Patents by Inventor Hideshi Iki

Hideshi Iki 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: 9464250
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process of producing an aviation fuel base oil having excellent combustibility, oxidation stability and life cycle characteristics, hydrotreating in the presence of hydrogen a feedstock comprising an oxygen-containing hydrocarbon compound originating from an animal or vegetable fat (preferably an animal or vegetable fat that contains fatty acids each having 10 to 14 carbon atoms in the fatty acid carbon chain in the total amount of 60 percent by mass or more) and a sulfur-containing hydrocarbon compound. The present invention also provides a process for producing an aviation fuel base oil by blending such an aviation fuel base oil and an aviation fuel base oil produced by refining crude oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Koyama, Tatsuo Hamamatsu, Yasutoshi Iguchi, Hideshi Iki
  • Patent number: 9447333
    Abstract: The present invention provides an environment friendly aviation fuel base oil having combustibility, oxidation stability and excellent life cycle characteristics and contributing to diversification of primary energy, which is produced by hydrotreating a feedstock comprising a mixed oil of an oxygen-containing hydrocarbon compound originating from an animal or vegetable fat and a sulfur-containing hydrocarbon compound or a feedstock comprising said mixed oil and a petroleum base oil produced by refining crude oil and an aviation fuel composition comprising the aviation fuel base oil, and an aviation fuel composition containing such an aviation fuel base oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Koyama, Tatsuo Hamamatsu, Yasutoshi Iguchi, Hideshi Iki
  • Patent number: 9340421
    Abstract: A hydrogen supply system for supplying hydrogen comprises a reaction unit for producing a hydrogen-containing gas by a dehydrogenation reaction of a starting material, a heat supply unit for supplying heat to the reaction unit, a removal unit for removing through membrane separation a dehydrogenation product from the hydrogen-containing gas produced by the reaction unit, and a first off-gas line for supplying a part or whole of an off-gas from the removal unit to the reaction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Segawa, Hideshi Iki, Junji Okazaki
  • Patent number: 9283552
    Abstract: A method for producing an aviation fuel oil base, including: a first step of obtaining a first generated oil by hydrotreating a feedstock by bringing a feedstock which includes an oxygen-containing hydrocarbon compound derived from an animal or vegetable oils and fat into contact with a first dual functional catalyst which has dehydrogenation and hydrogenation functions and which includes a metal of group 6B of the periodic table, a metal of group 8, and an amorphous solid acidic substance, in the presence of hydrogen; and a second step of obtaining a second generated oil including an aviation fuel oil base by hydroisomerizing the first generated oil by bringing the first generated oil into contact with a second dual functional catalyst which has dehydrogenation and hydrogenation functions and which includes a metal of the group 8 of the periodic table and a crystalline solid acidic substance, in the presence of hydrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuaki Hayasaka, Hideki Ono, Akira Koyama, Hideshi Iki
  • Publication number: 20150259201
    Abstract: A hydrogen supply system for supplying hydrogen comprises a reaction unit for producing a hydrogen-containing gas by a dehydrogenation reaction of a starting material, a heat supply unit for supplying heat to the reaction unit, a removal unit for removing through membrane separation a dehydrogenation product from the hydrogen-containing gas produced by the reaction unit, and a first off-gas line for supplying a part or whole of an off-gas from the removal unit to the reaction unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Segawa, Hideshi Iki, Junji Okazaki
  • Patent number: 9057026
    Abstract: A method for producing a lubricant base oil includes contacting feedstock containing normal paraffins having not less than 20 carbon atoms with a first catalyst in the presence of molecular hydrogen to obtain a first produced oil, and contacting the first produced oil with a second catalyst in the presence of molecular hydrogen to obtain a second produced oil. The first catalyst includes a first carrier in which a fraction of an amount of NH3 to be desorbed at 300 to 800° C. based on a total amount of NH3 to be desorbed is 80 to 90% in temperature-programmed desorption of NH3, a first metal selected from metals of Group VI in the periodic table carried on the first carrier, and a second metal selected from metals of Group VIII to Group X in the periodic table carried on the first carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuaki Hayasaka, Hideki Ono, Yoshiyuki Nagayasu, Masahiro Taguchi, Hideshi Iki
  • Publication number: 20140348714
    Abstract: Provided is a hydrogen station that supplies hydrogen, including: a shaft power generation unit that generates shaft power and heat; a reactor that obtains hydrogen by causing a reaction in a raw material using the heat supplied from the shaft power generation unit; and a compressor that compresses the hydrogen obtained by the reactor, wherein the shaft power generation unit drives the other devices and drives the compressor by applying the shaft power thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Atsushi Segawa, Hideshi Iki, Hirofumi Konno
  • Patent number: 8784645
    Abstract: The method for manufacturing a hydrocarbon oil of the present invention comprises a first step wherein a plurality of reaction zones filled with a specific catalyst is disposed in series and a feedstock oil containing an oxygen-containing hydrocarbon compound derived from an animal or vegetable oil is supplied and hydrotreated under the conditions of a hydrogen pressure of 1 MPa or more and 10 MPa or less in each of the reaction zones; and a second step wherein hydrogen, hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide and water are removed from a product to be treated obtained in the first step to obtain a hydrocarbon oil. Among the plurality of reaction zones, the inlet temperature of the reaction zone disposed on the most upstream side is 150° C. or more and 250° C. or less, the inlet temperature of the second most upstream reaction zone or below is equal to or higher than the condensation temperature of water, and the outlet temperature of the reaction zone disposed on the most downstream side is 260° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
    Inventors: Yasutoshi Iguchi, Tatsuo Hamamatsu, Hideki Ono, Akira Koyama, Hideshi Iki
  • Patent number: 8551325
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a hydrocarbon oil, comprising: a first step wherein a feedstock oil containing an oxygen-containing organic compound and a water-insoluble chlorine-containing compound is brought into contact with a hydrogenation catalyst comprising a support containing a porous inorganic oxide and one or more metals selected from Group VIA and Group VIII of the periodic table supported on the support in the presence of hydrogen to generate a hydrocarbon oil and water in a vapor state by the hydrodeoxygenation of an oxygen-containing organic compound and convert the water-insoluble chlorine-containing compound into a water-soluble chlorine-containing compound; a second step wherein the water in the reaction product of the first step is maintained in a vapor state and the reaction product of the first step is brought into contact with a nitrogen-containing Brønsted base compound which has a boiling point at normal pressure of 100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuo Hamamatsu, Hideki Ono, Yasutoshi Iguchi, Hideshi Iki, Yoshihiko Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 8303805
    Abstract: The production process of the invention comprises a first step of hydrodesulfurizing of catalytically-cracked gasoline so as to result in an olefin hydrogenation rate of no greater than 25 mol % in the catalytically-cracked gasoline, a total sulfur content of no greater than 20 ppm by weight based on the product oil weight, a sulfur content derived from thiophenes and benzothiophenes of no greater than 5 ppm by weight and a sulfur content derived from thiacyclopentanes of no greater than 0.1 ppm by weight, and a second step of further hydrodesulfurizing of the product oil obtained by the first step so as to result in a total of no greater than 30 mol % for the olefin hydrogenation rate in the first step and the olefin hydrogenation rate in the second step, a total sulfur content of no greater than 10 ppm by weight based on the product oil weight, and a sulfur content derived from thiols of no greater than 5 ppm by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Nippon Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeto Hatanaka, Koji Shimada, Hideshi Iki
  • Publication number: 20120216449
    Abstract: A method for producing an aviation fuel oil base includes obtaining a first generated oil by hydrotreating a feedstock by bringing a feedstock which includes an oxygen-containing hydrocarbon compound derived from an animal or vegetable oils and fat into contact with a first dual functional catalyst which has dehydrogenation and hydrogenation functions and which includes a metal of group 6A of the periodic table, a metal of group 8, and an amorphous solid acidic substance, in the presence of hydrogen; and obtaining a second generated oil including an aviation fuel oil base by hydroisomerizing the first generated oil by bringing the first generated oil into contact with a second dual functional catalyst which has dehydrogenation and hydrogenation functions and which includes a metal of the group 8 of the periodic table and a crystalline solid acidic substance, in the presence of hydrogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuaki Hayasaka, Hideki Ono, Akira Koyama, Hideshi Iki
  • Publication number: 20120217186
    Abstract: A method for producing a lubricant base oil includes contacting feedstock containing normal paraffins having not less than 20 carbon atoms with a first catalyst in the presence of molecular hydrogen to obtain a first produced oil, and contacting the first produced oil with a second catalyst in the presence of molecular hydrogen to obtain a second produced oil. The first catalyst includes a first carrier in which a fraction of an amount of NH3 to be desorbed at 300 to 800° C. based on a total amount of NH3 to be desorbed is 80 to 90% in temperature-programmed desorption of NH3, a first metal selected from metals of Group VI in the periodic table carried on the first carrier, and a second metal selected from metals of Group VIII to Group X in the periodic table carried on the first carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuaki Hayasaka, Hideki Ono, Yoshiyuki Nagayasu, Masahiro Taguchi, Hideshi Iki
  • Publication number: 20110237853
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a hydrocarbon oil, comprising: a first step wherein a feedstock oil containing an oxygen-containing organic compound and a water-insoluble chlorine-containing compound is brought into contact with a hydrogenation catalyst comprising a support containing a porous inorganic oxide and one or more metals selected from Group VIA and Group VIII of the periodic table supported on the support in the presence of hydrogen to generate a hydrocarbon oil and water in a vapor state by the hydrodeoxygenation of an oxygen-containing organic compound and convert the water-insoluble chlorine-containing compound into a water-soluble chlorine-containing compound; a second step wherein the water in the reaction product of the first step is maintained in a vapor state and the reaction product of the first step is brought into contact with a nitrogen-containing Brønsted base compound which has a boiling point at normal pressure of 100° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuo Hamamatsu, Hideki Ono, Yasutoshi Iguchi, Hideshi Iki, Yoshihiko Kinoshita
  • Publication number: 20110219677
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process of producing an aviation fuel base oil having excellent combustibility, oxidation stability and life cycle characteristics, hydrotreating in the presence of hydrogen a feedstock comprising an oxygen-containing hydrocarbon compound originating from an animal or vegetable fat (preferably an animal or vegetable fat that contains fatty acids each having 10 to 14 carbon atoms in the fatty acid carbon chain in the total amount of 60 percent by mass or more) and a sulfur-containing hydrocarbon compound. The present invention also provides a process for producing an aviation fuel base oil by blending such an aviation fuel base oil and an aviation fuel base oil produced by refining crude oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Koyama, Tatsuo Hamamatsu, Yasutoshi Iguchi, Hideshi Iki
  • Publication number: 20110219676
    Abstract: The present invention provides an environment friendly aviation fuel base oil having combustibility, oxidation stability and excellent life cycle characteristics and contributing to diversification of primary energy, which is produced by hydrotreating a feedstock comprising a mixed oil of an oxygen-containing hydrocarbon compound originating from an animal or vegetable fat and a sulfur-containing hydrocarbon compound or a feedstock comprising said mixed oil and a petroleum base oil produced by refining crude oil and an aviation fuel composition comprising the aviation fuel base oil, and an aviation fuel composition containing such an aviation fuel base oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Koyama, Tatsuo Hamamatsu, Yasutoshi Iguchi, Hideshi Iki
  • Publication number: 20110218376
    Abstract: The method for manufacturing a hydrocarbon oil of the present invention comprises a first step wherein a plurality of reaction zones filled with a specific catalyst is disposed in series and a feedstock oil containing an oxygen-containing hydrocarbon compound derived from an animal or vegetable oil is supplied and hydrotreated under the conditions of a hydrogen pressure of 1 MPa or more and 10 MPa or less in each of the reaction zones; and a second step wherein hydrogen, hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide and water are removed from a product to be treated obtained in the first step to obtain a hydrocarbon oil. Among the plurality of reaction zones, the inlet temperature of the reaction zone disposed on the most upstream side is 150° C. or more and 250° C. or less, the inlet temperature of the second most upstream reaction zone or below is equal to or higher than the condensation temperature of water, and the outlet temperature of the reaction zone disposed on the most downstream side is 260° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasutoshi Iguchi, Tatsuo Hamamatsu, Hideki Ono, Akira Koyama, Hideshi Iki
  • Patent number: 7914593
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fuel composition capable of suppressing reduction of fuel consumption, maintaining the excellent exhaust gas properties of a Fischer-Tropsch synthetic oil. The fuel composition comprises a Fischer-Tropsch synthetic oil and a petroleum-based hydrocarbon mixture A having the following properties (1) to (5) in an amount of 10 to 30 percent by volume on the basis of the total mass of the composition: (1) 15° C. density: 800 Kg/cm3 or greater and 900 Kg/m3 or less; (2) 10 volume % distillation temperature (T10): 150° C. or higher and 200° C. or lower; (3) 97 volume % distillation temperature (T97): 270° C. or lower; (4) aromatic content: 40 percent by volume or more and 70 percent by volume or less; and (5) sulfur content: 30 ppm by mass or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Nippon Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Hirose, Hideshi Iki
  • Publication number: 20100219102
    Abstract: The production process of the invention comprises a first step of hydrodesulfurizing of catalytically-cracked gasoline so as to result in an olefin hydrogenation rate of no greater than 25 mol % in the catalytically-cracked gasoline, a total sulfur content of no greater than 20 ppm by weight based on the product oil weight, a sulfur content derived from thiophenes and benzothiophenes of no greater than 5 ppm by weight and a sulfur content derived from thiacyclopentanes of no greater than 0.1 ppm by weight, and a second step of further hydrodesulfurizing of the product oil obtained by the first step so as to result in a total of no greater than 30 mol % for the olefin hydrogenation rate in the first step and the olefin hydrogenation rate in the second step, a total sulfur content of no greater than 10 ppm by weight based on the product oil weight, and a sulfur content derived from thiols of no greater than 5 ppm by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: NIPPON OIL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeto Hatanaka, Koji Shimada, Hideshi Iki
  • Patent number: 7776784
    Abstract: A hydrodesulfurization catalyst used for hydrodesulfurization of catalytically cracked gasoline comprises a support composed mainly of alumina modified with an oxide of at least one metal selected from the group consisting of iron, chromium, cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, yttrium, scandium and lanthanoid-based metals, with at least one metal selected from the group consisting of Group 6A and Group 8 metals loaded as an active metal on the support. Hydrogenation of olefins generated as by-products during hydrodesulfurization of the catalytically cracked gasoline fraction, as an important constituent base of gasoline, can be adequately inhibited to maintain the octane number, while sufficiently reducing the sulfur content of the hydrodesulfurized catalytically cracked gasoline fraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignees: Nippon Oil Corporation, Petroleum Energy Center
    Inventors: Hideshi Iki, Shigeto Hatanaka, Eitaro Morita, Shinya Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20090126264
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fuel composition capable of suppressing reduction of fuel consumption, maintaining the excellent exhaust gas properties of a Fischer-Tropsch synthetic oil. The fuel composition comprises a Fischer-Tropsch synthetic oil and a petroleum-based hydrocarbon mixture A having the following properties (1) to (5) in an amount of 10 to 30 percent by volume on the basis of the total mass of the composition: (1) 15° C. density: 800 Kg/cm3 or greater and 900 Kg/m3 or less; (2) 10 volume % distillation temperature (T10): 150° C. or higher and 200° C. or lower; (3) 97 volume % distillation temperature (T97): 270° C. or lower; (4) aromatic content: 40 percent by volume or more and 70 percent by volume or less; and (5) sulfur content: 30 ppm by mass or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: NIPPON OIL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Hirose, Hideshi Iki