Patents by Inventor Wilfried Jozef Mortier

Wilfried Jozef Mortier 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: 9725327
    Abstract: A method of making a crystalline molecular sieve of MFI framework type, preferably ZSM-5, from a synthesis mixture comprising at least one source of tetravalent element (Y), at least one source of trivalent element (X), at least one source of alkali metal hydroxide (MOH), at least one structure directing; (R) and water, said synthesis mixture having the following molar composition: YO2, (p)X2O3: (q) MOH: (r) R: (s) H2O, wherein (p) is from 0.005 to 0.025, (q) is from 0.05 to 0.5, (r) is from 0.05 to 0.15 and (s) is from 35 to 45, wherein the ratio of the largest dimension (L) to the smallest dimension (S) of each crystal of the molecular sieve product is at least 5, and the smallest dimension (S) is from 20 nm to 200 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Machteld Maria Wilfried Mertens, Marc H. Anthonis, Antonie Jan Bons, Brita Engels, Wilfried Jozef Mortier, Jane Chi-ya Cheng
  • Publication number: 20150298982
    Abstract: A method of making a crystalline molecular sieve of MFI framework type, preferably ZSM-5, from a synthesis mixture comprising at least one source of tetravalent element (Y), at least one source of trivalent element (X), at least one source of alkali metal hydroxide (MOH), at least one structure directing agent (R) and water, said synthesis mixture having the following molar composition: YO2:(p) X2O3:(q) MOH:(r) R:(s) H2O, wherein (p) is from 0.005 to 0.025, (q) is from 0.05 to 0.5, (r) is from 0.05 to 0.15 and (s) is from 35 to 45, wherein the ratio of the largest dimension (L) to the smallest dimension (S) of each crystal of the molecular sieve product is at least 5, and the smallest dimension (S) is from 20 nm to 200 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Machteld Maria Wilfried Mertens, Marc H. Anthonis, Antonie Jan Bons, Brita Engels, Wilfried Jozef Mortier, Jane Chi-ya Cheng
  • Patent number: 7910772
    Abstract: A catalyst for the oxidation of an alkane, alkene or mixtures thereof. The catalyst includes a mixed-metal oxide having the formula MoaVbNbcTedSbeOf wherein, when a=1, b=0.01 to 1.0, c=0.01 to 1.0, d=0.01 to 1.0, e=0.01 to 1.0, and f is dependent upon the oxidation state of the other elements, the catalyst further characterized by having at least two crystal phases, the first crystal phase being an orthorhombic M1 phase and the second crystal phase being a pseudo-hexagonal M2 phase, the orthorhombic M1 phase present in an amount between greater than 60 weight percent to less than 90 weight percent. The catalysts disclosed herein exhibit a chemisorption of NH3 of less than about 0.2 mmole per gram of metal oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Kun Wang, James C. Vartuli, Wilfried Jozef Mortier, Jihad Mohammed Dakka, Robert C. Lemon
  • Patent number: 7335295
    Abstract: There is provided a coated zeolite catalyst in which the accessibility of the acid sites on the external surfaces of the zeolite is controlled and a process for converting hydrocarbons utilizing the coated zeolite catalyst. The zeolite catalyst comprises core crystals of a first zeolite and a discontinuous layer of smaller size second crystals of a second zeolite which cover at least a portion of the external surface of the first crystals The coated zeolite catalyst finds particular application in hydrocarbon conversion processes where catalyst activity in combination with zeolite structure are important for reaction selectivity, e.g., catalytic cracking, alkylation, disproportional of toluene, isomerization, and transalkylation reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Jannetje Maatje van den Berge, Gary David Mohr, Kenneth Ray Clem, Wilfried Jozef Mortier, Machteld Maria Mertens, Michael C. Bradford
  • Patent number: 7026264
    Abstract: There is provided a process for converting hydrocarbons using a catalyst comprising macrostructures having a three-dimensional network of particles comprised of porous inorganic material. The particles of the macrostructures occupy less than 75% of the total volume of the macrostructures and are joined together to form a three-dimensional interconnected network comprised of pores having diameters greater than about 20 ?. The macrostructures can be made by forming an admixture containing a porous organic ion exchanger and a synthesis mixture capable of forming the porous inorganic material; converting the synthesis mixture to the porous inorganic material; and removing the porous organic ion exchanger from the inorganic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Gary David Mohr, Wilfried Jozef Mortier, Xiaobing Feng, Per Johan Sterte, Lubomira Borislavova Tosheva
  • Patent number: 6974889
    Abstract: Colloidal crystalline molecular sieve seeds are used in phosphorus-containing crystalline molecular sieve manufacture. Certain of the products have enhanced utility in oxygenate conversions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Jannetje Maatje van den Berge, legal representative, Machteld Maria Wilfried Mertens, Wilfried Jozef Mortier, Marcel Johannes Janssen, Cornelius Maria Wilhelmus Van Oorschot, Johannes Petrus Verduijn, deceased
  • Patent number: 6858129
    Abstract: There is provided a zeolite bound zeolite catalyst which does not contain significant amount of non-zeolitic binder and can be tailored to optimize its performance and a process for converting hydrocarbons utilizing the zeolite bound zeolite catalyst. The zeolite bound zeolite catalyst comprises core crystals containing first crystals of a first zeolite and optionally second crystals of a second zeolite having a composition, structure type, or both that is different from said first zeolite and binder crystals containing third crystals of a third zeolite and optionally fourth crystals of a fourth zeolite having a composition, structure type, or both that is different from said third zeolite. If the core crystals do not contain the second crystals of the second zeolite, then the binder crystals must contain the fourth crystals of the fourth zeolite. The zeolite bound zeolite finds application in hydrocarbon conversion processes, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Gary David Mohr, Kenneth Ray Clem, Wilfried Jozef Mortier, Machteld Maria Mertens, Xiaobing Feng, Marc H. Anthonis, Bart Schoofs
  • Patent number: 6821503
    Abstract: Crystalline molecular sieve particles of a size suitable for use as seeds in molecular sieve manufacture are obtained by washing larger particle sized product to dislodge smaller particles from the larger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents, Inc.
    Inventors: Johannes Petrus Verduijn, Machteld Maria Wilfried Mertens, Wilfried Jozef Mortier, Marcel Johannes Janssen, Cornelis Wilhelmus Maria Van Oorschot, David E. W. Vaughan
  • Patent number: 6812181
    Abstract: There is provided a coated zeolite catalyst in which the accessibility of the acid sites on the external surfaces of the zeolite is controlled and a process for converting hydrocarbons utilizing the coated zeolite catalyst. The zeolite catalyst comprises core crystals of a first zeolite and a discontinuous layer of smaller size second crystals of a second zeolite which cover at least a portion of the external surface of the first crystals The coated zeolite catalyst finds particular application in hydrocarbon conversion processes where catalyst activity in combination with zeolite structure are important for reaction selectivity, e.g., catalytic cracking, alkylation, disproportional of toluene, isomerization, and transalkylation reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Jannetje Maatje van der Berge, Gary David Mohr, Kenneth Ray Clem, Wilfried Jozef Mortier, Machteld Maria Mertens, Michael C. Bradford
  • Patent number: 6811684
    Abstract: There is provided a process for converting hydrocarbons using a catalyst comprising macrostructures having a three-dimensional network of particles comprised of porous inorganic material. The particles of the macrostructures occupy less than 75% of the total volume of the macrostructures and are joined together to form a three-dimensional interconnected network comprised of pores having diameters greater than about 20 Å. The macrostructures can be made by forming an admixture containing a porous organic ion exchanger and a synthesis mixture capable of forming the porous inorganic material; converting the synthesis mixture to the porous inorganic material; and removing the porous organic ion exchanger from the inorganic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Gary David Mohr, Wilfried Jozef Mortier, Xiaobing Feng, Per Johan Sterte, Lubomira Borislavova Tosheva
  • Publication number: 20040198586
    Abstract: There is provided a process for converting hydrocarbons using a catalyst comprising macrostructures having a three-dimensional network of particles comprised of porous inorganic material. The particles of the macrostructures occupy less than 75% of the total volume of the macrostructures and are joined together to form a three-dimensional interconnected network comprised of pores having diameters greater than about 20 Å. The macrostructures can be made by forming an admixture containing a porous organic ion exchanger and a synthesis mixture capable of forming the porous inorganic material; converting the synthesis mixture to the porous inorganic material; and removing the porous organic ion exchanger from the inorganic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: Gary David Mohr, Wilfried Jozef Mortier, Xiaobing Feng, Per Johan Sterte, Lubomira Borislavova Tosheva
  • Patent number: 6787023
    Abstract: There is provided a catalyst containing porous macrostructures comprised of: (a) a three-dimensional network of particles of porous inorganic material (e.g., zeolites); and, (b) at least one metal (e.g., a catalytically active metal). The particles of the at least one macrostructure occupy less than 75% of the total volume of the at least one macrostructure and are jointed together to form a three-dimensional interconnected network. The three-dimensional interconnected network will usually be comprised of pores having diameters greater than about 20 Å. The macrostructures can be made by forming an admixture containing a porous organic ion exchanger (e.g., a polymer-based ion exchange resin) and a synthesis mixture (e.g., for zeolite formation) capable of forming the porous inorganic material and the at least one metal; converting the synthesis mixture to the porous inorganic material; and removing the porous organic ion exchanger from the inorganic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Gary David Mohr, Wilfried Jozef Mortier, Xiaobing Feng, Per Johan Sterte, Lubomira Borislavova Tosheva
  • Patent number: 6699811
    Abstract: There is provided a zeolite bound zeolite catalyst which does not contain significant amount of non-zeolitic binder and can be tailored to optimize its performance and a process for converting hydrocarbons utilizing the zeolite bound zeolite catalyst. The zeolite bound zeolite catalyst comprises core crystals containing first crystals of a first zeolite and optionally second crystals of a second zeolite having a composition, structure type, or both that is different from said first zeolite and binder crystals containing third crystals of a third zeolite and optionally fourth crystals of a fourth zeolite having a composition, structure type, or both that is different from said third zeolite. If the core crystals do not contain the second crystals of the second zeolite, then the binder crystals must contain the fourth crystals of the fourth zeolite. The zeolite bound zeolite finds application in hydrocarbon conversion processes, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Exxon Mobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Gary David Mohr, Kenneth Ray Clem, Wilfried Jozef Mortier, Machteld Maria Mertens, Xiaobing Feng, Marc H. Anthonis, Bart Schoofs
  • Publication number: 20040029716
    Abstract: There is provided a zeolite bound zeolite catalyst which does not contain significant amount of non-zeolitic binder and can be tailored to optimize its performance and a process for converting hydrocarbons utilizing the zeolite bound zeolite catalyst. The zeolite bound zeolite catalyst comprises core crystals containing first crystals of a first zeolite and optionally second crystals of a second zeolite having a composition, structure type, or both that is different from said first zeolite and binder crystals containing third crystals of a third zeolite and optionally fourth crystals of a fourth zeolite having a composition, structure type, or both that is different from said third zeolite. If the core crystals do not contain the second crystals of the second zeolite, then the binder crystals must contain the fourth crystals of the fourth zeolite. The zeolite bound zeolite finds application in hydrocarbon conversion processes, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: Gary David Mohr, Kenneth Ray Clem, Wilfried Jozef Mortier, Machteld Maria Mertens, Xiaobing Feng, Marc H. Anthonis, Bart Schoofs
  • Publication number: 20030121827
    Abstract: There is provided a coated zeolite catalyst in which the accessibility of the acid sites on the external surfaces of the zeolite is controlled and a process for converting hydrocarbons utilizing the coated zeolite catalyst. The zeolite catalyst comprises core crystals of a first zeolite and a discontinuous layer of smaller size second crystals of a second zeolite which cover at least a portion of the external surface of the first crystals The coated zeolite catalyst finds particular application in hydrocarbon conversion processes where catalyst activity in combination with zeolite structure are important for reaction selectivity, e.g., catalytic cracking, alkylation, disproportional of toluene, isomerization, and transalkylation reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Inventors: Jannetje Maatje van den Berge, Gary David Mohr, Kenneth Ray Clem, Wilfried Jozef Mortier, Machteld Maria Mertens, Michael C. Bradford
  • Publication number: 20030113248
    Abstract: There is provided a catalyst containing porous macrostructures comprised of: (a) a three-dimensional network of particles of porous inorganic material; and, (b) at least one metal. The particles of the at least one macrostructure occupy less than 75% of the total volume of the at least one macrostructure and are jointed together to form a three-dimensional interconnected network. The three-dimensional interconnected network will usually be comprised of pores having diameters greater than about 20 Å. The macrostructures can be made by forming an admixture containing a porous organic ion exchanger and a synthesis mixture capable of forming the porous inorganic material and the at least one metal; converting the synthesis mixture to the porous inorganic material; and removing the porous organic ion exchanger from the inorganic material. The metal-containing macrostructures find application in hydrocarbon conversion and in the reduction of emissions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2002
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Inventors: Gary David Mohr, Wilfried Jozef Mortier, Xiaobing Feng, Per Johan Sterte, Lubomira Borislavova Tosheva
  • Patent number: 6504074
    Abstract: There is provided a coated zeolite catalyst in which the accessibility of the acid sites on the external surfaces of the zeolite is controlled and a process for converting hydrocarbons utilizing the coated zeolite catalyst. The zeolite catalyst comprises core crystals of a first zeolite and a discontinuous layer of smaller size second crystals of a second zeolite which cover at least a portion of the external surface of the first crystals The coated zeolite catalyst finds particular application in hydrocarbon conversion processes where catalyst activity in combination with zeolite structure are important for reaction selectivity, e.g., catalytic cracking, alkylation, disproportional of toluene, isomerization, and transalkylation reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Johannes P. Verduijn, Gary David Mohr, Kenneth Ray Clem, Wilfried Jozef Mortier, Machteld Maria Mertens, Michael C. Bradford
  • Publication number: 20020170848
    Abstract: There is provided a process for converting hydrocarbons using a catalyst comprising macrostructures having a three-dimensional network of particles comprised of porous inorganic material. The particles of the macrostructures occupy less than 75% of the total volume of the macrostructures and are joined together to form a three-dimensional interconnected network comprised of pores having diameters greater than about 20 Å. The macrostructures can be made by forming an admixture containing a porous organic ion exchanger and a synthesis mixture capable of forming the porous inorganic material; converting the synthesis mixture to the porous inorganic material; and removing the porous organic ion exchanger from the inorganic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2002
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventors: Gary David Mohr, Wilfried Jozef Mortier, Xiaobing Feng, Per Johan Sterte, Lubomira Borislavova Tosheva
  • Publication number: 20020082460
    Abstract: There is provided a coated zeolite catalyst in which the accessibility of the acid sites on the external surfaces of the zeolite is controlled and a process for converting hydrocarbons utilizing the coated zeolite catalyst. The zeolite catalyst comprises core crystals of a first zeolite and a discontinuous layer of smaller size second crystals of a second zeolite which cover at least a portion of the external surface of the first crystals The coated zeolite catalyst finds particular application in hydrocarbon conversion processes where catalyst activity in combination with zeolite structure are important for reaction selectivity, e.g., catalytic cracking, alkylation, disproportional of toluene, isomerization, and transalkylation reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 1998
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventors: JOHANNES P. VERDUIJN, JANNETJE VAN DEN BERGE, GARY DAVID MOHR, KENNETH RAY CLEM, WILFRIED JOZEF MORTIER, MACHTELD MARIA MERTENS, MICHAEL C. BRADFORD
  • Patent number: 6300535
    Abstract: The preparation of zeolite bound zeolite comprising zeolite core crystals other than MFI structure zeolite which are bound by MFI structure type zeolite and the use of the zeolite bound by MFI structure type zeolite prepared by the process as an adsorbent or as a catalyst for hydrocarbon conversion. The zeolite bound zeolite is produced by including seed crystals of MFI structure type zeolite into the silica bound aggregate forming mixture and then converting the silica binder of the aggregate to the MFI binder crystals. The resulting zeolite bound zeolite has good strength and integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Jannetje Maatje van den Berge, Machteld Maria Mertens, Wilfried Jozef Mortier