Patents by Inventor John H. Blume

John H. Blume 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: 4208382
    Abstract: An improved process for removing H.sub.2 S from a hydrofiner tail gas wherein said tail gas is passed into a scrubbing zone wherein it is contacted with liquid NMP to remove most of the H.sub.2 S from the gas to form an H.sub.2 S-rich NMP solution and the H.sub.2 S-rich NMP solution is heated and passed into a stripping zone to remove most of the H.sub.2 S from the NMP to form an H.sub.2 S-lean NMP solution, extracting a hydrocarbon oil with an NMP solution, recovering hot liquid, NMP from said extracted oil and combining it with said H.sub.2 S-lean NMP solution and wherein said combined solution comprises at least a portion of said NMP solution used to extract said oil, wherein the improvement comprises heating the H.sub.2 S-rich NMP solution to the required stripping temperature by indirectly contacting same, in heat exchange relationship, with at least a portion of said combined NMP solution.This process is especially useful for scrubbing H.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1980
    Assignee: Exxon Research & Engineering Co.
    Inventors: John H. Blume, James D. Bushnell, Milton D. Leighton
  • Patent number: 4052294
    Abstract: Autorefrigerative and ketone solvents are separated and recovered from dewaxed oil and wax through the use of high and low pressure flashes followed by steam stripping. Water buildup in the recovered solvent is prevented by the use of a decanter and deketonizer wherein the overheads from the strippers are sent directly to the deketonizer and the overhead therefrom sent to the decanter, thereby substantially reducing the size of the deketonizer required. Water is removed from the recovered solvent in the deketonizer and may be sent to sewerage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1977
    Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: John H. Blume, James D. Bushnell