Patents Examined by Tram A. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11565195
    Abstract: A feedstock processing system extracts a product from a solid using a CTSE system comprising a plurality of continuous stirred tank extraction stages arranged in fluid communication with each other in series such that effluent from one stage flows to a next stage in the series. One of the stages has an inlet to allow a measured amount of liquid solvent and the solid to be introduced to the continuous stirred tank extraction stage. The stage mixes the solid with the introduced solvent to form a homogeneous slurry to enable the product associated with the solid to be extracted with the solvent. A solid-liquid separator is arranged in fluid communication with the continuous stirred tank extraction stages, and receives an effluent from one of the stages and separates the liquid solvent containing the product from the solid to form a product-containing liquid and a product-depleted solid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Kultevat, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Nocera, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11565228
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a riser reactor within the reaction vessel. The riser reactor defines a longitudinal axis and including a riser reactor inlet at one end and at least one riser reactor outlet at an opposite end. The apparatus includes a separation vessel including at least one separation chamber and at least one collection chamber distributed in an alternating manner about the longitudinal axis. Each separation chamber comprises two vertical lateral walls which also comprise a wall of an adjacent one of the at least one collection chamber. A lateral separation chamber outlet is defined in at least one of the vertical lateral walls to provide fluid and particle communication from the lateral separation chamber to the adjacent one of the at least one collection chamber. The separation vessel includes at least one collection chamber deflector positioned in the at least one collection chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: T.EN Process Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marchant, Raj Kanwar Singh
  • Patent number: 11541370
    Abstract: Chemical reactor with high speed rotary mixing, system thereof, and method thereof, for catalytic thermal conversion of organic (hydrocarbon-containing) materials (coal, plastics, rubber, plant matter, wood shavings, biomass, organic wastes) into diesel and other liquid fuels (automobile or/and jet engine fuels). Relevant to non-conventional commercial scale production of liquid fuels, and to commercial scale processing and disposing of organic waste materials. Chemical reactor includes: integrated combination of a reactor stationary assembly (RSA), having only stationary components remaining stationary during chemical reactor operation, and a reactor rotary mixing assembly (RRMA), having only rotatable components rotating during chemical reactor operation. May include anti-abrasion shield for shielding inner surface of reactor central housing from abrasion during chemical reactor operation. Rotor may include a reinforcement disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: TGE IP LLC
    Inventor: Marcelo Fernandez
  • Patent number: 11541367
    Abstract: Methods of reducing heat exchanger fouling rate or of producing polyolefins may include providing a first gas stream comprising a gas and entrained fine polyolefin particles to a gas outlet line; removing a portion of the entrained fine polyolefin particles from the gas outlet line to form a bypass stream; and providing the bypass stream to a bypass line comprising a bypass line inlet and a bypass line outlet. The bypass line inlet and outlet are located upstream and downstream of a first heat exchanger. The methods may further include providing at least a portion of the first gas stream to the first heat exchanger; and combining the bypass stream and a second gas stream at the bypass line outlet to form a combined gas stream comprising one or more olefins or paraffins. A temperature of the combined gas stream is below the dew point of the combined gas stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
    Inventors: Ralph J. Price, Jeffrey S. Lowell
  • Patent number: 11529607
    Abstract: A reactor for performing a reaction between two immiscible fluids of different density, comprising an interior formed by a cylindrical, vertically oriented elongate shell, a bottom and a cap, wherein the interior is divided by internals into a backmixed zone, a zone of limited backmixing preferably arranged below the backmixed zone and a plug-flow zone which are at least consecutively traversable by one of the fluids, wherein the backmixed zone comprises at least one inlet and the plug-flow zone comprises an outlet and the backmixed zone comprises at least one mixing apparatus selected from a stirrer, a jet nozzle and means for injecting the fluid of lower density, a first cylindrical internal element which in the interior extends in the longitudinal direction of the reactor, which delimits the zone of limited backmixing from the plug-flow zone and which comprises a first passage to the backmixed zone and a second passage to the plug-flow zone, a second internal element which delimits the backmixed zone from
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Oliver Bey, Peter Zehner, Mathias Schelwies, Rocco Paciello, Martin Haubner, Guenter Wegner, Gerd Tebben, Gunnar Heydrich, Georg Seeber, Michael Acker
  • Patent number: 11498047
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device consisting of a reactor facility for the flow dynamics treatment of fluid or gaseous media or mixtures of the two. In the context of this invention, flow dynamics treatment means the energy-optimised production of at least one rotating fluid eddy together with an eversion of the at least one fluid eddy and the bursting open of organic constituents dissolved in the fluid medium with inner cell pressure (Turgor). The guided fluid eddy is treated, cleaned and disinfected in the reactor facility according to the invention. The invention further relates to a method for the flow dynamics treatment of fluid media in the reactor facility according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: EMCO WATER PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Jörg Lehmann, Olaf Linden
  • Patent number: 11491450
    Abstract: A cavitation reactor that may be obtained from a centrifugal pump is described. The reactor comprises a stator and a rotor having at least one centrifugal stage accommodated in a chamber of the stator. Two walls of the centrifugal stage define a gap therebetween, which is divided into compartments in fluid communication with the chamber of the stator at the peripheral portion of the centrifugal stage. The wall of the centrifugal stage that is next to the inlet opening of the chamber of the stator is closed at the central portion of the centrifugal stage, to thereby prevent the flow of fluid from the inlet opening to the peripheral portion of the centrifugal stage through the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Three Es S.r.l.
    Inventor: Marco Soldo
  • Patent number: 11484854
    Abstract: A closure device for a bulk material system is provided, specifically for regulating a flow of heat transfer particles. The closure device includes a bulk material guide which has a first opening for connection to the bulk material system and a second opening for the discharge of a bulk material guided by the bulk material system, and a closure blade which is rotatably mounted about an axis of rotation. The closure blade, in a first rotational position, closes the second opening and, in a second rotational position, at least partially uncovers the second opening. The closure blade is mounted in such a manner to reduce jamming of the closure device in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Concord Blue Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Christopher Thannhauser
  • Patent number: 11485638
    Abstract: The invention provides a skin disinfectant for treating skin with eczema, preventing bacterial proliferation, and removing biofilm. Compositions of the invention include hypochlorous acid, acetic acid, water, and one or more additives or excipients. The formulation process removes metal ions, reduces ionic strength, controls pH, and reduces exposure to air, thus improving stability and lengthening shelf-life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: WIAB WATER INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Geir Hermod Almås
  • Patent number: 11484913
    Abstract: Provided is a gas-solid fluidized bed dry beneficiation process using a beneficiation density gradient, including: in a dry beneficiation system of a gas-solid fluidized bed, selecting coarse particles and fine particles; placing the coarse particles at a bottom of the dry beneficiation system, and placing the fine particles above the coarse particles, wherein the coarse particles and the fine particles are separated under an initial condition; under an effect of a gas flow, the coarse particles and the fine particles being fluidized to form a high-density beneficiation region and a low-density beneficiation region, respectively, and the coarse particles and the fine particles being mixed at a contact interface to form an intermediate-density beneficiation region; and feeding minerals to be beneficiated from an upper portion of the dry beneficiation system to pass through the low-density beneficiation region, the intermediate-density beneficiation region, and the high-density beneficiation region in sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: CHINA UNIVERSITY OF MINING AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yuemin Zhao, Jesse Zhu, Chenyang Zhou, Zhijie Fu, Zhenfu Luo, Chenlong Duan
  • Patent number: 11484862
    Abstract: A chemical reactor/mixer, in particular for producing hydrates comprising a mixer network plate and heat exchanger plates wherein the network mixer plate comprises an array of chambers that are connected by channels where the flow of one or more fluids is mixed and divide sequentially. The network mixer plate is confined by the heat exchanger plate that have an inner chamber where a heat exchanger fluid is introduced. Said network plates and heat exchanger plates are designed to have the option to be assembled as modules of larger processing units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: PETROGAL, S.A.
    Inventors: José Carlos Brito Lopes, Madalena Maria Gomes de Queiroz Dias, Marcelo Filipe Dos Santos Costa, Ricardo Jorge Nogueira dos Santos, Carlos André De Moura Teixeira
  • Patent number: 11459285
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing tetrafluoropropene, including, alternately: at least one step of reacting a chlorinated compound with hydrofluoric acid in the gas phase, in the presence of a fluorination catalyst, the proportion of oxygen optionally present being less than 0.05 mol. % relative to the chlorinated compound; a step of regenerating the fluorination catalyst by bringing the fluorination catalyst into contact with a regeneration stream including an oxidizing agent. Also, equipment suitable for carrying out this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Anne Pigamo, Laurent Wendlinger, Dominique Duer-Bert
  • Patent number: 11453827
    Abstract: A syngas generator is disclosed as an exothermic gas generator that can accommodate high combustion temperatures of a natural gas/oxygen flame. The generator includes four sections: a heavily insulated combustion chamber, a catalyst chamber, a spray chamber, and a heat exchanger. These four sections may be arranged in series and tightly bolted together to form a gas-tight system. Natural gas, oxygen and steam are supplied to a burner at the inlet end of the combustion chamber. This mixture is ignited and the resulting hot process gas is then fed into a catalyst bed where it reacts with the steam and is converted to carbon monoxide and hydrogen (syngas). The syngas is fed to a Fischer-Tropsch unit to create liquid fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Greenway Innovative Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond Wright
  • Patent number: 11426703
    Abstract: A methane conversion device comprises a reaction chamber; a sensor for detecting the presence of methane; blowing means for directing external gasses Into the reaction chamber when the sensor detects the presence of methane above a predetermined threshold; conversion means that are configured to oxidise methane; and positioning means for positioning the device on an animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: ZELP LTD
    Inventors: Francisco Norris, Patricio Norris
  • Patent number: 11420180
    Abstract: A reactor arrangement for pre-hydrolysis of biomass material. The reactor arrangement comprises a reactor vessel arranged substantially horizontally, wherein the vessel comprises an inlet for receiving the biomass material arranged at an upper portion of the vessel. The inlet may be arranged at a first longitudinal end of the vessel. The vessel may furthermore comprise an outlet at a second longitudinal end of the vessel. The reactor arrangement further comprises a set of steam injection orifices arranged to inject or supply steam into the reactor vessel. The set of steam injection orifices comprises at least two orifices arranged below the inlet at a distance from each other. The at least two orifices may be arranged at a distance from each other in the lateral direction of the reactor vessel. Furthermore, a method for pre-hydrolysis treatment of biomass in a substantially horizontal reactor vessel is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: VALMET AB
    Inventors: Francois Lambert, Johan Carlsson, Rolf Boman, Patrik Pettersson
  • Patent number: 11420176
    Abstract: Chemical reactor with high speed rotary mixing, system thereof, and method thereof, for catalytic thermal conversion of organic (hydrocarbon-containing) materials (coal, plastics, rubber, plant matter, wood shavings, biomass, organic wastes) into diesel and other liquid fuels (automobile or/and jet engine fuels). Relevant to non-conventional commercial scale production of liquid fuels, and to commercial scale processing and disposing of organic waste materials. Chemical reactor includes: integrated combination of a reactor stationary assembly (RSA), having only stationary components remaining stationary during chemical reactor operation, and a reactor rotary mixing assembly (RRMA), having only rotatable components rotating during chemical reactor operation. May include anti-abrasion shield for shielding inner surface of reactor central housing from abrasion during chemical reactor operation. Rotor may include a reinforcement disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: TGE IP LLC
    Inventor: Marcelo Fernandez
  • Patent number: 11413594
    Abstract: A viscous fluid reaction apparatus is described. The viscous fluid reaction apparatus comprises a glass reaction vessel. The viscous fluid reaction apparatus further comprises a gas-tight inlet assembly and a gas-tight stirrer assembly. The gas-tight stirrer assembly comprises a stirrer opening adapter, a stirrer coupling comprising a stirrer shaft seal connected to the stirrer opening adapter, a stirrer shaft comprising one or more stirrer blades located at a blade end of the stirrer shaft, and a motor coupling connected to the stirrer shaft. The viscous fluid reaction apparatus further comprises a motor connected to the motor coupling. The stirrer shaft passes through the stirrer coupling and the stirrer opening adapter such that the stirrer blade(s) are disposed in the glass reaction vessel at a blade height and the stirrer shaft is configured to rotate without compromising a gas-tight seal formed by the stirrer shaft seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz University
    Inventors: Hani Abdulelah Abulkhair, Iqbal Ahmed Moujdin, Faridah Bt Kormin, Hussam Adnan Organji
  • Patent number: 11413598
    Abstract: In a reactor, a first reference position is presumed to be defined by a straight line in contact with a first open end of the introduction port on the side bent toward the second flow channel and extending in the direction intersecting with the second flow channels, and a second reference position is presumed to be defined by a straight line in contact with a second open end of the introduction port on the opposite side of the first open end and extending in the direction intersecting with the second flow channel. At least part of the catalyst body is provided at least either in a region defined between the first reference position and the second reference position, or in a region defined between the second reference position and an inlet position of the first flow channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihisa Yano, Shigeki Sakakura, Shunji Miyajima, Takahito Akita, Taiga Yamamoto, Yusuke Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 11407948
    Abstract: A device for pyrolysis reactions includes a feeding pump, a flow meter, an atomizer, a pyrolysis reactor, electromagnetic coils, an electromagnetic induction heating power, a temperature sensor, a temperature controller, a condenser and a product tank. The feeding pump is connected with the flow meter which is connected to the inlet of the atomizer in the pyrolysis reactor. There is a port at the bottom of the pyrolysis reactor, with the port at the top of the pyrolysis reactor connected with the condenser. The condenser is connected with the product tank. The external wall of the pyrolysis reactor is surrounded by electromagnetic coils which are connected with the electromagnetic induction heating power. The temperature sensor is placed between the pyrolysis reactor and the coils, which is connected with the temperature controller. The contact resistance between the atomized material and the hot surface can be.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Zhejiang University of Technology
    Inventors: Yong Nie, Qinglong Xie, Ying Duan, Fan Xia, Meizhen Lu, Shangzhi Yu, Xiaojiang Liang, Jianbing Ji
  • Patent number: 11400428
    Abstract: Fluidized-bed reactor for the gas-phase polymerization of olefins including a gas distribution grid installed in a lower part of the fluidized-bed reactor and a gas recycle line, which is equipped with a compressor and a heat exchanger and which is connected at the upper end with the top of the fluidized-bed reactor, wherein the gas recycle line splits at the lower end in at least two horizontal branches which are connected tangentially with the fluidized-bed reactor below the gas distribution grid and a process for preparing an olefin polymer carried out in the fluidized-bed reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Emanuele Azzarello, Gabriele Mei, Giulia Mei, Giuseppe Penzo, Rosario Pesare