Patents by Inventor Shifang L. Luo

Shifang L. Luo 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: 10843980
    Abstract: Methods and a system for manufacturing a base stock from an ethanol stream are provided. An example method includes dehydrating an ethanol stream to form an impure ethylene stream, recovering an ethylene stream from the impure ethylene stream, and oligomerizing the ethylene stream to form a raw oligomer stream. A light olefinic stream is distilled from the raw oligomer stream and blended with the ethylene stream prior to the oligomerization. A heavy olefinic stream is distilled from the raw oligomer stream and hydro-processed to form a hydro-processed stream. The hydro-processed stream is distilled to form the base stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Guang Cao, Suzzy C. Ho, Matthew S. Ide, Shifang L. Luo, William R. Gunther
  • Patent number: 10815439
    Abstract: Systems and a method for manufacturing a base stock from a hydrocarbon stream are provided. An example method includes cracking the hydrocarbon stream to form a raw product stream, separating an ethylene stream from the raw product stream, and oligomerizing the ethylene stream to form a raw oligomer stream. A Light olefinic stream is distilled from the raw oligomer stream and oligomerized the light olefinic stream with the ethylene stream. A heavy olefinic stream is distilled from the raw oligomer stream. The heavy olefinic stream is to form a hydro-processed and distilled to form the base stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Suzzy C. Ho, Guang Cao, Matthew S. Ide, Shifang L. Luo, William R. Gunther, Jo Ann M. Canich
  • Publication number: 20200062674
    Abstract: Methods and a system for manufacturing a base stock from an ethanol stream are provided. An example method includes dehydrating an ethanol stream to form an impure ethylene stream, recovering an ethylene stream from the impure ethylene stream, and oligomerizing the ethylene stream to form a raw oligomer stream. A light olefinic stream is distilled from the raw oligomer stream and blended with the ethylene stream prior to the oligomerization. A heavy olefinic stream is distilled from the raw oligomer stream and hydro-processed to form a hydro-processed stream. The hydro-processed stream is distilled to form the base stock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Guang Cao, Suzzy C. Ho, Matthew S. Ide, Shifang L. Luo, William R. Gunther
  • Publication number: 20200063042
    Abstract: Methods are provided for using a molecular sieve catalyst for dewaxing formed using a synthesis mixture comprising a morphology modifier. The catalyst may be used, for example, for production of a lubricant base stock. For example, ZSM-48 crystals formed using the morphology modifier (and/or formulated catalysts made using such crystals) can have an increased activity and/or can provide an improved yield during catalytic dewaxing of lubricant base stocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Preeti Kamakoti, Scott J. Weigel, Stephen J. McCarthy, Shifang L. Luo, Sina Sartipi, Martine Dictus, Marc H. Anthonis, Helge Jaensch
  • Publication number: 20200063049
    Abstract: Systems and a method for manufacturing a base stock from a hydrocarbon stream are provided. An example method includes cracking the hydrocarbon stream to form a raw product stream, separating an ethylene stream from the raw product stream, and oligomerizing the ethylene stream to form a raw oligomer stream. A Light olefinic stream is distilled from the raw oligomer stream and oligomerized the light olefinic stream with the ethylene stream. A heavy olefinic stream is distilled from the raw oligomer stream. The heavy olefinic stream is to form a hydro-processed and distilled to form the base stock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Suzzy C. Ho, Guang Cao, Matthew S. Ide, Shifang L. Luo, William R. Gunther, Jo Ann M. Canich
  • 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: 10058854
    Abstract: Disclosed are a catalyst system 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Christine N. Elia, Shifang L. Luo, Hari Nair, Wenyih F. Lai, Robert G. Tinger
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180029025
    Abstract: Disclosed are a catalyst system 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Christine N. Elia, Shifang L. Luo, Hari Nair, Wenyih F. Lai, Robert G. Tinger
  • Patent number: 9802181
    Abstract: Disclosed are a catalyst system 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Christine N. Elia, Shifang L. Luo, Hari Nair, Wenyih F. Lai, Robert G. Tinger
  • Patent number: 9434661
    Abstract: The invention is directed to purification of an aromatic hydrocarbon stream including selective removal of phenol from a process stream comprising aromatic hydrocarbon mixtures, especially aromatic hydrocarbon mixtures that contain higher-than-equilibrium paraxylene, by contact with suitable adsorbents, to provide a product stream having lower concentration of phenol than said process stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: John Di-Yi Ou, Glenn A. Heeter, Shifang L. Luo, Indulis J. Eilands, Jeevan S. Abichandani, Allen S. Gawlik, Mark W. Nash, Terrance C. Osby, Robert G. Tinger
  • 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: 20160221897
    Abstract: A process for producing xylene comprises contacting a first feed comprising C9+ aromatic hydrocarbons and hydrogen with a first catalyst composition comprising a first molecular sieve having a Constraint Index of 3 to 12 and at least one hydrogenation component. The first catalyst composition dealkylates at least part of the C9+ aromatic hydrocarbons containing C2+ alkyl groups and to saturate the resulting C2+ olefins to produce a second feed. The second feed is then contacted with a second catalyst composition under conditions effective to transalkylate at least part of the C9+ aromatic hydrocarbons in the second feed to produce a product comprising xylene. The second catalyst composition comprises a second molecular sieve having a Constraint Index less than 3 and a third molecular sieve having a Constraint Index of 3 to 12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Christine N. Elia, Wenyih F. Lai, Shifang L. Luo, Jeevan S. Abichandani, Robert G. Tinger, Gary D. Mohr, Xiaobo Zheng
  • Publication number: 20160221896
    Abstract: Disclosed are a catalyst system 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Christine N. Elia, Shifang L. Luo, Hari Nair, Wenyih F. Lai, Robert G. Tinger
  • 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: 9321029
    Abstract: The invention relates to removal of styrene from hydrocarbon mixtures, and more particularly, removal of styrene from hydrocarbon mixtures containing higher than equilibrium paraxylene concentrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn A. Heeter, John D. Ou, Allen S. Gawlik, Terrance C. Osby, Jeevan S. Abichandani, Robert G. Tinger, Indulis J. Eilands, Shifang L. Luo
  • Patent number: 9302971
    Abstract: This invention relates to the production of terephthalic acid by 1) cycloaddition of 2,5 substituted furan (such as 2,5-bis hydroxymethylfuran or 5-hydroxymethylfurfural) and ethylene, and 2) the subsequent oxidation of the dehydrated cycloaddition product to terephthalic acid. The invention relates more particularly to overall biobased pathways for making terephthalic acid from carbohydrates such as hexoses (e.g., glucose or fructose).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Guang Cao, James R. Lattner, Javier Guzman, Shifang L. Luo
  • Patent number: 9266794
    Abstract: The invention concerns a xylenes isomerization process for the production of equilibrium or near-equilibrium xylenes from a feedstream comprising phenol and/or styrene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: John Di-Yi Ou, Shifang L. Luo, Surbhi Jain
  • Publication number: 20160039727
    Abstract: The invention concerns a xylenes isomerization process for the production of equilibrium or near-equilibrium xylenes from a feedstream comprising phenol and/or styrene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: John Di-Yi Ou, Shifang L. Luo, Surbhi Jain
  • Publication number: 20150375195
    Abstract: The invention relates to removal of styrene from hydrocarbon mixtures, and more particularly, removal of styrene from hydrocarbon mixtures containing higher than equilibrium paraxylene concentrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Glenn A. Heeter, John D. Ou, Allen S. Gawlik, Terrance C. Osby, Jeevan S. Abichandani, Robert G. Tinger, Indulis J. Eilands, Shifang L. Luo