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Mineral oils: processes and products December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 12/31/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090321307 - Lubricating base oil manufacturing plant for producing base oils having desired cycloparafinic functionality: A lubricating base oil manufacturing plant comprising a means for hydroisomerization dewaxing a wax at a specified hydrogen to feed ratio and a means for hydrofinishing the hydroisomerized wax to produce one or more base oils having greater than 10 weight percent total molecules with cycloparaffinic functionality and less than... Agent: Chevron Corporation
20090321308 - Method for producing a base oil having high weight percent total molecules with cycloparaffinic functionality and low weight percent molecules with multicycloparaffinic functionality: A method for producing a base oil having a high ratio of weight percent molecules with monocycloparaffinic functionality to weight percent molecules with multicycloparaffinic functionality by hydroisomerization dewaxing a selected Fischer-Tropsch wax under hydroisomerization conditions including a hydrogen to feed ratio from about 712.4 to about 3562 liter H2/liter oil.... Agent: Chevron Corporation
20090321309 - Process for upgrading hydrocarbon feedstocks using solid adsorbent and membrane separation of treated product stream: A process for upgrading crude oil fractions or other hydrocarbon oil feedstreams boiling in the range of 36° to 520° C., and preferably naphtha and gas oil fractions boiling in the range of 36° to 400° C., employs a solid adsorption material to lower sulfur and nitrogen content by contacting... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20090321310 - Three-phase hydroprocessing without a recycle gas compressor: In general, methods of hydroprocessing a hydrocarbonaceous feed stock are provided that do not use a costly recycle gas compressor, but are still able to use the more efficient reaction systems provided in a substantially three-phase hydroprocessing zone. The method combines a substantially liquid-phase hydroprocessing zone with the substantially three-phase... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services
20090321311 - Production of diesel fuel from renewable feedstocks containing phosphorus: A process has been developed for producing diesel fuel from renewable feedstocks such as plant oils, animal oils and greases. The process involves treating a renewable feedstock by hydrogenating and deoxygenating to provide a diesel boiling range fuel hydrocarbon product. If desired, the hydrocarbon product can be isomerized to improve... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services
20090321312 - Integrated process for upgrading a vapor feed: Processes and systems are provided for removing contaminants from a vapor stream containing hydrocarbon and hydrogen, and can include: providing a feed stream to a first pressurized vapor liquid separator that produces a liquid stream and a vapor stream containing hydrocarbon and hydrogen, passing the vapor stream to an inlet... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services
20090321313 - Process for determining presence of mesophase in slurry hydrocracking: A process and apparatus is disclosed for converting heavy hydrocarbon feed into lighter hydrocarbon products. The heavy hydrocarbon feed is slurried with a catalyst comprising iron oxide and alumina to form a heavy hydrocarbon slurry and hydrocracked to produce lighter hydrocarbons. The slurry hydrocracking reaction can be controlled by measuring... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services
20090321316 - Process for using catalyst with rapid formation of iron sulfide in slurry hydrocracking: A process and apparatus is disclosed for converting heavy hydrocarbon feed into lighter hydrocarbon products. The heavy hydrocarbon feed is slurried with a catalyst comprising iron oxide and alumina to form a heavy hydrocarbon slurry and hydrocracked to produce lighter hydrocarbons. The iron oxide in the catalyst converts to catalytically... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services
20090321315 - Process for using hydrated iron oxide and alumina catalyst for slurry hydrocracking: A process and apparatus is disclosed for converting heavy hydrocarbon feed into lighter hydrocarbon products. The heavy hydrocarbon feed is slurried with a catalyst comprising iron oxide and alumina to form a heavy hydrocarbon slurry and hydrocracked to produce lighter hydrocarbons. Performance of the iron oxide and alumina catalyst is... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services
20090321314 - Process for using iron oxide and alumina catalyst with large particle diameter for slurry hydrocracking: A process and apparatus is disclosed for converting heavy hydrocarbon feed into lighter hydrocarbon products. The heavy hydrocarbon feed is slurried with a catalyst comprising iron oxide and alumina to form a heavy hydrocarbon slurry and hydrocracked to produce lighter hydrocarbons. Performance of the iron oxide and alumina catalyst at... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services
20090321317 - Method and device for processing plastic-containing waste: The invention relates to a method and device for processing plastic-containing and organic fluids based on crude oil, cooking oil, fats or the like, wherein the substance mixture is fed into a reactor, is then melted in the melting zone of the reactor and the interfering substances are discharged from... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.
20090321318 - Hydrocarbon dehydrogenation with zirconia: A method for obtaining an olefin is disclosed, the method comprising subjecting a paraffin to dehydrogenation in the absence of oxygen and in the presence of a catalyst comprising a crystalline substrate, to obtain an olefin. The catalyst includes an inert stabilizing agent for maintaining the catalyst crystal structure. The... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services
20090321319 - Multi-staged hydroprocessing process and system: Methods and systems of processing a hydrocarbonaceous feed stock flows are provided. In one aspect, the method includes providing two or more hydroprocessing stages disposed in sequence, each hydroprocessing stage having a hydroprocessing reaction zone with a hydrogen requirement and each stage in fluid communication with the preceding stage. A... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services
20090321320 - Selective catalysts having high temperature alumina supports for naphtha hydrodesulfurization: This invention relates to a catalyst and method for hydrodesulfurizing naphtha. More particularly, a Co/Mo metal hydrogenation component is loaded on a high temperature alumina support in the presence of a dispersion aid to produce a catalyst that is then used for hydrodesulrurizing naphtha. The high temperature alumina support has... Agent: Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company
20090321321 - Desulfurizing adsorbent, preparation method and use thereof: The invention provides an adsorbent for removing sulfur from cracking gasoline or diesel fuel, which adsorbent comprises: (1) a carrier consisting of a source of silica, an inorganic oxide binder, and at least one oxide of metal selected from Groups IIB, VB and VIB; (2) at least one accelerant metal... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090321324 - Fouling reduction in a paraffinic froth treatment process by solubility control: The disclosure relates to improved bitumen recovery processes and systems. In particular, the disclosure teaches processes and systems for recovering heavy crude oil while avoiding fouling of equipment by recycling at least a portion of a product bitumen from a solvent recovery unit for mixing with an overhead bitumen stream... Agent: Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Company
20090321322 - Optimizing feed mixer performance in a paraffinic froth treatment process: The invention relates to improved bitumen recovery processes and systems. One process provides for operation of a bitumen froth treatment plant at optimum shear rates in the feed pipe carrying the bitumen froth to the froth settling unit. Another process provides for optimizing the design of a bitumen froth treatment... Agent: Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Company
20090321323 - Optimizing heavy oil recovery processes using electrostatic desalters: The invention relates to improved bitumen recovery processes and systems. The process may include providing a bitumen froth feed stream, separating the stream in a froth separation unit to produce a diluted bitumen stream, treating the diluted bitumen stream in an electrostatic desalter to produce a treated bitumen stream, and... Agent: Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Company
20090321325 - Separating compositions and methods of use: Compositions and methods are provided for separating bitumen from oil sands in an efficient and environmentally acceptable manner, and for recovering residual bitumen from existing tailings ponds.... Agent: Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP Attn:IPDepartment Docket Clerk
20090321326 - Primary froth recycle: A process for extracting bitumen from oil sand, comprising: mixing oil sand with process water to produce an oil sand slurry containing bitumen, sand, water and entrained air; conditioning the oil sand slurry; optionally flooding the conditioned oil sand slurry with flood water to dilute the slurry, if required; introducing... Agent: Bennett Jones LLP C/o Ms Roseann Caldwell12/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090314689 - Method to alter coke morphology using either polynuclear aromatic compounds or functionalized lignin: A method for altering coke morphology in a delayed coking process of heavy oil is provided. An effective amount of one or more oil dispersible or oil soluble polynuclear aromatic compounds, or functionalized lignin, is added or contacted with the resid or heavy oil at a point before or after... Agent: Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company
20090314681 - Process for the total conversion of heavy feedstocks to distillates: Process for the conversion of heavy feedstocks selected from heavy crude oils, distillation residues from crude oil or catalytic treatment, “visbreaker tars”, “thermal tars”, bitumens from “oil sands” liquids from coals of different origins and other high boiling feedstocks of a hydrocarbon origin, comprising the following steps: •mixing the heavy... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20090314682 - Nanoparticulate-catalyzed oxygen transfer processes: Nanoparticulates of oxygen transfer materials that are oxides of rare earth metals, combinations of rare earth metals, and combinations of transition metals and rare earth metals are used as catalysts in a variety of processes. Unexpectedly large thermal efficiencies are achieved relative to micron sized particulates. Processes that use these... Agent: Ngimatco. Microcoating Technologies, Inc.
20090314683 - Method for producing hydrocarbon fractions: A method for producing an LPG fraction, a gasoline fraction, a kerosene fraction, a gas oil fraction, monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbon and a non-aromatic naphtha fraction from hydrocracked oil includes hydrocracking hydrocarbon oil containing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon to convert into a light hydrocarbon fraction, and efficiently and selectively producing monocyclic aromatic... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090314684 - System and method for pretreatment of solid carbonaceous material: This invention encompasses systems and methods for pretreating a carbonaceous material, comprising heating to a suitable temperature and for a suitable reaction time, a mixture comprising the carbonaceous material, one or more catalysts or catalyst precursors, and a hydrocarbonaceous liquid.... Agent: Jones Day
20090314685 - Delayed coking process with modified feedstock: A process of delayed coking with modified feedstock is described maximising the volume of diesel oil and minimising the volume of coke produced by means of feedstock which comprises, in a first embodiment of the invention: the bottom product (8) of the vacuum distillation tower (6), known in the prior... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090314686 - System and process for reacting a petroleum fraction: In one exemplary embodiment, a system for reacting a first feed can include a petroleum fraction having at least about 90%, by volume, with a boiling point of at least about 300° C. The system can include a bubble column reactor. The bubble column reactor, in turn, can include a... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services
20090314687 - Device for regeneration of oils: The invention relates to a device and method for regenerating oil (17) containing a contamination in the form of a liquid. The oil (17) is brought in contact with a point source (3) consisting of at least one point source (3), where the point source (3) is brought to a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090314688 - Method for cavitation-assisted refining, degumming and dewaxing of oil and fat: A method for degumming and/or refining crude oil containing impurities involving mixing the crude oil with degumming agents, i.e., water or acid, and subjecting the mixture to flow-through, hydrodynamic cavitation processing. The cavitational processing transfers impurities in the crude oil to a water phase for easier separation. The water phase... Agent: Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP12/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090308787 - Process for converting carbon-based energy carrier material: A process is disclosed process for converting a solid or highly viscous carbon-based energy carrier material to liquid and gaseous reaction products, said process comprising the steps of: a) contacting the carbon-based energy carrier material with a particulate catalyst material b) converting the carbon-based energy carrier material at a reaction... Agent: Kior Inc.
20090308789 - Radiation processing of heavy oils: The present invention is drawn to a method of processing heavy paraffinic oils or heavy aromatic oils using radiation chemistry of polyethylene under oxidizing conditions. The process of the invention will result in a chain reaction for oxidative scission as the basis for a radiation processing for heavy paraffinic or... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald
20090308790 - Hydrogenation catalyst composition, process for preparing the same and use thereof: The present invention relates to a hydrogenation catalyst composition, process for preparing the same and use thereof. The composition comprises a hydrogenation catalyst, an organonitrogen compound in an amount of 0.01%-20% by weight of the catalyst, a sulfiding agent in an amount of 30%-150% by weight of the sulfur-requiring amount... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20090308791 - Systems, methods, and cataylsts for producing a crude product: Contact of a crude feed with one or more catalysts produces a total product that includes a crude product. The crude product is a liquid mixture at 25° C. and 0.101 MPa. The one or more catalyst may include an uncalcined catalyst. One or more other properties of the crude... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20090308792 - Catalyst and method for hydrodesulfurization of hydrocarbons: Oil soluble catalysts are used in a process to hydrodesulfurize petroleum feedstock having a high concentration of sulfur-containing compounds and convert the feedstock to a higher value product. The catalyst complex includes at least one attractor species and at least one catalytic metal that are bonded to a plurality of... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090308793 - Activation, refining, and use of oil shale: The invention provides the activation, refining and stabilization of oil shale. The stabilization may be performed by recirculative extraction, the activation by electromagnetic irradiation, steam, or by an inorganic base, and the refining by ion beam irradiation. The thus processed oil shale may be used to adsorb organic and inorganic... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC12/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090301929 - Catalyst composition for hydrocracking and process of mild hydrocracking and ring opening: The present invention relates to a catalyst composition for the reaction of hydrocarbons comprising a zeolite with has a faujasite structure and a fibrous zeolite which comprises essentially non-crossing one-dimensional channels. Further, the catalyst composition comprises in a preferred embodiment a metal component selected from metals of the group VIB... Agent: Hedman & Costigan P.C.
20090301930 - Production of blended fuel from renewable feedstocks: A process for producing a blended fuel from a paraffin rich component and a cyclic rich component, where each of the components are generated from a renewable feedstock, is presented. The paraffin rich component is generated from glycerides and free fatty acids in feedstocks such as plant and animal oils.... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services
20090301931 - Asphalt production from solvent deasphalting bottoms: A cost-effective solution is provided for eliminating refinery process waste, including spent catalytic and non-catalytic adsorbent materials, as well as adsorbate process reject materials derived from desorption, while minimizing conventional waste handling demands. An asphalt composition includes asphalt and spent adsorbent material from a solvent deasphalting unit. The asphalt can... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20090301932 - Process for hydroconversion of a mixture of organic oils of different origins: A process is described for hydroconversion of a mixture of organic oils of different origins in a conventional hydrotreatment unit, constituted by at least two catalyst beds, under moderately severe process conditions to obtain diesel fuel oil. The process includes injection of a stream of oil of animal or plant... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090301933 - Catalytic reforming process to produce high octane gasoline: The present invention is a multistage reforming process to produce high octane product from naphtha boiling range feed. In the process, a effluent product from a penultimate reforming stage is separated into at least a first stream and a second stream by boiling point. The lower boiling of the two... Agent: Chevron Corporation
20090301934 - Multi-stage reforming process to produce high octane gasoline: The present invention relates to a multistage reforming process to produce a high octane product. A naphtha boiling range feedstock is processed in a multi-stage reforming process, in which said process involves at least 1) a penultimate stage for reforming the naphtha feedstock to produce a penultimate effluent 2) a... Agent: Chevron Corporation
20090301935 - Process and apparatus for cooling liquid bottoms from vapor-liquid separator by heat exchange with feedstock during steam cracking of hydrocarbon feedstocks: A process and apparatus for cracking liquid hydrocarbon feedstocks utilizes a vapor-liquid separator to treat heated vapor-liquid mixtures to provide an overhead of reduced residue content. Hot liquid bottoms from the separator are heat exchanged with cool hydrocarbon feedstocks for cracking to provide cooled liquid bottoms and preheated feedstock. At... Agent: Exxonmobil Chemical Company
20090301936 - Composition and use thereof: The present technology relates to a method of treating hydrocarbon compositions such as crude oils to reduce or prevent naphthenate soap problems in upstream and downstream processes. It also relates to compositions for this use, for example.... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090301937 - Dry,stackable tailings and methods for producing the same: Methods for preparing solvent-dry, stackable tailings. The methods may include a primary leaching or extraction process that separates most of the bitumen from a material comprising bitumen and produces first solvent-wet tailings. The first solvent-wet tailings are washed with a second solvent that removes the first solvent from the tailings.... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP12/03/2009 > 9 patent applications in 8 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090294324 - Production of blended gasoline aviation and diesel fuels from renewable feedstocks: A process for producing at least one blended fuel from a paraffin rich component and a cyclic rich component, where each of the components are generated from a renewable feedstock, is presented. The paraffin rich component is generated from glycerides and free fatty acids in feedstocks such as plant and... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services
20090294325 - Reduced puffing needle coke from coal tar: A reduced puffing needle coke is formed, which includes a lesser amount of nitrogen within the coke so that carbon articles produced from such coke experience minimal expansion upon heating to graphitization temperatures.... Agent: Graftech International Holdings, Inc.
20090294326 - Reduced puffing needle coke from coal tar distillate: A reduced puffing needle coke is formed, which includes a reduced nitrogen content within the coke so that the coke particles do not experience as much puffing during the formation of graphitized carbon articles produced from such coke upon heating to graphitization temperatures.... Agent: Graftech International Holdings, Inc.
20090294327 - Reduced puffing needle coke from decant oil: A reduced puffing needle coke is formed from decant oil, which includes a lesser amount of nitrogen within the coke so that carbon articles produced from such coke experience minimal expansion upon heating to graphitization temperatures.... Agent: Graftech International Holdings, Inc.
20090294328 - Integrated solven deasphalting and gasification: Systems and methods for processing hydrocarbons are provided. A hydrocarbon containing one or more asphaltenes and one or more non-asphaltenes can be mixed with a solvent. The ratio of the solvent to the hydrocarbon can be about 2:1 to about 10:1. The asphaltenes can be selectively separated from the non-asphaltenes.... Agent: Kellogg Brown & Root LLC Attn: Christian Heausler
20090294329 - Process for catalytic conversion of fischer-tropsch derived olefins to distillates: The invention provides a low aromatic producing process for catalytical conversion of Fisher-Tropsch derived olefins to distillates (COD), which process includes the step of contacting Fisher-Tropsch derived olefins with a zeolyte type catalyst at pressures of more than 50 barg.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090294330 - Heavy hydrocarbon dewatering and upgrading process: Systems and methods for processing hydrocarbons are provided. A first mixture including one or more hydrocarbons and water can be separated to provide a first waste water and a second mixture. The second mixture can be apportioned into a first portion and a second portion. The first portion can be... Agent: Kellogg Brown & Root LLC Attn: Christian Heausler
20090294331 - Method of recovering volatile organic compound and volatile organic compound recovery system: A gas generated from a first crude oil and containing volatile organic compounds and a second crude oil are supplied to an absorber 16, thereby absorbing the volatile organic compounds in the gas into the second crude oil.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090294332 - System for separating bitumen from oil sands: Disclosed is a system for processing oil sands to remove bitumen, the viscous petroleum product adhered to the sands, from the sands itself. The processing system is designed to be substantially air tight, preventing outside air from entering and volatile chemicals from escaping from the system. Mined oil sands are... Agent: Holme Roberts & Owen, LLPPrevious industry: Special receptacle or package
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