are fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) compositions, methods of manufacture and use. FCC catalyst compositions comprise catalytic microspheres containing a zeolite, a non-zeolitic component, and a rare earth component. The microspheres are modified with phosphorus. The FCC catalyst composition can be used to crack hydrocarbon feeds, particularly resid feeds containing high V and Ni, resulting in lower hydrogen and coke yields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Gary M. Smith, Robert McGuire, JR., Bilge Yilmaz
  • Publication number: 20170001179
    Abstract: A zeolite-containing fixed bed catalyst is formed by pre-shaping a mixture of a reactive aluminum-containing component and a matrix component into pre-shaped particles, and contacting the pre-shaped particles with a reactive liquid containing a silicate for a sufficient time and temperature to form an in-situ zeolite within the pre-shaped particles. The contacting of the pre-shaped particles and the liquid is achieved such that there is relative movement between the pre-shaped particles and the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Xingtao Gao, David Stockwell, Gary M. Smith
  • Patent number: 9441167
    Abstract: Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) processes are described, the processes utilizing one or more boron oxide components. Also described are FCC compositions and methods of manufacture. One or more boron oxide components on FCC compatible inorganic particles are added to a FCC unit to crack hydrocarbon feeds, resulting in lower hydrogen and coke yields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Robert McGuire, Jr., Gary M. Smith, Bilge Yilmaz
  • Patent number: 9433934
    Abstract: A zeolite-containing fixed bed catalyst is formed by pre-shaping a mixture of a reactive aluminum-containing component and a matrix component into pre-shaped particles, and contacting the pre-shaped particles with a reactive liquid containing a silicate for a sufficient time and temperature to form an in-situ zeolite within the pre-shaped particles. The contacting of the pre-shaped particles and the liquid is achieved such that there is relative movement between the pre-shaped particles and the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Xingtao Gao, David Stockwell, Gary M. Smith
  • Publication number: 20150175899
    Abstract: Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) processes are described, the processes utilizing one or more boron oxide components. Also described are FCC compositions and methods of manufacture. One or more boron oxide components on FCC compatible inorganic particles are added to a FCC unit to crack hydrocarbon feeds, resulting in lower hydrogen and coke yields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Robert McGuire, JR., Gary M. Smith, Bilge Yilmaz
  • Publication number: 20150174560
    Abstract: Described are fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) compositions, methods of manufacture and use. FCC catalyst compositions comprise particles containing a non-zeolitic component and one or more boron oxide components. In embodiments, the FCC catalyst composition contains a zeolite component and optionally a rare earth component and a transition alumina. FCC catalytic compositions may comprise a first particle type containing one or more boron oxide components and a first matrix component mixed with a second particle type containing a second matrix component, and a zeolite. The FCC catalyst compositions can be used to crack hydrocarbon feeds, particularly resid feeds containing high V and Ni, resulting in lower hydrogen and coke yields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Robert McGuire, JR., Gary M. Smith, Bilge Yilmaz
  • Publication number: 20150175900
    Abstract: Described are fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) compositions, methods of manufacture and use. FCC catalyst compositions comprise particles first particle type comprising one or more boron oxide components and a first matrix component and a second particle type having a composition different from the first particle type, the second particle type comprising a second matrix component, a phosphorus component and 20% to 95% by weight of a zeolite component. The FCC catalyst compositions can be used to crack hydrocarbon feeds, particularly resid feeds containing high V and Ni, resulting in lower hydrogen and coke yields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Gary M. Smith, Robert McGuire, JR., Bilge Yilmaz
  • Publication number: 20150174559
    Abstract: Described are fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) compositions, methods of manufacture and use. FCC catalyst compositions comprise catalytic microspheres containing a zeolite, a non-zeolitic component, and a rare earth component. The microspheres are modified with phosphorus. The FCC catalyst composition can be used to crack hydrocarbon feeds, particularly resid feeds containing high V and Ni, resulting in lower hydrogen and coke yields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Gary M. Smith, Robert McGuire, JR., Bilge Yilmaz