Patents by Inventor Thomas Hubertus Maria HOUSMANS

Thomas Hubertus Maria HOUSMANS 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: 11192834
    Abstract: A process for producing a para-xylene product from a hydrocarbon feed includes: hydrocracking the hydrocarbon feed in the presence of a catalyst to obtain a hydrocracking product; separating the hydrocracking product to obtain a gas stream and a liquid stream, the liquid stream comprising benzene, toluene, xylene, C9+ hydrocarbon, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing; separating the liquid stream to obtain a toluene stream, wherein toluene is present in the toluene stream in an amount equal to or greater than 70 wt %, preferably equal to or greater than 80 wt %, more preferably equal to or greater than 95 wt %, based on the total weight of the toluene stream; and reacting the toluene stream with methanol to obtain the para-xylene product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventor: Thomas Hubertus Maria Housmans
  • Publication number: 20210323894
    Abstract: A process for producing a para-xylene product from a hydrocarbon feed includes: hydrocracking the hydrocarbon feed in the presence of a catalyst to obtain a hydrocracking product; separating the hydrocracking product to obtain a gas stream and a liquid stream, the liquid stream comprising benzene, toluene, xylene, C9+ hydrocarbon, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing; separating the liquid stream to obtain a toluene stream, wherein toluene is present in the toluene stream in an amount equal to or greater than 70 wt %, preferably equal to or greater than 80 wt %, more preferably equal to or greater than 95 wt %, based on the total weight of the toluene stream; and reacting the toluene stream with methanol to obtain the para-xylene product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas Hubertus Maria Housmans
  • Patent number: 11072750
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for upgrading refinery heavy residues to petrochemicals, comprising the following steps of: (a) separating a hydrocarbon feedstock in a distillation unit into a to overhead stream and a bottom stream (b) feeding said bottom stream to a hydrocracking reaction area (c) separating reaction products, which are generated from said reaction area of step (b) into a stream rich in mono-aromatics and in a stream rich in poly-aromatics (d) feeding said stream rich in mono-aromatics to a gasoline hydrocracker (GHC) unit, (e) feeding said stream rich in poly-aromatics to a ring opening reaction area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignees: SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION, SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Hubertus Maria Housmans, Arno Johannes Maria Oprins
  • Patent number: 11046900
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for upgrading refinery heavy residues to petrochemicals, comprising the following steps of: (a) separating a hydrocarbon feedstock in a distillation unit into a to overhead stream and a bottom stream (b) feeding said bottom stream to a hydrocracking reaction area (c) separating reaction products, which are generated from said reaction area of step (b) into a stream rich in mono-aromatics and in a stream rich in poly-aromatics (d) feeding said stream rich in mono-aromatics to a gasoline hydrocracker (GHC) unit, (e) feeding said stream rich in poly-aromatics to a ring opening reaction area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignees: SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION, SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Hubertus Maria Housmans, Arno Johannes Maria Oprins
  • Patent number: 10899978
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for converting a high-boiling hydrocarbon feedstock into lighter boiling hydrocarbon products, said lighter boiling hydrocarbon products being suitable as a feedstock for petrochemicals processes, said converting process comprising the following steps of: feeding a hydrocarbon feedstock having a boiling point of >350 deg Celsius to a cascade of hydrocracking unit(s), feeding the bottom stream of a hydrocracking unit as a feedstock for a subsequent hydrocracking unit, wherein the process conditions in each hydrocracking unit(s) are different from each other, in which the hydrocracking conditions from the first to the subsequent hydrocracking unit(s) increase from least severe to most severe, and processing the lighter boiling hydrocarbon products from each hydrocracking unit(s) as a feedstock for one or more petrochemicals processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION, SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Andrew Mark Ward, Ravichander Narayanaswamy, Vijayanand Rajagopalan, Lakshmikant Suryakant Powale, Thomas Hubertus Maria Housmans, Arno Johannes Maria Oprins, William Jay Turner
  • Patent number: 10822558
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for cracking a hydrocarbon feedstock in a steam cracker unit, comprising the following steps of: feeding a liquid hydrocarbon feedstock to a hydrocracking unit, separating the stream thus hydrocracked in said hydrocracking unit into a high content aromatics stream and a gaseous stream comprising C2-C4 paraffins, hydrogen and methane, separating C2-C4 paraffins from said gaseous stream, feeding said C2-C4 paraffins thus separated to the furnace section of a steam cracker unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION, SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Andrew Mark Ward, Thomas Hubertus Maria Housmans, Arno Johannes Maria Oprins
  • Publication number: 20200017779
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for cracking a hydrocarbon feedstock in a steam cracker unit, comprising the following steps of: feeding a liquid hydrocarbon feedstock to a hydrocracking unit, separating the stream thus hydrocracked in said hydrocracking unit into a high content aromatics stream and a gaseous stream comprising C2-C4 paraffins, hydrogen and methane, separating C2-C4 paraffins from said gaseous stream, feeding said C2-C4 paraffins thus separated to the furnace section of a steam cracker unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Mark WARD, Thomas Hubertus Maria HOUSMANS, Arno Johannes Maria OPRINS
  • Patent number: 10526553
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for cracking a hydrocarbon feedstock in a steam cracker unit, comprising the following steps of: feeding a liquid hydrocarbon feedstock to a hydrocracking unit, separating the stream thus hydrocracked in said hydrocracking unit into a high content aromatics stream and a gaseous stream comprising C2-C4 paraffins, hydrogen and methane, separating C2-C4 paraffins from said gaseous stream, feeding said C2-C4 paraffins thus separated to the furnace section of a steam cracker unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION, SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Andrew Mark Ward, Thomas Hubertus Maria Housmans, Arno Johannes Maria Oprins
  • Patent number: 10479948
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of light olefins and aromatics from a hydrocarbon feedstock, comprising the following steps of: (a) feeding a hydrocarbon feedstock into a FCC unit (b) separating reaction products, which are generated from the FCC reaction, into a bottom stream, and middle stream and a top stream; (c) feeding the middle stream from (b) to a gasoline hydrocracker (GHC) unit, (d) separating reaction products of said GHC of step (c) into an overhead gas stream comprising hydrogen, methane and C2-C4 paraffins, and a bottom stream comprising aromatic hydrocarbon compounds, (e) feeding the overhead stream from the gasoline hydrocracker (GHC) unit into a steam cracker unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION, SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Andrew Mark Ward, Arno Johannes Maria Oprins, Thomas Hubertus Maria Housmans
  • Publication number: 20190322952
    Abstract: The present invention relates to process for cracking a hydrocarbon feedstock in a steam cracker unit, comprising the following steps of: feeding a hydrocarbon feedstock to a first hydrocracking unit, feeding the hydrocarbon feedstock thus cracked to a separation unit for obtaining a stream high in paraffins and naphtenes, a stream high in heavy aromatics and a stream high in mono-aromatics feeding the stream high in paraffins and naphtenes to a second hydrocracking unit, wherein the process conditions in the first hydrocracking unit differ from the process conditions in the second hydrocracking unit, separating the stream thus hydrocracked in the second hydrocracking unit in a high content aromatics stream and gaseous stream comprising C2-C4 paraffins, hydrogen and methane, feeding the gaseous stream to a steam cracker unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Mark WARD, Arno Johannes Maria OPRINS, Thomas Hubertus Maria HOUSMANS, Ravichander NARAYANASWAMY, Vijayanand RAJAGOPALAN, Lakshmikant Suryakant POWALE
  • Publication number: 20190062655
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for upgrading refinery heavy residues to petrochemicals, comprising the following steps of: (a) separating a hydrocarbon feedstock in a distillation unit into a to overhead stream and a bottom stream (b) feeding said bottom stream to a hydrocracking reaction area (c) separating reaction products, which are generated from said reaction area of step (b) into a stream rich in mono-aromatics and in a stream rich in poly-aromatics (d) feeding said stream rich in mono-aromatics to a gasoline hydrocracker (GHC) unit, (e) feeding said stream rich in poly-aromatics to a ring opening reaction area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Hubertus Maria Housmans, Arno Johannes Maria Oprins
  • Patent number: 10125329
    Abstract: A process for preparing a feedstock for a hydroprocessing unit, the feedstock based on crude oil containing asphaltenes and the process including mixing crude oil with a predetermined solvent in a ratio such that no aggregation of asphaltenes in the mixture takes place, and feeding the combined mixture to one or more hydroprocessing units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignees: SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION, SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Arno Johannes Maria Oprins, Thomas Hubertus Maria Housmans, Vijayanand Rajagopalan, Ravichander Narayanaswamy
  • Patent number: 9856425
    Abstract: The present invention relates to method of producing aromatics and light olefins from a hydrocarbon feedstock comprising the steps of: (a) subjecting the hydrocarbon feedstock to a solvent extraction process in a solvent extraction unit; (b) separating from the solvent extracted hydrocarbon feedstock obtained in step (a) a raffinate fraction comprising paraffins and a fraction comprising aromatics and naphtenes; (c) converting said fraction comprising aromatics and naphtenes in a hydrocracking unit and separating into a high content aromatics fraction and a stream high in light paraffins; (d) converting said raffinate fraction in a steam cracking unit into light olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignees: Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Sabic Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Andrew Mark Ward, Thomas Hubertus Maria Housmans, Arno Johannes Maria Oprins
  • Publication number: 20170320794
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a process for producing benzene and LPG comprising the steps of: (a) reacting a source feed stream comprising monoaromatic compounds of formula (I), wherein R1-R5 are the same or different and are chosen from hydrogen or a linear alkyl group of 1-10 carbon atoms, and methanol in an alkylation reactor comprising a basic catalyst to obtain an alkylation product stream and subsequently (b) contacting the alkylation product stream in the presence of hydrogen in a hydrocracking reactor with a hydrocracking catalyst comprising 0.01-1 wt-% hydrogenation metal in relation to the total catalyst weight and a zeolite having a pore size of 5-8 ? and a silica (SiO2) to alumina (Al2O3) molar ratio of 5-200 to produce a hydrocracking product stream comprising benzene and LPG under process conditions including a temperature of 425-580° C., a pressure of 300-5000 kPa gauge and a Weight Hourly Space Velocity of 0.1-15 h?1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas Hubertus Maria Housmans
  • Publication number: 20170152447
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a process for producing BTX and LPG, comprising: a) contacting a feed stream comprising C5-C12 hydrocarbons in the presence of hydrogen with a hydrocracking catalyst in a hydrocracking reactor to produce a hydrocracking product stream comprising hydrogen, methane, LPG and BTX, b) separating the hydrocracking product stream into a first gas stream and a first liquid stream, c) separating the first gas stream to obtain a second gas stream comprising hydrogen and methane and a second liquid stream comprising LPG and BTX, wherein the separation is performed such that the second liquid stream is substantially free of hydrogen and methane, d) separating the second liquid stream into a third gas stream comprising LPG and a third liquid stream comprising BTX, wherein step (c) involves adding a part of the third liquid stream to the first gas stream to absorb the LPG in the first gas stream to obtain the second liquid stream or adding a part of the third liquid stream to a gas stream sep c
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas Hubertus Maria Housmans, Steve Turner
  • Publication number: 20170015916
    Abstract: A process for preparing a feedstock for a hydroprocessing unit, the feedstock based on crude oil containing asphaltenes and the process including mixing crude oil with a predetermined solvent in a ratio such that no aggregation of asphaltenes in the mixture takes place, and feeding the combined mixture to one or more hydroprocessing units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Arno Johannes Maria Oprins, Thomas Hubertus Maria Housmans, Vijayanand Rajagopalan, Ravichander Narayanaswamy
  • Publication number: 20160369190
    Abstract: The present invention relates to method of producing aromatics and light olefms from a hydrocarbon feedstock comprising the steps of: (a) subjecting the hydrocarbon feedstock to a solvent extraction process in a solvent extraction unit; (b) separating from the solvent extracted hydrocarbon feedstock obtained in step (a) a raffinate fraction comprising paraffms and a fraction comprising aromatics and naphtenes; (c) converting said fraction comprising aromatics and naphtenes in a hydrocracking unit and separating into a high content aromatics fraction and a stream high in light paraffins; (d) converting said raffinate fraction in a steam cracking unit into light olefins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew Mark Ward, Thomas Hubertus Maria Housmans, Arno Johannes Maria Oprins
  • Publication number: 20160369188
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for upgrading refinery heavy residues to petrochemicals, comprising the following steps of: (a) separating a hydrocarbon feedstock in a distillation unit into a to overhead stream and a bottom stream (b) feeding said bottom stream to a hydrocracking reaction area (c) separating reaction products, which are generated from said reaction area of step (b) into a stream rich in mono-aromatics and in a stream rich in poly-aromatics (d) feeding said stream rich in mono-aromatics to a gasoline hydrocracker (GHC) unit, (e) feeding said stream rich in poly-aromatics to a ring opening reaction area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas Hubertus Maria Housmans, Arno Johannes Maria Oprins
  • Publication number: 20160369185
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for converting a high-boiling hydrocarbon feedstock into lighter boiling hydrocarbon products, said lighter boiling hydrocarbon products being suitable as a feedstock for petrochemicals processes, said converting process comprising the following steps of: feeding a hydrocarbon feedstock having a boiling point of >350 deg Celsius to a cascade of hydrocracking unit(s), feeding the bottom stream of a hydrocracking unit as a feedstock for a subsequent hydrocracking unit, wherein the process conditions in each hydrocracking unit(s) are different from each other, in which the hydrocracking conditions from the first to the subsequent hydrocracking unit(s) increase from least severe to most severe, and processing the lighter boiling hydrocarbon products from each hydrocracking unit(s) as a feedstock for one or more petrochemicals processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew Mark Ward, Ravichander Narayanaswamy, Vijayanand Rajagopalan, Lakshmikant Suryakant Powale, Thomas Hubertus Maria Housmans, Amo Johannes Maria Oprins, William Jay Tumer
  • Publication number: 20160369189
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of light olefins and aromatics from a hydrocarbon feedstock, comprising the following steps of: (a) feeding a hydrocarbon feedstock into a FCC unit (b) separating reaction products, which are generated from the FCC reaction, into a bottom stream, and middle stream and a top stream; (c) feeding the middle stream from (b) to a gasoline hydrocracker (GHC) unit, (d) separating reaction products of said GHC of step (c) into an overhead gas stream comprising hydrogen, methane and C2-C4 paraffins, and a bottom stream comprising aromatic hydrocarbon compounds, (e) feeding the overhead stream from the gasoline hydrocracker (GHC) unit into a steam cracker unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew Mark Ward, Arno Johannes Maria Oprins, Thomas Hubertus Maria Housmans