Patents by Inventor Andrew David Wright

Andrew David Wright has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10711542
    Abstract: A sucker rod tong assembly for fastening together sucker rods to a rod coupling, where the assembly can include a two-stage mechanical drive mechanism. The first stage can connect an upper sucker rod to a lower sucker rod via a rod coupling. The first stage can be limited in mechanical ability to tighten the connection to a pre-set shoulder torque value. The second stage can then be hydraulically and mechanically sequenced, using a linear gear drive mechanism, to rotate a main tong pinion gear that can further rotate the sucker rod connection through a fixed circumferential displacement to a mechanical stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Automated Rig Technologies Ltd
    Inventors: Monte Neil Wright, Donald Nicholas Carmelo, Andrew David Richard, Harold James Miller, David Luis Richard
  • Patent number: 10380727
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media taught herein process a subset of a three-dimensional array of voxels to form an image of a region of interest in an object. Images thus formed are clear, comprehensible, and contextual. The systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media taught herein select the subset of voxels that represent the region of interest along a direction perpendicular to a view direction defined by the region of interest. The subset of voxels represents one or more portions of a plurality of image slices of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: L-3 Communications Security & Detection Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew D. Foland, Andrew David Smith, Justin L. Wright, Brian Joel Baker
  • Patent number: 9808755
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for separating CO2 and sulfur-containing compounds from a synthesis gas obtained from gasification of a carbonaceous feedstock. The primary separating steps are performed using a sour pressure swing adsorption (SPSA) system, followed by an acid gas enrichment system and a sulfur removal unit. The SPSA system includes multiple pressure equalization steps and a rinse step using a rinse gas that is supplied from a source other than directly from one of the adsorber beds of the SPSA system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Shubhra Jyoti Bhadra, Andrew David Wright, Jeffrey Raymond Hufton, Jeffrey William Kloosterman, Fabrice Amy, Edward Landis Weist, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170021301
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for separating CO2 and sulfur-containing compounds from a synthesis gas obtained from gasification of a carbonaceous feedstock. The primary separating steps are performed using a sour pressure swing adsorption (SPSA) system, followed by an acid gas enrichment system and a sulfur removal unit. The SPSA system includes multiple pressure equalization steps and a rinse step using a rinse gas that is supplied from a source other than directly from one of the adsorber beds of the SPSA system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Shubhra Jyoti Bhadra, Andrew David Wright, Jeffrey Raymond Hufton, Jeffrey William Kloosterman, Fabrice Amy, Edward Landis Weist, JR.
  • Patent number: 9090839
    Abstract: A feed gas comprising CO2, H2S and H2 is treated to produce an H2-enriched product and an H2S-lean, CO2 product. The feed gas is separated to provide the H2-enriched product and a stream of sour gas. The stream of sour gas is divided into two parts, one of which is processed in an H2S removal system to form one or more streams of sweetened gas, and the other of which bypasses the H2S removal system, the stream(s) of sweetened gas and the sour gas bypassing the H2S removal system then being recombined to form the H2S-lean, CO2 product gas. The division of the sour gas between being sent to and bypassing the H2S removal system is adjusted responsive to changes in the H2S content of the sour gas, so as to dampen or cancel the effects of said changes on the H2S content of the H2S-lean, CO2 product gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Linford Schaffer, Andrew David Wright, Kevin Boyle Fogash, Jeffrey William Kloosterman, Jeffrey Raymond Hufton
  • Patent number: 8834824
    Abstract: A method is described for treating a gas stream comprising fluorine (F2) gas. In a preferred embodiment, the method comprises adding water vapor to a gas stream and conveying the gas stream and water vapor to a reaction chamber containing a heated bed of material to react with F2 to form an inorganic fluoride while inhibiting formation of CF4 within the reaction chamber, and at least partially evacuating the reaction chamber so that the gas stream is conveyed to and from the reaction chamber at sub-atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Edwards Limited
    Inventors: James Robert Smith, Andrew David Wright
  • Patent number: 8752390
    Abstract: Both power and H2 are produced from a gaseous mixture, comprising H2 and CO2, using first and second pressure swing adsorption (PSA) systems in series. The gaseous mixture is fed at super-atmospheric pressure to the first PSA system, which comprises adsorbent that selectively adsorbs CO2 at said pressure, and CO2 is adsorbed, thereby providing an H2-enriched mixture at super-atmospheric pressure. A fuel stream is formed from a portion of the H2-enriched mixture, which is combusted and the combustion effluent expanded to generate power. Another portion of the H2-enriched mixture is sent to the second PSA system, which comprises adsorbent that selectively adsorbs CO2 at super-atmospheric pressure, and CO2 is adsorbed, thereby providing a high purity H2 product. In preferred embodiments, the division of H2-enriched mixture between forming the fuel stream and being fed to the second PSA system is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew David Wright, Jeffrey Raymond Hufton, Vincent White, Timothy Christopher Golden
  • Publication number: 20130315794
    Abstract: A feed gas comprising CO2, H2S and H2 is treated to produce an H2-enriched product and an H2S-lean, CO2 product. The feed gas is separated to provide the H2-enriched product and a stream of sour gas. The stream of sour gas is divided into two parts, one of which is processed in an H2S removal system to form one or more streams of sweetened gas, and the other of which bypasses the H2S removal system, the stream(s) of sweetened gas and the sour gas bypassing the H2S removal system then being recombined to form the H2S-lean, CO2 product gas. The division of the sour gas between being sent to and bypassing the H2S removal system is adjusted responsive to changes in the H2S content of the sour gas, so as to dampen or cancel the effects of said changes on the H2S content of the H2S-lean, CO2 product gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Linford Schaffer, Andrew David Wright, Kevin Boyle Fogash, Jeffrey William Kloosterman, Jeffrey Raymond Hufton
  • Patent number: 8518356
    Abstract: A feed gas comprising CO2, H2S and H2 is treated to produce an H2-enriched product and an H2S-lean, CO2 product. The feed gas is separated to provide the H2-enriched product and a stream of sour gas. The stream of sour gas is divided into two parts, one of which is processed in an H2S removal system to form one or more streams of sweetened gas, and the other of which bypasses the H2S removal system, the stream(s) of sweetened gas and the sour gas bypassing the H2S removal system then being recombined to form the H2S-lean, CO2 product gas. The division of the sour gas between being sent to and bypassing the H2S removal system is adjusted responsive to changes in the H2S content of the sour gas, so as to dampen or cancel the effects of said changes on the H2S content of the H2S-lean, CO2 product gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Linford Schaffer, Andrew David Wright, Kevin Boyle Fogash, Jeffrey William Kloosterman, Jeffrey Raymond Hufton
  • Patent number: 8323602
    Abstract: Carbon monoxide (CO) may be removed from flue gas generated by oxyfuel combustion of a hydrocarbon or carbonaceous fuel, by contacting the flue gas, or a CO-containing gas derived therefrom, at a first elevated temperature, e.g. at least 80° C., and at a first elevated pressure, e.g. at least 2 bar (0.2 MPa), with at least one catalyst bed comprising a CO-oxidation catalyst in the presence of oxygen (O2) to convert CO to carbon dioxide and produce carbon dioxide-enriched gas. The carbon dioxide produced from the CO may be recovered from the carbon dioxide-enriched gas using conventional carbon dioxide recovery techniques. NO in the flue gas may also be oxidized to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and removed using conventional NO2 removal techniques, or may be reduced in the presence of a reducing gas to nitrogen (N2) which does not have to be removed from the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew David Wright, Vincent White, Timothy Christopher Golden
  • Patent number: 8268044
    Abstract: A feed stream, comprising hydrogen sulphide (H2S), carbon dioxide (CO2), hydrogen (H2) and, optionally, carbon monoxide (CO), is separated into at least a CO2 product stream and an H2 or H2 and CO product stream. The stream is separated using a pressure swing adsorption system, an H2S removal system and a further separation system, which systems are used in series to separate the stream. The method has particular application in the separation of a sour (i.e. sulphur containing) syngas, as for example produced from the gasification of solid or heavy liquid carbonaceous feedstock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew David Wright, Vincent White, Kevin Boyle Fogash, Jeffrey William Kloosterman, Jeffrey Raymond Hufton, Charles Linford Schaffer
  • Patent number: 8226912
    Abstract: A gaseous mixture, comprising CO2, H2, H2S and optionally CO, is separated into an H2 or H2 and CO product stream (H2/CO product stream), and a CO2 enriched stream containing at least one combustible component selected from H2S, H2, CO and any additional combustible components present in the gaseous mixture. A support fuel stream, comprising one or more combustible components, is combusted to form a stable flame, and the CO2 enriched stream and flame are contacted in the presence of sufficient O2 to combust all or substantially all of the combustible component(s) present in said CO2 enriched stream. A CO2 product stream is formed from said combustion effluent. The support fuel stream may be generated from the process of generating or separating the gaseous mixture or from the H2/CO product stream. Where the CO2 enriched stream contains H2S, the support fuel stream may also be a stream obtained off-site that comprises H2S.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey William Kloosterman, Kevin Boyle Fogash, Andrew David Wright
  • Patent number: 8206669
    Abstract: A feed gas comprising CO2, H2S and H2 is treated to produce an H2-enriched product and a CO2 product. The feed gas is separated by pressure swing adsorption to provide a stream of the H2-enriched product, and two streams of sour gas depleted in H2 and enriched in H2S and CO2 relative to the feed gas. One of the streams of sour gas is processed in an H2S to elemental sulfur conversion system, in which H2S in the sour gas is converted to elemental sulfur order to obtain a stream of sweetened gas, from which the CO2 product is formed. The other of said streams of sour gas is processed in an oxidation system, in which H2S in the sour gas is oxidized to SOx(SO2 and SO3) which is introduced into the H2S to elemental sulfur conversion system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Linford Schaffer, Andrew David Wright, Kevin Boyle Fogash, Jeffrey William Kloosterman, Vincent White
  • Publication number: 20120027656
    Abstract: A feed gas comprising CO2, H2S and H2 is treated to produce an H2-enriched product and a CO2 product. The feed gas is separated by pressure swing adsorption to provide a stream of the H2-enriched product, and two streams of sour gas depleted in H2 and enriched in H2S and CO2 relative to the feed gas. One of the streams of sour gas is processed in an H2S to elemental sulfur conversion system, in which H2S in the sour gas is converted to elemental sulfur order to obtain a stream of sweetened gas, from which the CO2 product is formed. The other of said streams of sour gas is processed in an oxidation system, in which H2S in the sour gas is oxidized to SOx (SO2 and SO3), the SO2 from the oxidation effluent or sulfuric/sulfurous acid obtained therefrom being introduced into the H2S to elemental sulfur conversion system as a reagent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Linford Schaffer, Andrew David Wright, Kevin Boyle Fogash, Jeffrey William Kloosterman, Vincent White
  • Publication number: 20120027655
    Abstract: A feed gas comprising CO2, H2S and H2 is treated to produce an H2-enriched product and an H2S-lean, CO2 product. The feed gas is separated to provide the H2-enriched product and a stream of sour gas. The stream of sour gas is divided into two parts, one of which is processed in an H2S removal system to form one or more streams of sweetened gas, and the other of which bypasses the H2S removal system, the stream(s) of sweetened gas and the sour gas bypassing the H2S removal system then being recombined to form the H2S-lean, CO2 product gas. The division of the sour gas between being sent to and bypassing the H2S removal system is adjusted responsive to changes in the H2S content of the sour gas, so as to dampen or cancel the effects of said changes on the H2S content of the H2S-lean, CO2 product gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Linford Schaffer, Andrew David Wright, Kevin Boyle Fogash, Jeffrey William Kloosterman, Jeffrey Raymond Hufton
  • Publication number: 20120014851
    Abstract: A gaseous mixture, comprising CO2, H2, H2S and optionally CO, is separated into an H2 or H2 and CO product stream (H2/CO product stream), and a CO2 enriched stream containing at least one combustible component selected from H2S, H2, CO and any additional combustible components present in the gaseous mixture. A support fuel stream, comprising one or more combustible components, is combusted to form a stable flame, and the CO2 enriched stream and flame are contacted in the presence of sufficient O2 to combust all or substantially all of the combustible component(s) present in said CO2 enriched stream. A CO2 product stream is formed from said combustion effluent. The support fuel stream may be generated from the process of generating or separating the gaseous mixture or from the H2/CO product stream. Where the CO2 enriched stream contains H2S, the support fuel stream may also be a stream obtained off-site that comprises H2S.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey William Kloosterman, Kevin Boyle Fogash, Andrew David Wright
  • Publication number: 20120011856
    Abstract: Both power and H2 are produced from a gaseous mixture, comprising H2 and CO2, using first and second pressure swing adsorption (PSA) systems in series. The gaseous mixture is fed at super-atmospheric pressure to the first PSA system, which comprises adsorbent that selectively adsorbs CO2 at said pressure, and CO2 is adsorbed, thereby providing an H2-enriched mixture at super-atmospheric pressure. A fuel stream is formed from a portion of the H2-enriched mixture, which is combusted and the combustion effluent expanded to generate power. Another portion of the H2-enriched mixture is sent to the second PSA system, which comprises adsorbent that selectively adsorbs CO2 at super-atmospheric pressure, and CO2 is adsorbed, thereby providing a high purity H2 product. In preferred embodiments, the division of H2-enriched mixture between forming the fuel stream and being fed to the second PSA system is adjustable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew David Wright, Jeffrey Raymond Hufton, Vincent White, Timothy Christopher Golden
  • Publication number: 20120012000
    Abstract: A feed stream, comprising hydrogen sulphide (H2S), carbon dioxide (CO2), hydrogen (H2) and, optionally, carbon monoxide (CO), is separated into at least a CO2 product stream and an H2 or H2 and CO product stream. The stream is separated using a pressure swing adsorption system, an H2S removal system and a further separation system, which systems are used in series to separate the stream. The method has particular application in the separation of a sour (i.e. sulphur containing) syngas, as for example produced from the gasification of solid or heavy liquid carbonaceous feedstock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew David Wright, Vincent White, Kevin Boyle Fogash, Jeffrey William Kloosterman, Jeffrey Raymond Hufton, Charles Linford Schaffer
  • Publication number: 20120009109
    Abstract: Carbon monoxide (CO) may be removed from flue gas generated by oxyfuel combustion of a hydrocarbon or carbonaceous fuel, by contacting the flue gas, or a CO-containing gas derived therefrom, at a first elevated temperature, e.g. at least 80° C., and at a first elevated pressure, e.g. at least 2 bar (0.2 MPa), with at least one catalyst bed comprising a CO-oxidation catalyst in the presence of oxygen (O2) to convert CO to carbon dioxide and produce carbon dioxide-enriched gas. The carbon dioxide produced from the CO may be recovered from the carbon dioxide-enriched gas using conventional carbon dioxide recovery techniques. NO in the flue gas may also be oxidized to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and removed using conventional NO2 removal techniques, or may be reduced in the presence of a reducing gas to nitrogen (N2) which does not have to be removed from the gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew David Wright, Vincent White, Timothy Christopher Golden
  • Patent number: 8056762
    Abstract: A hand-held dispenser for dispensing a pharmaceutical product is disclosed. The dispenser has a housing providing a duct. A frangible membrane is provided in the duct. A probe with a piercing tip is mounted in the duct and arranged such that, in use the piercing tip pierces the frangible membrane. An air compression device is provided to compress air for expelling a pharmaceutical product through the probe and a channel is provided to substantially equalise the pressure in the air compression device and the pressure above the frangible membrane. The ability to substantially equalise the pressure in the bellows and the pressure above the frangible membrane on the sheath provides for a mote consistent release of pharmaceutical product when the frangible membrane is pierced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Consort Medical PLC
    Inventors: Andrew David Wright, Richard Iain Harrison, Colin John Dickens