Patents by Inventor Barry Freel

Barry Freel 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).

  • Publication number: 20200255746
    Abstract: The present application generally relates to the introduction of a renewable fuel oil as a feedstock into refinery systems or field upgrading equipment. For example, the present application is directed to methods of introducing a liquid thermally produced from biomass into a petroleum conversion unit; for example, a refinery fluid catalytic cracker (FCC), a coker, a field upgrader system, a hydrocracker, and/or hydrotreating unit; for co-processing with petroleum fractions, petroleum fraction reactants, and/or petroleum fraction feedstocks and the products, e.g., fuels, and uses and value of the products resulting therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Barry A. Freel, Robert G. Graham
  • Publication number: 20200190406
    Abstract: The present invent provides improved rapid thermal conversion processes for efficiently converting wood, other biomass materials, and other carbonaceous feedstock (including hydrocarbons) into high yields of valuable liquid product, e.g., bio-oil, on a large scale production. In an embodiment, biomass material, e.g., wood, is feed to a conversion system where the biomass material is mixed with an upward stream of hot heat carriers, e.g., sand, that thermally convert the biomass into a hot vapor stream. The hot vapor stream is rapidly quenched with quench media in one or more condensing chambers located downstream of the conversion system. The rapid quenching condenses the vapor stream into liquid product, which is collected from the condensing chambers as a valuable liquid product. In one embodiment, the liquid product itself is used as the quench media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventor: Barry A. Freel
  • Patent number: 10640719
    Abstract: The present application generally relates to the introduction of a renewable fuel oil as a feedstock into refinery systems or field upgrading equipment. For example, the present application is directed to methods of introducing a liquid thermally produced from biomass into a petroleum conversion unit; for example, a refinery fluid catalytic cracker (FCC), a coker, a field upgrader system, a hydrocracker, and/or hydrotreating unit; for co-processing with petroleum fractions, petroleum fraction reactants, and/or petroleum fraction feedstocks and the products, e.g., fuels, and uses and value of the products resulting therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Ensyn Renewables, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry A. Freel, Robert G. Graham
  • Patent number: 10633606
    Abstract: The present application generally relates to the introduction of a renewable fuel oil as a feedstock into refinery systems or field upgrading equipment. For example, the present application is directed to methods of introducing a liquid thermally produced from biomass into a petroleum conversion unit; for example, a refinery fluid catalytic cracker (FCC), a coker, a field upgrader system, a hydrocracker, and/or hydrotreating unit; for co-processing with petroleum fractions, petroleum fraction reactants, and/or petroleum fraction feedstocks and the products, e.g., fuels, and uses and value of the products resulting therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ensyn Renewables, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry A. Freel, Robert G. Graham
  • Patent number: 10570340
    Abstract: The present application generally relates to the introduction of a renewable fuel oil as a feedstock into refinery systems or field upgrading equipment. For example, the present application is directed to methods of introducing a liquid thermally produced from biomass into a petroleum conversion unit; for example, a refinery fluid catalytic cracker (FCC), a coker, a field upgrader system, a hydrocracker, and/or hydrotreating unit; for co-processing with petroleum fractions, petroleum fraction reactants, and/or petroleum fraction feedstocks and the products, e.g., fuels, and uses and value of the products resulting therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Ensyn Renewables, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry A. Freel, Robert G. Graham
  • Patent number: 10544368
    Abstract: The present invent provides improved rapid thermal conversion processes for efficiently converting wood, other biomass materials, and other carbonaceous feedstock (including hydrocarbons) into high yields of valuable liquid product, e.g., bio-oil, on a large scale production. In an embodiment, biomass material, e.g., wood, is feed to a conversion system where the biomass material is mixed with an upward stream of hot heat carriers, e.g., sand, that thermally convert the biomass into a hot vapor stream. The hot vapor stream is rapidly quenched with quench media in one or more condensing chambers located downstream of the conversion system. The rapid quenching condenses the vapor stream into liquid product, which is collected from the condensing chambers as a valuable liquid product. In one embodiment, the liquid product itself is used as the quench media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ensyn Renewables, Inc.
    Inventor: Barry A. Freel
  • Publication number: 20200010764
    Abstract: Methods, processes, systems, or apparatus are provided to remove contaminants such as metals and chlorine present in a pyrolysis stream to form reduced-contaminant liquid biomass. In certain embodiments, for example, a metal chelating agent is dissolved into a metal-containing pyrolysis stream condensate to form metal chelate complex, followed by filtering to obtain the reduced-contaminant liquid biomass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Barry A. Freel, Josh Normand, Timothy A. Brandvold, Stanley J. Frey, Doug Clarke
  • Patent number: 10472575
    Abstract: The present application generally relates to the introduction of a renewable fuel oil as a feedstock into refinery systems or field upgrading equipment. For example, the present application is directed to methods of introducing a liquid thermally produced from biomass into a petroleum conversion unit; for example, a refinery fluid catalytic cracker (FCC), a coker, a field upgrader system, a hydrocracker, and/or hydrotreating unit; for co-processing with petroleum fractions, petroleum fraction reactants, and/or petroleum fraction feedstocks and the products, e.g., fuels, and uses and value of the products resulting therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ensyn Renewables, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry A. Freel, Robert G. Graham
  • Patent number: 10407622
    Abstract: The present invent provides improved rapid thermal conversion processes for efficiently converting wood, other biomass materials, and other carbonaceous feedstock (including hydrocarbons) into high yields of valuable liquid product, e.g., bio-oil, on a large scale production. In an embodiment, biomass material, e.g., wood, is feed to a conversion system where the biomass material is mixed with an upward stream of hot heat carriers, e.g., sand, that thermally convert the biomass into a hot vapor stream. The hot vapor stream is rapidly quenched with quench media in one or more condensing chambers located downstream of the conversion system. The rapid quenching condenses the vapor stream into liquid product, which is collected from the condensing chambers as a valuable liquid product. In one embodiment, the liquid product itself is used as the quench media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ensyn Renewables, Inc.
    Inventor: Barry A. Freel
  • Patent number: 10400176
    Abstract: Methods, processes, systems, or apparatus are provided to remove contaminants such as metals and chlorine present in a pyrolysis stream to form reduced-contaminant liquid biomass. In certain embodiments, for example, a metal chelating agent is dissolved into a metal-containing pyrolysis stream condensate to form metal chelate complex, followed by filtering to obtain the reduced-contaminant liquid biomass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Ensyn Renewables, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry A. Freel, Josh Normand, Timothy A. Brandvold, Stanley J. Frey, Doug Clarke
  • Patent number: 10337726
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to the introduction of a liquid biomass in heating systems such as commercial boilers in order to reduce dependence on petroleum-based heating fuel oils as a source of combustion fuel. More specifically, the present disclosure is directed to systems, methods, and apparatuses utilizing a liquid thermally produced from biomass into commercial and industrial boiler or thermal systems such as boilers, furnaces, and kilns, and methods for generating renewable identification numbers (RINs), alternative energy credits (AECs) and renewable energy credits (RECs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ensyn Renewables, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry A. Freel, Geoffrey D. Hopkins, Cameron A. F. Stiles, R. Lee Torrens, Stefan Muller
  • Publication number: 20190162404
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to the introduction of a liquid biomass in heating systems such as commercial boilers in order to reduce dependence on petroleum-based heating fuel oils as a source of combustion fuel. More specifically, the present disclosure is directed to systems, methods, and apparatuses utilizing a liquid thermally produced from biomass into commercial and industrial boiler or thermal systems such as boilers, furnaces, and kilns, and methods for generating renewable identification numbers (RINs), alternative energy credits (AECs) and renewable energy credits (RECs).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Barry A. Freel, Geoffrey D. Hopkins, Cameron A.F. Stiles, R. Lee Torrens, Stefan Muller
  • Publication number: 20190144773
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an integrated process for the pre-treatment of biomass and its use as a feedstock in a process for the production of biochemicals and biofuels, said integrated process preferably allowing the obtaining of quality bio-oil from a biomass such as wood, forest residues, and residues from the sugar-alcohol and energy cane industry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Danilo RIBEIRO DE LIMA, Matheus ANTUNES GUIMARAES, Barry FREEL, Geoffrey D. HOPKINS
  • Patent number: 10240776
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to the introduction of a liquid biomass in heating systems such as commercial boilers in order to reduce dependence on petroleum-based heating fuel oils as a source of combustion fuel. More specifically, the present disclosure is directed to systems, methods, and apparatuses utilizing a liquid thermally produced from biomass into commercial and industrial boiler or thermal systems such as boilers, furnaces, and kilns, and methods for generating renewable identification numbers (RINs), alternative energy credits (AECs) and renewable energy credits (RECs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ensyn Renewables, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry A. Freel, Geoffrey D. Hopkins, Cameron A. F. Stiles, R. Lee Torrens, Stefan Muller
  • Publication number: 20190078026
    Abstract: The present application generally relates to the introduction of a renewable fuel oil as a feedstock into refinery systems or field upgrading equipment. For example, the present application is directed to methods of introducing a liquid thermally produced from biomass into a petroleum conversion unit; for example, a refinery fluid catalytic cracker (FCC), a coker, a field upgrader system, a hydrocracker, and/or hydrotreating unit; for co-processing with petroleum fractions, petroleum fraction reactants, and/or petroleum fraction feedstocks and the products, e.g., fuels, and uses and value of the products resulting therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Barry A. Freel, Robert G. Graham
  • Publication number: 20180334618
    Abstract: Methods, processes, systems, or apparatus are provided to remove contaminants such as metals and chlorine present in a pyrolysis stream to form reduced-contaminant liquid biomass. In certain embodiments, for example, a metal chelating agent is dissolved into a metal-containing pyrolysis stream condensate to form metal chelate complex, followed by filtering to obtain the reduced-contaminant liquid biomass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Barry A. Freel, Josh Normand, Timothy A. Brandvold, Stanley J. Frey, Doug Clarke
  • Patent number: 9969942
    Abstract: The present application generally relates to the introduction of a renewable fuel oil as a feedstock into refinery systems or field upgrading equipment. For example, the present application is directed to methods of introducing a liquid thermally produced from biomass into a petroleum conversion unit; for example, a refinery fluid catalytic cracker (FCC), a coker, a field upgrader system, a hydrocracker, and/or hydrotreating unit; for co-processing with petroleum fractions, petroleum fraction reactants, and/or petroleum fraction feedstocks and the products, e.g., fuels, and uses and value of the products resulting therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Ensyn Renewables, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry A. Freel, Robert G. Graham
  • Publication number: 20180030356
    Abstract: The present invent provides improved rapid thermal conversion processes for efficiently converting wood, other biomass materials, and other carbonaceous feedstock (including hydrocarbons) into high yields of valuable liquid product, e.g., bio-oil, on a large scale production. In an embodiment, biomass material, e.g., wood, is feed to a conversion system where the biomass material is mixed with an upward stream of hot heat carriers, e.g., sand, that thermally convert the biomass into a hot vapor stream. The hot vapor stream is rapidly quenched with quench media in one or more condensing chambers located downstream of the conversion system. The rapid quenching condenses the vapor stream into liquid product, which is collected from the condensing chambers as a valuable liquid product. In one embodiment, the liquid product itself is used as the quench media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventor: Barry A. Freel
  • Patent number: 9809564
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a thermal extract of a plant material and methods of extraction thereof. The method of producing a thermal extract from a plant starting material by means of a thermal extraction of the starting material wherein the improvement consists in requiring smaller amounts of costly and/or toxic organic solvents for the extraction and partitioning steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Pharmatherm Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: David Boulard, Robert G. Graham, Barry A. Freel
  • Publication number: 20170275545
    Abstract: The present application generally relates to the introduction of a renewable fuel oil as a feedstock into refinery systems or field upgrading equipment. For example, the present application is directed to methods of introducing a liquid thermally produced from biomass into a petroleum conversion unit; for example, a refinery fluid catalytic cracker (FCC), a coker, a field upgrader system, a hydrocracker, and/or hydrotreating unit; for co-processing with petroleum fractions, petroleum fraction reactants, and/or petroleum fraction feedstocks and the products, e.g., fuels, and uses and value of the products resulting therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Barry A. Freel, Robert G. Graham