Patents by Inventor Zhonglin Zhang

Zhonglin Zhang 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: 11225617
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, a continuous catalytic deasphalting process includes introducing a feed comprising crude oil and solvent to a first reactor to deasphalt the feed, producing polymerized asphaltene adsorbed to the catalyst and deasphalted oil; introducing solvent to a second reactor to regenerate catalyst in the second reactor while the deasphalting step is performed in the first reactor; introducing a wash solvent to the first reactor after deasphalting to remove the polymerized asphaltene, thereby regenerating the catalyst in the first reactor and producing a mixture comprising solvent and polymerized asphaltene; passing the mixture to a separator downstream of the reactor system to separate the wash solvent from the polymerized asphaltenes; and reintroducing at least a portion of the separated wash solvent to at least one of the first and second reactors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Miao Sun, Qi Xu, Zhonglin Zhang, Sohel K. Shaikh
  • Publication number: 20210403815
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, a continuous catalytic deasphalting process includes introducing a feed comprising crude oil and solvent to a first reactor to deasphalt the feed, producing polymerized asphaltene adsorbed to the catalyst and deasphalted oil; introducing solvent to a second reactor to regenerate catalyst in the second reactor while the deasphalting step is performed in the first reactor; introducing a wash solvent to the first reactor after deasphalting to remove the polymerized asphaltene, thereby regenerating the catalyst in the first reactor and producing a mixture comprising solvent and polymerized asphaltene; passing the mixture to a separator downstream of the reactor system to separate the wash solvent from the polymerized asphaltenes; and reintroducing at least a portion of the separated wash solvent to at least one of the first and second reactors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Miao Sun, Qi Xu, Zhonglin Zhang, Sohel K. Shaikh
  • Patent number: 11205836
    Abstract: An antenna array module includes at least two antenna units mounted on a surface of a feed network circuit board with two power division circuits, and a filter mounted on a surface of the feed network circuit board with two coupling circuits. Each power division circuit includes an input end and a plurality of output ends. One power division circuit feeds an antenna unit for ?45° polarization, and the other power division circuit feeds an antenna unit for +45° polarization. Each coupling circuit includes a radio frequency input end and an output end, and the output end of the coupling circuit is electrically connected to the input end of the power division circuit. The filter includes at least two output ends that are electrically connected to the radio frequency input end of the coupling circuit. A base station antenna includes a mounting structure and a connection structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: TONGYU COMMUNICATION INC.
    Inventors: Qingchen Chu, Mulin Liu, Zhonglin Wu, Wei Zhao, Wenlan Wang, Zhuofeng Gao, Lidong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20210317013
    Abstract: A method and device for removing chloride ions in desulfurized wastewater by electrochemical coupling in which the device comprises: an electrolyte tank having a top and a bottom wherein the tank is used as a separator in a separation process and as an electrode regenerator in an electrode regeneration process; two electrodes comprising a hydrogen evolution electrocatalysis function electrode and an electrochemically switched ion exchange (ESIX) function electrode respectively, wherein the electrodes are connected with each other by a wire; two DC circuits having opposite electric field directions and used alternately in the separation process and the electrode regeneration process respectively; the bottom of the electrolyte tank is provided with a purified high-concentration chloride ion wastewater inlet and a flocculation product outlet; the top of the tank is provided with a dechlorination treatment water outlet and a hydrogen collecting port; and, in the electrode regeneration process, the electrolyte tan
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Xiaogang HAO, Xiaoqiong HAO, Xiao DU, Zhonglin ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20210301213
    Abstract: Processes for producing olefins include integration of steam cracking with a dual catalyst metathesis process. The processes include steam cracking a hydrocarbon feed to form a cracking reaction effluent containing butenes, separating the cracking reaction effluent to produce a cracking C4 effluent including normal butenes, isobutene, and 1,3-butadiene, subjecting the cracking C4 effluent to selective hydrogenation to convert 1,3-butadiene in the cracking C4 effluent to normal butenes, removing isobutene from a hydrogenation effluent to produce a metathesis feed containing normal butenes, and contacting the metathesis feed with a metathesis catalyst and a cracking catalyst directly downstream of the metathesis catalyst to produce a metathesis reaction effluent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Sohel K Shaikh, Raed H Abudawoud, Zhonglin Zhang, Munir D Khokhar, Furqan Aljumah
  • Patent number: 11110440
    Abstract: A composite catalyst for coal depolymerization, the catalyst includes an agent A and an agent B. The agent A includes an iron salt-based catalyst, and the agent B includes a metal salt-based catalyst different from the iron salt-based catalyst. The agent A and the agent B are alternately added during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: TAIYUAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Wei Huang, Litong Liang, Qian Zhang, Jianwei Liu, Juntian Huai, Xiaogang Hao, Zhonglin Zhang
  • Patent number: 11111192
    Abstract: A method for producing para-xylene (PX) includes introducing a C8 aromatic-containing composition to a xylene rerun column to separate the C8 aromatic-containing composition into a xylene-containing effluent and a heavy effluent and passing the xylene-containing effluent to a PX processing loop that includes a PX recovery unit operable to separate a PX product from the xylene-containing effluent, a membrane isomerization unit operable to convert a portion of the MX, OX, or both from the xylene-containing effluent to PX, an EB dealkylation unit operable to dealkylate EB from the xylene-containing effluent to produce benzene, toluene, and other C7? compounds, and a membrane separation unit operable to produce a permeate that is PX-rich and a retentate that is PX-lean. The permeate is passed to the PX recovery unit for recovery of PX, which the retentate is bypassed around the PX recovery unit circulated through the xylene processing loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Zhonglin Zhang, Sohel K Shaikh, Veera Venkata R Tammana, Raed H. Abudawoud, Bruce Richard Beadle, Hisham Tawfiq Bassam, Rakan Sulaiman Bilaus
  • Publication number: 20210253504
    Abstract: The present application provides systems and methods for producing isononanol and gasoline and diesel blending components. In at least one embodiment of the present systems and methods, a hydrocarbon feed is cracked in a steam cracker to form a first ethylene stream, a first propylene stream, and a C4 stream comprising isobutene and butadiene. The C4 stream is reacted with a methanol stream in a methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) unit to form MTBE and a butadiene-rich C4 stream. The butadiene-rich C4 stream is selectively hydrogenated in a butadiene unit to form a butene-rich C4 stream. The butene-rich C4 stream undergoes a series of reactions in an isononanol unit to produce isononanol and an olefin-rich stream. The olefin-rich stream is then separate, in a separation unit, a C8, C12, and C16 fuel oil streams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Omer Refa Koseoglu, Sohel Shaikh, Zhonglin Zhang, Salem R. AlSubayee
  • Publication number: 20210238485
    Abstract: Processes for producing olefins include introducing a hydrocarbon feed to a high-severity fluidized catalytic cracking system, contacting the hydrocarbon feed with a cracking catalyst under high-severity conditions in the high-severity fluidized catalytic cracking system to produce a cracking reaction effluent comprising butene, and passing at least a portion of the cracking reaction effluent, which includes at least butene, to a metathesis system. The processes further include contacting the portion of the cracking reaction effluent with a metathesis catalyst in the metathesis system, which causes at least a portion of the butene in the cracking C4 effluent to undergo a metathesis reaction to produce a metathesis reaction effluent comprising at least one of ethylene, propene, or both. The processes may further include separating a metathesis C5+ effluent from the metathesis reaction effluent and passing the metathesis C5+ effluent back to the high-severity fluidized catalytic cracking unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Sohel K. Shaikh, Raed H. Abudawoud, Zhonglin Zhang, Munir D. Khokhar, Furqan Aljumah
  • Publication number: 20210171848
    Abstract: A method of producing a fuel additive includes passing a feed stream comprising C4 hydrocarbons through a methyl tertiary butyl ether unit producing a first process stream; passing the first process stream through a selective butadiene hydrogenation unit transforming greater than or equal to 90% by weight of the butadiene to 1-butene and 2-butene, preferably greater than or equal to 93%, preferably, greater than or equal to 94%, more preferably, greater than or equal to 95% producing a second process stream; passing the second process stream through a hydration unit producing a third process stream and the fuel additive; passing the third process stream through a total hydrogenation unit producing a hydrogenated stream; and passing the hydrogenated stream to a cracker unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Guillermo Leal, Kareemuddin Mahaboob Shaik, Naif Mohammed Al-Naddah Al-Otaibi, Hiren Shethna, Mohammed Bismillah Ansari, Zhonglin Zhang
  • Publication number: 20210155862
    Abstract: A method of producing a fuel additive includes: passing a first process stream comprising C4 hydrocarbons through a methyl tertiary butyl ether synthesis unit producing a first recycle stream; passing the first recycle stream through a hydration unit producing the fuel additive and a second recycle stream; passing the second recycle stream through a recycle hydrogenation unit and a deisobutanizer unit; and recycling the second recycle stream to the methyl tertiary butyl ether synthesis unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Guillermo Leal, Mohammed Bismillah Ansari, Kareemuddin Mahaboob Shaik, Hiren Shethna, Zhonglin Zhang
  • Publication number: 20210155857
    Abstract: A process for removing asphaltenes from an oil feed, the process comprising the steps of introducing the oil feed to a de-asphalting column, where the oil feed comprises a carbonaceous material and asphaltenes, where the de-asphalting column comprises a heteropolyacid, operating the de-asphalting column at a reaction temperature and a reaction pressure for a residence time such that the heteropolyacid is operable to catalyze an acid catalyzed polymerization reaction of the asphaltenes to produce polymerized asphaltenes, the polymerized asphaltenes precipitate from the carbonaceous material in the oil feed, and withdrawing a de-asphalted oil from the de-asphalting column, where the de-asphalted oil is in the absence of the heteropolyacids, where the de-asphalted oil has a lower concentration of sulfur, a lower concentration of nitrogen, and a lower concentration of metals as compared to the oil feed, where the process for removing asphaltenes is in the absence of added hydrogen gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Miao Sun, Zhonglin Zhang, Sohel K Shaikh
  • Publication number: 20210122689
    Abstract: A method of producing p-xylene comprising the steps of separating the reformate feed in the reformate splitter to produce a benzene stream, a combined heavy stream, a xylene stream, and a toluene stream, converting the C9+ aromatic hydrocarbons in the presence of a dealkylation catalyst in the dealkylation reactor to produce a dealkylation effluent, separating the dealkylation effluent in the dealkylation splitter to produce a C9 stream and a C10+ stream, reacting the C9 stream, the toluene stream, the benzene stream, and the hydrogen stream in the presence of a transalkylation catalyst in the transalkylation reactor to produce a transalkylation effluent, separating the p-xylenes from the xylene stream in the p-xylene separation unit to produce a p-xylene product and a p-xylene depleted stream, converting the m-xylene and o-xylene in the p-xylene depleted stream in the isomerization unit to produce an isomerization effluent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Qi Xu, Zhonglin Zhang, Raed Abudawoud
  • Patent number: 10975004
    Abstract: Provided here are methods and systems to enhance the production of ethylene and MTBE from propylene using integrated metathesis and cracking processes. Also disclosed is a method for producing ethylene by at least partially metathesizing propylene in the presence of a metathesis catalyst in a reactor to produce ethylene and butenes, and at least partially cracking the butenes to further produce ethylene using a cracking catalyst positioned downstream of the metathesis catalyst in the same reactor, and further producing MTBE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Sohel Shaikh, Raed Abudawoud, Zhonglin Zhang, Munir Khokhar, Miao Sun
  • Patent number: 10954454
    Abstract: A process for removing asphaltenes from an oil feed, the process comprising the steps of introducing the oil feed to a de-asphalting column, where the oil feed comprises a carbonaceous material and asphaltenes, where the de-asphalting column comprises a heteropolyacid, operating the de-asphalting column at a reaction temperature and a reaction pressure for a residence time such that the heteropolyacid is operable to catalyze an acid catalyzed polymerization reaction of the asphaltenes to produce polymerized asphaltenes, the polymerized asphaltenes precipitate from the carbonaceous material in the oil feed, and withdrawing a de-asphalted oil from the de-asphalting column, where the de-asphalted oil is in the absence of the heteropolyacids, where the de-asphalted oil has a lower concentration of sulfur, a lower concentration of nitrogen, and a lower concentration of metals as compared to the oil feed, where the process for removing asphaltenes is in the absence of added hydrogen gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Miao Sun, Zhonglin Zhang, Sohel K. Shaikh
  • Publication number: 20210024837
    Abstract: A method of producing a fuel additive includes passing a feed stream comprising C4 hydrocarbons through a butadiene extraction unit producing a first process stream; passing the first process stream through a methyl tertiary butyl ether unit producing a second process stream and a methyl tertiary butyl ether product; passing the second process stream through a hydration unit producing the fuel additive and a recycle stream; passing the recycle stream through a hydrogenation unit; and recycling the recycle stream to a steam cracker unit and/or to the feed stream
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Guillermo Leal, Kareemuddin Mahaboob Shaik, Hiren Shethna, Naif Mohammed Al-Naddah Al-Otaibi, Mohammed Bismillah Ansari, Zhonglin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10894755
    Abstract: A method of producing p-xylene comprising the steps of separating the reformate feed in the reformate splitter to produce a benzene stream, a combined heavy stream, a xylene stream, and a toluene stream, converting the C9+ aromatic hydrocarbons in the presence of a dealkylation catalyst in the dealkylation reactor to produce a dealkylation effluent, separating the dealkylation effluent in the dealkylation splitter to produce a C9 stream and a C10+ stream, reacting the C9 stream, the toluene stream, the benzene stream, and the hydrogen stream in the presence of a transalkylation catalyst in the transalkylation reactor to produce a transalkylation effluent, separating the p-xylenes from the xylene stream in the p-xylene separation unit to produce a p-xylene product and a p-xylene depleted stream, converting the m-xylene and o-xylene in the p-xylene depleted stream in the isomerization unit to produce an isomerization effluent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: Qi Xu, Zhonglin Zhang, Raed Abudawoud
  • Patent number: 10889533
    Abstract: A process for selectively producing 1-butene comprises combining at least one antifouling agent and at least one aluminum alkyl compound to form an antifouling feed stream, wherein bringing the antifouling agent into contact with the aluminum alkyl compound forms at least one antifouling agent co-catalyst in a first step. The antifouling agent co-catalyst may comprise a structure comprising a central aluminum molecule bound to an R1 group, an R2 group, and an R3 group. The process further comprises feeding the antifouling feed stream, a catalyst comprising at least one titanate compound, and ethylene into a reactor dimerize ethylene in a second step. The catalyst is fed as a stream separated from the antifouling feed stream. The feeds may be varied in real-time to adjust a ratio of the formed antifouling agent co-catalyst and residual aluminum alkyl compound or antifouling agent in the antifouling feed stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Faisal M. Melibari, Hussain M. Yami, Sohel K. Saikh, Zhonglin Zhang, Wei Xu
  • Publication number: 20210002185
    Abstract: A method of producing a fuel additive includes producing a first product stream comprising butadiene by passing a feed stream comprising C4 hydrocarbons through a steam cracker; transforming greater than or equal to 90 weight % of the butadiene in the first product stream into a second product stream by passing the first product stream through a first hydrogenation unit, wherein the second product stream comprises 1-butene, 2-butene, n-butane, isobutylene, isobutane, or a combination thereof; and converting the second product stream into the fuel additive by passing the second product stream through a fuel additive synthesis unit with an acid catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Guillermo Leal, Naif Mohammed Al-Naddah Al-Otaibi, Mohammed Bismillah Ansari, Kareemuddin Mahaboob Shaik, Hiren Shethna, Zhonglin Zhang
  • Publication number: 20210002151
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and device for removing chloride ions in desulfurized wastewater by electrochemical coupling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Xiaogang HAO, Xiaoqiong HAO, Xiao DU, Zhonglin ZHANG