One or more computer implemented systems for continuously processing used oils are provided. The system can include a feedstock tank containing feedstock. The feedstock tank can have a sparger and a level sensor. The feedstock tank can be in fluid communication with a first pump, a first filter, a heater, a second filter, first flow …

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Inventors (applicants): John G. Schulz, Gregory Odell Wallace, Benjamin P. Cowart
Assignees (initial): Vertex Energy, LP (Houston, US)
Agents: Buskop Law Group, PC (attorney), Wendy Buskop (attorney)

The application was examined by Jonathan Miller, Nina Bhat (USPTO dept. 1771)


  • 1. A computer implemented system for continuously processing used oils comprising: …
  • 2. The system of claim 1 , wherein the heater is a heat exchanger. …
  • 3. The system of claim 1 , wherein the first filter comprises at least two stages. …

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Brief Description of the Drawings

The detailed description will be better understood in conjunction with the accompanying drawings as follows: FIGS. 1A-1B depict a schematic of an illustrative system. FIG. 2 depicts …



The present embodiments generally relate to a system for making a usable refined hydrocarbon product from a used oil, such as a used marine oil, used diesel oil, contaminated crude …

Cross Reference to Related Applications

The present application claims priority to U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 61/230,216, which was filed Jul. 31, 2009, entitled “SYSTEM FOR MAKING A USABLE HYDROCARBON PRODUCT FROM USED OIL”. The entirety …

Detailed Description of the Embodiments

Before explaining the present system in detail, it is to be understood that the system is not limited to the particular embodiments and that it can be practiced or carried …

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Miscellaneous patent data

Located in Houston (US), the assignee organization is Vertex Energy, LP, the invention is named System for Making a Usable Hydrocarbon Product From Used Oil, the invention details are shown in 5 figures, 11 claims comprise the protection scope, was examined by Jonathan Miller, the assistant, Nina Bhat, the main examiner (1771 USPTO department), the exemplary patent drawings are illustrative schematic of a pumping, System for Making a Usable, schematic of an illustrative system, illustrative communication between a processor, the application publication date is Jul. 28, 2010, similar categories include Tubular, Condensate returned to vaporizer, Combined Vaporizing and Condensing, Baffles, hydrocracking of higher boiling fractions into naphtha and reforming the naphtha obtained, Treatment of naphtha by at least one reforming process and at least one other conversion process, Recovery of liquid hydrocarbon mixtures from gases, e.g. natural gas, Organic compounds only, Nitrogen-containing compounds, Unheated, the patent particularly claims a computer implemented system for continuously processing used oils comprising…, the exemplary claims include number 1, categorized under With filtration as a primary classification, the grant publication date is Dec. 24, 2013, numbered 12/845,522 (application), the recorded agent's name is Buskop Wendy, invented by Gregory Odell Wallace et al., illustrated by 5 drawings, the grant number is 08613838 (publication number), the patent was extended by 818 days, the assignee is a United States company, the recorded inventor's name is Benjamin P. Cowart, the inventor's address - Houston, TX, the recorded applicant's name is Wallace Gregory Odell, the applicant's city - Baytown, state - TX.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Of fuel, using acids derived from sulfur or acid sludge thereof, Refinement or purification or rejuvenation, Within gravitational separator, Refining, Serially connected distinct treating or storage units, For lubrication system, With filtration. The designated search classifications include With distinct reactor tank, trough or compartment, Plural distinct separators, Chemical holder in series with separator, For lubrication system, Plural elements controlled, Serially connected distinct treating or storage units, Within gravitational separator, Plural separating, Refining, Utilizing gravitational force, Chemical process control or monitoring system, With filtration, Refinement or purification or rejuvenation, And recirculating liquid, Closed circulating system, Of fuel, With Means to Add Treating Material.

Patent details
Publication number 08613838
Publication date Dec. 24, 2013
Kind code B2
Application number 12/845,522
Application date Jul. 28, 2010
Application type U
Application series code 12
Extension term 818
National classification 196/46.1
Total number of claims 11
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 5
Number of figures 5
Terminal disclaimer
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