Patents by Inventor Jane C. Cheng

Jane C. Cheng 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: 20190359899
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for hydroconversion of a heavy oil feed under slurry hydroprocessing conditions and/or solvent assisted hydroprocessing conditions. The systems and methods for slurry hydroconversion can include the use of a configuration that can allow for improved separation of catalyst particles from the slurry hydroprocessing effluent. In addition to allowing for improved catalyst recycle, an amount of fines in the slurry hydroconversion effluent can be reduced or minimized. This can facilitate further processing or handling of any “pitch” generated during the slurry hydroconversion. The systems and methods for solvent assisted hydroprocessing can include processing of a heavy oil feed in conjunction with a high solvency dispersive power crude.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin S. UMANSKY, Himanshu GUPTA, John D. NELSON, Cindy J. HUGHART, Jane C. CHENG, Steven W. LEVINE, Stephen H. BROWN, Todd P. MARUT, David C. DANKWORTH, Stuart L. SOLED, Thomas F. DEGNAN, JR., Robert J. FALKINER, Mohsen N. HARANDI, Juan D. HENAO, Lei ZHANG, Chuansheng BAI, Richard C. DOUGHERTY
  • Publication number: 20190338203
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for hydroconversion of a heavy oil feed under slurry hydroprocessing conditions and/or solvent assisted hydroprocessing conditions. The systems and methods for slurry hydroconversion can include the use of a configuration that can allow for improved separation of catalyst particles from the slurry hydroprocessing effluent. In addition to allowing for improved catalyst recycle, an amount of fines in the slurry hydroconversion effluent can be reduced or minimized. This can facilitate further processing or handling of any “pitch” generated during the slurry hydroconversion. The systems and methods for solvent assisted hydroprocessing can include processing of a heavy oil feed in conjunction with a high solvency dispersive power crude.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin S. UMANSKY, Himanshu GUPTA, John D. NELSON, Cindy J. HUGHART, Jane C. CHENG, Steven W. LEVINE, Stephen H. BROWN, Todd P. MARUT, David C. DANKWORTH, Stuart L. SOLED, Thomas F. DEGNAN, JR., Robert J. FALKINER, Mohsen N. HARANDI, Juan D. HENAO, Lei ZHANG, Chuansheng BAI, Richard C. DOUGHERTY
  • Patent number: 10414991
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for hydroconversion of a heavy oil feed under slurry hydroprocessing conditions and/or solvent assisted hydroprocessing conditions. The systems and methods for slurry hydroconversion can include the use of a configuration that can allow for improved separation of catalyst particles from the slurry hydroprocessing effluent. In addition to allowing for improved catalyst recycle, an amount of fines in the slurry hydroconversion effluent can be reduced or minimized. This can facilitate further processing or handling of any “pitch” generated during the slurry hydroconversion. The systems and methods for solvent assisted hydroprocessing can include processing of a heavy oil feed in conjunction with a high solvency dispersive power crude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Benjamin S. Umansky, Himanshu Gupta, John D. Nelson, Cindy J. Hughart, Jane C. Cheng, Steven W. Levine, Stephen H. Brown, Todd P. Marut, David C. Dankworth, Stuart L. Soled, Thomas F. Degnan, Jr., Robert J. Falkiner, Mohsen N. Harandi, Juan D. Henao, Lei Zhang, Chuansheng Bai, Richard C. Dougherty
  • Patent number: 10294175
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the conversion of acyclic C5 feedstock to a product comprising cyclic C5 compounds, such as for example, cyclopentadiene, and catalyst compositions for use in such process. The process comprising the steps of contacting said feedstock and, optionally, hydrogen under acyclic C5 conversion conditions in the presence of a catalyst composition to form said product. The catalyst composition comprising a crystalline aluminosilicate having a constraint index of less than or equal to 5, and a Group 10 metal, and, optionally, a Group 11 metal, in combination with a Group 1 alkali metal and/or a Group 2 alkaline earth metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Larry L. Iaccino, Jeremy W. Bedard, Karl G. Strohmaier, Machteld M. W. Mertens, Robert T. Carr, Jane C. Cheng
  • Patent number: 10144006
    Abstract: A catalyst system is disclosed for producing para-xylene from a C8 hydrocarbon mixture comprising ethylbenzene and at least one xylene isomer other than para-xylene. The catalyst system comprises a first catalyst bed and a second catalyst bed. The first catalyst bed comprises a first zeolite and a rhenium hydrogenation component. The first zeolite has a constraint index from 1 to 12, an average crystal size from 0.1 to 1 micron and has been selectivated to have an ortho-xylene sorption time of greater than 1200 minutes based on its capacity to sorb 30% of the equilibrium capacity of ortho-xylene at 120° C. and an ortho-xylene partial pressure of 4.5±0.8 mm of mercury. The second catalyst bed comprises a second zeolite and a rhenium hydrogenation component. The second zeolite has a constraint index ranging from 1 to 12 and an average crystal size of less than 0.1 micron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Jane C. Cheng, Xiaobo Zheng, Hari Nair
  • Patent number: 10118165
    Abstract: Disclosed is a catalyst composition and its use in a process for the conversion of a feedstock containing C8+ aromatic hydrocarbons to produce light aromatic products, comprising benzene, toluene and xylene. The catalyst composition comprises a first zeolite having a constraint index of 3 to 12, a second zeolite comprising a mordenite zeolite synthesized from TEA or MTEA, at least one first metal of Group 10 of the IUPAC Periodic Table, and at least one second metal of Group 11 to 15 of the IUPAC Periodic Table, wherein said mordenite zeolite has a mesopore surface area of greater than 30 m2/g and said mordenite zeolite comprises agglomerates composed of primary crystallites, wherein said primary crystallites have an average primary crystal size as measured by TEM of less than 80 nm and an aspect ratio of less than 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Wenyih F. Lai, Christine N. Elia, Jane C. Cheng, Shifang L. Luo, Hari Nair, Joshua I. Cutler, Doron Levin
  • Patent number: 10058853
    Abstract: Disclosed is a catalyst composition and its use in a process for the conversion of a feedstock containing C8+ aromatic hydrocarbons to produce light aromatic products, comprising benzene, toluene and xylene. The catalyst composition comprises a mordenite zeolite synthesized from TEA or MTEA, optionally at least one first metal of Group 10 of the IUPAC Periodic Table, and optionally at least one second metal of Group 11 to 15 of the IUPAC Periodic Table, wherein said mordenite zeolite has a mesopore surface area of greater than 30 m2/g and said mordenite zeolite comprises agglomerates composed of primary crystallites, wherein said primary crystallites have an average primary crystal size as measured by TEM of less than 80 nm and an aspect ratio of less than 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Wenyih F. Lai, Christine N. Elia, Jane C. Cheng, Shifang L. Luo, Hari Nair, Joshua I. Cutler, Doron Levin, Chuansheng Bai
  • Patent number: 10011539
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the conversion of acyclic C5 feedstock to a product comprising cyclic C5 compounds, such as, for example, cyclopentadiene, and catalyst compositions for use in such process. The process comprises the steps of contacting said feedstock and, optionally, hydrogen under acyclic C5 conversion conditions in the presence of a catalyst composition to form said product. The catalyst composition comprising a microporous crystalline aluminosilicate having a constraint index in the range of 3 to 12, a Group 10 metal, and, optionally, a Group 11 metal, in combination with a Group 1 alkali metal and/or a Group 2 alkaline earth metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Larry L. Iaccino, Jeremy W. Bedard, Wenyih F. Lai, Robert T. Carr, Jane C. Cheng
  • Publication number: 20180002617
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for hydroconversion of a heavy oil feed under slurry hydroprocessing conditions and/or solvent assisted hydroprocessing conditions. The systems and methods for slurry hydroconversion can include the use of a configuration that can allow for improved separation of catalyst particles from the slurry hydroprocessing effluent. In addition to allowing for improved catalyst recycle, an amount of fines in the slurry hydroconversion effluent can be reduced or minimized. This can facilitate further processing or handling of any “pitch” generated during the slurry hydroconversion. The systems and methods for solvent assisted hydroprocessing can include processing of a heavy oil feed in conjunction with a high solvency dispersive power crude.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Benjamin S. UMANSKY, Himanshu GUPTA, John D. NELSON, Cindy J. HUGHART, Jane C. CHENG, Steven W. LEVINE, Stephen H. BROWN, Todd P. MARUT, David C. DANKWORTH, Stuart L. SOLED, Thomas F. DEGNAN, JR., Robert J. FALKINER, Mohsen N. HARANDI, Juan D. HENAO, Lei ZHANG, Chuansheng BAI, Richard C. DOUGHERTY
  • Patent number: 9856187
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the conversion of acyclic C5 feedstock to a product comprising cyclic C5 compounds, such as for example, cyclopentadiene, and catalyst compositions for use in such process. The process comprising the steps of contacting said feedstock and, optionally, hydrogen under acyclic C5 conversion conditions in the presence of a catalyst composition to form said product. The catalyst composition comprising a microporous crystalline ferrosilicate, a Group 10 metal, and, optionally, a Group 11 metal, in combination with an optional Group 1 alkali metal and/or an optional Group 2 alkaline earth metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Larry L. Iaccino, Jeremy W. Bedard, Wenyih F. Lai, Christopher M. Evans, Jane C. Cheng
  • Publication number: 20170121245
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the conversion of acyclic C5 feedstock to a product comprising cyclic C5 compounds, such as for example, cyclopentadiene, and catalyst compositions for use in such process. The process comprising the steps of contacting said feedstock and, optionally, hydrogen under acyclic C5 conversion conditions in the presence of a catalyst composition to form said product. The catalyst composition comprising a crystalline aluminosilicate having a constraint index of less than or equal to 5, and a Group 10 metal, and, optionally, a Group 11 metal, in combination with a Group 1 alkali metal and/or a Group 2 alkaline earth metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Larry L. Iaccino, Jeremy W. Bedard, Karl G. Strohmaier, Machteld M.W. Mertens, Robert T. Carr, Jane C. Cheng
  • Publication number: 20170121254
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the conversion of acyclic C5 feedstock to a product comprising cyclic C5 compounds, such as for example, cyclopentadiene, and catalyst compositions for use in such process. The process comprising the steps of contacting said feedstock and, optionally, hydrogen under acyclic C5 conversion conditions in the presence of a catalyst composition to form said product. The catalyst composition comprising a microporous crystalline ferrosilicate, a Group 10 metal, and, optionally, a Group 11 metal, in combination with an optional Group 1 alkali metal and/or an optional Group 2 alkaline earth metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Larry L. Iaccino, Jeremy W. Bedard, Wenyih F. Lai, Christopher M. Evans, Jane C. Cheng
  • Publication number: 20170121253
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the conversion of acyclic C5 feedstock to a product comprising cyclic C5 compounds, such as, for example, cyclopentadiene, and catalyst compositions for use in such process. The process comprises the steps of contacting said feedstock and, optionally, hydrogen under acyclic C5 conversion conditions in the presence of a catalyst composition to form said product. The catalyst composition comprising a microporous crystalline aluminosilicate having a constraint index in the range of 3 to 12, a Group 10 metal, and, optionally, a Group 11 metal, in combination with a Group 1 alkali metal and/or a Group 2 alkaline earth metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Larry L. Iaccino, Jeremy W. Bedard, Wenyih F. Lai, Robert T. Carr, Jane C. Cheng
  • Patent number: 9604203
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of a catalyst suitable for use in a naphtha reforming process, the process including providing a Y zeolite with an initial SiO2:Al2O3 molar ratio of at least 150, introducing the Y zeolite to a binder to form an intermediate composition, extruding the intermediate composition, reducing the alpha acidity of the extruded composition to provide a low acid composition, and introducing a noble metal to the low acid composition. Processes and systems of converting naphtha to a higher-octane hydrocarbon supply using catalysts, as prepared herein, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Jean W. Beeckman, Stephen J. McCarthy, Jane C. Cheng
  • Publication number: 20160376212
    Abstract: Disclosed are (i) a process for making cyclohexylbenzene by benzene hydroalkylation with a low methylcyclopentylbenzene selectivity; and (ii) a process of making phenol and/or cyclohexanone from cyclohexylbenzene including a step of removing methylcyclopentylbenzene from the cyclohexylbenzene feed supplied to the oxidation step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Charles Morris Smith, Tan-Jen Chen, Terry E. Helton, Jane C. Cheng
  • Publication number: 20160221895
    Abstract: Disclosed is a catalyst composition and its use in a process for the conversion of a feedstock containing C8+ aromatic hydrocarbons to produce light aromatic products, comprising benzene, toluene and xylene. The catalyst composition comprises a mordenite zeolite synthesized from TEA or MTEA, optionally at least one first metal of Group 10 of the IUPAC Periodic Table, and optionally at least one second metal of Group 11 to 15 of the IUPAC Periodic Table, wherein said mordenite zeolite has a mesopore surface area of greater than 30 m2/g and said mordenite zeolite comprises agglomerates composed of primary crystallites, wherein said primary crystallites have an average primary crystal size as measured by TEM of less than 80 nm and an aspect ratio of less than 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Wenyih F. Lai, Christine N. Elia, Jane C. Cheng, Shifang L. Luo, Hari Nair, Joshua I. Cutler, Doron Levin, Chuansheng Bai
  • Publication number: 20160220987
    Abstract: Disclosed is a catalyst composition and its use in a process for the conversion of a feedstock containing C8+ aromatic hydrocarbons to produce light aromatic products, comprising benzene, toluene and xylene. The catalyst composition comprises a first zeolite having a constraint index of 3 to 12, a second zeolite comprising a mordenite zeolite synthesized from TEA or MTEA, at least one first metal of Group 10 of the IUPAC Periodic Table, and at least one second metal of Group 11 to 15 of the IUPAC Periodic Table, wherein said mordenite zeolite has a mesopore surface area of greater than 30 m2/g and said mordenite zeolite comprises agglomerates composed of primary crystallites, wherein said primary crystallites have an average primary crystal size as measured by TEM of less than 80 nm and an aspect ratio of less than 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Wenyih F. Lai, Christine N. Elia, Jane C. Cheng, Shifang L. Luo, Hari Nair, Joshua I. Cutler, Doron Levin
  • Patent number: 9382171
    Abstract: A process is described for producing a catalyst composition comprising an iridium component dispersed on a support. In the process, silica- o group to form an organic iridium complex on the support. The treated support is then heated in an oxidizing atmosphere at a temperature of about 325° C. to about 475° C. to partially decompose the organic metal complex on the support. The treated support is then heated in a reducing atmosphere at a temperature of about 350° C. to about 500° C. to convert the partially decomposed organic iridium complex into the desired iridium component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart L. Soled, Sabato Miseo, Joseph E. Baumgartner, Christine E. Kliewer, Jane C. Cheng
  • Publication number: 20160059224
    Abstract: A catalyst system is disclosed for producing para-xylene from a C8 hydrocarbon mixture comprising ethylbenzene and at least one xylene isomer other than para-xylene. The catalyst system comprises a first catalyst bed and a second catalyst bed. The first catalyst bed comprises a first zeolite and a rhenium hydrogenation component. The first zeolite has a constraint index from 1 to 12, an average crystal size from 0.1 to 1 micron and has been selectivated to have an ortho-xylene sorption time of greater than 1200 minutes based on its capacity to sorb 30% of the equilibrium capacity of ortho-xylene at 120° C. and an ortho-xylene partial pressure of 4.5±0.8 mm of mercury. The second catalyst bed comprises a second zeolite and a rhenium hydrogenation component. The second zeolite has a constraint index ranging from 1 to 12 and an average crystal size of less than 0.1 micron.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Jane C. Cheng, Xiaobo Zheng, Hari Nair
  • Patent number: 9233887
    Abstract: In a process for producing mono-cycloalkyl-substituted aromatic compound, benzene and cyclic monoolefin are contacted with a catalyst under alkylation conditions to produce an effluent containing mono-cycloalkyl-substituted aromatic compound. The catalyst comprises a molecular sieve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Jihad M. Dakka, Teng Xu, Edward A. Lemon, James R. Lattner, Jane C. Cheng