Patents by Inventor Noor A. Sulais

Noor A. Sulais 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: 10961171
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods of synthesizing a metathesis catalyst system, which include impregnating tungsten oxide on silica support in the presence of a precursor to produce a base catalyst; calcining the base catalyst; dispersing a solid metal-based co-catalyst onto the surface of the base catalyst to produce a doped catalyst; and calcining the doped catalyst to produce a metathesis catalyst system. Further embodiments of processes for the production of propylene, which include contacting a hydrocarbon feedstock comprising a mixture of 1-butene and 2-butene with embodiments of the metathesis catalyst system to produce, via metathesis conversion, a product stream comprising propylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Munir D. Khokhar, Mohammed R. Alalouni, Noor A. Sulais, Brian Hanna, Sohel K. Shaikh
  • Patent number: 10919822
    Abstract: Processes and multiple-stage catalyst systems are disclosed for producing propylene from butene by at least partially metathesizing butene in a metathesizing reaction zone having a metathesis catalyst to form a metathesis reaction product and at least partially cracking the metathesis reaction product in a cracking reaction zone having a cracking catalyst to form a cracking reaction product that includes propylene. The metathesis catalyst may be a mesoporous silica-alumina catalyst support impregnated with metal oxide having a mesoporous silica-alumina catalyst support comprising from 5 weight percent to 50 weight percent alumina. The cracking catalyst may be a MFI structured silica-containing catalyst. The cracking reaction zone may be downstream of the metathesis reaction zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Munir D. Khokhar, Faisal H. Alshafei, Noor A. Sulais, Sohel K. Shaikh, Raed H. Abudawoud
  • Publication number: 20200131099
    Abstract: Embodiments of processes and multiple-stage catalyst systems for producing propylene comprising introducing a hydrocarbon stream comprising 2-butene to an isomerization catalyst zone to isomerize the 2-butene to 1-butene, passing the 2-butene and 1-butene to a metathesis catalyst zone to cross-metathesize the 2-butene and 1-butene into a metathesis product stream comprising propylene and C4-C6 olefins, and cracking the metathesis product stream in a catalyst cracking zone to produce propylene. The isomerization catalyst zone comprises a silica-alumina catalyst with a ratio by weight of alumina to silica from 1:99 to 20:80. The metathesis catalyst comprises a mesoporous silica catalyst support impregnated with metal oxide. The catalyst cracking zone comprises a mordenite framework inverted (MFI) structured silica catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Faisal H. Alshafei, Munir D. Khokhar, Noor A. Sulais, Mohammed R. Alalouni, Sohel K. Shaikh
  • Publication number: 20200115299
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods of synthesizing a metathesis catalyst system, which include impregnating tungsten oxide on silica support in the presence of a precursor to produce a base catalyst; calcining the base catalyst; impregnating a metal oxide co-catalyst comprising a metal oxide onto the surface of the base catalyst to produce a doped catalyst; and calcining the doped catalyst to produce a metathesis catalyst system. Further embodiments of processes for the production of propylene, which include contacting a hydrocarbon feedstock comprising a mixture of 1-butene and 2-butene with embodiments of the metathesis catalyst system to produce, via metathesis conversion, a product stream comprising propylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicants: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Aramco Services Company
    Inventors: Munir D. Khokhar, Mohammed R. Alalouni, Noor A. Sulais, Brian Hanna, Sohel K. Shaikh
  • Publication number: 20200115298
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods of synthesizing a metathesis catalyst system, which include impregnating tungsten oxide on silica support in the presence of a precursor to produce a base catalyst; calcining the base catalyst; dispersing a solid metal-based co-catalyst onto the surface of the base catalyst to produce a doped catalyst; and calcining the doped catalyst to produce a metathesis catalyst system. Further embodiments of processes for the production of propylene, which include contacting a hydrocarbon feedstock comprising a mixture of 1-butene and 2-butene with embodiments of the metathesis catalyst system to produce, via metathesis conversion, a product stream comprising propylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Munir D. Khokhar, Mohammed R. Alalouni, Noor A. Sulais, Brian Hanna, Sohel K. Shaikh
  • Publication number: 20200115300
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods of synthesizing a metathesis catalyst system, which include impregnating tungsten oxide on silica support in the presence of a precursor to produce a base catalyst; calcining the base catalyst; dispersing a solid metal-based co-catalyst onto the surface of the base catalyst to produce a doped catalyst; and calcining the doped catalyst to produce a metathesis catalyst system. Further embodiments of processes for the production of propylene, which include contacting a hydrocarbon feedstock comprising a mixture of 1-butene and 2-butene with embodiments of the metathesis catalyst system to produce, via metathesis conversion, a product stream comprising propylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicants: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Aramco Services Company
    Inventors: Munir D. Khokhar, Mohammed R. Alalouni, Noor A. Sulais, Brian Hanna, Sohel K. Shaikh
  • Patent number: 10550048
    Abstract: Embodiments of processes and multiple-stage catalyst systems for producing propylene comprising introducing a hydrocarbon stream comprising 2-butene to an isomerization catalyst zone to isomerize the 2-butene to 1-butene, passing the 2-butene and 1-butene to a metathesis catalyst zone to cross-metathesize the 2-butene and 1-butene into a metathesis product stream comprising propylene and C4-C6 olefins, and cracking the metathesis product stream in a catalyst cracking zone to produce propylene. The isomerization catalyst zone comprises a silica-alumina catalyst with a ratio by weight of alumina to silica from 1:99 to 20:80. The metathesis catalyst comprises a mesoporous silica catalyst support impregnated with metal oxide. The catalyst cracking zone comprises a mordenite framework inverted (MFI) structured silica catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Faisal H. Alshafei, Munir D. Khokhar, Noor A. Sulais, Mohammed R. Alalouni, Sohel K. Shaikh
  • Publication number: 20190241488
    Abstract: Processes and multiple-stage catalyst systems are disclosed for producing propylene from butene by at least partially metathesizing butene in a metathesizing reaction zone having a metathesis catalyst to form a metathesis reaction product and at least partially cracking the metathesis reaction product in a cracking reaction zone having a cracking catalyst to form a cracking reaction product that includes propylene. The metathesis catalyst may be a mesoporous silica-alumina catalyst support impregnated with metal oxide having a mesoporous silica-alumina catalyst support comprising from 5 weight percent to 50 weight percent alumina. The cracking catalyst may be a MFI structured silica-containing catalyst. The cracking reaction zone may be downstream of the metathesis reaction zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Munir D. Khokhar, Faisal H. Alshafei, Noor A. Sulais, Sohel K. Shaikh, Raed H. Abudawoud
  • Patent number: 10329225
    Abstract: Processes and multiple-stage catalyst systems are disclosed for producing propylene from butene by at least partially metathesizing butene in a metathesizing reaction zone having a metathesis catalyst to form a metathesis reaction product and at least partially cracking the metathesis reaction product in a cracking reaction zone having a cracking catalyst to form a cracking reaction product that includes propylene. The metathesis catalyst may be a mesoporous silica-alumina catalyst support impregnated with metal oxide having a mesoporous silica-alumina catalyst support comprising from 5 weight percent to 50 weight percent alumina. The cracking catalyst may be a MFI structured silica-containing catalyst. The cracking reaction zone may be downstream of the metathesis reaction zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Munir D. Khokhar, Faisal H. Alshafei, Noor A. Sulais, Sohel K. Shaikh, Raed H. Abudawoud
  • Publication number: 20180208524
    Abstract: Embodiments of processes and multiple-stage catalyst systems for producing propylene comprising introducing a hydrocarbon stream comprising 2-butene to an isomerization catalyst zone to isomerize the 2-butene to 1-butene, passing the 2-butene and 1-butene to a metathesis catalyst zone to cross-metathesize the 2-butene and 1-butene into a metathesis product stream comprising propylene and C4-C6 olefins, and cracking the metathesis product stream in a catalyst cracking zone to produce propylene. The isomerization catalyst zone comprises a silica-alumina catalyst with a ratio by weight of alumina to silica from 1:99 to 20:80. The metathesis catalyst comprises a mesoporous silica catalyst support impregnated with metal oxide. The catalyst cracking zone comprises a mordenite framework inverted (MFI) structured silica catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Faisal H. Alshafei, Munir D. Khokhar, Noor A. Sulais, Mohammed R. Alalouni, Sohel K. Shaikh
  • Publication number: 20180208527
    Abstract: Processes and multiple-stage catalyst systems are disclosed for producing propylene from butene by at least partially metathesizing butene in a metathesizing reaction zone having a metathesis catalyst to form a metathesis reaction product and at least partially cracking the metathesis reaction product in a cracking reaction zone having a cracking catalyst to form a cracking reaction product that includes propylene. The metathesis catalyst may be a mesoporous silica-alumina catalyst support impregnated with metal oxide having a mesoporous silica-alumina catalyst support comprising from 5 weight percent to 50 weight percent alumina. The cracking catalyst may be a MFI structured silica-containing catalyst. The cracking reaction zone may be downstream of the metathesis reaction zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Munir D. Khokhar, Faisal H. Alshafei, Noor A. Sulais, Sohel K. Shaikh, Raed H. Abudawoud