Patents by Inventor Shifang Luo

Shifang 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).

  • Publication number: 20220145189
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for processing a bio-derived feedstock in a commercial scale reactor to form renewable distillate boiling range fractions while managing the heat release. The management of the heat release is achieved in part by introducing 1.0 vol % or more of CO into at least a portion of the reaction environment for hydroprocessing of the bio-derived feedstock. The 1.0 vol % or more of CO can selectively reduce the activity of hydrotreating catalyst for olefin saturation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Xiaochun Xu, Shifang Luo, Samuel J. Cady, Michael H. Ring
  • Patent number: 11299684
    Abstract: Marine diesel fuel/fuel blending component compositions and fuel oil/fuel blending component compositions are provided that are derived from crude oils having high naphthenes to aromatics volume and/or weight ratios and a low sulfur content. In addition to having a high naphthenes to aromatics ratio, a low sulfur content, and a low but substantial content of aromatics, such fuels and/or fuel blending components can have a reduced or minimized carbon intensity relative to fuels derived from conventional sources. The unexpected ratio of naphthenes to aromatics contributes to the fuels and/or fuel blending components further having additional unexpected properties, including low density, low kinematic viscosity, and/or high energy density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Kenneth C. H. Kar, Sheryl B. Rubin-Pitel, Lisa M. Guay, Timothy J. Anderson, Shifang Luo, Marcia E. Dierolf
  • Publication number: 20220025282
    Abstract: Methods of refining a whole crude oil stream. The methods involve first processing the crude either through a hydrotreating reactor comprising a dewaxing reactor bed or a flash evaporation separator. The treated streams are then further processed through a demetalization reactor bed, a hydroprocessing reactor bed, or both. The stream can then be still further processed via additional hydrotreating, distillation, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Xiaochun Xu, Xinrui Yu, Shifang Luo, Randolph J. Smiley, Joseph E. Gatt
  • Patent number: 11225611
    Abstract: Disclose is an online analyzer to monitor conversion of a biofeedstock in a first hydrotreating stage to avoid catalyst poisoning in a subsequent stage. An example method of processing a biofeedstock may comprise hydrotreating the biofeedstock by reaction with hydrogen to form a hydrotreated biofeedstock. The method may further comprise monitoring conversion of the biofeedstock in the hydrotreating with an online analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Chengrong Wang, Anding Zhang, Xiaochun Xu, Samuel J. Cady, Shifang Luo, Michael H. Ring, Maria Vanessa C. Aguinaldo, John Della Mora, Kegun L. Ream
  • Publication number: 20220010219
    Abstract: Disclose is an online analyzer to monitor conversion of a biofeedstock in a first hydrotreating stage to avoid catalyst poisoning in a subsequent stage. An example method of processing a biofeedstock may comprise hydrotreating the biofeedstock by reaction with hydrogen to form a hydrotreated biofeedstock. The method may further comprise monitoring conversion of the biofeedstock in the hydrotreating with an online analyzer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Chengrong Wang, Anding Zhang, Xiaochun Xu, Samuel J. Cady, Shifang Luo, Michael H. Ring, Maria Vanessa C. Aguinaldo, John Della Mora, Kegun L. Ream
  • Publication number: 20210363448
    Abstract: Kerosene boiling range or jet fuel boiling range compositions are provided that are formed from crude oils with unexpected combinations of high naphthenes to aromatics weight and/or volume ratio and a low sulfur content. The resulting kerosene boiling range fractions can have an unexpected combination of a high naphthenes to aromatics weight ratio, a low but substantial aromatics content, and a low sulfur content. Such fractions can potentially be used as fuel after a reduced or minimized amount of additional refinery processing. By reducing, minimizing, or avoiding the amount of refinery processing needed to meet fuel and/or fuel blending product specifications, the fractions derived from the high naphthenes to aromatics ratio and low sulfur crudes can provide fuels and/or fuel blending products having a reduced or minimized carbon intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel E. Kadlecek, Randolph J. Smiley, Gregory K. Lilik, Mike T. Noorman, Shifang Luo, Ian J. Laurenzi, Poturovic Jasmina
  • Publication number: 20210363440
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to new processes to produce high paraffinic diesel from crude oil, such as tight oil from the Permian basin. This disclosure also relates to high paraffinic diesel compositions and high paraffinic diesel blends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Xinrui Yu, Shifang Luo, Xiaochun Xu, Randolph J. Smiley
  • Publication number: 20210363450
    Abstract: Naphtha boiling range compositions are provided that are formed from crude oils with unexpected combinations of high naphthenes to aromatics weight and/or volume ratio and a low sulfur content. The resulting naphtha boiling range fractions can have a high naphthenes to aromatics weight ratio, a low but substantial content of aromatics, and a low sulfur content. In some aspects, the fractions can be used as fuels and/or fuel blending products after fractionation with minimal further refinery processing. In other aspects, the amount of additional refinery processing, such as hydrotreatment, catalytic reforming and/or isomerization, can be reduced or minimized. By reducing, minimizing, or avoiding the amount of hydroprocessing needed to meet fuel and/or fuel blending product specifications, the fractions derived from the high naphthenes to aromatics ratio and low sulfur crudes can provide fuels and/or fuel blending products having a reduced or minimized carbon intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew H. Lindner, Scott K. Berkhous, Mike T. Noorman, Gregory K. Lilik, Shifang Luo, Ian J. Laurenzi, Jasmina Poturovic
  • Publication number: 20210363444
    Abstract: Hydroprocessed residual fuel and/or fuel blending components are provided that have a sulfur and nitrogen level comparable to liquefied natural gas (LNG). Because of the low starting level of sulfur and/or nitrogen, the severity of the hydroprocessing that is needed for the crude oil or bottoms fraction in order to remove sulfur to a level that is comparable to LNG is reduced or minimized. This can allow the resulting marine residual fuels to have low carbon intensity, low SOx and NOx emission and high energy density. Since the hydroprocessed fractions correspond to a fuel oil product, the resulting marine fuel can be used in existing fleets, and can be distributed in existing bunkering systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Kenneth C.H. Kar, Sheryl B. Rubin-Pitel, Shifang Luo, Randolph J. Smiley, Lisa M. Guay
  • Publication number: 20210363439
    Abstract: Method of refining whole crude oil or a wide cut crude oil, the methods comprising a combination of a hydrotreating reactor, a distillation tower, and an optional flash evaporation separator. The methods can also include light ends processing, fluid catalytic cracking, reforming, hydrocracking, and demetalization. In some methods a whole crude oil is first processed through a flash evaporation separator to create a wide cut crude oil and in other methods, the flash evaporation separator is not used as the whole crude oil is first treated in a hydrotreater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Xiaochun Xu, Xinrui Yu, Shifang Luo, Randolph J. Smiley, Hyung S. Woo
  • Publication number: 20210363447
    Abstract: Marine diesel fuel/fuel blending component compositions and fuel oil/fuel blending component compositions are provided that are derived from crude oils having high naphthenes to aromatics volume and/or weight ratios and a low sulfur content. In addition to having a high naphthenes to aromatics ratio, a low sulfur content, and a low but substantial content of aromatics, such fuels and/or fuel blending components can have a reduced or minimized carbon intensity relative to fuels derived from conventional sources. The unexpected ratio of naphthenes to aromatics contributes to the fuels and/or fuel blending components further having additional unexpected properties, including low density, low kinematic viscosity, and/or high energy density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Kenneth C.H. Kar, Sheryl B. Rubin-Pitel, Lisa M. Guay, Timothy J. Anderson, Shifang Luo, Marcia E. Dierolf
  • Publication number: 20210363449
    Abstract: Distillate boiling range and/or diesel boiling range compositions are provided that are formed from crude oils with unexpected combinations of high naphthenes to aromatics weight and/or volume ratio and a low sulfur content. This unexpected combination of properties is characteristic of crude oils that can be fractionated to form distillate/diesel boiling range compositions that can be used as fuels/fuel blending products with reduced or minimized processing. The resulting distillate boiling range fractions and/or diesel boiling range fractions can have an unexpected combination of a high naphthenes to aromatics weight and/or volume ratio, a low but substantial aromatics content, and a low sulfur content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Sheryl B. Rubin-Pitel, Timothy J. Anderson, Kenneth C.H. Kar, Marcia E. Dierolf, Shifang Luo, Ian J. Laurenzi, Xinrui Yu, Yi Xu
  • Patent number: 11118120
    Abstract: A method of upgrading refining streams with high polynucleararomatic hydrocarbon (PNA) concentrations can include: hydrocracking a PNA feed in the presence of a catalyst and hydrogen at 380° C. to 430° C., 2500 psig or greater, and 0.1 hr?1 to 5 hr?1 liquid hourly space velocity (LSHV), wherein the weight ratio of PNA feed to hydrogen is 30:1 to 10:1, wherein the PNA feed comprises 25 wt % or less of hydrocarbons having a boiling point of 700° F. (371° C.) or less and having an aromatic content of 50 wt % or greater to form a product comprising 50 wt % or greater of the hydrocarbons having a boiling point of 700° F. (371° C.) or less and having an aromatic content of 20 wt % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Stephen H. Brown, Samia Ilias, Randolph J. Smiley, Richard Demmin, Shifang Luo, Brenda A. Raich, Aldrin G. Cuevas, Keith Wilson, Jesse R. McManus, Lei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10899983
    Abstract: Marine diesel fuel/fuel blending component compositions and fuel oil/fuel blending component compositions are provided that are derived from crude oils having high naphthenes to aromatics volume and/or weight ratios and a low sulfur content. In addition to having a high naphthenes to aromatics ratio, a low sulfur content, and a low but substantial content of aromatics, such fuels and/or fuel blending components can have a reduced or minimized carbon intensity relative to fuels derived from conventional sources. The unexpected ratio of naphthenes to aromatics contributes to the fuels and/or fuel blending components further having additional unexpected properties, including low density, low kinematic viscosity, and/or high energy density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Kenneth C. H. Kar, Sheryl B. Rubin-Pitel, Lisa M. Guay, Timothy J. Anderson, Shifang Luo, Marcia E. Dierolf
  • Patent number: 10889769
    Abstract: A systems and method for manufacturing a base stock from an ethanol stream are described herein. An example method includes dehydrating an ethanol stream to form an impure ethylene mixture, recovering an ethylene stream from the impure ethylene mixture, and oligomerizing the ethylene stream to form a raw oligomer stream. A heavy olefinic stream is distilled from the raw oligomer stream. The heavy olefinic stream is hydro-processed to form a hydro-processed stream, and the hydro-processed stream is distilled to form the base stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Guang Cao, Suzzy C. Ho, Matthew S. Ide, Shifang Luo, William R. Gunther
  • Patent number: 10858599
    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 hydrocarbon stream, separating an ethylene stream from the raw hydrocarbon stream and oligomerizing the ethylene stream to form a raw oligomer stream. A light olefinic stream is distilled from the raw oligomer stream and linear alpha olefins are recovered from the light olefinic stream. A heavy olefinic stream is distilled from the raw oligomer stream. The heavy olefinic stream is 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: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Suzzy C. Ho, Guang Cao, Matthew S. Ide, Shifang Luo, William R. Gunther, Jo Ann M. Canich
  • Publication number: 20200199464
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for producing naphthenic compositions corresponding to various types of products, such as naphthenic base oil, specialty industrial oils, and/or hydrocarbon fluids. The methods of producing the naphthenic compositions can include exposing a heavy fraction from a fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) process, such as a FCC bottoms fraction (i.e., a catalytic slurry oil), to hydroprocessing conditions corresponding to hydrotreating and/or aromatic saturation conditions. Naphthenic compositions formed from processing of FCC fractions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Shifang Luo, Lei Zhang, Samia Ilias, Richard A. Demmin, Mark A. Deimund, Stephen H. Brown, Randolph J. Smiley, Larry E. Hoch, Daniel Bien, Shiwen Li
  • Publication number: 20200181509
    Abstract: A method of upgrading refining streams with high polynucleararomatic hydrocarbon (PNA) concentrations can include: hydrocracking a PNA feed in the presence of a catalyst and hydrogen at 380° C. to 430° C., 2500 psig or greater, and 0.1 hr?1 to 5 hr?1 liquid hourly space velocity (LSHV), wherein the weight ratio of PNA feed to hydrogen is 30:1 to 10:1, wherein the PNA feed comprises 25 wt % or less of hydrocarbons having a boiling point of 700° F. (371° C.) or less and having an aromatic content of 50 wt % or greater to form a product comprising 50 wt % or greater of the hydrocarbons having a boiling point of 700° F. (371° C.) or less and having an aromatic content of 20 wt % or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen H. Brown, Samia Ilias, Randolph J. Smiley, Richard Demmin, Shifang Luo, Brenda A. Raich, Aldrin G. Cuevas, Keith Wilson, Jesse R. McManus, Lei Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200063044
    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 hydrocarbon stream, separating an ethylene stream from the raw hydrocarbon stream and oligomerizing the ethylene stream to form a raw oligomer stream. A light olefinic stream is distilled from the raw oligomer stream and linear alpha olefins are recovered from the light olefinic stream. A heavy olefinic stream is distilled from the raw oligomer stream. The heavy olefinic stream is 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: Suzzy C. Ho, Guang Cao, Matthew S. Ide, Shifang Luo, William R. Gunther, Jo Ann M. Canich
  • Publication number: 20200063041
    Abstract: A systems and method for manufacturing a base stock from an ethanol stream are described herein. An example method includes dehydrating an ethanol stream to form an impure ethylene mixture, recovering an ethylene stream from the impure ethylene mixture, and oligomerizing the ethylene stream to form a raw oligomer stream. A heavy olefinic stream is distilled from the raw oligomer stream. The heavy olefinic stream is hydro-processed to form a hydro-processed stream, and 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 Luo, William R. Gunther