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Exhaust gas purification palladium monolayer catalyst for saddle-riding-type vehicle

Honda Motor

Exhaust gas purification palladium monolayer catalyst for saddle-riding-type vehicle

Exhaust gas purification palladium monolayer catalyst for saddle-riding-type vehicle

Nitto Denko

Oil repellency-imparted air-permeable filter with adhesive layer

Date/App# patent app List of recent Hydrocarbon-related patents
03/26/15
20150088479
 Method for hydrocarbon recovery with a fractal pattern and related apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Method for hydrocarbon recovery with a fractal pattern and related apparatus
A method for predicting hydrocarbon recovery in a subterranean formation may include generating pre-heating data associated with fracturing in a sample from the subterranean formation, determining a first fractal pattern based upon the pre-heating data, and heating the sample with rf power to cause additional fracturing in the sample. The method may include generating post-heating data associated with additional fracturing in the sample after heating with rf power, determining a second fractal pattern based upon the post-heating data, detecting change between the first fractal pattern and the second fractal pattern, and predicting hydrocarbon recovery from the subterranean formation based upon the detected change..
Harris Corporation
03/26/15
20150088427
 Method for hydrocarbon recovery with change detection and related apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Method for hydrocarbon recovery with change detection and related apparatus
A method for predicting hydrocarbon recovery in a subterranean formation may include generating pre-heating data associated with fracturing in a sample from the subterranean formation, heating the sample with rf power to cause additional fracturing in the sample, and generating post-heating data associated with additional fracturing in the sample after heating with rf power. The method may also include detecting change between the pre-heating data and post-heating data, and predicting hydrocarbon recovery from the subterranean formation based upon the detected change..
Harris Corporation
03/26/15
20150087876
 Methods and systems for separating para-xylene using a radial flow simulated moving bed chamber patent thumbnailnew patent Methods and systems for separating para-xylene using a radial flow simulated moving bed chamber
Methods and systems for separating para-xylene are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, a method for separating para-xylene includes the steps of providing a feed stream including para-xylene and other c8 aromatic hydrocarbons to a first adsorbent bed within a radial flow simulated moving bed chamber and providing a desorbent stream to a second bed within the radial flow simulated moving bed chamber.
Uop Llc
03/26/15
20150087875
 Nanowire catalysts and methods for their use and preparation patent thumbnailnew patent Nanowire catalysts and methods for their use and preparation
Nanowires useful as heterogeneous catalysts are provided. The nanowire catalysts are useful in a variety of catalytic reactions, for example, the oxidative coupling of methane to c2 hydrocarbons.
Siluria Technologies, Inc.
03/26/15
20150087871
 Method for converting waste plastic to lower-molecular weight hydrocarbons, particularly hydrocarbon fuel materials, and the hydrocarbon material produced thereby patent thumbnailnew patent Method for converting waste plastic to lower-molecular weight hydrocarbons, particularly hydrocarbon fuel materials, and the hydrocarbon material produced thereby
A method produces a hydrocarbonaceous fluid (a liquid mixture of hydrocarbons, or in other words a mixture of hydrocarbons which is liquid at ambient room temperature and atmospheric pressure), which functionally is a liquid hydrocarbon fuel, from a feed of waste plastic. The method comprises in broad embodiments the steps of: (step 1) melting a feed of substantially solid waste plastic in an aerobic atmosphere (for instance, air) whereby a waste-plastic melt is produced; (step 2) distilling at least a portion of the waste-plastic melt whereby a hydrocarbonaceous distillate is produced; and (step 3) collecting the hydrocarbonaceous distillate.
Natural State Research, Inc.
03/26/15
20150087870
 Methods of making chlorinated hydrocarbons patent thumbnailnew patent Methods of making chlorinated hydrocarbons
Methods for the manufacture of 1,1,1,2,3-pentachloropropane from 1,1,1,3-tetrachloropropane and chlorine are disclosed. Improved methods are provided for the manufacture of 1,1,2,3-tetrachloropropene from 1,1,1,2,3-pentachloropropane.
Occidental Chemical Corporation
03/26/15
20150087865
 Method for producing synthesis gas for methanol production patent thumbnailnew patent Method for producing synthesis gas for methanol production
Method for producing synthesis gas for methanol production the present invention relates to a method for producing synthesis gas from a hydrocarbon containing feed, which synthesis gas is particularly suitable for subsequent use in methanol production. In this method, a feed (100) is divided into two streams, wherein one stream is subjected to catalytic partial oxidation (cpo) (2) and the other stream is subjected to steam reforming (5) followed by a water gas shift reaction (51).
Stamicarbon B.v. Acting Under The Name Of Mt Innovation Center
03/26/15
20150087863
 Curing composition for fluoropolymers patent thumbnailnew patent Curing composition for fluoropolymers
Wherein each rf independently is selected from r—cf2 and a perfluoroalkyl group having from 1 to 8 carbon atoms. R is selected from h, a halogen, an alkyl group having up to 8 carbon atoms, an aryl group having up to 8 carbon atoms, and a cycloalkyl group having up to 8 carbon atoms.
03/26/15
20150087854
 Method for producing carbamate compound, carbamate compound, and  producing isocyanate compound using same patent thumbnailnew patent Method for producing carbamate compound, carbamate compound, and producing isocyanate compound using same
The present invention relates to a method of producing a carbamate compound, comprising reacting a fluorine-containing carbonic diester compound represented by formula (1) and a non-aromatic diamine compound represented by formula (2) without using a catalyst, to thereby produce a carbamate compound represented by formula (3), and a method of producing an isocyanate compound represented by formula (20) from the carbamate compound without using a catalyst, wherein r represents a fluorine-containing monovalent aliphatic hydrocarbon group, and a represents a divalent aliphatic hydrocarbon group, a divalent alicyclic hydrocarbon group or a divalent aromatic-aliphatic hydrocarbon group.. .
Asahi Glass Company, Limited
03/26/15
20150087853
 Silicone compound having a radical-polymerizable group and a  the preparation thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Silicone compound having a radical-polymerizable group and a the preparation thereof
And has a silicone structure bonded to the aforesaid formula (2) or (3) via a substituted or unsubstituted divalent hydrocarbon group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms. The present invention further provides a method for preparation the aforesaid silicone compound..
03/26/15
20150087769
new patent

Coating agent, decorative film and article


Provided are a coating agent giving a coating film which has superior adhesion even to polyolefin resin base materials that have not been subjected to preliminary surface treatment and which has satisfactory adhesion even to high-polarity base materials; a decorative film having at least one layer formed from said coating agent; an article decorated with said decorative film. The coating agent includes an olefin polymer having a heat of fusion in the range of 0 to 50 j/g and having a weight average molecular weight (mw) as measured by gpc of 1×104 to 1000×104, and a hydrocarbon-based synthetic oil having a 40° c.
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
03/26/15
20150087761
new patent

Latex, dip-forming composition, and dip-formed article


A latex of synthetic polyisoprene and/or a styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer with a weight average molecular weight of 10,000 to 5,000,000, a volume average particle size of 0.5 to 10 μm, and a content of a total of an alicyclic hydrocarbon solvent and aromatic hydrocarbon solvent of 500 weight ppm or less are provided.. .
Zeon Corporation
03/26/15
20150087730
new patent

Start-up bubble column slurry bed reactor


A start-up method of a bubble column slurry bed reactor for producing hydrocarbons includes: a first step that fills into a reactor a slurry in which a fischer-tropsch synthesis reaction catalyst particles are suspended in a slurry preparation oil with a 5% distillation point of 120 to 270° c., a 95% distillation point of 330 to 650° c., and a sulfur component and an aromatic component of 1 mass ppm or less, and a second step that, in a state where synthesis gas that is primarily hydrogen and carbon monoxide is introduced into the slurry filled into the reactor, raises the temperature of the reactor and starts the fischer-tropsch synthesis reaction. As the slurry preparation oil, one containing predetermined components in preset amounts is used.
Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150087505
new patent

Oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane to ethylene and preparation of multimetallic mixed oxide catalyst for such process


Oxidative dehydrogenation of light paraffins, such as ethane at moderate temperatures (<500° c.) to produce ethylene without the formation of side products such as acetic acid and/or other oxygenated hydrocarbons is achieved using tellurium-free, multimetallic catalysts possessing orthorhombic m1 phase and other crystalline structures that have an important role for obtaining high performance catalysts for the oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane to ethylene. Such catalysts are prepared using thermal and hydrothermal methods..
03/26/15
20150087502
new patent

Process for preparing a catalytic composition for the hydroconversion of petroleum fractions


The invention relates to a method of preparing a catalytic composition comprising at least one non-noble metal from group viii and at least one metal from group vib of the periodic table. The invention also relates to the catalytic composition thus produced, which has a high specific activity in reactions involving the hydroprocessing of light and intermediate fractions, preferably in reactions involving the hydrotreatment of hydrocarbon streams, including hydrodesulphurisation (hds), hydrodenitrogenation (hdn) and hydro-dearomatisation (hda)..
Instituto Mexicano Del Petroleo
03/26/15
20150087155
new patent

Resist underlayer film-forming composition


(where r1 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; each of r2 and r3 is independently a hydrogen atom or an organic group such as a hydrocarbon group, etc., the hydrocarbon group optionally has at least one of a hydroxy group and a methylthio group as substituent(s); r4 is a hydrogen atom or a hydroxy group; q1 is an arylene group; v is 0 or 1; y is an integer of 1 to 4; w is an integer of 1 to 4; x1 is 0 or 1; and x2 is an integer of 1 to 5).. .
03/26/15
20150086929
new patent

Pattern forming process and shrink agent


A negative pattern is formed by applying a resist composition onto a substrate, exposing the resist film, and developing the exposed resist film in an organic solvent developer. The process further involves coating the negative pattern with a shrink agent solution of a copolymer comprising recurring units having an α-trifluoromethylhydroxy or fluoroalkylsulfonamide group and recurring units having an acid labile group-substituted amino group in a c6-c12 ether, c4-c10 alcohol, c6-c12 hydrocarbon, c6-c16 ester or c7-c16 ketone solvent, baking the coating, and removing the excessive shrink agent for thereby shrinking the size of spaces in the pattern..
Shin-etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150086926
new patent

Sulfonium salt, chemically amplified resist composition, and pattern forming process


A carboxylic acid sulfonium salt having formula (1) is provided wherein r0 is hydrogen or a monovalent hydrocarbon group, r01 and r02 are hydrogen or a monovalent hydrocarbon group, at least one of r0, r01, and r02 has a cyclic structure, l is a single bond or forms an ester, sulfonate, carbonate or carbamate bond with the vicinal oxygen atom, r2, r3 and r4 are monovalent hydrocarbon groups. The sulfonium salt functions as a quencher in a resist composition, enabling to form a pattern of good profile with minimal lwr, rectangularity, and high resolution..
Shin-etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150086888
new patent

Method for determining composition of gas fuel, device for determining composition of gas fuel, fuel supply system, and fuel cell system


To determine a composition of a hydrocarbon-based gaseous fuel to be supplied to a supply target by a fuel supply device. A speed of sound in the gaseous fuel is measured using an ultrasonic flow meter (101).
Jx Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
03/26/15
20150086472
new patent

Process for catalytic reforming


One exemplary embodiment can be a process for catalytic reforming the process can include catalytically reforming a hydrocarbon feed in a reaction zone, obtaining an effluent stream having hydrogen and hydrocarbons from the reaction zone, obtaining from at least a portion of the effluent stream a waste hydrocarbon stream from an adsorption zone, passing at least a portion of the waste hydrocarbon stream as a feed stream across a feed side of a membrane having the feed side and a permeate side, and being selective for hydrogen over one or more c1-c6 hydrocarbons, and withdrawing from the permeate side a permeate stream enriched in hydrogen compared with a residue stream withdrawn from the feed side.. .
Uop, Llc
03/26/15
20150086465
new patent

Process for producing ammonia synthesis gas


A process for producing ammonia synthesis gas from the reforming of hydrocarbons with steam in a primary reformer (1) equipped with a plurality of externally heated catalytic tubes and then together with air in a secondary reformer (2) is characterized in that the reaction of said hydrocarbons with said steam in said primary reformer (1) is performed at an operating pressure of more than 35 bar in the catalytic tubes, in that air is added to said secondary reformer in excess over the nitrogen amount required for ammonia synthesis and in that the excess of nitrogen is removed downstream the secondary reformer preferably by cryogenic separation or by molecular sieves of the tas or psa type. This process allows to obtain high synthesis gas production capacities and lower investment and energy costs..
Casale Sa
03/26/15
20150086455
new patent

Method for operating an exhaust gas system, operating a motor vehicle and motor vehicle


A method for operating an exhaust gas system of an internal combustion engine having at least one heater and a catalytic converter for converting hydrocarbons, includes operating the heater in such a way that it is adapted to the aging state of the catalytic converter. A method for operating a motor vehicle and a motor vehicle are also provided..
Emitec Gesellschaft Fuer Emissionstechnologie Mbh
03/26/15
20150086438
new patent

Flexible fuel converter for producing liquefied petroleum gas from transportation fuels


Fuel converters configured to convert a transportation fuel to a low-c hydrocarbon fuel, along with methods of their use, are provided. The fuel converter can comprise: an evaporator configured to receive a transportation fuel from a fuel tank in a liquid state, wherein the evaporator converts the transportation fuel from a liquid to a gas; a fuel burner configured to heat the evaporator; a catalyst cartridge in fluid communication with the evaporator so as to receive the gas from the evaporator; and a condenser in fluid communication with the catalyst cartridge so as to receive the reaction product mixture from the catalyst cartridge.
03/26/15
20150086434
new patent

Exhaust gas purification palladium monolayer catalyst for saddle-riding-type vehicle


Provided is a novel palladium catalyst capable of efficiently purifying carbon monoxide (co) and total hydrocarbons (thc) under a fuel-rich atmosphere even when palladium (pd) is used as a catalyst active component. Proposed is a palladium monolayer catalyst for an exhaust gas from a saddle-riding-type vehicle, which is an exhaust gas purification catalyst for a saddle-riding-type vehicle to be installed in an exhaust gas passage in an internal combustion engine.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150086429
new patent

System and process for recovering gas emissions generated in producing olefin polymers


The present disclosure provides a system for recovering emissions generated from an olefin polymerization process, comprising: a devolatilizer for receiving a fresh sweep gas and emissions generated from the olefin polymerization process and outputting a first fluid and a polyolefin resin; a compression refrigeration unit including a compression device and a first heat exchange device, for receiving said first fluid and outputting a first gas-liquid mixture; a first gas-liquid separation device for separating the first gas-liquid mixture and outputting a first recovery product and a first gas phase composition; a first gas separation device for receiving the first gas phase composition, removing small molecular substances therefrom, and outputting a composition rich in small molecular gases and a second gas phase composition rich in hydrocarbons; and a second gas separation device having a second heat exchange device, a second gas-liquid separation device, and a first gas expansion device.. .
Hangzhou Shuang'an Science And Technology Company
03/26/15
20150083644
new patent

Desalter emulsion separation by direct contact vaporization


A petroleum desalting process in which the oil/water emulsion layer which forms in the desalter vessel between the settled water layer and the settled oil layer is separated into the oil and water components by contact with a heated high boiling hydrocarbon to break the emulsion and vaporize water from the emulsion in a flash drum. The vessel has an emulsion outlet for removing an emulsion stream from the emulsion layer and a conduit connecting the emulsion withdrawal port to an inlet of an optional settling drum to effect and initial separation into an oil-enriched phase and a water phase with the oil-enriched phase led to the flash drum..
Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company
03/26/15
20150083643
new patent

Gas oil hydroprocess


A process for the hydroprocessing of a gas oil (go) hydrocarbon feed to provide high yield of a diesel fraction. The process comprises a liquid-full hydrotreating reaction zone followed by a liquid-full hydrocracking reaction zone.
E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company
03/26/15
20150083606
new patent

Molten carboxylate electrolytes for electrochemical decarboxylation processes


Molten salt electrolytes are described for use in electrochemical synthesis of hydrocarbons from carboxylic acids. The molten salt electrolyte can be used to synthesize a wide variety of hydrocarbons with and without functional groups that have a broad range of applications.
Ceramatec, Inc.
03/26/15
20150083580
new patent

Plasma processing method


A method includes: etching a target layer of a target object in a processing chamber by generating a plasma of a first gas containing at least one of sf6, clf3 and f2 supplied into the processing chamber to; and forming a protective film on the target layer by generating a plasma of a second gas containing at least one of hydrocarbon, fluorocarbon, and fluorohydrocarbon supplied into the processing chamber. In the etching, a pressure in the processing chamber is set to a first pressure and a first bias power is applied to a lower electrode.
Tokyo Electron Limited
03/26/15
20150083466
new patent

Method for the functionalisation of metal nanowires and the production of electrodes


The invention relates to a method for the functionalisation of metal nanowires and the use of said nanowires. The functionalisation method of the invention includes a step comprising the formation of a self-assembled monolayer on at least part of the external surface of metal nanowires, using a compound of formula r1—zn—r2, wherein z is s or se, and n is equal to 1 or 2, and r1 is a hydrogen atom or an acyl group or a hydrocarbon group comprising between 1 and 100 carbon atoms and r2 is an electron-attracting or -donating group.
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
03/26/15
20150083427
new patent

High pressure multistage centrifugal pump for fracturing hydrocarbon reserves


The present invention relates to a multistage centrifugal pump design, which has the diffusers, impellors, and a shaft, inserted within a high pressure housing, such that this assembly is fully enclosed within the housing, and the housing is of sufficient strength to be suitable for safe pressure containment of the fluids being pumped. This invention describes the technical details used to reconfigure the multistage centrifugal pump design to increase the discharge pressure capabilities higher than the 6,000 psig of current designs..
Nexen Energy Ulc
03/26/15
20150083420
new patent

Method for optimizing conductivity in a hydraulic fracturing operation


A method of distributing proppant in a spatial arrangement throughout a created or enlarged fracture by pumping into a subterranean formation penetrated by a well multiple stages of fracturing fluid wherein a fluid laden with proppant is pumped into the well and a fluid substantially free of proppant is then pumped into the well; the fluid of the fluid laden with proppant and the fluid substantially free of proppant being the same. Vertically extending pillars are created within the formation.
Baker Hughes Incorporated
03/26/15
20150083415
new patent

Composites for use in stimulation and sand control operations


A composite having a solid particulate and a surface modifying treatment agent on the solid particulate wherein the surface modifying treatment agent has a hydrophobic tail and an anchor for adhering the hydrophobic tail onto the solid particulate. The anchor may be metal and the hydrophobic tail may be an organo-silicon material, a fluorinated hydrocarbon or both an organo-silicon material and a fluorinated hydrocarbon.
Baker Hughes Incorporated
03/26/15
20150083413
new patent

Reducing solvent retention in es-sagd


Hydrocarbons in a subterranean reservoir are recovered using expanding solvent-steam assisted gravity drainage (es-sagd), including recovering hydrocarbons while reducing the solvent retention in the reservoir. Reducing solvent retention improves process economics..
Conocophillips Company
03/26/15
20150083398
new patent

Producing hydrocarbons


A method and apparatus for producing hydrocarbons from a subterranean formation. A first well is provided in the formation, the first well being separated by an isolating material into at least a first and second zone, the first zone being substantially isolated from the second zone.
Statoil Gulf Services Llc
03/26/15
20150083395
new patent

Mitigating leaks in production tubulars


A well system can include a generally tubular production string extending to a surface location. A production packer seals off an annulus external to the production string.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
03/26/15
20150083390
new patent

Controlled rise velocity buoyant ball assisted hydrocarbon lift system and method


A hydrocarbon lift system and method for increasing petroleum production from an enclosed subterranean reservoir to the earth's surface comprises a column of buoyant balls in an outer pipe configured to entrain the buoyant balls into a first fluid in an annulus formed with an inner pipe drill string. A pressure differential in the inner pipe with respect to the reservoir via the entrained buoyant balls in a second fluid therein lifts the second fluid and the entrained balls via the inner pipe to increase petroleum production to the to earth's surface.
03/26/15
20150083387
new patent

Rf antenna assembly with spacer and sheath and related methods


An rf antenna assembly is positioned within a wellbore in a subterranean formation for hydrocarbon resource recovery. The rf antenna assembly includes first and second tubular conductors to be positioned within the wellbore, and having adjacent joined together ends, and first and second rf transmission line segments extending within the first and second tubular conductors and having adjacent joined together ends aligned with the joined together adjacent ends of the first and second tubular conductors.
Harris Corporation
03/26/15
20150083223
new patent

Fullerene derivative, manufacturing fullerene derivative and solar cell


Wherein “fln” represents a fullerene core, r1 represents an optionally substituted c1-c24 alkyl group or an optionally substituted c7-c24 aralkyl group, r2 and r3 independently represent a hydrogen atom or an optionally substituted c1-c24 hydrocarbon group but excluding a case where both of r2 and r3 are hydrogen atoms, and r2 and r3 may combine together to form a ring.. .
03/26/15
20150083210
new patent

Photoelectric conversion element


Wherein each of r1 and r2 independently represents a straight-chain or branched-chain alkyl group, ar represents a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, each of x1 and x2 independently represents a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group or a substituted or unsubstituted saturated hydrocarbon group, n represents an integer of from 1 to 3, and ar may share bond connectivity with x1 or x2 to form a ring. The second electrode is facing the electron transport layer..
03/26/15
20150083178
new patent

Seebeck/peltier thermoelectric conversion device having phonon confinement layers of crystalline semiconductor containing angstrom-sized organic groups as semiconductor atoms substituents within the crystal lattice and fabrication process


Significant phonon migration restraint is achieved within a relatively homogeneous polycrystalline doped semiconductor bulk by purposely creating in the crystal lattice of the semiconductor hydrocarbon bonds with the semiconductor, typically si or ge, constituting effective organic group substituents of semiconductor atoms in the crystalline domains. An important enhancement of the factor of merit z of such a modified electrically conductive doped semiconductor is obtained without resorting to nanometric cross sectional dimensions in order to rely on surface scattering eventually enhanced by making the surface highly irregular and/or creating nanocavities within the bulk of the conductive material.
Consorzio Delta Ti Research
03/26/15
20150083088
new patent

Method and system for detecting phev evap system recirculation tube reliability


A method for detecting blockage within a recirculation tube of the evaporative emission control system of a phev measures the rise in interior temperature of a canister of the evap system, during the process of refueling, and notes an initial state of loading of the canister before refueling, indicative of the amount of hydrocarbons contained within the canister it is inferred that the recirculation tube is operative reliably if the rise in canister temperature is below a pre-determined temperature value.. .
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
03/26/15
20150083075
new patent

System and compensating cetane


Methods and systems for adjusting a plurality of fuel injections supplied to a cylinder during a cycle of the cylinder are described. In one example, fuel amounts are moved between fuel injections in response to combustion phase.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
03/26/15
20150082984
new patent

Oil repellency-imparted air-permeable filter with adhesive layer


Disclosed is an air-permeable filter with an adhesive layer. This air-permeable filter is imparted with oil repellency and includes: a porous membrane having a surface coated with an oil-repellent agent; and an adhesive layer disposed on the surface.
Nitto Denko Corporation
03/26/15
20150082872
new patent

Multi-modal fluid condition sensor platform and system therefor


This invention encompasses embodiments for multi-modal integrated simultaneous measurement of various aspects of fluids contained in circulating systems such as automotive reciprocating engines and vehicle transmissions. These circulating systems perform constant internal lubrication, and heat and contaminant removal to protect the internal moving parts from the inherent friction and damage in normal operation.
Mastinc
03/19/15
20150081220

Systems and methods for the identification of compounds using admittance spectroscopy


Described herein are systems and methods for determining the location, composition and concentration of a hydrocarbon containing plume in environmental seawater. These systems and methods disclosed use multiple complex admittance measurements from seawater in order to identify the contents, concentration, and location of the hydrocarbon containing plume.
03/19/15
20150080625

Thermo-catalytic cracking for conversion of higher hydrocarbons into lower hydrocarbons


Described herein are processes and related devices and systems for the conversion of higher hydrocarbons, such as in the form of waste plastics, petroleum sludge, slope oil, vegetable oil, and so forth, into lower hydrocarbons, which can be used as fuels or raw materials for a variety of industrial and domestic uses.. .
Innovative Energy Solutions, Inc.
03/19/15
20150080624

Process and producing hydrocarbon fuel from waste plastic


A process and apparatus for producing hydrocarbon oil from the thermal decomposition of waste plastics in a continuous process which comprises melting of a waste plastic feedstock into an auger assisted melt reactor to remove chlorine and organics contained in the waste plastic, and transferring the melted waste plastic into an heated screw pyrolysis reactor which includes a transitional metal heat transfer medium. The hydrocarbon gas from the pyrolysis reactor is fed into a vessel containing metal trays for a second decomposition which is connected with an alkali treatment 2-step process gas reactor to remove acidic gases, and any inorganic solids.
03/19/15
20150080623

Single-step process for production of branched, cyclic, aromatic, and cracked hydrocarbons from fatty acids


A catalytic process is provided which produces in a single reaction branched, cyclic and aromatic hydrocarbons, or cracked straight-chain hydrocarbons, from fatty acids in which the fatty acids are reacted over a multifunctional catalyst and undergo both decarboxylation and a further transformation (isomerization, cyclization, aromatization, or cracking) to form reaction products useful as fuels and for other applications that require a source of energy, or as feedstock for hydrocarbon-based commercial products such as surfactants, solvents and lubricants.. .
University Of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc.
03/19/15
20150080537

Method for preparing polyethersulfone


Wherein r1, r2, r3 and r4 are each independently a c1 to c10 hydrocarbon group, and a, b, c and d are each independently an integer from 0 to 4.. .
03/19/15
20150080531

Mixtures, particularly low in volatile organic compounds (voc), of olefinically functionalised siloxane oligomers based o alkoxy silanes


The invention relates to a composition containing olefinically functionalized siloxane oligomers which are derived from olefinically functionalized alkoxy silanes and optionally alkoxy silanes functionalized with saturated hydrocarbons and optionally a tetraalkoxysilane, at most comprising an olefinic group on the silicon atom having a reduced chloride content and the voc content being lower with respect to the hydrolysable alkoxy-groups. The invention also relates to methods for the production thereof and to the use thereof..
Evonik Degussa Gmbh
03/19/15
20150080338

Cosmetic composition comprising a silane and a lipophilic thickener


The present invention relates to a composition comprising at least one lipophilic thickener and at least one silane corresponding to formula (i) below and/or oligomers thereof: r1si(or2)z(r3)x(oh)y (i) in which: *r1 is a linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated c1-c22 hydrocarbon-based chain, which may be substituted with a hydroxyl group, a thiol group, an aryl group (more particularly benzyl), which is substituted or unsubstituted; r1 possibly being interrupted with a heteroatom (o or s) or a carbonyl group (co), *r2 and r3, which may be identical or different, represent a linear or branched alkyl group comprising from 1 to 6 carbon atoms, *y denotes an integer ranging from 0 to 3, and *z denotes an integer ranging from 0 to 3, and *x denotes an integer ranging from 0 to 2, * with z+x+y=3, the silane(s) of formula (i) and/or oligomers thereof being present in an active material content ranging from 2% to 20% by weight relative to the total weight of the composition. The invention also relates to a cosmetic process for making up and/or caring for keratin materials comprising a step of applying a composition according to one of the preceding claims to the said materials..
L'oreal
03/19/15
20150080280

Lubricating oil composition


A lubricating oil composition comprising (a) an ethylene/α-olefin copolymer satisfying all of the following requirements (a-1) to (a-3) : (a-1) an ethylene structural unit content of 30 to 70% by mol, (a-2) a kinematic viscosity at 100° c. Of 20 to 3000 mm2/s, and (a-3) mw/mn as measured by gpc of 1 to 2.5, (f) a sulfur-containing compound in which at least one hydrocarbon group adjacent to sulfur is a secondary or tertiary hydrocarbon group, and as an optional component, (g) an α-olefin polymer having 3 to 6 carbon atoms, and having a kinematic viscosity at 40° c.
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
03/19/15
20150080274

Low-density composite propping agents


Composite propping agents of low density and of high mechanical strength are based on a thermoplastic polymer matrix, in particular having low compressive deformation at high temperatures are especially useful in the field of well fracturing for the recovery of sludges, liquids and gases present in underground reservoirs, and in particular in the field of the extraction of hydrocarbons, such as crude oil or natural gas.. .
Rhodia Operations
03/19/15
20150080212

Reforming catalyst


An egg-shell catalyst consisting of an active compound in the form of an alloy of nickel and one of iridium, rhodium and ruthenium, on a support comprising alumina, zirconia, magnesia, titania or combinations thereof. The catalyst is used in a process for the steam reforming of hydrocarbons..
Haldor Topsøe A/s
03/19/15
20150079527

Method for heat treatment, heat treatment apparatus, and heat treatment system


There are provided a method for heat treatment, a heat treatment apparatus, and a heat treatment system capable of efficiently controlling heat treatment such as a bright treatment with high precision and without causing oxidation and decarbonization. Computation of Δg0 (standard formation gibbs energy) is performed by referring to sensor information from respective sensors, and an ellingham diagram, a control range, and a status of the heat treatment furnace in operation expressed with Δg0 are displayed on a display device 531, while a flow rate of hydrocarbon gas is controlled by a control unit 534 so that Δg0 is within the control range..
Kanto Yakin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
03/19/15
20150079520

Acid diffusion control agent, radiation-sensitive resin composition, resist pattern-forming method, compound, and production method


An acid diffusion control agent includes a compound represented by a formula (1), a compound represented by a formula (2) or both thereof. R1 represents a hydrocarbon group comprising a monovalent alicyclic structure, or the like.
Jsr Corporation
03/19/15
20150079018

Composition for preventing backflow of odor and preventing backflow of odor using the same


Disclosed is a composition for preventing backflow of odor, produced by mixing a cyclic siloxane organic solvent or a hydrocarbon organic solvent with an aromatic oil that has oil extracted from the nature, wherein the cyclic siloxane organic solvent includes at least one of a cyclic siloxane tetramer, pentamer, or hexamer.. .
Waterless Labs Co., Ltd
03/19/15
20150078988

Hydrogen separation for hydrocarbon reforming gas


A process involves separating hydrogen that is produced from a reformer. Specifically, the products, which include hydrogen, co2 and hydrocarbons, are added to a cao bed.
Ceramatec, Inc.
03/19/15
20150078986

Reformer reactor and converting hydrocarbon fuels into hydrogen rich gas


A reformer reactor is provided for converting hydrocarbon fuel into hydrogen rich gas by auto-thermal reaction process having a cylindrically shaped and double walled, housing with two side faces forming a. Reaction chamber of the reformer.
Powercell Sweden Ab
03/19/15
20150078974

Composition, system, and abatement of airborne contaminants


A composition, system, and method for abatement of airborne contaminants employ an aqueous solution of cyclodextrin and a preservative. The system includes a low shear mixer for introducing the aqueous solution to a contaminated air stream by laminar flow.
03/19/15
20150078966

Exhaust gas purifier


An exhaust gas purification catalyst apparatus, which is superior in oxidation performance of, in particular, nitrogen monoxide, among hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and particulate components such as soot, included in exhaust gas from a lean burn engine, and combustion performance of light oil. The exhaust gas purification apparatus arranged with an oxidation catalyst (doc) comprising a noble metal component for oxidizing carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, in particular, nitrogen monoxide among nitrogen oxides, and for combusting light oil, a catalyzed soot filter (csf) including a noble metal component for collecting a particulate component such as soot and removing by combustion (oxidation).
N.e. Chemcat Corporation
03/19/15
20150078118

Process and apparatus of mixing a fluid within a vessel


This invention relates to a process and an apparatus for mixing a fluid or a liquid within a vessel or a tank. The invention includes an apparatus with an inlet device and a mixer.
Bp Corporation North America Inc.
03/19/15
20150076420

Dye-sensitized photoelectric conversion element


(in formula (1), m represents an integer of 1-5; each of l and n represents an integer of 0-6; each of j and k represents an integer of 0-3; each of x and y represents a hydrogen atom, an aromatic residue, an aliphatic hydrocarbon residue or the like; each of z1, z2 and z3 represents an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom or the like; each of a1, a2, a3, a5 and a6 represents a hydrogen atom, an aromatic residue, an aliphatic hydrocarbon residue or the like; a4 represents a hydrogen atom, an aliphatic hydrocarbon residue or the like; each of a7, a8, a9 and a10 represents a hydrogen atom, an aliphatic hydrocarbon residue or the like; r1 represents a group having a specific structure, an organic metal complex residue or the like; and r2 represents a hydrogen atom, an aliphatic hydrocarbon residue, an organic metal complex residue or the like.). .
03/19/15
20150076410

Reformer tube having internal heat exchange


A reformer tube for producing synthesis gas by steam reforming of hydrocarbon-containing feed gases, preferably natural gas, includes one or more helically coiled heat exchanger tubes which are arranged within a catalyst bed of a reforming catalyst and are helically coiled over part of their length located within the catalyst bed and are otherwise straight are present, where the straight proportion of the heat exchanger tubes and/or the helix pitch of the helically coiled part alters within the catalyst bed and matching to requirements of the pressure drop, the heat exchange properties, and the corrosion resistance.. .
Lurgi Gmbh
03/19/15
20150076034

Coking process and system for enhanced catalytic reactions to improve process operation and economics


Heavy gas oil components, coking process recycle, and heavier hydrocarbons in the delayed coking process are cracked in the coking vessel by injecting a catalytic additive into the vapors above the gas/liquid-solid interface in the coke drum during the coking cycle. The additive may comprise cracking catalyst(s) and quenching agent(s), alone or in combination with seeding agent(s), excess reactant(s), carrier fluid(s), or any combination thereof to modify reaction kinetics to preferentially crack these components.
03/19/15
20150076032

System and introducing an additive into a coking process to improve quality and yields of coker products


Heavy gas oil components, coking process recycle, and heavier hydrocarbons in the delayed coking process are cracked in the coking vessel by injecting a catalytic additive into the vapors above the gas/liquid-solid interface in the coke drum during the coking cycle. The additive comprises cracking catalyst(s) and quenching agent(s), alone or in combination with seeding agent(s), excess reactant(s), carrier fluid(s), or any combination thereof to modify reaction kinetics to preferentially crack these components.
03/19/15
20150075805

Oilfield apparatus and methods of use


The invention in one of its aspects provides a connection apparatus for a subsea hydraulic circuit and method of use in a sampling application. The apparatus comprises a longitudinal body configured to be removably docked with a subsea hydraulic circuit receptacle.
03/19/15
20150075798

Hydrocarbon recovery dispersions


Compositions and dispersions comprising hydrophobically modified polyacrylamide (hmpam) or associative polymers and small particles useful in hydrocarbon recovery and enhanced oil recovery processes using the same. Non-limiting embodiments include those using metal oxide small particles, including fumed silica having primary particles in the nanoparticle size range..
Chemeor, Inc.
03/19/15
20150075787

Method for determining regions for stimulation along a wellbore within a hydrocarbon formation, and using such method to improve hydrocarbon recovery from the reservoir


A method for determining along a length of a wellbore situated in an underground hydrocarbon-containing formation, regions within the formation where injection of a fluid at a pressure above formation dilation pressure may be advantageous in stimulating production of oil into the wellbore. An initial information-gathering procedure is conducted prior to formation dilation/fracturing, wherein fluid is supplied under a pressure less than formation dilation or fracture pressure, to discrete intervals along the wellbore, and sensors measure and data is recorded regarding the ease of penetration of such fluid into the various regions of the formation.
03/19/15
20150075782

System and methods for treating subsurface formations containing fractures


Methods of treating hydrocarbon containing formations are described herein. A method for treating a mudstone formation includes providing a substantially horizontal or inclined wellbore to mudstone formation; providing acid to the portion of mudstone formation such that a size of the fractures is increased; and allowing hydrocarbons to flow through the fractures..
The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System
03/19/15
20150075776

Optimization of biogenic methane production from hydrocarbon sources


The present invention is directed to a method for enhancing biogenic methanogenesis in carbon-containing materials. The process includes evaluating existing geophysical conditions in a site, identifying optimal geophysical conditions for biogenic methanogenesis, introducing an enhancing fluid into the site configured to alter the existing geophysical conditions, assessing the altered geophysical conditions, comparing the altered geophysical conditions to the optimal geophysical conditions, and repeating the evaluating, introducing, assessing, and comparing steps until the altered geophysical conditions more closely resemble the optimal geophysical conditions.
03/19/15
20150075775

Method for determining regions for stimulation along two parallel adjacent wellbores in a hydrocarbon formation


A method for determining along relatively uniformly spaced apart parallel first and second wellbores situated in an underground hydrocarbon-containing formation, regions within the formation, including in particular regions between such wellbores, where injection of a fluid at a pressure above formation dilation pressure may be advantageous in stimulating production of oil into the second of the two wellbores, and subsequently injecting fluid at pressures above formation dilation pressures at the discrete regions along such wellbores determined to be in need. An initial information-gathering procedure is conducted, wherein fluid is supplied under a pressure less than formation dilation or fracture pressure, to discrete intervals along a first wellbore, and sensors in the second wellbore measure and data is recorded regarding the ease of penetration of such fluid into the various regions of the formation intermediate the two wellbores.
03/19/15
20150075561

Process for removing polymeric fouling


A process is provided for removing polymeric fouling on process equipment surfaces to restore the efficiency of such equipment. This is accomplished by contacting the fouled equipment with a solvent comprising at least one non-aromatic hydrocarbon compound, or a mixture of one or more non-aromatic organic compounds and one or more aromatic hydrocarbon compounds, for a period of time sufficient to remove the polymeric fouling..
Perigee Solutions International Llc
03/19/15
20150075503

Methods and systems for an intake oxygen sensor


Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a reference voltage for an intake manifold oxygen sensor based on ingestion of hydrocarbons from a fuel system canister and/or an engine crankcase. During conditions when purge or crankcase ventilation hydrocarbons are ingested in the intake aircharge, the intake oxygen sensor is transitioned from operating at a lower reference voltage to a higher reference voltage where the effects of the ingested hydrocarbons on the sensor output are nullified.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
03/19/15
20150075502

Methods and systems for an intake oxygen sensor


Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a reference voltage for an intake manifold oxygen sensor based on ingestion of hydrocarbons from a fuel system canister and/or an engine crankcase. During conditions when purge or crankcase ventilation hydrocarbons are ingested in the intake aircharge, the intake oxygen sensor is transitioned from operating at a lower reference voltage to a higher reference voltage where the effects of the ingested hydrocarbons on the sensor output are nullified.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
03/19/15
20150075500

Hydrocarbon trap assembly with thermoformed hydrocarbon-adsorbing sleeve


A hydrocarbon trap assembly for use in an intake system of a motor vehicle engine includes a first duct having an interior recess adjacent an end thereof, the recess having a blind end; a second duct overlapping the first duct's end and closing off a second end of the recess; and a thermoformed hydrocarbon-adsorbing sleeve inside the recess and having a first edge adjacent the blind end and a second edge adjacent the second end of the recess. One or both ends of the sleeve may engage a hook formed on the respective first and/or second ducts.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
03/19/15
20150075380

Activated-carbon filter with storage volume for a fuel tank


An activated carbon filter for a fuel tank supplying a heat engine of an automobile, the carbon filter including a housing including an inlet port capable of being connected to the fuel tank, a discharge port capable of being connected to the heat engine, and a vent port. The housing includes at least one internal wall dividing the inner volume thereof into at least two intercommunicating chambers, at least one activated carbon chamber containing activated carbon capable of trapping hydrocarbon gases, and a storage chamber forming a storage volume of a gas stream entering through the inlet port of the housing..
Renault S.a.s.
03/19/15
20150075063

Method and system for oxidatively increasing cetane number of hydrocarbon fuel


High energy (e.g., ultrasonic) mixing of a hydrocarbon feedstock and reactants comprised of an oxidation source, acid, and optional catalyst yields a liquid hydrocarbon product having increased cetane number. Ultrasonic mixing creates cavitation, which involves formation and violent collapse of micron-sized bubbles, which greatly increases reactivity of the reactants.
Cetamax Ventures Ltd.


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