Patents by Inventor Ronald E. Brown

Ronald E. Brown 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: 20170109621
    Abstract: A protective casing for a machine readable tag configured to be mounted to a tombstone. The present invention includes a protective housing having one or more sidewalls, a top wall, and a back wall that define an interior volume. An image of a machine readable tag is displayed on an interior surface of the back wall. In some embodiments, a cover is pivotally affixed to the top wall via a hinge while in alternate embodiments the cover is non-pivotally affixed to the housing. In further embodiments, the protective casing is a block of transparent material having a machine readable tag embedded therein. The protective casing is designed to protect the machine readable tag from external elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Phoebe L. Brown, Ronald E. Brown
  • Patent number: 9358520
    Abstract: A method of hydrotreating liquefied biomass feedstock with diesel feedstock to produce alkanes is demonstrated that prevents damage to the reactor catalyst, reduces coke production, and converts nearly all of the polyols to alkanes. In order to mitigate the potential coking issue and to moderate the temperature of the catalyst bed while maintaining high conversion for sugar alcohol to hydrocarbon via a hydrotreating process, a diesel feedstock is fed over the reactor catalyst with multiple injections of polyol feedstock along the reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Jianhua Yao, Edward L. Sughrue, II, Ronald E. Brown
  • Patent number: 8936654
    Abstract: A biomass pyrolysis product is quenched by direct cooling with a cold quench fluid and initial product separation is performed based on boiling point and solubility in the quench fluid. A properly chosen quench fluid may act as a selective solvent, thus providing dilution of unstable precursors of pyrolytic lignin or other heavy by-products, and/or separation of certain undesirable pyrolysis oil components such as water and light acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Alexandru Platon, Ronald E. Brown, Daren E. Daugaard
  • Publication number: 20140322087
    Abstract: A method of hydrotreating liquefied biomass feedstock with diesel feedstock to produce alkanes is demonstrated that prevents damage to the reactor catalyst, reduces coke production, and converts nearly all of the polyols to alkanes. In order to mitigate the potential coking issue and to moderate the temperature of the catalyst bed while maintaining high conversion for sugar alcohol to hydrocarbon via a hydrotreating process, a diesel feedstock is fed over the reactor catalyst with multiple injections of polyol feedstock along the reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Jianhua YAO, Edward L. SUGHRUE, II, Ronald E. BROWN
  • Patent number: 8809605
    Abstract: Technologies to convert biomass to liquid hydrocarbon fuels are currently being developed to decrease our carbon footprint and increase use of renewable fuels. Since sugars/sugar derivatives from biomass have high oxygen content and low hydrogen content, coke becomes an issue during zeolite upgrading to liquid hydrocarbon fuels. A process was designed to reduce the coke by co-feeding sugars/sugar derivatives with a saturated recycle stream containing hydrogenated products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Yun Bao, Edward L. Sughrue, II, Jianhua Yao, TiePan Shi, Kristi A. Fjare, Lisa L. Myers, Ronald E. Brown
  • Patent number: 8809604
    Abstract: A method of hydrotreating liquefied biomass feedstock with diesel feedstock to produce alkanes is demonstrated that prevents damage to the reactor catalyst, reduces coke production, and converts nearly all of the polyols to alkanes. In order to mitigate the potential coking issue and to moderate the temperature of the catalyst bed while maintaining high conversion for sugar alcohol to hydrocarbon via a hydrotreating process, a diesel feedstock is fed over the reactor catalyst with multiple injections of polyol feedstock along the reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Jianhua Yao, Edward L. Sughrue, II, Ronald E. Brown
  • Patent number: 8685151
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to contaminant removal from gas streams. In certain embodiments, the present disclosure relates to a process for removing one or more contaminants from a gas stream via contact with a regenerable sorbent at high temperature and pressure, utilizing a unique arrangement of reactors operating in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Lummus Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald E. Brown, Daniel T. Fernald
  • Publication number: 20130312611
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to contaminant removal from gas streams. In certain embodiments, the present disclosure relates to a process for removing one or more contaminants from a gas stream via contact with a regenerable sorbent at high temperature and pressure, utilizing a unique arrangement of reactors operating in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Lummus Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald E. Brown, Daniel T. Fernald
  • Patent number: 8500851
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to contaminant removal from gas streams. In certain embodiments, the present disclosure relates to a process for removing one or more contaminants from a gas stream via contact with a regenerable sorbent at high temperature and pressure, utilizing a unique arrangement of reactors operating in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Ronald E. Brown, Daniel T. Fernald
  • Publication number: 20130144091
    Abstract: A single pass direct conversion of biomass derived oxygenates to longer chain hydrocarbons is described. The longer chain hydrocarbons include higher naphthene content which is quite useful in the distillate range fuels or more particularly, the jet and diesel range fuels. Naphthenes help the biomass derived hydrocarbons meet product specifications for jet and diesel while really helping cold flow properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Sourabh S. Pansare, Brian C. Dunn, Edgar Lotero, Alexandru Platon, Leendert Arie Gerritsen, Stephen Marshall, Kristi A. Fjare, Ronald E. Brown
  • Publication number: 20130144094
    Abstract: A single pass direct conversion of biomass derived oxygenates to longer chain hydrocarbons is described. The longer chain hydrocarbons include higher naphthene content which is quite useful in the distillate range fuels or more particularly, the jet and diesel range fuels. Naphthenes help the biomass derived hydrocarbons meet product specifications for jet and diesel while really helping cold flow properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Sourabh S. Pansare, Brian C. Dunn, Edgar Lotero, Alexandru Platon, Leendert Arie Gerritsen, Stephen Marshall, Kristi A. Fjare, Ronald E. Brown
  • Publication number: 20130144090
    Abstract: A single pass direct conversion of biomass derived oxygenates to longer chain hydrocarbons is described. The longer chain hydrocarbons include higher naphthene content which is quite useful in the distillate range fuels or more particularly, the jet and diesel range fuels. Naphthenes help the biomass derived hydrocarbons meet product specifications for jet and diesel while really helping cold flow properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Sourabh S. Pansare, Brian C. Dunn, Edgar Lotero, Alexandru Platon, Leendert Arie Gerritsen, Stephen Marshall, Kristi A. Fjare, Ronald E. Brown
  • Publication number: 20130144098
    Abstract: A single pass direct conversion of biomass derived oxygenates to longer chain hydrocarbons is described. The longer chain hydrocarbons include higher naphthene content which is quite useful in the distillate range fuels or more particularly, the jet and diesel range fuels. Naphthenes help the biomass derived hydrocarbons meet product specifications for jet and diesel while really helping cold flow properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY
    Inventors: Sourabh S. Pansare, Brian C. Dunn, Edgar Lotero, Alexandru Platon, Leendert Arie Gerritsen, Stephen Marshall, Kristi A. Fjare, Ronald E. Brown
  • Publication number: 20120167452
    Abstract: A biomass pyrolysis product is quenched by direct cooling with a cold quench fluid and initial product separation is performed based on boiling point and solubility in the quench fluid. A properly chosen quench fluid may act as a selective solvent, thus providing dilution of unstable precursors of pyrolytic lignin or other heavy by-products, and/or separation of certain undesirable pyrolysis oil components such as water and light acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY
    Inventors: Alexandru PLATON, Ronald E. BROWN, Daren E. DAUGAARD
  • Publication number: 20110263916
    Abstract: Technologies to convert biomass to liquid hydrocarbon fuels are currently being developed to decrease our carbon footprint and increase use of renewable fuels. Since sugars/sugar derivatives from biomass have high oxygen content and low hydrogen content, coke becomes an issue during zeolite upgrading to liquid hydrocarbon fuels. A process was designed to reduce the coke by co-feeding sugars/sugar derivatives with a saturated recycle stream containing hydrogenated products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY
    Inventors: Yun BAO, Edward L. SUGHRUE, II, Jianhua YAO, TiePan SHI, Kristi A. FJARE, Lisa L. MYERS, Ronald E. BROWN
  • Publication number: 20110087060
    Abstract: A method of hydrotreating liquefied biomass feedstock with diesel feedstock to produce alkanes is demonstrated that prevents damage to the reactor catalyst, reduces coke production, and converts nearly all of the polyols to alkanes. In order to mitigate the potential coking issue and to moderate the temperature of the catalyst bed while maintaining high conversion for sugar alcohol to hydrocarbon via a hydrotreating process, a diesel feedstock is fed over the reactor catalyst with multiple injections of polyol feedstock along the reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY
    Inventors: Jianhua Yao, Edward L. Sughrue, II, Ronald E. Brown
  • Publication number: 20100115839
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to contaminant removal from gas streams. In certain embodiments, the present disclosure relates to a process for removing one or more contaminants from a gas stream via contact with a regenerable sorbent at high temperature and pressure, utilizing a unique arrangement of reactors operating in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY
    Inventors: Ronald E. BROWN, Daniel T. Fernald
  • Patent number: 6802959
    Abstract: A process for separating olefins from sulfur-containing hydrocarbons contained in a hydrocarbon feedstock is disclosed and includes contacting the hydrocarbon feedstock with N-hydroxyethyl pyrollidone in a contacting zone, removing at least one olefin overhead from the contacting zone, and removing at least a portion of the sulfur-containing hydrocarbons off the bottom of the contacting zone along with the N-hydroxyethyl pyrollidone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: ConocoPhillips Company
    Inventor: Ronald E. Brown
  • Patent number: 6649555
    Abstract: A deactivated sorbent composition is reactivated by contacting the deactivated sorbent with a reducing stream under activation conditions sufficient to reduce the amount of sulfates associated with the sorbent composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: ConocoPhillips Company
    Inventors: Glenn W. Dodwell, Ronald E. Brown, Robert W. Morton, Jason J. Gislason
  • Patent number: 6635795
    Abstract: While contacting under regeneration conditions an oxygen-containing stream with a sorbent comprising a promoter metal and zinc sulfide which has been sulfurized by contact with sulfur-containing hydrocarbons such as cracked-gasolines and diesel fuel, the oxygen partial pressure is controlled in a range of 0.5 to 2.0 psig to minimize sulfation of the sorbent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: ConocoPhillips Company
    Inventors: Jason J. Gislason, Ronald E. Brown, Robert W. Morton, Glenn W. Dodwell