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20100326880 - Hydrocarbon conversion process additive and related processes: This invention relates to a hydrocarbon conversion process additive and related processes, such as upgrading a heavy hydrocarbon material and making sponge coke. The hydrocarbon conversion process additive works with thermal processes, catalytic processes, or thermal-catalytic processes. The hydrocarbon process conversion additive includes lignin or macromolecular substructures of lignin like... Agent: Carol Wilson Bp America Inc.
20100326881 - Diesel composition and method of making the same: (4) a naphthene content of greater than 5 percent; (5) a cloud point of less than −12° C.; (6) a nitrogen content of less than 10 ppm; and (7) a 5% distillation point of greater than 300 F and a 95% distillation point of greater than 600 F.... Agent: Chevron Corporation
20100326882 - Pitch composition: A process and apparatus is disclosed for converting heavy hydrocarbon feed into lighter hydrocarbon products. The heavy hydrocarbon feed is slurried with a particulate solid material to form a heavy hydrocarbon slurry and hydrocracked in a slurry hydrocracking unit to produce vacuum gas oil (VGO) and pitch. A first vacuum... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services
20100326883 - Process and apparatus for integrating slurry hydrocracking and deasphalting: Solvent deasphalting (SDA) is used to prepare a heavy hydrocarbon feed for further upgrading. An overhead deasphalted oil (DAO) stream is prepared for catalytic upgrading and an asphaltene stream is prepared for slurry hydrocracking (SHC). SHC product can be further deasphalted and the DAO can be separated from solvent in... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services
20100326884 - Method for multi-staged hydroprocessing: Methods for processing a hydrocarbonaceous feedstock 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 hydrogen source is... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services
20100326885 - System for preparing high-quality gasoline through component oil refining hydrocarbon recombination hydrogenation and method thereof: The invention discloses a system for preparing high-quality gasoline through component oil refining hydrocarbon recombination hydrogenation and a method thereof, which is characterized by comprising an extraction system, a distillation system and a hydrogenation device, wherein the upper part of the extraction system is connected with the distillation system through... Agent: J C Patents
20100326886 - Light paraffin isomerization with improved feed purification: The service life and deactivation rate of a paraffin isomerization catalyst is improved through use of a new sulfur guard bed containing a chloride additive. This sulfur guard bed, which contains supported CuO material having an increased resistance to reduction, shows such improvement. Thus, the danger of run-away reduction followed... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services
20100326887 - Process for separating pitch from slurry hydrocracked vacuum gas oil: A process is disclosed for converting heavy hydrocarbon feed into lighter hydrocarbon products. The heavy hydrocarbon feed is slurried with a particulate solid material to form a heavy hydrocarbon slurry and hydrocracked in a slurry hydrocracking unit to produce vacuum gas oil (VGO) and pitch. A first vacuum column separates... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services
20100326888 - Catalytic cracking catalyst having a higher selectivity, processing method and use thereof: The present invention provides a catalytic cracking catalyst, processing method and use thereof. When the catalyst is added into a commercial catalytic cracking unit, it has an initial activity of not higher than 80, preferably not higher than 75, more preferably not higher than 70, a self-balancing time of 0.1-50... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100326889 - Method of restoring catalytic activity to a spent hydrotreating catalyst, the resulting restored catalyst, and a method of hydroprocessing: A method of restoring catalytic activity to a spent hydroprocessing catalyst that has a first carbon concentration. The concentration of carbon on the spent hydroprocessing catalyst is reduced to provide a carbon-reduced catalyst having a second carbon concentration that is less than the first carbon concentration. The carbon-reduced catalyst is... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20100326890 - Highly stable heavy hydrocarbon hydrodesulfurization catalyst and methods of making and use thereof: Described is a catalyst useful in the hydroprocessing of a heavy hydrocarbon feedstock wherein the catalyst comprises a calcined mixture made by calcining a formed particle of a mixture comprising molybdenum trioxide, a nickel compound, and an inorganic oxide material. The catalyst may be made by mixing an inorganic oxide... Agent: Shell Oil Company12/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100320118 - Oxidation of asphaltenes: A method for processing asphaltenes is disclosed. The method can include separating asphaltenes from an asphaltene-containing composition and oxidizing the separated asphaltenes to form oxidation products. Alternatively, the method can include oxidizing asphaltenes within an asphaltene-containing composition without first separating the asphaltenes. Once formed, the oxidation products can be combined... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP
20100320119 - Process and apparatus for upgrading steam cracker tar-containing effluent using steam: A process and apparatus are provided for the present invention relates to a process for upgrading tar-containing effluent from a steam cracker furnace that comprises: a) contacting a steam cracker tar-containing effluent with steam and for a time, sufficient to convert at least a portion of the steam cracker tar... Agent: Exxonmobil Chemical Company
20100320120 - High temperature hydropyrolysis of carbonaceous materials: Heat from nuclear reactor as a source of thermal energy is applied to the conversion of carbonaceous materials such as heavy petroleum crude oils, coals and biomass to liquid hydrocarbons. The heat is applied to provide at least a portion of the process heat used in the high temperature, short... Agent: Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company
20100320126 - Method and apparatus for thermal cracking organic macromolecule mixture to recycle differentiated substrates: A method and an apparatus for thermal cracking organic macromolecule mixture to recycle differentiated substrates, comprising mainly of thermal cracking organic macromolecule by using molten inorganic salt, which can separate easily substrates mixed in macromolecular materials, achieve readily the object of differentiation, obtain large area (volume) of substrates without damaging... Agent: Pai Patent & Trademark Law Firm
20100320121 - High throughput development method for catalytic hydroprocessing of dirty feedstocks: A method for determining a set of operating parameters for a commercial scale plug flow catalytic process and reactor system for hydroprocessing dirty feedstocks, comprises the steps of: feeding selected partial pressures of said feedstock and hydrogen to the inlet the first reactor stage of a first composite multi-stage series-connected... Agent: Jamie Zheng
20100320122 - Multistage resid hydrocracking: Processes for upgrading resid hydrocarbon feeds are disclosed. The upgrading processes may include: hydrocracking a resid in a first reaction stage to form a first stage effluent; hydrocracking a deasphalted oil fraction in a second reaction stage to form a second stage effluent; fractionating the first stage effluent and the... Agent: Alix Yale & Ristas LLP
20100320123 - Selective catalysts having silica supports for naphtha hydrodesulfurization: A method for hydrodesulfurizing FCC naphtha is described. More particularly, a Co/Mo metal hydrogenation component is loaded on a silica or modified silica support in the presence of organic ligand and sulfided to produce a catalyst which is then used for hydrodesulfurizing FCC naphtha. The silica support has a defined... Agent: Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company
20100320124 - Separation process: A separation process for separating two or more immiscible liquids using contactors utilizing high surface area vertical hanging fibers is disclosed. This separation process is especially useful in the separation of disulfide oil formed during the oxidation of spent caustic solution that was used to remove sulfur contaminates from light... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20100320125 - Reduction of organic halide contamination in hydrocarbon products: A method for reducing halide concentration in a hydrocarbon product having an organic halide content from 50 to 4000 ppm which is made by a hydrocarbon conversion process selected from the group consisting of polymerization, dimerization, oligomerization, acetylation, metatheses, copolymerization, isomerization, olefin hydrogenation, hydroformylation, and combinations thereof, using an ionic... Agent: Chevron Corporation12/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100314286 - Synthesis of acidic silica to upgrade heavy feeds: A method and a product made by treating a sulfur-containing hydrocarbon heavy feed, e.g., heavy crude asphaltene reduction is disclosed herein. The method comprises the steps of: mixing the sulfur-containing hydrocarbon heavy feed with a hydrogen donor solvent and an acidified silica to form a mixture and oxidizing the sulfur... Agent: Chalker Flores, LLP
20100314287 - combined process for hydrotreating and catalytic cracking of residue: Disclosed is a combined process for hydrotreating and catalytic cracking of residue, wherein the residue, catalytic cracking heavy cycle oil with acidic solid impurity being removed, optional distillate oil and adistillate of catalytic cracking slurry oil from which the acidic solid impurity is removed are fed into residue hydrotreating unit,... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100314288 - Process for pre-generative reforming of gasolines, comprising recycling at least a portion of the effluent from the catalyst reduction phase: The present invention describes a process for regenerative reforming of gasolines, characterized by recycling at least a portion of the effluent from the catalyst reduction zone to the head of the last or penultimate reactor of the reaction zone. This arrangement can significantly improve the hydrogen balance of the unit... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.
20100314289 - Catalytic cracking process for reducing sulfur content in gasoline and the device thereof: The invention relates to a catalytic cracking process for reducing sulfur content in gasoline and the device thereof, which includes a fluidized bed reactor in addition of a heavy oil catalytic cracking riser, characterized in enhancing contact time of oil-gas with the catalyst, further desulfurizing and reducing olefin content and... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn: Michael Ritchie, Docketing
20100314290 - Fluid catalytic cracking process including flue gas conversion process: A method is provided to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and increase the output of more valuable hydrocarbon products in a fluid catalytic cracking unit.... Agent: Camoriano & Associates
20100314292 - Apparatus and process for isomerizing a hydrocarbon stream: One exemplary embodiment can be an apparatus for isomerizing a hydrocarbon stream rich in a C4 hydrocarbon and/or at least one of a C5 and C6 hydrocarbon. The apparatus can include: a first drier and a second drier adapted to receive a fluid including at least one reactant; and a... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services
20100314293 - Apparatus and process for isomerizing a hydrocarbon stream: One exemplary embodiment can be an apparatus for isomerizing a hydrocarbon stream rich in a C4 hydrocarbon and/or at least one of a C5 and C6 hydrocarbon. The apparatus can include: a vessel containing a fluid including at least one reactant; a fluid transfer device receiving the fluid including at... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services
20100314291 - Apparatus and process for isomerizing a hydrogen stream: One exemplary embodiment can be an apparatus for isomerizing a hydrocarbon stream rich in a C4 hydrocarbon and/or at least one of a C5 and C6 hydrocarbon. The apparatus can include: a first drier and a second drier adapted to receive a fluid including at least one reactant; and a... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services
20100314294 - Hydrocarbon dehydrogenation process: A hydrocarbon dehydrogenation process in which a hydrocarbon feed, normally a straight run naphtha, comprising acyclic and cyclic paraffins is dehydrogenated at elevated temperature of at least 540° C. with process heat provided at least in part by a solar or nuclear thermal energy source.... Agent: Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company
20100314295 - Catalyst with supplement component for hydroprocessing of bio-feedstock: The catalyst comprises at least a metal component and at least a non-metallic conducting component as supplement component. The metal component generally contains one or more metals of the groups VIb, VIIb or VIIIb of the periodic table. The supplement component is e.g. a conducting carbon material like graphite, a... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.
20100314296 - Pipelining of oil in emulsion form: A means for transporting a dispersion of heavy crude oil and water by conventional pipelines. The dispersion is an emulsion prepared by combining production water with crude oil as well as an adequate surfactant system such that the dispersion stabilizes. The dispersion presents a viscosity of less than about 500... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.
20100314297 - Cyclic petroleum refining: Heat from solar or nuclear heat sources is applied to provide at least a portion of the heat used in a cyclic petroleum refining process in which a hydrocarbon feedstream is contacted with a solid particulate contact material in a first step to treat the feedstream after which the solid... Agent: Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company12/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100307958 - Process for the production of a desulfurized gasoline from a gasoline fraction that contains conversion gasoline: Production of gasolines with low sulfur contents from a starting gasoline containing sulfur-containing compounds comprising a stage a) for selective hydrogenation of non-aromatic polyunsaturated compounds present in the starting gasoline, a stage b) for increasing the molecular weight of the light sulfur-containing products that are initially present in the gasoline... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.
20100307959 - Cyclic gaseous compression/extraction for heightened oil sands extraction: A method for extracting hydrocarbons from sands can include: providing sands containing a hydrocarbon; mixing the hydrocarbon sands with water; heating the water before, during, or after being mixed with the hydrocarbon sands; increasing the pressure within a closed vessel containing the heated hydrocarbon and water mixture in the presence... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100307960 - Plasma-assisted treatment of coal: A process for the plasma-assisted treatment of coal in which coal is directly converted to heavy hydrocarbons. The first step in the process is direct conversion of coal to aliphatic hydrocarbons under plasma conditions in the presence of light hydrocarbons, such as natural gas. In the second process step, the... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research12/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100300928 - Aqueous compositions for enhanced hydrocarbon fluid recovery and methods of their use: Embodiments of the present disclosure include compositions for enhanced oil recovery and methods of using the same. Compositions of the present disclosure include particles of a hydrophobic polymer having constitutional repeating units of which at least 10 percent are hydrolysable and through hydrolysis increase a viscosity of the aqueous composition... Agent: The Dow Chemical Company Brooks, Cameron, PLLC
20100300929 - Compositions and methods for improving a catalytic reformer: The present disclosure relates to a catalytic reformer system, including a feed stream to a catalytic reformer comprising naphtha and at least one manganese-containing compound. There is also disclosed a reformer catalyst. Methods of improving the reformer catalyst durability are also disclosed.... Agent: Mannava & Kang, P.C.
20100300930 - Process for making high octane gasoline with reduced benzene content by benzene alkylation at high benzene conversion: A process for the alkylation of a benzene-containing refinery stream such as reformate with light refinery olefins which is capable of achieving high benzene conversion levels operates in a fixed bed of an MWW zeolite catalyst, preferably MCM-22, in single pass mode in the liquid phase at a relatively low... Agent: Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company
20100300931 - Method for the well-head treatment of heavy and extra-heavy crudes in order to improve the transport conditions thereof: The invention relates to a method for the dehydration of, and in-line removal of asphaltenes from, heavy and extra-heavy crudes. The method is performed at the well head at pressures of between 414 and 689 KPa and temperatures of between 60 and 100° C. and includes two phases, namely a... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100300933 - Method of manufacturing diesel fuel: Provided is A method of manufacturing diesel fuel, including: fractionating in a first fractionator a synthetic oil obtained by Fisher-Tropsch synthesis into at least two fractions of a middle fraction, and a wax fraction containing a wax component heavier than the middle fraction; hydroisomerizing the middle fraction by bringing the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100300934 - Process for the conversion of heavy charges such as heavy crude oils and distillation residues: Process for the conversion of heavy charges such as heavy crude oils, tars from oil sands and distillation residues, by the combined use of process units hydroconversion with catalysts in slurry phase (HT), distillation or flash (D), deasphalting (SDA), that includes three units operating on mixed streams containing of fresh... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100300935 - Process for desulfurization and denitration of a gas-oil-type hydrocarbon fraction that contains nitrogen compounds: The invention describes an improved process for deep desulfurization of a gas-oil-type hydrocarbon fraction that comprises a catalytic hydrodesulfurization unit that is preceded by a unit for adsorption of the nitrogen compounds that inhibit the hydrodesulfurization reaction.... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.
20100300936 - Method and apparatus for recycle of knockout drum bottoms: A process and apparatus for cracking a hydrocarbon feed in a steam cracking furnace by withdrawing a resid-rich stream from a resid knockout vessel and recycling the resid-rich stream through a convection heating section of the furnace.... Agent: Exxonmobil Chemical Company
20100300937 - Naphthenic acid removal and conversion: Methods and apparatus relate to handling of organic contaminants in aqueous streams. The methods and apparatus enable removing the contaminants, such as naphthenic acids, from the aqueous streams and then converting the contaminants into hydrocarbons. The removing and converting of the organic contaminates results in treated discharge and generation of... Agent: Conocophillips Company -IPServices Group Attention: Docketing
20100300938 - Process for oxidative conversion of organosulfur compounds in liquid hydrocarbon mixtures: The process for the desulfurization of a sulfur-containing hydrocarbon mixture, such as a full-range, hydrotreated diesel oil, is accomplished with an aqueous oxidizing agent in the presence of a catalyst and a co-catalyst, and thereafter selectively removing the oxidized compounds by solvent extraction. Optionally, the foregoing steps are followed by... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20100300939 - Process for removing a contaminant from an aromatic selective solvent: The invention is a process and apparatus for removing a contaminant from an aromatic selective solvent. A feed stream comprising an aromatic hydrocarbon and a non-aromatic hydrocarbon is contacted with the aromatic selective solvent in an extractive distillation zone to produce a raffinate stream comprising the non-aromatic hydrocarbon, and a... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services
20100300940 - Silicone free anti-foaming process and controlled foaming process for petroleum coking: The current invention provides an improved petroleum coking process wherein the risk of silicone poisoning of units downstream of the coke drums is eliminated. The method of the current invention controls the foam layer within the coke drum by injection of a non-silicone anti-foam agent, preferably a tire oil. In... Agent: Mcafee & Taft Tenth Floor, Two Leadership SquarePrevious industry: Special receptacle or package
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