Patents by Inventor John S. Coleman

John S. Coleman 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: 20210348064
    Abstract: Processes for preparing a low particulate liquid hydrocarbon product are provided and include blending a tar stream containing particles with a fluid and heating to a temperature of 250° C. or greater to produce a fluid-feed mixture that contains tar, the particles, and the fluid. The fluid-feed mixture contains about 20 wt % or greater of the fluid, based on a combined weight of the tar stream and the fluid. Also, about 25 wt % to about 99 wt % of the particles in the tar stream are dissolved or decomposed when producing the fluid-feed mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Kapil Kandel, Teng Xu, John S. Coleman, Krystle J. Emanuele, Frank Cheng-Yu Wang, Anthony S. Mennito
  • Patent number: 11130916
    Abstract: The invention relates to approach temperatures and approach temperature ranges that are beneficial in operating a pyrolysis reactor, to pyrolysis reactors exhibiting a beneficial approach temperature, to processes for carrying out hydrocarbon pyrolysis in a pyrolysis reactor having a beneficial approach temperature. The pyrolysis reactor can be, e.g., a reverse-flow pyrolysis reactor, such as a regenerative reverse-flow pyrolysis reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Federico Barrai, Elizabeth G. Mahoney, James R. Lattner, Thomas W. Pavia, John S. Coleman
  • Publication number: 20210276002
    Abstract: Processes for upgrading a hydrocarbon. The process can include contacting a hydrocarbon-containing feed with fluidized catalyst particles that can include a Group 8-10 element or a compound thereof disposed on a support to effect one or more of dehydrogenation, dehydroaromatization, and dehydrocyclization of at least a portion of the hydrocarbon-containing feed to produce a coked catalyst and an effluent. The process can also include contacting at least a portion of the coked catalyst particles with an oxidant to effect combustion of at least a portion of the coke to produce regenerated catalyst particles. The process can also include contacting an additional quantity of the hydrocarbon-containing feed with at least a portion of the regenerated catalyst particles to produce additional effluent and re-coked catalyst particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Xiaoying Bao, John S. Coleman
  • Publication number: 20210179954
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for increasing the portion of a pyrolysis tar fraction that can be hydroprocessed by using a physical particle size reduction process on at least a portion of the pyrolysis tar fraction. The physical particle size reduction process can reduce the percentage of particles in the pyrolysis tar fraction that have a particle size of 75 ?m or greater, or 50 ?m or greater. It has been unexpectedly discovered that at least a portion of the particles having a size of 75 ?m or less, or 50 ?m or less, can be effectively hydroprocessed to form products of greater value while still reducing or minimizing the amount of fouling or plugging in a hydroprocessing catalyst bed. By increasing the number of particles having a size of 75 ?m or less, or 50 ?m or less, while selectively removing larger particles from the SCT fraction, a higher yield of hydrocarbon products can be achieved for a feed containing an SCT fraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: John S. Coleman, Kendele S. Galvan, John J. Monson, Denise M. Burcham, Kapil Kandel
  • Patent number: 10968404
    Abstract: A process id disclosed for upgrading tars, typically those resulting from hydrocarbon refining processes, to products suitable for other uses, such as blending with other hydrocarbons to provide low-sulfur fuel oils or Emission Control Area-acceptable fuels. A low-sulfur hydrocarbon product obtained from the process is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Teng Xu, Kapil Kandel, Glenn A. Heeter, David T. Ferrughelli, John S. Coleman, Michael J. Clemmons, Jesse R. McManus
  • Publication number: 20210017104
    Abstract: A method for washing an oligomerization reactor using by-product solvent recovered from the reactor can include: catalytically converting a monomer in a reactor section in a reaction mode in the presence of a catalyst to form a product stream comprising an oligomer, a by-product solvent, and a polymeric by-product; separating the product stream into a first fraction comprising the oligomer and a second fraction comprising a mixture of the by-product solvent and the polymeric by-product; and separating, in a thin film evaporator, the second fraction into a third fraction comprising the by-product solvent and a fourth fraction comprising the polymeric by-product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Michael W. Weber, Larry L. Iaccino, Keith H. Kuechler, John S. Coleman, Jay L. Reimers
  • Patent number: 10894925
    Abstract: A multi-stage process for upgrading tars is provided. A predominantly hydrotreating stage can be applied before a cracking stage, which can be a hydrocracking or a thermal cracking stage. Alternatively, a predominantly cracking stage, which can be a hydrocracking or a thermal cracking stage, can be applied before a hydrotreating stage. Apparatus suitable for performing the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Kapil Kandel, Bryan A. Patel, Sumathy Raman, John S. Coleman, Reyyan Koc-Karabocek, Teng Xu, Cyrus J. Rachal, Subramanya V. Nayak
  • Patent number: 10894924
    Abstract: A multi-stage process is described for upgrading pyrolysis tar, such as steam cracker tar, by hydroprocessing in at least two stages. Hydroprocessing in a first stage is performed in the presence of a utility fluid. The utility fluid has a boiling point distribution from about 120° C. to about 480° C. and is separated from the first stage product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: John S. Coleman, Kapil Kandel, Subramanya V. Nayak, Teng Xu
  • Publication number: 20210002186
    Abstract: A process for endothermic dehydrogenation including contacting a catalyst material in a moving bed reactor having at least one reaction zone, the moving bed reactor comprising a heat exchanger containing a heating medium, wherein the catalyst material and the heating medium do not contact one another, and wherein at least 50% of the delta enthalpy of the at least one reaction zone is provided by the heat exchanger; and contacting a feedstock comprising hydrocarbons with the catalyst material in the at least one reaction zone of the moving bed reactor under reaction conditions to convert at least a portion of the hydrocarbons to a first effluent comprising a product comprising alkenes, alkynes, cyclic hydrocarbons, and/or aromatics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Larry L. Iaccino, John S. Coleman, James R. Lattner
  • Patent number: 10711203
    Abstract: The invention relates to hydrocarbon pyrolysis, to equipment and materials useful for hydrocarbon pyrolysis, to processes for carrying out hydrocarbon pyrolysis, and to the use of hydrocarbon pyrolysis for, e.g., hydrocarbon gas upgrading. The pyrolysis is carried out in a reactor which includes at least one thermal mass having an open frontal area ?55%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Federico Barrai, Elizabeth G. Mahoney, John S. Coleman, Dhaval A. Bhandari, Brian M. Weiss, Changmin Chun, Frank Hershkowitz
  • Publication number: 20200071627
    Abstract: A process id disclosed for upgrading tars, typically those resulting from hydrocarbon refining processes, to products suitable for other uses, such as blending with other hydrocarbons to provide low-sulfur fuel oils or Emission Control Area-acceptable fuels. A low-sulfur hydrocarbon product obtained from the process is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Teng Xu, Kapil Kandel, Glenn A. Heeter, David T. Ferrughelli, John S. Coleman, Michael J. Clemmons, Jesse R. McManus
  • Publication number: 20200024524
    Abstract: The invention relates to hydrocarbon pyrolysis, to equipment and materials useful for hydrocarbon pyrolysis, to processes for carrying out hydrocarbon pyrolysis, and to the use of hydrocarbon pyrolysis for, e.g., hydrocarbon gas upgrading. The pyrolysis is carried out in a reactor which includes at least one thermal mass having an open frontal area ?55%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Federico Barrai, Elizabeth G. Mahoney, John S. Coleman, Dhaval A. Bhandari, Brian M. Weiss, Changmin Chun, Frank Hershkowitz
  • Publication number: 20190161421
    Abstract: The invention relates to hydrocarbon pyrolysis, to equipment and materials useful for hydrocarbon pyrolysis, to processes for carrying out hydrocarbon pyrolysis, and to the use of hydrocarbon pyrolysis for. e.g., natural gas upgrading. The pyrolysis can be carried out in a reverse-flow reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Federico Barrai, John S. Coleman, Dhaval A. Bhandari, Frank Hershkowitz, James R. Lattner
  • Publication number: 20190153331
    Abstract: The invention relates to approach temperatures and approach temperature ranges that are beneficial in operating a pyrolysis reactor, to pyrolysis reactors exhibiting a beneficial approach temperature, to processes for carrying out hydrocarbon pyrolysis in a pyrolysis reactor having a beneficial approach temperature. The pyrolysis reactor can be, e.g., a reverse-flow pyrolysis reactor, such as a regenerative reverse-flow pyrolysis reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Federico Barrai, Elizabeth G. Mahoney, James R. Lattner, Thomas W. Pavia, John S. Coleman
  • Patent number: 10273196
    Abstract: The invention relates to hydrocarbon dehydrocyclization to produce products such as aromatic hydrocarbon, to equipment and materials useful for dehydrocyclization, to processes for carrying out dehydrocyclization, and to the use of dehydrocyclization for, e.g., natural gas upgrading. The dehydrocyclization is carried out in a catalytic reaction zone of a reverse-flow reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Paul F. Keusenkothen, John S. Buchanan, John S. Coleman, Seth M. Washburn
  • Patent number: 10196325
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multistage process and catalyst system therefor to convert syngas to aromatics. In a first stage, syngas is converted to a C1-C4 alcohol mixture by contacting syngas with a first catalyst comprising rhodium or copper at moderate temperature. In a second stage, the C1-C4 alcohol mixture is converted into an aromatic product by contact with a second catalyst comprising a molecular sieve and at least one Group 8-14 element, the molecular sieve having a Constraint Index about 1 to 12 and a silica to alumina ratio of about 10 to 100 at effective conversion conditions. The final aromatic product is rich in benzene, toluene, and xylenes (e.g. greater than 50% aromatics on a hydrocarbon basis).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolaos Soultanidis, Mayank Shekhar, John S. Coleman
  • Publication number: 20190016975
    Abstract: A multi-stage process is described for upgrading pyrolysis tar, such as steam cracker tar, by hydroprocessing in at least two stages. Hydroprocessing in a first stage is performed in the presence of a utility fluid. The utility fluid has a boiling point distribution from about 120° C. to about 480° C. and is separated from the first stage product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: John S. Coleman, Kapil Kandel, Subramanya V. Nayak, Teng Xu
  • Publication number: 20190016969
    Abstract: A multi-stage process for upgrading tars is provided. A predominantly hydrotreating stage can be applied before a cracking stage, which can be a hydrocracking or a thermal cracking stage. Alternatively, a predominantly cracking stage, which can be a hydrocracking or a thermal cracking stage, can be applied before a hydrotreating stage. Apparatus suitable for performing the method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Kapil Kandel, Bryan A. Patel, Sumathy Raman, John S. Coleman, Reyyan Koc-Karabocek, Teng Xu, Cyrus J. Rachal, Subramanya V. Nayak
  • Patent number: 9790139
    Abstract: Processes for catalytically converting oxygenates to hydrocarbon products having an increased C6-C8 aromatics content therein. A first mixture comprising ?10.0 wt. % of at least one oxygenate, based on the weight of the first mixture, contacts a catalyst in a fluidized bed reactor to produce a product stream including water, one or more hydrocarbons comprising ?30.0 wt. % of aromatics, based on the weight of the hydrocarbons in the product stream, hydrogen, and one or more oxygenates. The catalyst comprises at least one molecular sieve, a binder, and at least one element selected from Groups 2-14 of the Periodic Table. At least one water-rich stream, at least one aromatic-rich hydrocarbon stream, and at least one aromatic-depleted hydrocarbon stream are separated from the product stream, and at least a portion of one of the aromatic-rich hydrocarbon stream or the aromatic-depleted hydrocarbon stream is recycled back to the reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolaos Soultanidis, Mayank Shekhar, John S. Coleman, Jeevan S. Abichandani, Stephen J. McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20170088491
    Abstract: The invention relates to hydrocarbon dehydrocyclization to produce products such as aromatic hydrocarbon, to equipment and materials useful for dehydrocyclization, to processes for carrying out dehydrocyclization, and to the use of dehydrocyclization for, e.g., natural gas upgrading. The dehydrocyclization is carried out in a catalytic reaction zone of a reverse-flow reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Paul F. Keusenkothen, John S. Buchanan, John S. Coleman, Seth M. Washburn