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Mineral oils: processes and products May archived by USPTO category 05/10

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05/27/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100126906 - Process for recovering solvent from ashphaltene containing tailings resulting from a separation process: A process for recovering paraffinic solvent from tailings produced in the treatment of bitumen froth comprising introducing the tailings into a tailings solvent recovery unit (TSRU), the TSRU having internals, and distributing the tailings over the internals. An inert gas or steam is then introduced below the internals and above... Agent: Exxonmobil Upstream Research Company

20100126907 - Heat stable formed ceramic, apparatus and method of using the same: In one aspect, the invention includes a heat stable, formed ceramic component that includes a multimodal grain distribution including (i) at least 50 wt % of coarse grains including stabilized zirconia, the coarse grains comprising a D50 grain size in the range of from 5 to 800 μm, based upon... Agent: Exxonmobil Chemical Company

20100126908 - Novel steam reforming furnace using porous burners: The present invention describes a steam reforming furnace for the production of hydrogen, which employs a set of porous burners interposed between the tubes to be heated, improving compactness of the furnace.... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.

20100126909 - Method for removal of mercury from hydrocarbon feedstocks: The invention provides a method for removing mercury from a liquid or gas hydrocarbon stream, mixtures thereof, including mixtures of liquid streams with a solid carbonaceous substance, by contacting the hydrocarbon stream with a composition comprising silver and a support material, wherein the composition as measured by ammonia chemisorption has... Agent: The Dow Chemical Company

20100126910 - Process for flocculation of a tailings stream: A process for the treatment of a tailings stream is provided. The tailings stream comprises water, sand and clay fines and is produced from bitumen extraction process of an oil sands ore. The process for treating the tailings stream comprises contacting a polysilicate microgel, a polyacrylamide and one or both... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center

20100126911 - Method for using native bitumen markers to improve solvent-assisted bitumen extraction: In solvent-assisted bitumen extraction, a native marker, for example: sulfur, nickel, vanadium, iron copper, or manganese, is used to control the solvent to bitumen ratio in a process stream such as a stream from a froth separation unit (FSU) and/or to measure hydrocarbon loss in a tailings solvent recovery unit... Agent: Exxonmobil Upstream Research Company

05/20/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100122931 - Coking of gas oil from slurry hydrocracking: Integrated slurry hydrocracking (SHC) and coking methods for making slurry hydrocracking (SHC) distillates are disclosed. Representative methods involve passing a slurry comprising a vacuum column resid, a liquid coker product, and a solid particulate through an SHC reaction zone in the presence of hydrogen to obtain the SHC distillate. Atmospheric... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services

20100122932 - Integrated slurry hydrocracking and coking process: Integrated slurry hydrocracking (SHC) and coking methods for making slurry hydrocracking (SHC) distillates are disclosed. Representative methods involve passing a slurry comprising a recycle SHC gas oil, a coker gas oil, a vacuum column resid, and a solid particulate through an SHC reaction zone in the presence of hydrogen to... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services

20100122933 - Converting heavy sour crude oil/emulsion to lighter crude oil using cavitations and filtration based systems: A process for converting heavy sulfur-containing crude oil into lighter crude oil with lower sulfur content and lower molecular weight is provided. The process is a low-temperature process using controlled cavitation.... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

20100122934 - Integrated solvent deasphalting and slurry hydrocracking process: Integrated slurry hydrocracking (SHC) and coking methods for making slurry hydrocracking (SHC) distillates are disclosed. Representative methods involve passing a slurry comprising a deasphalted oil (DAO) produced in a solvent deasphalting (SDA) process, optionally with recycled SHC gas oil and recycled SHC pitch, and a solid particulate through an SHC... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services

20100122935 - Method of producing liquid fuel: A feed oil containing paraffinic hydrocarbons having 20 to 100 carbon atoms as main components is subjected to hydrotreating in the present of a prespecified hydrotreating catalyst and under the conditions for hydrotreating including a temperature of 200 to 350° C., a liquid hourly space velocity of 0.1 to 5.0... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100122936 - Separation vessel or part thereof, and process relating thereto: One exemplary embodiment can be a stack for a separation vessel adapted to receive a fluid having one or more phases. The stack may include one or more walls surrounding a void, a packed bed positioned within the void, and a distributor positioned above the packed bed. Generally, the stack... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services

20100122937 - Method and system for removing impurities from hydrocarbon oils via lewis acid complexation: A method is provided for purifying a hydrocarbon oil comprising a quantity of impurities. A Lewis acid solution comprising a Lewis acid and an aprotic solvent is added to the hydrocarbon oil having the plurality of impurities, e.g. sulfur, vanadium, and nickel impurities, to form a mixture. Complexes are formed... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100122938 - Process for recovering ultrafine solids from a hydrocarbon liquid: A method for separating and recovering ultrafine particulate solid material from a suspension or slurry of the solid material and a hydrocarbon liquid by precipitation or flocculation of a heavy fraction of the hydrocarbon liquid with an effective amount of a precipitation or flocculation agent such that the precipitated heavy... Agent: Chevron Corporation

20100122939 - Solids management in slurry hydroprocessing: The recovery of solids, and particularly solid particulates used as catalysts in slurry hydroprocessing, from asphaltene containing hydrocarbons is improved by controlling asphaltene precipitation. The formation of agglomerates of the solid particulates, having an increased diameter, results in the presence of precipitated asphaltenes, possibly due to flocculation. Asphaltene precipitation is... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services

05/13/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100116711 - Systems and methods for producing n-paraffins from low value feedstocks: Systems and methods for producing n-paraffins are provided. The method can include hydroprocessing at least a portion of a kerosene fraction recovered from a thermally cracked hydrocarbon product to produce a hydroprocessed kerosene product comprising n-paraffins. The n-paraffins can be separated from the hydroprocessed kerosene product to produce an n-paraffins... Agent: Kellogg Brown & Root LLC Attn: Christian Heausler

20100116712 - Combination of mild hydrotreating and hydrocracking for making low sulfur diesel and high octane naphtha: Methods are disclosed for the hydrotreating and hydrocracking of highly aromatic distillate feeds such as light cycle oil (LCO) to produce ultra low sulfur gasoline and diesel fuel. Optimization of hydrotreater severity improves the octane quality of the gasoline or naphtha fraction. In particular, the operation of the hydrotreater at... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services

20100116713 - Ionic liquid catalyst for the improvement of heavy crude and vacuum residues: Heavy crude oil residue and vacuum residue is upgraded using an ionic liquid catalyst formulated with metals of Group VIB and VIIIB of the periodic table, which catalyst is highly miscible in the hydrocarbon phase. The combination of different metals and acidity from the protons that make up the ionic... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20100116714 - Process and system for the addition of promoter metal in situ in a catalytic reforming unit: One exemplary embodiment can be a process for facilitating adding a promoter metal to at least one catalyst particle in situ in a catalytic naphtha reforming unit. The process can include introducing a compound comprising the promoter metal to the catalyst naphtha reforming unit and adding an effective amount of... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services

20100116715 - Application of visbreaker analysis tools to optimize performance: A system and method are outlined for controlling and optimizing chemical injection into a process unit to control fouling. The method uses an optical device to measure the fouling propensity of the process fluid at various points within the process unit. The measurements are compared with one another and prediction... Agent: Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg

20100116716 - Decontamination of asphaltic heavy oil and bitumen: A process and apparatus to remove asphaltenic contaminants from bitumen, heavy oil or residue to produce lower viscosity petroleum products and high purity asphaltenes.... Agent: Edward Yoo C/o Bennett Jones

20100116717 - Method for the desulfurization of fuels and highly active nickel carrier catalyst based on aluminum oxide suitable for said method: A highly active nickel carrier catalyst based on aluminium oxide has a nickel content of approximately 20 to 70 wt.-% (as Ni) and optionally comprises a bonding agent and optionally a promoter, selected from the compounds of Mg, Ti, Pb, Pt, Ba, Ca and/or Cu, wherein the size of the... Agent: Scott R. Cox Lynch, Cox, Gilman & Mahan, P.s.c.

20100116718 - Naphthenic acid corrosion inhibition using new synergetic combination of phosphorus compounds: The present invention relates to the field of processing hydrocarbons which causes corrosion in the metal surfaces of processing units. The invention addresses the technical problem of high temperature naphthenic acid corrosion and sulphur corrosion and provides a solution to inhibit these types of corrosion. The three combination compositions are... Agent: Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery

05/06/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100108566 - Method of reducing corrosion and corrosion byproduct deposition in a crude unit: A method of optimizing system parameters in a crude unit to reduce corrosion and corrosion byproduct deposition in the crude unit is disclosed and claimed. The method includes measuring or predicting properties associated with the system parameters and using an automated controller to analyze the properties to cause adjustments in... Agent: Edward O. Yonter Patent And Licensing Department

20100108567 - Processing biomass and petroleum containing materials: Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful products, such as fuels. For example, systems can use feedstock materials, such as cellulosic and/or lignocellulosic materials and/or starchy materials, to produce ethanol and/or butanol, e.g., by fermentation.... Agent: Xyleco, Inc. Celia Leber

20100108568 - Fischer-tropsch jet fuel process: The invention provides a Fischer-Tropsch jet fuel refining process which has a jet fuel yield in excess of 60% by mass, said process including at least four of the following five conversion processes: a. hydrocracking one or more of a FT kerosene and heavier material fraction and a C9 and... Agent: Todd S. Parkhurst Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym Ltd.

20100108569 - Mild cracking of paraffins: e

20100108570 - Method for improving liquid yield in a delayed coking process: A system and method for removing oil from the surface of coke left in refinery coke drums before it is cut out is disclosed. The process does not add time to the coking cycle, nor involve the addition of major equipment. A solvent is added to the stripping steam. The... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP

20100108571 - Hydrotreating process with improved hydrogen management: This invention relates to an improved hydrotreating process for removing sulfur from naphtha and distillate feedstreams. This improved process utilizes a hydrotreating zone, an acid gas removal zone, and a pressure swing adsorption zone having a total cycle time of less than about 30 seconds for increasing the concentration of... Agent: Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company

20100108572 - Apparatus and process for wet crushing oil sand: A system for forming an oil sand slurry from mined oil sand is provided, comprising a slurry preparation tower having an intake opening through which oil sand enters the slurry preparation tower, a first sizer device to comminute the oil sand passing through it, a second sizer device to further... Agent: Bennett Jones LLP C/o Ms Roseann Caldwell

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