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Mineral oils: processes and products June invention type 06/10Below 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. 06/24/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100155293 - Hydrocracking process including switchable reactors with feedstocks containing 200 ppm by weight - 2% by weight of asphaltenes: The invention relates to a process for hydrocracking hydrocarbon feedstocks having 200 ppm by weight to 2% by weight of asphaltenes and/or more than 10 ppm by weight of metals, comprising a hydrodemetallation treatment in at least 2 switchable reaction zones, containing hydrodemetallation catalyst and optionally hydrodenitrification catalyst, then a... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.
20100155294 - Hydrocarbon conversion process: A process is provided to produce an ultra low sulfur diesel with less than about 10 ppm sulfur using a two-phase or liquid-phase continuous reaction zone to convert a diesel boiling range distillate preferably obtained from a mild hydrocracking unit. In one aspect, the diesel boiling range distillate is introduced... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services
20100155295 - Process for improving flow properties of crude petroleum: A process and apparatus for improving flow properties of crude may include processing a first crude stream, which may in turn include cracking the first crude stream with catalyst to form a cracked stream and spent catalyst, hydrotreating a portion of the cracked stream and then mixing the hydrotreated stream... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services
20100155296 - Systems and methods of generating renewable diesel: A method of manufacturing a purified renewable diesel product from a biofeedstock includes filtering the biofeedstock, heating the biofeedstock to about 520° F., introducing hydrogen into the biofeedstock, and treating the biofeedstock in a reactor to generate a renewable diesel product. Additionally, the method includes cooling the renewable diesel product... Agent: Holme Roberts & Owen LLP
20100155297 - Removal of nitrogen compounds: A process for the removal of one or more nitrogen compounds, e.g. basic nitrogen compound from a fluid stream is described in which the fluid is contacted with a functionalized polymer fibre material having functional groups capable of reacting with the nitrogen compounds.... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100155298 - Process for producing a high stability desulfurized heavy oils stream: The present invention relates to a process for desulfurizing heavy oil feedstreams with alkali metal compounds and improving the compatibility of the to stream components in either the feed stream, an intermediate product stream, and/or the reaction product stream in the desulfurization process. The present invention utilizes a high stability... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company
20100155299 - Fluid catalytic cracking system and process: One exemplary embodiment can be a fluid catalytic cracking system. The system can include a reaction zone, in turn including a reactor receiving, a fluidizing stream, a fuel gas stream, a fluidizable catalyst, a stream having an effective amount of oxygen for combusting the fuel gas stream, and a feed.... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services
20100155300 - Process for producing gasoline of increased octane and hydrogen-containing co-produced stream: The present invention is directed to a process for producing an increased yield of gasoline of increased octane rating by the integration of a membrane separation processing step into the gasoline production process. The integrated process also increases hydrogen production from the reformer.... Agent: Lawrence E. Carter Exxonmobile Research And Engineering Company
20100155301 - Hydrodemetallization and hydrodesulphurization catalysts, and use in a single formulation in a concatenated process: The invention describes a catalyst comprising at least one metal from group VIB, at least two metals from group VIII termed the major promoter VIII-1 and co-promoters VIII-i, where i is in the range 2 to 5, and at least one support constituted by a porous refractory oxide, in which... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.
20100155302 - Purification of ultralow sulfur diesel fuel: The invention is a method of purifying an ultralow sulfur diesel fuel which contains polycyclic aromatic color bodies. The method comprises contacting the ULSD fuel in the liquid phase with a coal-based activated carbon adsorbent having a surface area ranging from 800 to 1500 m2/g and containing pores having pore... Agent: Lyondellbasell Industries
20100155303 - Method for desulfurization of hydrocarbon oil: The method comprises the step of desulfurizing the hydrocarbon oil such as kerosene containing benzothiophenes and dibenzothiophenes with the combination of a solid acid-type desulfurizing agent and an active carbon-type desulfurizing agent. This method can provide a hydrocarbon oil having a significantly low sulfur content. By using the hydrocarbon oil,... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100155304 - Treatment of hydrocarbons containing acids: The invention relates to a method of treating a liquid hydrocarbon (e.g. heavy oil, bitumen, etc.) containing naphthenic acids or other corrosive acids in order to partially or fully convert such acids into non-corrosive compounds. The method comprises adding an alkylating agent to the hydrocarbon, bringing the hydrocarbon into contact... Agent: Kirby Eades Gale Baker
20100155305 - Sizing roller screen ore processing apparatus: A mined ore processing apparatus to process mined ores, such as oil sands ore, into granular material is disclosed. An ore processor bed receives the ore to be processed. The ore processor bed has a frame supporting several rotating elements each separately driven to provide independent rotation rate and direction... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100155306 - Solutions of silicon metal and methods of making and using same: The present invention generally relates to a formulation created by reacting sodium hydroxide, water, and silicon metal which has unique properties and many uses. The instant invention is further directed to methods of producing and using such formulations.... Agent: Sullivan & Worcester LLP06/17/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100147739 - Addition of high molecular weight naphthenic tetra-acids to crude oils to reduce whole crude oil fouling: High molecular weight naphthenic tetra-acids are added to a base crude oil to prevent and/or reduce fouling of crude oil refinery equipment. The method includes adding an effective amount of a high molecular weight naphthenic tetra-acid to the base crude oil to form a crude oil mixture and feeding the... Agent: Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company
20100147740 - Recovery and use of conjunct polymers from ionic liquid catalysts: A process comprising regenerating a used ionic liquid catalyst, recovering conjunct polymer from the regenerated catalyst and using at least a portion of the conjunct polymer is disclosed.... Agent: Chevron Corporation
20100147741 - High activity mtt framework type molecular sieves: p
20100147742 - Method for improving bitumen recovery from oil sands by production of surfactants from bitumen asphal tenes: In a method for increasing the efficiency of bitumen recovery from oil sands, bitumen asphaltenes naturally present in the oil sands ore are treated with selected chemical agents to produce surfactants which reduce surface and interfacial tensions and promote the production of bitumen-water emulsions, thus facilitating the extraction and recovery... Agent: Donald V. Tomkins C/o Tomkins Law Office
20100147743 - Process for upgrading coal pyrolysis oils: This invention utilizes a novel method and set of operating conditions to efficiently and economically process a potentially very fouling hydrocarbon feedstock. A multi-stage catalytic process for the upgrading of coal pyrolysis oils is developed. Coal Pyrolysis Oils are highly aromatic, olefinic, unstable, contain objectionable sulfur, nitrogen, and oxygen contaminants,... Agent: John F. Ritter Axens North America, Inc.
20100147744 - Unit, system and process for catalytic cracking: One exemplary embodiment can be a fluid catalytic cracking unit. The fluid catalytic cracking unit can include a first riser, a second riser, and a disengagement zone. The first riser can be adapted to receive a first feed terminating at a first reaction vessel having a first volume. The second... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services
20100147745 - Method for reducing the mercury content of natural gas condensate and natural gas processing plant: A method for reducing the mercury content of natural gas condensate, comprising the steps of providing a nanofiltration membrane having a feed side and a permeate side; contacting the natural gas condensate with the feed side of the membrane; and obtaining a mercury-depleted natural gas condensate at the permeate side... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20100147746 - Reduction of organic halide contamination in hydrocarbon products: A method for reducing halide concentration in a hydrocarbon product having an organic halide content which is made by a hydrocarbon conversion process using a halogen-containing acidic ionic liquid catalyst comprising contacting at least a portion of the hydrocarbon product with an aqueous caustic solution under conditions to reduce the... Agent: Chevron Corporation
20100147747 - Dewaxing catalysts and processes: A process for dewaxing a waxy component-containing hydrocarbon feedstock comprises contacting the feedstock under dewaxing conditions with a catalyst system comprising ZSM-48 and a molecular sieve of the MTT framework type.... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company
20100147748 - Adsorption of dibenzothiophenes from hydrocarbon and model diesel feeds: A process for adsorbing aromatic sulfur compounds, where an adsorbent is contacted with a C6-C20 aromatic and/or aliphatic stream which comprises a solution of (i) at least one benzothiophene compound, (ii) a solvent which comprises at least one C6-C16 aliphatic compound, and (iii) optionally at least one C6-C12 aromatic compound.... Agent: Chevron Corporation
20100147749 - Multi-metallic catalysts for pre-reforming reactions: The present invention relates to multi-metallic catalyst compositions for improved coke resistance in a hydrocarbon feed pre-reformer unit that comprises nickel and an enhancing component selected from at least one member of the group consisting of ruthenium, palladium, platinum, rhodium, cobalt, gold and silver on a support. The present invention... Agent: Air Liquide Usa LLC Intellectual Property06/10/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100140135 - Liquid hydrocarbon fuel from methane assisted by spontaneously generated voltage: A methane-containing gas such as natural gas is converted to a clean-burning hydrocarbon liquid fuel in a process wherein the gas is fed to a reaction vessel to contact a metallic catalyst grid that is formed from windings of a transition metal supported on an iron frame immersed in a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100140136 - Selective, integrated processing of bio-derived ester species to yield low molecular weight hydrocarbons and hydrogen for the production of biofuels: The present invention relates to methods and systems for processing biomass to selectively yield a variety of hydrocarbon molecules and hydrogen as products, wherein some or all of these products can be further utilized for other biomass processing sub-processes, particularly wherein they lead to the generation of biofuels and/or other... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc. Law - Intellectual Property Group
20100140137 - Fuel conversion system, apparatus, and method: A reductant producing apparatus and method is provided, the apparatus includes a catalyst attached to an encasement. The encasement has a first and second intake formed therein that are fluidly coupled to the catalyst. The first intake configured to allow entry of a hydrocarbon fuel into the encasement. The second... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20100140138 - Catalyst based on a material with a hierarchical porosity comprising silicon, and a process for hydrocracking/hydroconversion and hydrotreatment of hydrocarbon feeds: The invention describes a catalyst comprising at least one material with a hierarchical porosity comprising silicon and at least one hydrodehydrogenating element from group VIB and/or group VIII of the periodic table of the elements. Said material with a hierarchical porosity comprising silicon is constituted by at least two elementary... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.
20100140139 - Systems and methods for absorbing gases into a liquid: A method of absorbing gases into a liquid comprising providing a stream of at least one desirable gas and at least one undesirable gas, exposing the gas stream to a liquid, so that the liquid absorbs more of the desirable gas than the undesirable gas, and releasing the liquid and... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20100140140 - Gravity separator for a multi-phase effluent: A method of separating a hydrocarbon multiphase fluid mixture. The method comprises an application step in which the hydrocarbon fluid mixture (E) is applied to a separator that separates by gravity the hydrocarbon fluid mixture (E) into a liquid layer and a gas layer. The method further comprises an extraction... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20100140141 - Demulsifying and dehydrating formulations for heavy crude oils based on block copolymers bifunctionalized with amines: The present invention relates to demulsifying and dehydrating formulations of heavy crude oil based block copolymers amine bifunctionalized with low polydispersities. These formulations can contain solvents whose boiling point is in the range from 35 to 200° C., preferably: dichloromethane, chloroform, toluene, xylenes, turbosine, naphtha or mixtures thereof.... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20100140142 - Removing unstable sulfur compounds from crude oil.: A crude oil which contains at least 0.1 wt % unstable sulfur compounds is treated in a reaction zone at low temperature to convert at least 50 wt % of the unstable sulfur compounds contained therein. The reaction and removal of sulfur from the crude may be facilitated by contacting... Agent: Chevron Corporation
20100140143 - Multiphase multifunctional reactor: A multiphase multifunctional reactor, system and method is described which has the capacity to effect extractive oxidation of sulfur and nitrogen compounds and unstable unsaturated compounds that are present in raw hydrocarbon streams, in such a way that the reaction conditions are adjusted and avoid losses of yield of the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100140144 - Method and apparatus for reducing additives in a hydrocarbon stream: A method for reducing one or more additives in a gaseous hydrocarbon stream (40) such as natural gas, comprising the steps of: (a) admixing an initial hydrocarbon feed stream (10) with one or more additives (20) to provide a multiphase hydrocarbon stream (30); (b) passing the multiphase hydrocarbon stream (30)... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20100140145 - Separation of tar from sand: A system for separating hydrocarbons from a solid source including a primary separation tank including a first hydrocarbon removing device to remove hydrocarbons from a slurry of water and solids. Further, the system including a transfer device between the primary separation tank and a secondary separation tank, wherein the transfer... Agent: Osha Liang/mi06/03/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100133143 - Compositions produced using an in situ heat treatment process: Methods for treating a subsurface formation and compositions produced therefrom are described herein. At least one method for producing hydrocarbons from a subsurface formation includes providing heat to the subsurface formation using an in situ heat treatment process. One or more formation particles may be formed during heating of the... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20100133144 - Production of fuel from renewable feedstocks using a finishing reactor: A process has been developed for producing fuel from renewable feedstocks such as plant and animal oils and greases. The process involves treating a first portion of a renewable feedstock by hydrogenating and deoxygenating in a first reaction zone and a second portion of a renewable feedstock by hydrogenating and... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services
20100133145 - Gasoline sulfur reduction catalyst for fluid catalytic cracking process: A catalytic cracking catalyst composition is disclosed that is suitable for reducing the sulfur content of catalytically cracking liquid products, in particularly gasoline products, produced during a catalytic cracking process. Preferably, the catalytic cracking process is a fluidized catalytic cracking (FCC) process. The composition comprises zeolite, zinc and at least... Agent: W.r. Grace & Co.-conn.
20100133146 - Coil for pyrolysis heater and method of cracking: Randomly packing with filler material at least part of a pass in a coil used in a system for pyrolyzing hydrocarbon feedstock to lighter hydrocarbons. Randomly packing increases heat transfer and decreases the rate of coke build-up within the coil, yielding an improvement in overall system efficiency. Packing material can... Agent: Osha Liang LLP / Lummus
20100133148 - Selective catalysts for naphtha hydrodesulfurization: The invention relates to a catalyst for hydrodesulfurizing naphtha, to a method for preparing said catalyst and to a method for hydrodesulfurizing naphtha using said catalyst. More particularly, the catalyst comprises a Co/Mo metal hydrogenation component on a silica support having a defined pore size distribution and at least one... Agent: Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company
20100133149 - Two-stage process for the conversion of tar sand to liquid fuels and specialty chemicals: A process is disclosed for converting Tar Sand to fuels and/or valuable chemicais. The process comprises the steps of a) activating Tar Sand to make it more susceptible to conversion; c) partially converting the Tar Sand to a solubilized material; and d) subjecting the unconverted Tar Sand to a second... Agent: Howrey LLP-eu
20100133150 - Use of a fluorocarbon polymer as a surface of a vessel or conduit used in a paraffinic froth treatment process for reducing fouling: A use of a fluorocarbon polymer as a surface of a vessel or conduit in a paraffinic froth treatment (PFT) process, for reducing fouling. The foulant comprises asphaltenes. The surface has an average water contact angle of greater than 90 degrees, a standard deviation of water contact angles divided by... Agent: Exxonmobil Upstream Research CompanyPrevious industry: Special receptacle or package
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