Patents Examined by Cabrena Holecek
  • Patent number: 10828598
    Abstract: A system and a method for the recovery of carbon dioxide from a gas containing it. The system of the invention includes: pressurizing means for pressurizing the gas, an absorption tank for absorbing into water the carbon dioxide contained in a gas pressurized with the pressurizing means, a desorption tank for desorbing from water the carbon dioxide absorbed in water, means for circulating water from the absorption tank into the desorption tank and from the desorption tank back into the absorption tank, and recovering means for the recovery of carbon dioxide capable of being desorbed from the water. The system's absorption tank houses an agitator with a function of enabling water to circulate in the absorption tank by ejecting it into an air space of the absorption tank and by spreading in the absorption tank's air space over an area as extensive as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: CARBONREUSE FINLAND OY
    Inventor: Timo Juutilainen
  • Patent number: 10814268
    Abstract: A process for something separating oxygen from air includes mixing the air with hydro fluoro ether in a closed vessel for a desired period of time so that the oxygen from the air is adsorbed into the hydro fluoro ether, discharging the oxygen-adsorbed hydro fluoro ether from the closed vessel, and flashing the oxygen-adsorbed hydro fluoro ether into a chamber so that so as to separate the oxygen from the hydro fluoro ether. Nitrogen is separated from the air as the oxygen is adsorbed in the hydro fluoro ether in the closed vessel. The step of flashing that includes passing the elevated pressure oxygen-adsorbed hydro fluoro ether across a restricting orifice so as to evaporate the oxygen from the hydro fluoro ether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Samuel L. Shepherd
  • Patent number: 10807020
    Abstract: A stacked-plate apparatus and method for separating a first fluid from a multiphase fluid, the apparatus having pairs of adjacent plates spaced apart from one another to form gaps, or flow passageways, between the plates. At a selected pressure, the first fluid of the multiphase fluid can flow along the gaps between the plates, to be collected when it exits the gaps. The other fluids of the multiphase fluid cannot flow along the gaps, and thus the first fluid is separated from the second fluid. The method and apparatus can be used to separate fluids that have different rheological properties, such as air and water, or water and oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SPECIALIZED DESANDERS INC.
    Inventor: Christopher A. Hemstock
  • Patent number: 10801744
    Abstract: Systems and methods to facilitate controlling operation of a scrubber unit implemented in a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. The scrubber unit includes a scrubber housing, which encloses a contaminant filter; and a control panel coupled in a sidewall of the scrubber housing. The control panel includes a controller module, which includes a first module housing that encloses scrubber control circuitry and a first plurality of input/output ports. The scrubber control circuitry communicates with first equipment in the scrubber unit via the first plurality of input/output ports. The control panel includes an input/output module, which includes a second module housing that encloses a second plurality of input/output ports; and a communication bus coupled between the controller module and the input/output module that enables the scrubber control circuitry to communicate with second equipment in the scrubber unit via the second plurality of input/output ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: AIR DISTRIBUTION TECHNOLOGIES IP, LLC
    Inventors: Nitin J. Mosamkar, Amol P. Joshi, Michael G. Longman, Steven M. Trame
  • Patent number: 10799849
    Abstract: An adsorbent for removing CO2 from a gas mixture, the adsorbent comprising alumina and a carbonate compound where the carbonate to alumina IR absorbance intensity ratio is reduced by washing the adsorbent with water. The disclosure also describes a method of making adsorbent particles, process for removing CO2 from a gas mixture using the adsorbent, and an adsorption unit using the adsorbent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Garret Chi-Ho Lau, Erin Marie Sorensen, Fred William Taylor, Timothy Christopher Golden, Robert Quinn, William Jack Casteel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10792592
    Abstract: An inlet device for use in a vessel to facilitate separation of a gas phase from a liquid phase in a fluid stream. The inlet device has separation cans positioned at each of the outlet ends of a flow channel. Each separation can has a cylindrical wall and an elongated inlet opening in the cylindrical wall to allow the fluid stream to be introduced in a tangential direction into an open interior region where it swirls to facilitate separation of the gas phase from the liquid phase in the fluid stream. The liquid phase exits the separation can through slots in the cylindrical wall and through an open lower end of the open interior region. The gas phase exits the separation can by ascending upwardly through an open upper end of the open interior region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: KOCH-GLITSCH, LP
    Inventors: Izak Nieuwoudt, Charles A. Griesel
  • Patent number: 10792590
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vacuuming apparatus for removing bubbles from an oil immersed device containing components immersed in insulating oil. The vacuuming apparatus comprises: a supporting mechanism for supporting the oil immersed device; a swinging mechanism for swinging the supporting mechanism and the oil immersed device supported thereby; and a vacuuming mechanism for vacuuming the oil immersed device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Xuyong Yang, Xiaoyan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10786781
    Abstract: A carbon dioxide separation and capture apparatus includes an absorption tower configured to cause an absorbing liquid to absorb a carbon dioxide gas contained in a process gas and a regeneration tower configured to cause the absorbing liquid from the absorption tower to release the carbon dioxide gas. The carbon dioxide separation and capture apparatus further includes an inlet concentration meter configured to measure concentration of an acid component in the process gas supplied to the absorption tower and an outlet concentration meter configured to measure concentration of the acid component in the process gas discharged from the absorption tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Keita Nagano, Mitsuru Udatsu, Masatoshi Hodotsuka
  • Patent number: 10786752
    Abstract: The invention is a tray 2 for a column for heat and/or matter exchange between a gas and a liquid, comprising at least one chimney 4 projecting from the upper part of tray 2 for exclusive passage of the gas through the tray, at least one means 5 enabling passage of the liquid through tray 2 and the inside of at least one of the chimneys providing exclusive gas passage being provided with a material dispersive towards said gas. The invention also relates to an exchange column comprising such a distributor tray and to the use of such a column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Rim Brahem, Pascal Alix, John Roesler
  • Patent number: 10773206
    Abstract: A CO2 recovery apparatus includes: an absorption tower configured to remove CO2 in an exhaust gas by contacting with a CO2 absorption liquid containing an absorption agent; a regeneration tower for regenerating the CO2 absorption liquid from the absorption tower; a reflux water drum for separating CO2 gas released from the regeneration tower into CO2 gas and condensed water; a first cleaning device installed in a gas-phase part of the regeneration tower and configured to remove the absorption agent contained in the CO2 gas flowing through the gas-phase part, by using a first cleaning liquid containing at least the condensed water from the reflux water drum or a water obtained from the condensed water; and a control device configured to adjust a supply amount of the first cleaning liquid to the first cleaning device so that a concentration of the absorption agent in the condensed water is maintained to be not greater than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Miyamoto, Takashi Kamijo, Tatsuya Tsujiuchi
  • Patent number: 10759669
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes and systems for basic gas, e.g., ammonia, recovery and/or acid-gas separation. In some embodiments, a system for acid gas separation may be integrated with an ammonia abatement cycle employing a high temperature absorber. In some embodiments, a system for acid gas separation may employ a higher temperature absorber due to the lower energy consumption and cost of the integrated ammonia abatement cycle. Advantageously, heat may be recovered from the absorber to power at least a portion of any acid gas desorption in the process. Reverse osmosis or other membranes may be employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Ethan J. Novek
  • Patent number: 10758845
    Abstract: A transportable separation apparatus for separating spent materials from oil and gas operations into a primarily solid component, a primarily liquid component and a primarily gas component. The transportable separation apparatus includes a first separation unit disposed on the transportable separation apparatus for receiving spent materials and beginning separation of the spent materials. The transportable separation apparatus connectable to a vehicle to be pulled on commercial roadways when the transportable separation apparatus is in a transportation configuration. The transportable separation apparatus further includes a second separation unit in fluid communication with the first separation unit for further separation of the spent materials. A method of using the transportable separation apparatus to separate spent materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Green Flow Industries, LLC
    Inventor: David Droke
  • Patent number: 10751664
    Abstract: An energy-efficient method of removing carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and other acid gases from a stream of flue gases. The flue stream is contacted with a predetermined sorbent system to remove acid gases from the flue stream. The acid gas-rich sorbent is then heated to desorb the acid gas for capture and regenerate the sorbent. Heat exchangers and heat pumps are used to reduce utility steam and/or cooling water consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart J. Higgins, Yih-An Liu, Yueying Yu
  • Patent number: 10744424
    Abstract: The present invention includes a pipe body having a hollow part, a liquid flows through at least a lower part of the hollow part, and of which one end is connected to a lubricating oil tank, wherein lubricating oil is introduced to the lubricating oil tank through the pipe body; and a first overflow weir positioned at least a lower part of the hollow part in a state where a position of the first overflow weir with respect to the pipe body is held, wherein the lubricating oil is allowed to flow over the first overflow weir toward the lubricating oil tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES COMPRESSOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michio Kubota, Tomoaki Takeda
  • Patent number: 10744452
    Abstract: A method and device for waste gas dedusting and a dedusting agent used in the method. A dust-containing waste gas (1) and an organic dedusting agent (4) are introduced into a dedusting tower (3), respectively, and make contact with each other in the tower; at least part of the water vapor in the dust-containing waste gas (1) is condensed, and the organic dedusting agent (4) and the condensed water adsorb solid particles, acidic pollutants, organic pollutants and/or heavy metal compounds in the dust-containing waste gas; and the resulting purified gas (2) is emptied out or subjected to a subsequent process. The organic dedusting agent (4) comprises a non-toxic and high boiling point organic solvent composition, being two or more selected from cooking oil, silicone oil, modified silicone oil, liquid-state asphalt oil, tung tree seed oil, liquid-state paraffin wax oil, mineral oil, palm oil and waste cooking oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: BEIJING BOYUAN HENGSHENG HIGH-TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., YONGFENG BOYUAN INDUSTRY CO., LTD., JIANGXI PROVINCE
    Inventors: Xionghui Wei, Daolong Gao, Meihua Zou, Chun Hu
  • Patent number: 10730002
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for removing submicron particles from a gas stream, in particular from urea prilling off-gas, wherein a Venturi ejector is used. A method comprises contacting a gas stream containing submicron particles in a Venturi ejector with an injected high velocity scrubbing liquid to provide a pumping action, wherein the scrubbing liquid has an initial velocity of at least 25 m/s and wherein the ratio of scrubbing liquid and gas flow is between 0.0005 and 0.0015 (m3/h)/(m3/h).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Stamicarbon B.V.
    Inventors: Brian Sayre Higgins, John Marshall Tate, III, Robert Arthur Yates, Marcel Julien Pomerleau, Jon Michael Heon, Wilfried Marc Renaat Dirkx, Juan Coloma González
  • Patent number: 10722821
    Abstract: A transportable separation apparatus for separating spent materials from oil and gas operations into a primarily solid component, a primarily liquid component and a primarily gas component. The transportable separation apparatus includes a first separation unit disposed on the transportable separation apparatus for receiving spent materials and beginning separation of the spent materials. The transportable separation apparatus connectable to a vehicle to be pulled on commercial roadways when the transportable separation apparatus is in a transportation configuration. The transportable separation apparatus further includes a second separation unit in fluid communication with the first separation unit for further separation of the spent materials. A method of using the transportable separation apparatus to separate spent materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Green Flow Industries, LLC
    Inventor: David Droke
  • Patent number: 10722822
    Abstract: A transportable separation apparatus for separating spent materials from oil and gas operations into a primarily solid component, a primarily liquid component and a primarily gas component. The transportable separation apparatus includes a first separation unit disposed on the transportable separation apparatus for receiving spent materials and beginning separation of the spent materials. The transportable separation apparatus connectable to a vehicle to be pulled on commercial roadways when the transportable separation apparatus is in a transportation configuration. The transportable separation apparatus further includes a second separation unit in fluid communication with the first separation unit for further separation of the spent materials. A method of using the transportable separation apparatus to separate spent materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Green Flow Industries, LLC
    Inventor: David Droke
  • Patent number: 10722831
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for removing submicron particles from a gas stream, in particular from urea prilling off-gas, wherein a Venturi ejector is used. A method comprises contacting a gas stream containing submicron particles in a Venturi ejector with an injected high velocity scrubbing liquid to provide a pumping action, wherein the scrubbing liquid has an initial velocity of at least 25 m/s and wherein the ratio of scrubbing liquid and gas flow is between 0.0005 and 0.0015 (m3/h)/(m3/h).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Stamicarbon B.V.
    Inventors: Brian Sayre Higgins, John Marshall Tate, III, Robert Arthur Yates, Marcel Julien Pomerleau, Jon Michael Heon, Wilfried Marc Renatt Dirkx, Juan Coloma González
  • Patent number: 10717039
    Abstract: A co-current contactor for separating components in a fluid stream, the co-current contactor comprising a first inlet configured to receive the fluid stream proximate to a first end of the co-current contactor, a second inlet configured to receive a solvent proximate the first end of the co-current contactor, and a mass transfer section configured to receive the fluid stream and the solvent and to provide a mixed, two-phase flow, wherein the mass transfer section comprises a surface feature along an inner surface of the mass transfer section configured to reduce film flow along an inner wall of the mass transfer section, and wherein the surface feature comprises at least one of a hydrophobic surface, a superhydrophobic surface, a porous wall surface, and a nonlinear surface irregularity extending radially inward or radially outward along the inner surface of the mass transfer section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: P. Scott Northrop, Stephanie A. Freeman, J. Tim Cullinane, Edward J. Grave, Norman K. Yeh