Patents by Inventor Vincent Coupard

Vincent Coupard 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: 20210101850
    Abstract: Process for preparing a catalyst composition containing a modified crystalline aluminosilicate and a binder, wherein the catalyst composition comprises from 5 to 95% by weight of crystalline aluminosilicate as based on the total weight of the catalyst composition, the process being remarkable in that it comprises a step of steaming said crystalline aluminosilicate: at a temperature ranging from 100° C. to 380° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Nikolai Nesterenko, Colin Dupont, Vincent Coupard, Sylvie Maury, Thibault Heinz
  • Patent number: 10961489
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a process for recovering fermentation products present in a fermentation mash produced in a bioreactor (9), comprising a step a) in which a gas stream (15) is sent into the fermentation mash under pressure in order to entrain at least a portion of the products and produce a gas stream (16) which is enriched in fermentation products. The process comprises a step h) for storage of the fermentation gases and the gas stream which is sent to the step a) is constituted by the stored fermentation gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Vincent Coupard, Helena Gonzalez Penas, Eszter Toth, Mehdi Le Moel
  • Patent number: 10961172
    Abstract: A process for purifying an olefinic feedstock containing olefins with 4 carbon atoms and impurities including isobutanal, ethanol and acetone, the process including a pre-treatment containing at least one step of eliminating the ethanol and the water present in the olefinic feedstock and a step of simultaneously eliminating the isobutanal and the acetone, by passing the feedstock from the pre-treatment over at least one fixed bed of at least one adsorbent containing at least one material with a zeolite framework, the material with a zeolite framework being chosen from zeolites, AIPOs, SAPOs and mixtures thereof; the step of simultaneously eliminating the isobutanal and the acetone being carried out at a temperature of between 0 and 200° C., at a pressure of 0.1 to 10 MPa and with an hourly space velocity of the feedstock over the fixed bed of 0.1 to 10 h?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: IFP Energies nouvelles, TOTAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY FELUY
    Inventors: Karin Barthelet, Emmanuelle Bracco, Vincent Coupard, Nikolai Nesterenko
  • Publication number: 20210078918
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for dehydrating alcohols to olefins, comprising a reaction step and a catalyst selectivation step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicants: TOTAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY FELUY, IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Nicolas ARIBERT, Vincent COUPARD, Nikolai NESTERENKO, Christophe THILLE, Julie MOUNIER
  • Publication number: 20210078919
    Abstract: A method for isomeris ng dehydration in the presence of a specific catalyst, to produce at least one alkene, carried out on a feedstock containing a non-linear primary monoalcohol, where the catalyst includes a zeolite having a series of 8MR channels and a binder having certain pore volume, which catalyst is multilobe-shaped and has characteristics including certain average mesopore volume Vm, and mesopores having a certain diameter, an average certain macropore volume VM, the macropores having a certain diameter, and certain average micropore volume V?, the micropores having a certain diameter, and the catalyst has a certain exposed geometric area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicants: IFP Energies nouvelles, TOTAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY FELUY
    Inventors: Sylvie MAURY, Vincent COUPARD, Delphine BAZER-BACHI, Joseph LOPEZ, Nikolai NESTERENKO, Guillaume DUPLAN, Colin DUPONT
  • Patent number: 10899682
    Abstract: Process for preparing a catalyst composition containing a modified crystalline aluminosilicate and a binder, wherein the catalyst composition comprises from 5 to 95% by weight of crystalline aluminosilicate as based on the total weight of the catalyst composition, the process being remarkable in that it comprises a step of steaming said crystalline aluminosilicate: at a temperature ranging from 100° C. to 380° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: TOTAL REFINING & TECHNOLOGY FELUY, IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Nikolai Nesterenko, Colin Dupont, Vincent Coupard, Sylvie Maury, Thibault Heinz
  • Publication number: 20200385324
    Abstract: A process for purifying an olefinic feedstock containing olefins with 4 carbon atoms and impurities including isobutanal, ethanol and acetone, the process including a pre-treatment containing at least one step of eliminating the ethanol and the water present in the olefinic feedstock and a step of simultaneously eliminating the isobutanal and the acetone, by passing the feedstock from the pre-treatment over at least one fixed bed of at least one adsorbent containing at least one material with a zeolite framework, the material with a zeolite framework being chosen from zeolites, AIPOs, SAPOs and mixtures thereof; the step of simultaneously eliminating the isobutanal and the acetone being carried out at a temperature of between 0 and 200° C., at a pressure of 0.1 to 10 MPa and with an hourly space velocity of the feedstock over the fixed bed of 0.1 to 10 h?1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicants: IFP Energies nouvelles, TOTAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY FELUY
    Inventors: Karin BARTHELET, Emmanuelle BRACCO, Vincent COUPARD, Nikolai NESTERENKO
  • Patent number: 10851028
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for dehydration of a mono-alcohol, or of a mixture of at least two mono-alcohols, having at least 2 carbon atoms and at most 7 carbon atoms into olefins having the same number of carbons, wherein the process uses a catalyst composition that comprises a modified crystalline aluminosilicate has an acidity between 350 and 500 ?mol/g that comprises, and further wherein the catalyst composition is obtained by a process comprising the steps of providing a crystalline aluminosilicate having a Si/Al framework molar ratio greater than 10; and steaming said crystalline aluminosilicate, or said shaped and/or calcined crystalline aluminosilicate at a temperature ranging from 100° C. to 380° C.; and under a gas phase atmosphere, without liquid, containing from 5 wt % to 100 wt % of steam; at a pressure ranging from 2 to 200 bars; at a partial pressure of H2O from 2 bars to 200 bars; and said steaming being performed during at least 30 min and up to 144 h.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignees: TOTAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY FELUY, IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Nikolai Nesterenko, Colin Dupont, Vincent Coupard, Sylvie Maury, Thibault Heinz
  • Patent number: 10829700
    Abstract: This invention has as its object a method for selective hydrogenation of a feedstock comprising a pyrolysis gasoline carried out in a three-phase reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Cyprien Charra, Vincent Coupard, Jeremy Gazarian, Adrien Mekki-Berrada, Jean-Marc Schweitzer
  • Patent number: 10822548
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the steam cracking of a feedstock composed of at least 80% by weight, in particular of at least 90% by weight, of ethane, the process comprising a steam cracking of the feedstock in a furnace (2), then a quenching of the pyrolysis products, then a compression operation, then a series of successive operations on the products resulting from the quenching, the said series of operations comprising a washing operation, followed by a drying operation and at least one compression operation, and finally a fractionation by cryogenic distillation. A selective hydrogenation operation, followed by a catalytic conversion operation, will be inserted into the said process, after the drying operation and before the fractionation, in order to partially convert the ethylene predominantly into propylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Beatrice Fischer, Vincent Coupard, Mathieu Rinaudo
  • Patent number: 10773250
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catalyst composition comprising a modified crystalline aluminosilicate of the Framework Type FER having Si/Al framework molar/ratio greater than 20 characterized in that in said modified crystalline aluminosilicate the ratio between the strong acid sites and the weak acid sites, S/W, is lower than 1.0 and having the extra framework aluminum (EFAL) content lowered to less than 10 wt % preferably 5 wt % even more preferably less than 2 wt % measured by 27Al MAS NMR. The present invention further relates to a process for producing olefins from alcohols in presence of said catalyst composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Total Research & Technology Feluy
    Inventors: Nikolai Nesterenko, Delphine Minoux, Nadiya Danilina, Jean-Pierre Dath, Vincent Coupard, Sylvie Maury
  • Patent number: 10604456
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for dehydration of alcohols into olefins comprising an improved step for recovery of unreacted alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: TOTAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY FELUY, IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Kirill Drobyshev, Vincent Coupard, Jean-Christophe Gabelle, Nikolai Nesterenko, Christophe Thille
  • Publication number: 20200078776
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catalyst composition comprising a modified crystalline aluminosilicate of the Framework Type FER having Si/Al framework molar/ratio greater than 20 characterized in that in said modified crystalline aluminosilicate the ratio between the strong acid sites and the weak acid sites, S/W, is lower than 1.0 and having the extra framework aluminum (EFAL) content lowered to less than 10 wt % preferably 5 wt % even more preferably less than 2 wt % measured by 27Al MAS NMR. The present invention further relates to a process for producing olefins from alcohols in presence of said catalyst composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Nikolai Nesterenko, Delphine Minoux, Nadiya Danilina, Jean-Pierre Dath, Vincent Coupard, Sylvie Maury
  • Patent number: 10544067
    Abstract: The present invention is a process for dehydrating an alcohol to prepare corresponding olefin(s), comprising: (a) providing a feed (A) comprising at least an alcohol having at least 2 carbon atoms, and preferably at most 5 carbon atoms, or a mixture thereof optionally water, optionally an inert component, in a dehydration unit, (b) placing the feed (A) into contact with an acidic catalyst in a reaction zone of said dehydration unit at conditions effective to dehydrate at least a portion of the alcohol to make an olefin or a mixture of olefins having the same number of carbon atoms as the alcohol, (c) recovering from said dehydration unit an effluent (B) comprising: an olefin or a mixture of olefins, water, undesired by-products including aldehydes and lighter products resulting from degradation of said aldehydes under the conditions of step (b), optionally unconverted alcohol(s) if any, optionally the inert component, wherein, said feed (A)-providing step (a) comprises adding an effective amount of one
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOTAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY FELUY
    Inventors: Delphine Minoux, Nikolai Nesterenko, Cindy Adam, Walter Vermeiren, Philip De Smedt, Jean-Pierre Dath, Vincent Coupard, Sylvie Maury, Nicolas Aribert
  • Patent number: 10512903
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catalyst composition comprising a modified crystalline aluminosilicate of the Framework Type FER having Si/Al framework molar ratio greater than 20 characterized in that in said modified crystalline aluminosilicate the ratio between the strong acid sites and the weak acid sites, S/W, is lower than 1.0 and having the extra framework aluminum (EFAL) content lowered to less than 10 wt % preferably 5 wt % even more preferably less than 2 wt % measured by 27 Al MAS NMR. The present invention further relates to a process for producing olefins from alcohols in presence of said catalyst composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignees: TOTAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY FELUY, IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Nikolai Nesterenko, Delphine Minoux, Nadiya Danilina, Jean-Pierre Dath, Vincent Coupard, Sylvie Maury
  • Patent number: 10472300
    Abstract: The present invention is a process for dehydrating an alcohol to prepare a corresponding olefin, comprising: (a) providing a composition (A) comprising at least an alcohol having at least 2 carbon atoms, optionally water, optionally an inert component, in a dehydration unit, (b) placing the composition (A) into contact with an acidic catalyst in a reaction zone of said dehydration unit at conditions effective to dehydrate at least a portion of the alcohol to make a corresponding olefin, (c) recovering from said dehydration unit an effluent (B) comprising: at least an olefin, water, undesired by-products including aldehydes and light products, optionally unconverted alcohol(s), optionally the inert component, wherein, said composition (A)—providing step (a) comprises adding an effective amount of one or more sulfur containing compound capable to reduce the undesired by-products by comparison with a non introduction of such sulfur containing compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: Total Research & Technology Feluy, IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Delphine Minoux, Nikolai Nesterenko, Cindy Adam, Walter Vermeiren, Philip De Smedt, Jean-Pierre Dath, Vincent Coupard, Sylvie Maury, Nicolas Aribert
  • Patent number: 10435338
    Abstract: A gaseous fraction leaving overhead from a fractionation column of a catalytic cracking unit (FCC) is fractionated using a unit for the conversion of ethylene into propylene, in order to upgrade the ethylene contained in the fuel gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Beatrice Fischer, Vincent Coupard
  • Patent number: 10428282
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a method for purifying an olefinic feedstock that comprises olefins with 4 carbon atoms and impurities including isobutanal, ethanol, and acetone, where said method comprises a pretreatment that comprises a step for eliminating acetone and optionally a step for eliminating the water that is present in said olefinic feedstock, and a step for simultaneously eliminating isobutanal and ethanol by running the feedstock obtained from the pretreatment over at least one fixed bed having at least one adsorbent that comprises at least one porous refractory oxide-based material, optionally impregnated with one or more alkaline or alkaline-earth cations; where said step for simultaneously eliminating isobutanal and ethanol operates at a temperature of between 0 and 200° C., at a pressure of 0.1 to 10 MPa, and with an hourly volumetric flow rate (VVH) of the feedstock on the fixed bed of between 0.1 and 10 h?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: TOTAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY FELUY, IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Karin Barthelet, Emmanuelle Bracco, Vincent Coupard, Nikolai Nesterenko
  • Patent number: 10421697
    Abstract: The invention relates to a thermally-integrated method for producing butadiene from butanol that comprises at least the following steps: a) Dehydration of butanol, fed by a dehydration feed that is formed from at least said n-butanol feedstock that is diluted with at least a portion of the purified water effluent that is obtained from step c), leading to a butene effluent in at least one reactor, in the presence of a catalyst that comprises an alumina, b) Oxidizing dehydrogenation of said butene effluent, diluted with at least a portion of the purified water effluent that is obtained from step c), into butadiene, with said butene effluent not having undergone any treatment following the dehydration step a), c) Separation of the effluent that is obtained from step b) into at least one butadiene effluent and one purified water effluent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignees: IFP Energies Nouvelles, Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Olivier Thinon, Vincent Coupard, Raphael Huyghe
  • Publication number: 20190270687
    Abstract: A process for the isomerizing dehydration of a feedstock including a primary monoalcohol, alone or as a mixture, of formula R—CH2—OH, wherein R is a nonlinear alkyl radical of general formula CnH2n+1 where n is an integer between 3 and 20, the process taking place in the gas phase at a weighted average temperature between 275° C. and 400° C., at a pressure between 0.3 MPa and 1 MPa and at a WWH (weight per weight per hour) between 5 and 10 h?1, in the presence of a catalyst containing at least one silicic binder and at least one zeolite having at least one series of channels, the opening of which is defined by a ring of 8 oxygen atoms (8MR), process wherein vaporized feedstock entering the reactor has a weight content of water of from 4% to 35%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicants: TOTAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY FELUY, IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Sylvie MAURY, Vincent COUPARD, Thibault HEINZ, Guillaume DUPLAN, Joseph LOPEZ, Nikolai NESTERENKO