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02/04/16
20160036093 
 Nonaqueous electrolyte battery and battery pack patent thumbnailnew patent Nonaqueous electrolyte battery and battery pack
According to one embodiment, a nonaqueous electrolyte battery that includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte is provided. The positive electrode includes a positive electrode active material.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


02/04/16
20160033459 
 Quantitation of amines in hydrocarbons patent thumbnailnew patent Quantitation of amines in hydrocarbons
The present disclosure relates to methods for quantitation of amines in hydrocarbon stream. More specifically, the disclosure relates to rapid, precise and highly-sensitive methods for quantitating hydrogen sulfide-scavenging amines in crude petroleum oil or refinery streams..
Phillips 66 Company


02/04/16
20160033131 
 Multifuel gas turbine combustor patent thumbnailnew patent Multifuel gas turbine combustor
To provide a multifuel gas turbine combustor capable of combusting gases containing hydrogen in a high concentration with a low nox while maintaining a low emission performance brought about by the pre-mixture combustion in the main burner, the gas turbine combustor includes a main burner (12) for supplying to and combusting a premixed gas (m), containing a first fuel (f1), within a first combustion region (s1) of a combustion chamber (10), and a supplemental burner (20) for supplying to and combusting a second fuel (f2) of a composition different from that of the first fuel (f1) within a second combustion region (s2) defined downstream of the first combustion region (s1) within the combustion chamber (10). The first fuel (f1) is of a hydrocarbon system and the second fuel (f2) is a gas containing hydrogen in a concentration exceeding the stable combustion limiting concentration of the hydrogen..
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


02/04/16
20160032811 
 Exhaust purification system for internal combustion engine patent thumbnailnew patent Exhaust purification system for internal combustion engine
In an internal combustion engine, an exhaust purification catalyst and a hydrocarbon feed valve are arranged in an exhaust passage. When the air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas which flows into the exhaust purification catalyst should be made rich, rich control, which makes the air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas which is exhausted from the combustion chamber rich, is performed.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


02/04/16
20160032800 
 Control system of internal combustion engine patent thumbnailnew patent Control system of internal combustion engine
An internal combustion engine comprises a hydrocarbon feed valve (15) arranged in an engine exhaust passage and a booster pump (60) for boosting an injection pressure of the hydrocarbon feed valve (15). The hydrocarbon feed valve (15) performs nox removal injection and clogging prevention injection.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


02/04/16
20160032469 
 Electrodes/electrolyte assembly, reactor and  direct amination of hydrocarbons patent thumbnailnew patent Electrodes/electrolyte assembly, reactor and direct amination of hydrocarbons
An electrodes/electrolyte assembly—mea, electrochemical membrane reactor—is described and a method for the direct amination of hydrocarbons, namely for the direct amination of benzene to aniline, and a method for the preparation of said electrodes/electrolyte assembly. The presented solution allows the increase of conversion of said amination to above 60%, even at low temperatures, i.e., between 200° c.
Cuf - Quimicos Industriais S.a.


02/04/16
20160032324 
 Process for producing fermentation products and fermentation medium compositions therefor patent thumbnailnew patent Process for producing fermentation products and fermentation medium compositions therefor
Fermentation products (e.g., bio-products such as hydrocarbons and other organic compounds) are produced from biomass or gases through digestion and fermentation under conditions that thermodynamically favor production of the fermentation products.. .

02/04/16
20160032215 
 Elastomer composition for a tire object having a self-sealing property patent thumbnailnew patent Elastomer composition for a tire object having a self-sealing property
Elastomer composition having a self-sealing property which can be used in particular as puncture-resistant layer in an inflatable article, based on at least (phr meaning parts by weight per 100 parts of solid elastomer): a blend of at least two solid elastomers, a polybutadiene or butadiene copolymer elastomer, referred to as “elastomer a”, and a natural rubber or synthetic polyisoprene elastomer, referred to as “elastomer b”, the elastomer a: elastomer b ratio by weight being within a range from 10:90 to 90:10; between 30 and 90 phr of a hydrocarbon resin; from 0 to less than 30 phr of filler. Inflatable article, such as a tire, provided with a puncture-resistant layer comprising this elastomer composition; the puncture-resistant layer is advantageously used in combination with an airtight layer, for example based on butyl rubber or tps elastomer, in order to form, in the inflatable article, an airtight and puncture-resistant laminate..
Michelin Recherche Et Technique S.a.


02/04/16
20160032204 
 Renewable hydrocarbon composition patent thumbnailnew patent Renewable hydrocarbon composition
The present invention provides a composition comprising 8-30 mass % of c4-12 linear alkanes, 5-50 mass % of c4-12 branched alkanes, 25-60 mass % of c5-12 cycloalkanes, 1-25 mass of c6-12 aromatic hydrocarbons, no more than 1 mass % of alkenes, and no more than 0.5 mass % in total of oxygen-containing compounds; wherein the total amount of c4-12 alkanes is 40-80 mass %, and the total amount of c4-12 alkanes, c5-12 cycloalkanes and c6-12 aromatic hydrocarbons is at least 95 mass %; and wherein the amounts are based on the mass of the composition. Also provided is a method for producing the composition comprising the step of hydroprocessing a biological feedstock using a catalyst and the step of fractionating the product of the hydroprocessing step..
Upm- Kymmene Corporation


02/04/16
20160032198 
 Process for introducing fine and coarse additives for hydroconversion of heavy hydrocarbons patent thumbnailnew patent Process for introducing fine and coarse additives for hydroconversion of heavy hydrocarbons
A process for slurry-phase hydrocracking of a heavy hydrocarbon feedstock in a reactor, such as an upflow bubble column reactor, includes separately introducing additive in two size ranges into the feedstock. A fine size particle additive is introduced upstream of a coarse size particle additive..
Kellogg Brown & Root Llc


02/04/16
20160032195 
new patent

Catalytic conversion of alcohols having at least three carbon atoms to hydrocarbon blendstock


A method for producing a hydrocarbon blendstock, the method comprising contacting at least one saturated acyclic alcohol having at least three and up to ten carbon atoms with a metal-loaded zeolite catalyst at a temperature of at least 100° c. And up to 550° c., wherein the metal is a positively-charged metal ion, and the metal-loaded zeolite catalyst is catalytically active for converting the alcohol to the hydrocarbon blendstock, wherein the method directly produces a hydrocarbon blendstock having less than 1 vol % ethylene and at least 35 vol % of hydrocarbon compounds containing at least eight carbon atoms..
Ut-battelle, Llc


02/04/16
20160032171 
new patent

Composition for enhanced hydrocarbon recovery from a formation


A hydrocarbon recovery composition which comprises a first blend of c24-28 internal olefin sulfonates and an injectable fluid composition comprising the hydrocarbon recovery composition, water and/or brine wherein the hydrocarbon recovery composition is present in an amount of from 0.05 to 1.0 wt % of the total injectable fluid composition can be used for enhanced hydrocarbon recovery from a formation.. .
Shell Oil Company


02/04/16
20160032170 
new patent

Polymer emulsions for use in crude oil recovery


Emulsions of mobility control polymers can be used to increase recovery of crude oil from a subterranean hydrocarbon-containing formation. A flooding fluid comprising the polymer emulsions are injected into a well that is in contact with the subterranean hydrocarbon-containing formation.
Ecolab Usa Inc.


02/04/16
20160032167 
new patent

Natural oil-derived wellbore compositions and methods of use


Compositions useful as wellbore fluids are generally disclosed. In some embodiments, the compositions include polymerizable olefinic surfactant compositions, which, under certain conditions, can polymerize via free-radical polymerization to form surfactant polymers.
Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.


02/04/16
20160032162 
new patent

Buried clay/nanosilica static dissipative coatings


Static dissipative coatings that include a multilayer antistatic coating on a substrate, the multilayer antistatic coating including a buried clay/nanosilica layer and an overcoat layer, wherein the overcoat layer comprises a fluoropolymer, a silicone, or a hydrocarbon polymer, and methods for providing a multilayer antistatic coating on the surface of a substrate.. .
3m Innovative Properties Company


02/04/16
20160032161 
new patent

Methods and compositions for decreasing the viscosity of hydrocarbon-based fluids during refining


At least one biosurfactant may be added to a hydrocarbon-based fluid to decrease the viscosity of the hydrocarbon-based fluid. The biosurfactant(s) may be less toxic to the environment than other diluents typically used to decrease the viscosity of such fluids.
Baker Hughes Incorporated


02/04/16
20160032158 
new patent

Bonding adhesive and adhered roofing systems prepared using the same


A bond adhesive composition comprising a polymer having a silicon-containing hydrolyzable terminal group and a hydrocarbon resin, where the composition is substantially devoid of phenolic resin.. .
Firestone Building Products Co., Llc


02/04/16
20160032081 
new patent

Polyvinyl alcohol aqueous solution


The present invention provides a polyvinyl alcohol aqueous solution capable of suppressing contamination by components other than polyvinyl alcohol to form a film that contains few air bubbles and is excellent in adhesion to a base material, and a laminated film formed of the polyvinyl alcohol aqueous solution. The present invention relates to a polyvinyl alcohol aqueous solution including polyvinyl alcohol, a surface tension regulator, and water, the surface tension regulator being at least one selected from the group consisting of a polyether silicone compound, a glycerol compound, a cyclic hydrocarbon compound, a propylene glycol compound, and a fatty acid ester compound, the polyvinyl alcohol aqueous solution containing 500 to 10000 parts by weight of water based on 100 parts by weight of the polyvinyl alcohol and having a surface tension of 45 to 72 mn/m..
Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160032051 
new patent

Copolymerized polyamide resin, preparing the same and article comprising the same


Wherein, r1 and r2 are the same or different and are each independently a c1 to c5 alkyl group or a c6 to c10 aryl group, x is a c1 to c10 hydrocarbon group, and m and n are the same or different and are each independently an integer from 0 to 4. The copolymerized polyamide resin can exhibit excellent properties, such as crystallinity, heat resistance, processability and discoloration resistance, and an excellent balance therebetween..

02/04/16
20160032049 
new patent

Branched polymers


The present invention is directed to branched reactive water-soluble polymers comprising at least two polymer arms, such as poly(ethylene glycol), attached to a central aliphatic hydrocarbon core molecule through heteroatom linkages. The branched polymers bear at least one functional group for reacting with a biologically active agent to form a biologically active conjugate.
Nektar Therapeutics


02/04/16
20160031782 
new patent

Cross-linked polymer electrolyte membranes and crosslinking monomer


Bifunctional styrenated crosslinkable monomers are produced by functionalizing a linear chain diol with styrene, the linear chain diol being a diol with linear chain fluorinated segments or a linear chain hydrocarbon diol. Crosslinked polymers are produced by polymerizing the styrene-based comonomer with the bifunctional styrenated crosslinkable monomers.
Nissan North America, Inc.


02/04/16
20160031780 
new patent

Ether blends via reactive distillation


A method for forming a blend of ethers from a blend of alcohols includes a step of reacting a hydrocarbon-containing gas with an oxygen-containing gas to form first product blend. The first product blend includes a blend of partially oxygenated compounds.
Gas Technologies Llc


02/04/16
20160031776 
new patent

Preparation of butanol from ethanol derived from fermentation


In one embodiment, the present application discloses methods to selectively synthesize higher alcohols and hydrocarbons useful as fuels and industrial chemicals from syngas and biomass. Ketene and ketonization chemistry along with hydrogenation reactions are used to synthesize fuels and chemicals.
Pioneer Energy, Inc.


02/04/16
20160031771 
new patent

Mfi aluminosilicate molecular sieves and methods for using same for xylene isomerization


Mfi aluminosilicate molecular sieve catalysts are prepared from tetra-functional orthosilicates [e.g., si(or1)(or2)(or3)(or4), wherein r1r2r3r4 is each independently a c1-10alkyl or aryl.] as the silicon source. Such catalysts are useful for hydrocarbon conversion reactions including isomerization of xylenes in c8 aromatics feed stocks to produce p-xylene.
Bp Corporation North America Inc.


02/04/16
20160031636 
new patent

System for covering liquid hydrocarbons and forming same


A method of forming an element to have a preselected element density, for floating at least partially on a surface of an at least partially liquid hydrocarbon mixture having a known liquid density. The method includes determining the preselected element density based on the known liquid density.
Greatario Industrial Storage Systems Ltd.


02/04/16
20160031190 
new patent

Elastomeric laminate for a tire


An airtight elastomeric laminate for tires comprises at least two superimposed layers of elastomer. The first layer is composed of a composition based on at least one thermoplastic elastomer having polystyrene and polyisobutylene blocks, the content of thermoplastic elastomer having polystyrene and polyisobutylene blocks being within a range extending from more than 50 to 100 phr and on a plasticizing system comprising from 1 to 40 phr of a plasticizing oil and from 1 to 40 phr of a hydrocarbon resin, the total content of plasticizer being within a range extending from 2 to 70 phr.
Michelin Recherche Et Technique S.a.


02/04/16
20160030933 
new patent

Hydrocarbon reforming/trapping material and removing hydrocarbon


To provide a hydrocarbon reforming/trapping material which is capable of adsorbing and reforming a hydrocarbon. A hydrocarbon reforming/trapping material of the present invention has an sio2/al2o3 ratio of from 7 to 12, and contains an fe(ii)-substituted beta zeolite which is ion-exchanged by fe(ii) ions.
The University Of Tokyo


02/04/16
20160030931 
new patent

Mesoporous mfi-zeolite catalysts, methods of preparing the same and uses


The invention relates to a novel zeolite catalysts, methods of producing the zeolite catalysts and a methods of using such catalyst, including for production of btex with improved yield, product selectivity and reduced char production. The present invention relates to novel mesoporous zeolite catalysts, as well as methods of producing the same.
Board Of Trustees Of Michigan State University


02/04/16
20160030885 
new patent

Systems and methods for diesel oxidation catalyst with decreased so3 emissions


A diesel oxidation catalyst (doc) catalytic converter for at least the conversion of carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons, removal of a fraction of particulate matter, and decrease of sulfur trioxide emissions within exhaust gases from an engine and consequently of sulfuric acid, is disclosed. The doc may include any suitable configuration including at least a substrate and a washcoat, where the substrate has a plurality of channels, suitable porosity, offers a three-dimensional support for the washcoat, and is made of any suitable material.
Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc.


02/04/16
20160030437 
new patent

Tau aggregation inhibitor


A tau aggregation inhibitor can sufficiently inhibit a tau protein from aggregating in cells. The inhibitor includes a 4-substituted catechol structure compound, having, at position 4 of its catechol ring, an electron-donating substituent r other than a hydrocarbon group, or a salt thereof.
The Doshisha


02/04/16
20160030309 
new patent

Alkoxylated fatty alcohol alkyl ethers and products containing same


Wherein p is a branched alkyl group having 3 carbons; n is an integer ranging from 2 to 10; r1 is a branched or unsaturated hydrocarbon having 16 to 24 carbons which are substituted or unsubstituted; and wherein r2 is a methyl group. In some embodiments, n is 3 and r1 is an isostearyl group..

01/28/16
20160028013 

Carrier transport material


The present invention provides a carrier transport material formed by completing a reaction process of at least one aromatic compound and at least one polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (pahs), wherein a cross linking reaction can be activated in the molecular compound through heating or ultraviolet irradiation because the molecular compound has at least one cross-linkable functional group. Therefore, when the carrier transport material is applied in an oled, the carrier transport material would not be dissolved by the solvent included in the next coated material because the carrier transport material has been cured after the cross linking reaction is carried out.
National Tsing Hua University


01/28/16
20160026121 

Image forming apparatus


An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming portion; a transfer member; a fixing portion; and a cleaning member. The image forming apparatus includes a first toner container containing a first formulation toner rich in hydrocarbon wax and a second toner container containing a second formulation toner rich in ester wax.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


01/28/16
20160025877 

Methods and systems for determining well drilling paths in a hydrocarbon field


Computing systems, computer-readable media, and methods may include determining, for a hydrocarbon field, a hazard cube that represents one or more hazards associated with drilling a new well in the hydrocarbon field. The method also includes determining one or more drilling constraints for drilling the new well in the hydrocarbon field.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


01/28/16
20160025698 

Method for determining ecological risks of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon in water body


The present disclosure discloses a method for determining ecological risks of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon in a water body. The method may include (1) screening representative species of a water ecological system in a region; (2) obtaining toxicity data of benzoapyrene; (3) calculating benzoapyrene concentration values hc5 of 95% of species in the protected water ecological system; (4) determining types of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon pollutants and corresponding environmental concentrations thereof by sampling, and analyzing concentration distribution characteristics of various polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; (5) calculating ecological risk quotient values rqi of specific polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon pollutants; and (6) calculating a total ecological risk quotient value rqt and confirming concrete ecological risks.
Jiangsu Provincial Academy Of Environmental Science


01/28/16
20160024975 

Hybrid supercritical carbon dioxide geothermal systems


Provided herein are geothermal power generating systems utilizing supercritical carbon dioxide as a working fluid and superheating the extracted the emitted carbon dioxide utilizing external combustion of the hydrocarbons concurrently extracted with the emitted carbon dioxide to increase enthalpy and thermodynamic cycle efficiency. Methods for producing power are also provided..

01/28/16
20160024903 

Method of propping agent delivery to the well


A method for producing minerals and, more specifically, for producing hydrocarbons, by hydraulic fracturing of the rock, can be used for the optimization of formation fracturing crack processing conditions. The method includes splitting a main stream of a propping agent suspension in a fluid at a mixer output into at least two flows having different volume delivery rates, and comingling the at least two flows before delivering to the hydraulic fracturing zone..
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


01/28/16
20160024900 

Methods for recovering natural gas using nitrogen rejection units


A method and system for enhanced oil recovery by performing the steps of feeding a mixture of nitrogen from a primary nitrogen supply and an optional supplemental nitrogen supply into an oil field; separating recovered oil from a gas mixture comprising nitrogen, natural gas and c2+ hydrocarbons; feeding the gas mixture to a nitrogen rejection unit operating at elevated pressures; and recovering the nitrogen, natural gas and c2+ hydrocarbons. A method for the recovery of natural gas is also described herein..

01/28/16
20160024893 

Application programming interface to probe reservoir simulation response surface models


Embodiments of systems, non-transitory computer-readable medium having one or more computer programs stored therein, and computer-implemented methods are provided to enhance probing of hydrocarbon reservoir simulation models. Embodiments can utilize an application programming interface (api) to interrogate one or more different hydrocarbon reservoir simulation response surface model proxies (surface model proxies) associated with hydrocarbon reservoir simulation models.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company


01/28/16
20160024873 

Method and structure for protecting a crushable plug in a pipe section for hydrocarbon production, and use thereof


A method to protect a crushable plug in a pipe section for hydrocarbon production against falling objects is described, and it is characterised in that one or more layers of a thick, viscous liquid is arranged on the topside of the crushable plug, where the topside of the thick, viscous liquid is given a completely covering protective layer to cover and seal the liquid layer on top of the plug, and in particular, several layers of viscous liquid are placed on top of the plug and between each layer of viscous liquid a completely covering protective layer is arranged to protect the plug. Also described is a construction of a plug unit comprising a crushable plug.
Tco As


01/28/16
20160024669 

Electrolyzer reactor and related methods


The disclosure relates to an electrolyzer reactor suitable for the reduction of organic compounds. The reactor includes a membrane electrode assembly with freestanding metallic meshes which serve both as metallic electrode structures for electron transport as well as catalytic surfaces for electron generation and organic compound reduction.
Board Of Trustees Of Michigan State University


01/28/16
20160024421 

Ionic liquids containing quaternary phosphonium cations and carboxylate anions, and their use as lubricant additives


Wherein r1, r2, r3, and r4 are each independently a hydrocarbon group containing at least 4 carbon atoms, and r5 is a branched hydrocarbon group containing 4 to 8 carbon atoms atoms. The invention also provides a lubricant composition containing an ionic liquid dissolved in a base oil..

01/28/16
20160024405 

Method and producing liquid hydrocarbon fuels


A method of converting carbon containing compounds such as coal, methane or other hydrocarbons into a liquid hydrocarbon fuel utilizes a high pressure, high temperature reactor which operates upon a blend of a carbon compound including co2 and a carbon source, a catalyst, and steam. Microwave power is directed into the reactor.
Ecokap Technologies Llc


01/28/16
20160024401 

Configurations and integrating a gas to liquids (gtl) plant in a refinery


A crude oil processing plant that comprises a fischer-tropsch reactor is disclosed. The crude oil processing plant comprises a crude oil processing section and a hydrogen production section.
Fluor Technologies Corporation


01/28/16
20160024400 

Method for producing monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbon


The method for producing a monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbon includes a cracking and reforming reaction step in which a catalyst for producing a monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbon containing crystalline aluminosilicate which has been subjected to a heat treatment in an atmosphere containing water vapor in advance is loaded into a fixed-bed reactor, and a feedstock oil having a 10 volume % distillate temperature of 140° c. Or higher and a 90 volume % distillate temperature of 390° c.
Jx Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation


01/28/16
20160024399 

Process for removing sulphur compounds from hydrocarbons


The present disclosure relates to a process for reducing the sulphur content of hydrocarbon feedstocks such as natural gas condensate, kerosene, jet fuel, diesel, vacuum gas oil and fuel oil. The process uses a tailored oxidation process comprising one or two oxidation steps to produce sulphoxides and/or sulphones.
Ultraclean Fuel Pty Limited


01/28/16
20160024397 

Hydrocarbon pyrolysis process


Disclosed is a pyrolysis process that is capable of being with reduced coke and/or tar formation. The process can pyrolyze hydrocarbon feed that contains low- to mid-range levels of non-volatiles.
Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc.


01/28/16
20160024396 

Methods and systems for removing sulfur compounds from a hydrocarbon stream


Methods and apparatus for removing sulfur compounds from a hydrocarbon stream are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, a method for removing sulfur compounds from a hydrocarbon stream includes the steps of steam stripping a mixed hydrocarbon stream to form a steam stripped overhead stream comprising naphtha and lighter hydrocarbons and a steam stripped bottoms stream comprising naphtha and heavier hydrocarbons; fractionating the steam stripped bottoms stream to form a fractionated overhead stream comprising naphtha hydrocarbons; combining the steam stripped overhead stream with a portion of the fractionated overhead stream and an h2-rich makeup gas stream; and hydrodesulfurizing the combined stream to form an hds reaction effluent stream..
Uop Llc


01/28/16
20160024392 

Production of xylenes from syngas


This disclosure relates to the production of xylenes from syngas, in which the syngas is converted to an aromatic product by reaction with an isosynthesis catalyst and an aromatization catalyst. The isosynthesis catalyst and aromatization catalyst may be different catalysts or combined into a single catalyst.
Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc.


01/28/16
20160024391 

Process for producing hydrocarbons


The invention relates to a process for the production of liquid hydrocarbons by the use of light-end fractions from downstream synthesis in the reforming section of the plant.. .
Haldor Topsøe A/s


01/28/16
20160024390 

Dual stage, zone-delineated pyrolysis apparatus


An apparatus for continuous conversion of hydro carbonaceous materials to condensable, non-condensable and solid hydrocarbon products, comprising at least one extruder capable of providing shear force and heat and having three or more treatment zones, a continuous process thermal kiln reactor, said extruder and said kiln reactor being in fluid communication, means for transporting hydro carbonaceous materials through the apparatus, and between said extruder and said kiln reactor, means for feeding said hydrocarbonaceous materials to the apparatus, means for heating said hydrocarbonaceous materials, means for removing vapor products from said apparatus, means for removing solid products from said apparatus, and means whereby said hydrocarbonaceous materials are maintained within the zones for a range of defined temperature and residence times, wherein said extruder has at least three zones, and said kiln reactor comprises at least two zones, whereby said hydrocarbonaceous material is subjected to a plurality of defined temperature ranges and residence times.. .
Vadxx Energy Llc


01/28/16
20160024388 

Hydrocarbon conversion process


The invention relates to a process for converting hydrocarbons into unsaturated products such as acetylene and/or ethylene. The invention also relates to converting acetylene to olefins such as ethylene and/or propylene, to polymerizing the olefins, and to equipment useful for these processes..
Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc.


01/28/16
20160024372 

Subterranean producing zone treatment


A preconditioning fluid is provided for producing crude oil from a subterranean formation. The preconditioning fluid produces an interface with crude oil in the formation that is more elastic than the interface between formation brine and the crude oil and has a favorable amott-harvey wettability index for oil recovery under the dominant hydrocarbon recovery mechanisms.
Chevron U.s.a. Inc.


01/28/16
20160024370 

Zero-invasion acidic drilling fluid


A drilling fluid system using retarded acid systems such as gelled acid (ves or polymer) and/or emulsified acid to drill carbonate formations (calcite and dolomite). Foamed acid may be used in low abnormal pressure carbonate reservoirs.
King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals


01/28/16
20160024369 

Method of reducing frictional losses in oil and gas well drilling


Fluids for use within a wellbore are provided, comprising amorphous polyalphaolefins (apao), copolymers of alphaolefins and styrene (apao-s), terpolymers of alphaolefins and styrene and butadiene (apao-sb) and/or amorphous polyisobutylene (apib) and copolymers of polyisobutylene and styrene (apib-s) and terpolymers of polyisobutylene and styrene and butadiene (apib-sb) in an oil-based hydrocarbon solvent. Novel properties of such fluids are described, and the fluids may be used, for example, during drilling or fracturing operations..

01/28/16
20160024358 

Conductive silicone materials and uses


A curable silicone composition comprising a curable organosiloxane composition, copper-silver (cu—ag) core-shell particles, and hydrocarbon vehicle; the curable silicone composition being characterizable by: a concentration of the cu—ag core-shell particles of from 70 to 89 weight percent and a total concentration of silver of from 7.0 to 12 weight percent, all based on weight of the curable silicone composition; wherein the curable silicone composition has a concentration of the cu—ag core-shell particles and hydrocarbon vehicle such that the curable silicone composition remains curable to a conductive silicone material having a concentration of the cu—ag core-shell particles of from 88.0 to 92 weight percent and having a volume resistivity of less than 0.020 ohm-centimeter measured according to volume resistivity test method, and a thermal conductivity of greater than or equal to 2.9 watts per meter*kelvin (w/(m*k)) measured according to thermal properties test method.. .
Dow Corning Corporation


01/28/16
20160024338 

Thermoplastic pavement marking composition and method


A composition of matter suitable for use as a road marking substance and a method thereof provides for the steps of mixing a binder mixture with a filler mixture, heating the mixed ingredients while mixing into a homogenous molten mixture and then extruding the molten mixture. The extruded material is cooled, cut into individual pellets, coated with an anti-clumping coating and packaged for use in making a road marking substance in situ.

01/28/16
20160024043 

Process and purification of a stream containing a cyclic ester of an alpha-hydroxycarboxylic acid


The invention relates to a process for purification of a stream containing a cyclic ester of an alpha-hydroxycarboxylic acid of formula (i), wherein each r independently represents hydrogen or an aliphatic hydrocarbon having 1 to 6 carbon atoms comprising the steps of: (a) separating the cyclic ester-containing stream into one or more cyclic ester-containing vapour fractions and one or more cyclic ester-containing liquid fractions; (b) condensing a cyclic ester-containing vaporized fraction as obtained in step (a) to obtain a cyclic ester-containing condensate; (c) subjecting at least part of the cyclic ester-containing condensate as obtained in step (b) to melt crystallization to obtain a purified cyclic ester-containing stream and a residue stream; and (d) recovering the purified cyclic ester-containing stream as obtained in step (c). The invention further relates to an apparatus suitable for carrying out the present process..
Sulzer Chemtech Ag


01/28/16
20160023979 

Process for the etherification of a polyol


The present invention relates to a process for the production of polyol alkyl ethers by etherification of a diol or triol having 2-3 carbon atoms with a hydrocarbon having 2-10 carbon atoms selected from the group consisting of olefms, ketones and alcohols as alkylation agent in the presence of an etherification catalyst, wherein said process is performed in a tubular loop reactor comprising a polyol feed inlet, at least one alkylation agent feed inlet and a product outlet.. .
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation


01/28/16
20160023964 

Olefin conversion process


A process for the production of c4 olefins, which may include: contacting a hydrocarbon mixture comprising alpha-pentenes with an isomerization catalyst to form an isomerization product comprising beta-pentenes; contacting ethylene and the beta-pentenes with a first metathesis catalyst to form a first metathesis product comprising butenes and propylene, as well as any unreacted ethylene and c5 olefins; and fractionating the first metathesis product to for an ethylene fraction, a propylene fraction, a butene fraction, and a c5 fraction.. .
Lummus Technology Inc.


01/28/16
20160023962 

Process and catalyst for methane conversion to aromatics


A process and catalyst for use therein for the production of aromatics via the oxidative coupling of methane and methane co-aromatization with higher hydrocarbons in a single reaction stage. First, methane is partially converted to ethane and ethylene on an ocm catalyst component, and the ocm intermediate mixture containing methane, ethane and ethylene is subsequently converted into aromatics on an aromatization catalyst component.
Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc.


01/28/16
20160023255 

Feedback loop control for soil evaporative desorption


Active or closed feedback/feed forward loop controls may be used to improve operation of a thermal desorption process. Characteristics of the thermal desorption process may be monitored, e.g., carbon monoxide concentration, and then may be used to predict the end point of the thermal desorption process.
Reterro


01/28/16
20160022557 

Alkyl glycoside-based micellar thickeners for surfactant systems


A rheology modifier which includes a mixture of short and long chain fatty acid esters is suitable for use in liquid surfactant-based compositions. A surfactant-based composition includes a surfactant, the rheology modifier, and water.
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.


01/21/16
20160018559 

Method and system for performing surveying and sampling in a body of water


Method and system is described for marine surveying. The method involves operations for exploring and developing hydrocarbons with one or more unmanned vehicles.

01/21/16
20160018558 

Method and system for identifying and sampling hydrocarbons


Method and system is described to exploration and development hydrocarbon resources. The method involves operations for exploring and developing hydrocarbons with one or more unmanned vehicles.

01/21/16
20160018377 

Method and system for identifying and sampling hydrocarbons with buoys


Method and system is described for hydrocarbon exploration and development. The method and system include one or more remote devices, such as buoys, which are utilized to identify and collect samples of target materials.

01/21/16
20160017801 

Integrated pyrolysis and entrained flow gasification low rank fuels


In one aspect, a gasification system for use with low rank fuel is provided the system includes a pyrolysis unit positioned to receive a feed of low rank fuel, the pyrolysis unit being configured to pyrolyze the low rank fuel to produce pyrolysis gas and fixed carbon. The system also includes a gasifier configured to produce a syngas stream using the received fixed carbon, a cooler configured to receive and cool the syngas stream, and a first conduit coupled between the cooler and the pyrolysis unit.
General Electric Company


01/21/16
20160017780 

Reducing agent supplying device


A reducing agent supplying device is for a fuel combustion system that includes a nox purifying device with a reducing catalyst arranged in an exhaust passage to purify nox. The reducing agent supplying device supplies a reducing agent into the exhaust passage upstream of the reducing catalyst.
Denso Corporation


01/21/16
20160017705 

Method for determining a position of a water/cement boundary between pipes in a hydrocarbon well


A method has been disclosed for determining a position of a water/cement boundary in an annular area between two concentric pipes in a hydrocarbon well. The method comprises the steps of running a well tool (10) into a central pipe of the well, where the well tool (10) comprises a tool housing (11), a pulse generator (14) and a signal recorder (16) provided within the housing (11); generating an electromagnetic pulse by means of the pulse generator, thereby providing physical vibrations in the central pipe of the well; recording reflected acoustic signals from the well by means of the signal recorder (16); repeating the generating and recording steps for different vertical positions of the pulse generator in the well; organizing the recorded signals in a two-dimensional representation; filtering the organized recorded signals in order to identify, in the two-dimensional representation, a hyperbola (b); and providing an apex of the hyperbola (b) as the determined position of the water/cement boundary..
Fmc Kongsberg Subsea As


01/21/16
20160017484 

Carbon film formation method, and carbon film


A carbon film formation method according to an exemplary embodiment includes supplying an aromatic hydrocarbon gas having a methyl group into a processing chamber that accommodates a workpiece; generating plasma of a noble gas in a plasma generating chamber that is isolated from the processing chamber by a shielding unit; supplying particles in the plasma into the processing chamber through an opening in the shielding unit; and irradiating the particles to the aromatic hydrocarbon gas to form a carbon film having a π-conjugated ring structure or a π-conjugated chain structure on the workpiece.. .
Tokyo Electron Limited


01/21/16
20160017477 

Dlc film coating and coated valve lifter


[solution] the dlc film coating includes an intermediate layer 3 deposited on the surface of a base substrate and a dlc layer 4 deposited on the intermediate layer 3. The intermediate layer 3 is formed of metal carbide or metal capable of forming a hard surface and the dlc layer 4 is formed by adding a common metal element to that contained in the intermediate layer 3 thereto while inert gas containing hydrocarbon gas is being introduced.

01/21/16
20160017398 

Processes for bioconversion of carbon bearing materials


A process involving a microorganism consortium for converting at least one component in a carbon-bearing material to a different product comprising at least one hydrocarbon. In the process, a microorganism consortium is contacted with a composition that causes an increase or decrease of a relative population of at least one species of microorganism in said microorganism consortium, to enhance a yield or selectivity or alter a rate of said process.
Ciris Energy, Inc.


01/21/16
20160017386 

Altering the interface of hydrocarbon-coated surfaces


Methods and compositions are provided wherein microorganisms are used to alter the interface of hydrocarbons and hydrocarbon-coated surfaces to increase oil recovery, for improved bioremediation and/or to benefit pipeline maintenance.. .
E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company


01/21/16
20160017373 

Bulk availability and production of bioremediation products


A method for producing and storing a bioremediation product that includes active bacteria for bioremediation of hydrocarbon oil pollution includes storing the bioremediation product in bulk in ready-to-use form for later application at a pollution site. The bioremediation product has a typical shelf life of 2 years or more..

01/21/16
20160017246 

Fuel oil


(7) the fuel oil comprises a gasoline base material having a research octane number of 96.0 or less, and a base material comprising 10% by volume or more of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.. .

01/21/16
20160017242 

Hydrohalogenation of vinyl terminated polymers and their functionalized derivatives for fouling mitigation in hydrocarbon refining processes


A compound useful for reducing fouling in a hydrocarbon refining process is provided. A method for preparing the compound includes hydrohalogenating a polymer having a vinyl chain end to obtain a halogen-containing terminal group, and reacting the terminal group with a polyamine.
Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company


01/21/16
20160017239 

Conversion of triacylglycerides-containing oils to hydrocarbons


A process for converting triacylglycerides-containing oils into crude oil precursors and/or distillate hydrocarbon fuels is disclosed. The process may include: reacting a triacylglycerides-containing oil-water-hydrogen mixture at a temperature in the range from about 250° c.
Applied Research Associates, Inc.


01/21/16
20160017232 

Zone-delineated pyrolysis conversion of polymer waste


Apparatus and method for pyrolyzing hydro carbonaceous materials to produce useful vapor and solid products comprising a generally cylindrical, linear reactor having a screw means for transporting hydro carbonaceous materials through said reactor, means for feeding and heating said hydro carbonaceous materials whereby they are processed and pyrolyzed to produce vapor and solid products; means for removing vapor products from said processed hydro carbonaceous materials, means for removing solid products, means whereby said hydrocarbonaceous material is maintained within a zone for a range of defined residence times, means for rotating said screw, which has a plurality of flight configurations for compressing, and for melting said hydro carbonaceous materials to convert them from a solid to a liquid, for mixing, destabilizing and dehalogenating said hydro carbonaceous materials, for pyrolyzing said hydro carbonaceous materials, for devolatilizing the pyrolyzed hydrocarbonaceous materials, and for discharging solid products.. .
Vadxx Energy Llc


01/21/16
20160017215 

Encapsulation and controlled delivery of strong mineral acids


A polymer-encapsulated mineral acid solution and a method for forming the polymer-encapsulated mineral acid solution. Introducing a strong mineral acid solution to a monomer solution occurs such that a primary emulsion that is a water-in-oil type emulsion forms.
Rti International


01/21/16
20160017212 

Methods, systems, and compositions for the controlled crosslinking of well servicing fluids


Treating fluid compositions for use in hydrocarbon recovery operations from subterranean formations are described, as well as methods for their preparation and use. In particular, treating fluid compositions are described which comprise a liquid, a crosslinkable organic polymer material that is at least partially soluble in the liquid, a crosslinking agent that is capable of increasing the viscosity of the treating fluid by crosslinking the organic polymer material in the liquid, and a crosslinking modifier additive which can delay or accelerate the crosslinking of the treating fluid composition.
Tucc Technology, Llc


01/21/16
20160017211 

Methods, systems, and compositions for the controlled crosslinking of well servicing fluids


Treating fluid compositions for use in hydrocarbon recovery operations from subterranean formations are described, as well as methods for their preparation and use. In particular, treating fluid compositions are described which comprise a liquid, a crosslinkable organic polymer material that is at least partially soluble in the liquid, a crosslinking agent that is capable of increasing the viscosity of the treating fluid by crosslinking the organic polymer material in the liquid, and a crosslinking modifier additive which can delay or accelerate the crosslinking of the treating fluid composition.
Tucc Technology, Llc


01/21/16
20160017209 

Process for treating a wastewater stream produced by hydrocarbon production operations for repurposing as a disinfectant for hydrocarbon production operations


A method of treating wastewater resulting from hydrocarbon production operations is provided, for repurposing as a disinfectant. The method includes a) providing wastewater resulting from hydrocarbon production operations containing greater than 3 ppm bromide ion; and b) adding a sufficient amount of an oxidizing agent to convert the bromide ion to hypobromous acid used in the formation of a disinfectant solution.

01/21/16
20160017185 

Curable silicone compositions, electrically conductive silicone adhesives, methods of making and using same, and electrical devices containing same


A curable silicone composition comprising a curable organosiloxane composition, copper-silver (cu—ag) core-shell particles, and hydrocarbon vehicle; the curable silicone composition being characterizable by: a concentration of the cu—ag core-shell particles of from 70 to 89 weight percent and a total concentration of silver of from 7.0 to 14 weight percent, all based on weight of the curable silicone composition; wherein the composition remains curable to an electrically conductive silicone adhesive having a volume resistivity of less than 0.020 ohm-centimeter measured according to volume resistivity test method.. .
Dow Corning Corporation


01/21/16
20160017149 

Process for the production of polymer modified bitumen using nitrogen rich polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon


The present invention relates to a polymer modified bitumen composition comprising a petroleum vacuum residue, a nitrogen rich polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon and a functionalized polymer having enhanced softening point, good antistripping effect, enhanced elastic recovery higher performance grade and low temperature creep stiffness effect. The present invention also relates to processes for the preparation of polymer modified bitumen composition..
Indian Oil Corporation Limited


01/21/16
20160017118 

Phenol-free overbased alkaline earth metal carboxylate


A phenol-free overbased alkaline earth metal carboxylate is obtained by reacting a cyclic ether alcohol, an alkaline earth metal hydroxide, a fatty carboxylic acid, carbon dioxide, an optional fatty alcohol, and an optional liquid hydrocarbon solvent or oil.. .
Ferro Corporation


01/21/16
20160017072 

Fluorine-containing oligomer, nano-silica composite particles using the same, and methods for producing both


Disclosed is a fluorine-containing oligomer comprising a copolymer of a fluoroalkyl alcohol (meth)acrylic acid derivative of the formula: cnf2n+1(ch2)dococr═ch2 [i], wherein r is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, n is an integer of 1 to 10, and d is an integer of 1 to 6; and a (meth)acrylic acid derivative of the formula: (ch2═crco)mr′ [ii], wherein r is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, m is 1, 2, or 3; and when m is 1, r′ is —oh group, nh2 group that is unsubstituted or mono- or di-substituted with an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or a monovalent group derived from an alkylene glycol or polyalkylene glycol group containing an alkylene group having 2 or 3 carbon atoms; when m is 2 or 3, r′ is a divalent or trivalent organic group derived from a diol or triol. The copolymerization reaction is performed using a hydrocarbon-based peroxide or azo compound polymerization initiator.
Hirosaki University


01/21/16
20160016884 

New tetrakis(ether-substituted formylphenyl)


Wherein r1 represents an alkyl group with 1 to 8 carbon atoms or alkoxyl group with 1 to 8 carbon atoms, or aromatic hydrocarbon group or saturated hydrocarbon group with 1 to 8 carbon atoms having an aromatic hydrocarbon group, n represents 0 or an integer of 1 to 3, r2 represents a divalent monocyclic or fused-ring aromatic hydrocarbon group with 6 to 15 carbon atoms or divalent aliphatic hydrocarbon group with 1 to 8 carbon atoms that may have a monocyclic or fused-ring aromatic hydrocarbon group with 6 to 15 carbon atoms, r3 represents a hydrogen atom or alkyl group with 1 to 6 carbon atoms, a represents a tetravalent carbon atom group or tetravalent saturated hydrocarbon group with 2 or more carbon atoms, where, if a is a tetravalent saturated hydrocarbon group with 2 or more carbon atoms, the two carbon atoms in the a group are bonded with two phenyl groups, respectively.. .

01/21/16
20160016862 

Methods and systems for forming a hydrocarbon product


A method of forming a hydrocarbon product comprises reacting at least one carbon oxide and at least one lower hydrocarbon in the presence of a plurality of catalyst-containing structures each comprising a nanofiber bound to at least one catalyst nanoparticle to form at least one higher hydrocarbon. Other methods of forming a hydrocarbon are also disclosed, as is a system forming a hydrocarbon product..
Seerstone Llc


01/21/16
20160016205 

Device and decontaminating surfaces comprising one or a plurality of toxic products


The present invention relates to a device for decontaminating surfaces such as a wall, a floor, or a ceiling of a building, or the like, having one or more toxic products, such as, asbestos, lead (pb), pcbs (polychlorinated biphenyls), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (pahs), or radioactive products. The device includes at least one hydroblasting head fed by a high pressure unit and connected to a vacuum source comprising a low pressure source connected to a cyclone head mounted on a container which collects water containing toxic products and residues of the support.
Peri-bat


01/21/16
20160016097 

Field enhanced separation apparatus


Systems and methods are provided for performing field enhanced separations on a feed, such as a petroleum feed, a refinery feed, or another type of hydrocarbonaceous feed. The system can allow for increased throughput of feed per volume of the separation device or system while performing a desired amount of field enhanced separation.
Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company


01/14/16
20160013428 

Novel condensed polycyclic aromatic compound and use thereof


[solution] a condensed polycyclic aromatic compound which is represented by general formula (1). (in the formula, a represents a 1,5-dihydronaphthalene ring or a 2,6-dihydronaphthalene ring; each of r1, r2, r3 and r4 independently represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted aliphatic hydrocarbon group, a substituted or unsubstituted alicyclic hydrocarbon group, a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic hydrocarbon group, a substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbon oxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted ester group, a substituted or unsubstituted acyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted cyano group; and each of x1 and x2 independently represents an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom or a selenium atom.).



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