Patents by Inventor Yacine Haroun

Yacine Haroun 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: 10843158
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a device for filtration and distribution of a gaseous phase and a liquid phase, which can be disposed upstream of a fixed catalytic bed of a reactor operating with a descending co-current of gas and liquid, comprising: a solid plate on which substantially vertical risers are fixed, said risers are open at their upper and lower ends and have openings over at least a fraction of their height; a plurality of removable baskets capable of retaining at least one filtration medium, each removable basket being defined by an ellipsoidal vertical wall or by at least three vertical lateral walls and a bottom, the vertical walls and/or the bottom being permeable to a gas and to liquid. Each basket is provided support means cooperating with a riser of the plate in order to support the basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Cecile Plais, Frederic Bazer-Bachi, Yacine Haroun, Jauffray Salvatore Delteil, Wilfried Weiss, Younes Aiddouch, Jerome Bonnardot
  • Publication number: 20200338470
    Abstract: The invention relates to a distributor tray (100) for a column for contact between a gas (G) and a liquid (L), comprising a plurality of compartments defined on one face of the tray by secant partitions (104) which are perforated (105) to allow the flow of liquid between adjacent compartments. Each compartment comprises at least one means for the passage of the liquid through the tray or a chimney (102) projecting from the tray for the exclusive passage of said gas (G) through the tray. The shape of the chimney is identical to the shape of the compartment containing it, and the chimney has an internal volume at least equal to the volume of the compartment containing it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Manel FOURATI, Pascal ALIX, Philippe BEARD, Yacine HAROUN
  • Publication number: 20200261875
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a device for filtration and distribution of a gaseous phase and a liquid phase, which can be disposed upstream of a fixed catalytic bed of a reactor operating with a descending co-current of gas and liquid, comprising: a solid plate on which substantially vertical risers are fixed, said risers are open at their upper and lower ends and have openings over at least a fraction of their height; a plurality of removable baskets capable of retaining at least one filtration medium, each removable basket being defined by an ellipsoidal vertical wall or by at least three vertical lateral walls and a bottom, the vertical walls and/or the bottom being permeable to a gas and to liquid. Each basket is provided support means cooperating with a riser of the plate in order to support the basket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Cecile PLAIS, Frederic BAZER-BACHI, Yacine HAROUN, Jauffray Salvatore DELTEIL, Wilfried WEISS, Younes AIDDOUCH, Jerome BONNARDOT
  • Patent number: 10722851
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a distributor tray (2) for a column intended for heat and/or material exchange between a gas and a liquid. The tray comprises gas passage means (4), liquid passage means (6) and distribution means (5) for distributing the liquid with a preferred orientation. The invention also relates to a heat and/or material exchange column, and to the use of the column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: John Roesler, Yacine Haroun
  • Patent number: 10569246
    Abstract: A device for mixing fluids for a downflow catalytic reactor (1), having at least one substantially horizontal collector (5) provided with a substantially vertical collection conduit (7) receiving fluids collected by said collector (5); an injector (8) injecting a quench fluid opening into said collection conduit (7); a mixing chamber (9) located downstream of the collector (5) in the direction of movement of the fluids, having an inlet end connected directly to the collection conduit (7) and an outlet end (10) evacuating the fluids; and a pre-distribution plate (11) having a plurality of perforations and at least one riser (13), being located downstream of said mixing chamber (9) in the direction of movement of the fluids; the section of the mixing chamber (9) is a parallelogram and has at least one deflector (15) over at least one of the four internal walls of the mixing chamber (9) with a parallelogram section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Philippe Beard, Frederic Bazer-Bachi, Cecile Plais, Frederic Augier, Yacine Haroun
  • Publication number: 20200017423
    Abstract: Catalysts and catalytic methods are provided. The catalysts and methods are useful in a variety of catalytic reactions, for example, the oxidative coupling of methane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Adrienne Tanur, Ndifreke Ini Usen, Wayne P. Schammel, Yacine Haroun, Erik M. Freer, Joel M. Cizeron
  • Publication number: 20190184331
    Abstract: A tray (100) for a gas/liquid contact column, comprising a plurality of chimneys (108) jutting over a portion (101) of the upper face of the tray for the exclusive passage of gas through the tray; they are substantially parallelepipedal and mutually parallel. At least one of the chimneys (108) is surmounted by an elevated hat (108?) with a streamlined profile which prevents the passage of liquid through the chimney. The hat comprises a lower body (180) which is substantially semi-cylindrical, elongated along the longitudinal axis Y and open towards the top, extended laterally by two planar fins (181, 182) inclined towards the axis of revolution (R) of the lower body at an angle ? in the range 0° to 30° with respect to the axis Z passing through the chimneys, aligned with their height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: IFP Eneriges nouvelles
    Inventors: Yacine HAROUN, Rim BRAHEM, John ROESLER
  • Publication number: 20190168131
    Abstract: The invention relates to a gas-distributing tray (20) for a column for exchange of heat and/or of material between a gas and a liquid, comprising several protruding chimneys (80) which are substantially parallelepipedal and parallel to one another over a portion (21) of the upper face of the tray for the exclusive passage of the gas (g) through the tray and a zone for collecting the liquid (90) comprising two diametrically opposite weirs (91, 92) for collecting the said liquid (l) on the said tray. The chimneys each comprise an element for distribution of the gas (82) partially overlapping the zone for collecting the said liquid. The invention also relates to an exchange column comprising such a distributing tray and to the use of such a column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Yacine HAROUN, Rim BRAHEM
  • Patent number: 10201766
    Abstract: The invention is a distributor tray for at least one a gas/liquid heat and a material exchange column comprising passages for passing gas through the tray. The tray has an upper plate (P1) and a lower plate (P2) with each plate having at least two distinct liquid passages. The openings (10 and 11) of the upper plate (P1) are positioned at distinct elevations with at least one of the liquid passages (10) of upper plate (P1) having a lower elevation communicating with one of the liquid passages of the lower plate through a supply line (9). The invention also relates to a gas/liquid heat and/or material exchange column equipped with a distributor tray (2) in accordance with the invention and to a floating barge having a column and to the use of the column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Yacine Haroun, Pascal Alix, Manel Fourati
  • Patent number: 10010843
    Abstract: Device for the mixing and distribution of fluids for a catalytic reactor with a downward flow, said device comprising a collection zone (A), a mixing zone (B) and a distribution zone (C) comprising a distribution plate (12) comprising at least one first zone (C1) supporting a plurality of chimneys (13) and a second zone (C2); said mixing zone (B) is comprised in an annular enclosure (15) situated in the distribution zone (C), said mixing (B) and distribution (C) zones being delimited by at least one annular wall (16) comprising at least one lateral passage section (17a, 17b) suitable for the passage of the fluids from said mixing zone (B) to the first zone (C1) of said distribution zone (C), and the second zone (C2) comprises a plurality of openings (18) suitable for the partial passage of the fluids out of the distribution zone (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Philippe Beard, Frederic Bazer-Bachi, Cecile Plais, Frederic Augier, Yacine Haroun
  • Patent number: 9993743
    Abstract: The invention is a distributor tray (2) of a column for heating and/or material exchanging material between a gas and a liquid, comprising gas passage casings (4), liquid passages (6) and a secondary distribution system (7) projecting from the lower part of tray (2). Secondary distribution system (7) allows the liquid to be collected and distributed more homogeneously over the contactor. The invention also relates to a gas/fluid heat or material exchange column comprising such a distributor tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Yacine Haroun, Aude Royon-Lebeaud, Cecile Plais
  • Patent number: 9943776
    Abstract: The invention is a distributor tray having at least one perforated wall defining compartments. The distributor tray has at least one distribution compartment through which gas and the liquid flows through the tray, and at least one retention compartment through which the liquid cannot flow through the tray. The at least one retention compartment is on the periphery of the tray. The invention also relates to a column for heat and/or material exchange between a gas and a liquid equipped with a distributor tray, to a floating barge including the column and to the use of the column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Yacine Haroun, Pascal Alix, Manel Fourati
  • Publication number: 20180071703
    Abstract: A device for mixing and distributing fluids for a downward flow catalytic reactor, said device comprising: a collection zone comprising at least one collection means; at least one substantially vertical collection conduit adapted to receive a reaction fluid collected by said collection means and at least one injection means; a mixing zone; and a distribution zone comprising a distribution plate supporting a plurality of chimneys; characterised in that said mixing zone is disposed at the same level as the distribution zone, said mixing and distribution zones being delimited by at least one annular wall comprising at least one lateral passage section adapted for the passage of the fluids from said mixing zone to said distribution zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Philippe BEARD, Frederic BAZER-BACHI, Cecile PLAIS, Frederic AUGIER, Yacine HAROUN
  • Patent number: 9789464
    Abstract: A contactor includes a random packing arrangement in several compartments. The compartments can be delimited by perforated plates or by structured packing walls. A heat and/or material exchange column is equipped with such a contactor. A floating structure includes such a column. A column equipped with such a contactor can be used for a gas treatment, CO2 capture, distillation or air conversion process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Yacine Haroun, Pascal Alix
  • Publication number: 20170282142
    Abstract: A device for mixing fluids for a downflow catalytic reactor (1): at least one substantially horizontal collector (5) provided with a substantially vertical collection conduit (7) receiving fluids collected by (5); at least one injector (8) of a quench fluid opening into (7); a mixing chamber (9) downstream of (5) having an inlet end connected directly to (7) and an outlet end (10) evacuating the fluids; and a pre-distribution plate (11) having a plurality of perforations and at least one riser (13), located downstream of (9); the section of said mixing chamber (9) is a parallelogram and has at least one means (15) deflecting over at least one of the four internal walls of mixing chamber (9) with a parallelogram section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Philippe BEARD, Frederic BAZER-BACHI, Cecile PLAIS, Frederic AUGIER, Yacine HAROUN
  • Publication number: 20170267605
    Abstract: Catalysts and catalytic methods are provided. The catalysts and methods are useful in a variety of catalytic reactions, for example, the oxidative coupling of methane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Adrienne Tanur, Ndifreke Ini Usen, Wayne P. Schammel, Yacine Haroun, Erik M. Freer, Joel M. Cizeron
  • Patent number: 9764299
    Abstract: Device for the mixing and distribution of fluids for a catalytic reactor with a downward flow, said device comprising at least one collection zone (A), at least one mixing zone (B) comprising at least one enclosure (15) for the mixing of the fluids, at least one distribution zone (C), characterized in that said mixing zone (B) is situated at the same level as the distribution zone (C) and also comprises at least one enclosure (16) for the exchange of the fluids, connected to, and communicating with, said mixing enclosure (15), said exchange enclosure (16) comprising at least one lateral passage section (17a, 17b) suitable for the passage of the fluids from said exchange enclosure (16) to said distribution zone (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Philippe Beard, Frederic Bazer-Bachi, Cecile Plais, Frederic Augier, Yacine Haroun, Jauffray Delteil
  • Patent number: 9694342
    Abstract: A contactor for a heat and/or material exchange column includes an arrangement of two structured packings developing different geometric surface areas and having parallel principal directions. A heat exchange column, a floating structure including such a contactor, and the use of a column equipped with such a contactor are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Yacine Haroun, Pascal Alix, Manel Fourati
  • Patent number: 9592468
    Abstract: The invention is a distributor tray for a column (1) for heating and/or material exchange between a gas (G) and a liquid (L). At least one wall (6) defines compartments (8) on one of the surfaces of the tray. The walls are perforated (7) to allow part of the liquid to flow between compartments (8). Each compartment has a passage providing flow of the liquid through the tray and for a passage providing flow of the gas through the tray. The invention also relates to a gas/liquid contact column, a gas treatment unit, a CO2 capture unit, a distillation unit, and an offshore floating barge including the distributor tray. The invention also relates to a method of manufacturing the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Yacine Haroun, Ludovic Raynal, Pascal Alix
  • Patent number: 9486752
    Abstract: The present invention describes a distributor plate provided with distribution elements having low sensitivity to a lack of horizontality, a distribution element being constituted by two substantially co-axial cylinders termed the inner cylinder (1) and the outer cylinder, the lower horizontal surface (5) separating the two cylinders being closed. The distributor plate is suitable for co-current downflows of gas and liquid, more particularly in “trickle bed” mode. The invention also concerns the application of the distributor plate to processes for the hydrotreatment or hydrogenation of various oil cuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Yacine Haroun, Frederic Bazer-Bachi, Frederic Augier, Charly Rogeon, Christophe Boyer