Patents by Inventor Charles M. Sorensen, Jr.

Charles M. Sorensen, Jr. 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: 20200040265
    Abstract: Methods of separating and purifying products from the catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass are described. In a preferred method, a portion of the products from a pyrolysis reactor are recovered and purified using a hydrotreating step that reduces the content of sulfur, nitrogen, and oxygen components, and hydrogenates olefins to produce aromatic products that meet commercial quality specifications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Charles M. Sorensen, JR., Ruozhi Song, Terry J. Mazanec
  • Publication number: 20190338195
    Abstract: Methods of separating products from the catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass are described. In a preferred method, a portion of the products from a pyrolysis reactor are recovered and separated using a quench system and solvent contacting system that employs materials produced in the pyrolysis process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Tanzio, Charles M. Sorensen, JR., Marc E. Schneidkraut, Jeffrey P. Whiting
  • Patent number: 10370601
    Abstract: Methods of separating and purifying products from the catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass are described. In a preferred method, a portion of the products from a pyrolysis reactor are recovered and purified using a hydrotreating step that reduces the content of sulfur, nitrogen, and oxygen components, and hydrogenates olefins to produce aromatic products that meet commercial quality specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Anellotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles M. Sorensen, Jr., Ruozhi Song, Terry J. Mazanec
  • Patent number: 10351783
    Abstract: Methods of separating products from the catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass are described. In a preferred method, a portion of the products from a pyrolysis reactor are recovered and separated using a quench system and solvent contacting system that employs materials produced in the pyrolysis process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Anellotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Tanzio, Charles M. Sorensen, Jr., Marc E. Schneidkraut, Jeffrey P. Whiting
  • Publication number: 20180094197
    Abstract: Methods of separating products from the catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass are described. In a preferred method, a portion of the products from a pyrolysis reactor are recovered and separated using a quench system and solvent contacting system that employs materials produced in the pyrolysis process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Tanzio, Charles M. Sorensen, JR., Marc E. Schneidkraut, Jeffrey P. Whiting
  • Patent number: 9790179
    Abstract: Methods of separating products from the catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass are described. In a preferred method, a portion of the products from a pyrolysis reactor are recovered and separated using a quench system and solvent contacting system that employs materials produced in the pyrolysis process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Anellotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Tanzio, Charles M. Sorensen, Jr., Marc E. Schneidkraut, Jeffrey P. Whiting
  • Publication number: 20160137924
    Abstract: Methods of separating and utilizing char produced by the catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass are described. In a preferred method, a portion of the char from a catalytic pyrolysis reactor is recovered and treated and combusted to provide heat to the catalytic pyrolysis reactor. A novel char and methods of amending soil with a char composition are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Terry J. Mazanec, Michael Tanzio, Charles M. Sorensen, JR., Ruozhi Song, Jian Shi, Yu-Ting Cheng, William F. Igoe, JR., Alkis Rappas, Sandeep K. Goud
  • Publication number: 20160002162
    Abstract: Methods of separating products from the catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass are described. In a preferred method, a portion of the products from a pyrolysis reactor are recovered and separated using a quench system and solvent contacting system that employs materials produced in the pyrolysis process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Tanzio, Charles M. Sorensen, JR., Marc E. Schneidkraut, Jeffrey P. Whiting
  • Publication number: 20160002544
    Abstract: Methods of separating and purifying products from the catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass are described. In a preferred method, a portion of the products from a pyrolysis reactor are recovered and purified using a hydrotreating step that reduces the content of sulfur, nitrogen, and oxygen components, and hydrogenates olefins to produce aromatic products that meet commercial quality specifications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Charles M. Sorensen, JR., Ruozhi Song, Terry J. Mazanec
  • Patent number: 7304013
    Abstract: Bulk and supported catalysts are prepared from an aqueous slurry containing a catalytically active material and a binder. The slurry is either coated onto a support and dried to form a porous, high surface area phase containing the catalytically active material, or reduced to a paste-like consistency, molded and dried to form a bulk catalyst. The processes and catalysts may be employed in various catalytic chemical processes to achieve high effectiveness factor of the catalytically active material while achieving a lower pressure drop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: William P. Addiego, Charles M. Sorensen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7129194
    Abstract: An improved catalyst system that includes a metal support structure and an anti-corrosive layer on the metal support structure, and has improved resistance to corrosion and other degradation under corrosive environments. Typically, a catalyst supporting layer is applied over the anti-corrosive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Adra S. Baca, Lin He, Youchun Shi, Charles M. Sorensen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7014750
    Abstract: Systems and processes for the hydrotreatment of pyrolysis gasoline comprising reactors, monolithic catalyst beds and hydrogen-containing treatment gases that allow for improved efficiency and productivity over conventional trickle bed processes and systems for such hydrotreatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Thorsten R. Boger, Shantanu Roy, Charles M. Sorensen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6936561
    Abstract: Structured zeolite coated structures comprising thick porous inorganic zeolite coatings disposed on monolithic support structures, which can be honeycomb shaped, are disclosed. The zeolite coatings have open interconnected pores of controlled pore size and are characterized by improved durability, physical integrity, and adherence sufficient to enable use as supports for catalysts in liquid phase applications under harsh reaction conditions. Methods for making zeolite coated structures are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Paulo Marques, Christophe Remy, Charles M. Sorensen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6881703
    Abstract: Monolithic metallic catalyst substrates offering improved heat conductivity are provided from metal powder extrusion batches of copper, tin, zinc, aluminum, iron, silver, nickel, and mixtures and alloys thereof by extrusion through a honeycomb extrusion die followed by drying and firing in a two stage firing process to oxidize organic extrusion batch components, remove residual oxides from the porous wall structure, and consolidate the metal powders to strong, integral honeycomb support structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Willard A. Cutler, Lin He, Anthony R. Olszewski, Charles M. Sorensen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6822128
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for maintaining a volumetric gas to liquid ratio in a segmented gas/liquid flow along a reactor of monolithic catalyst beds in series. The present invention includes the steps of: initiating the segmented gas/liquid flow at a first end of the reactor by introducing feed liquid and feed gas both at a predetermined volume and a predetermined flow rate; injecting an additional amount of gas at least once into any of the spaces between catalyst beds; and combining the segments of the segmented gas/liquid flow at a second end of the reactor. The injection of gas is controlled such that the segmented gas/liquid flow can be maintained near or at the Taylor regime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Didier Letourneur, Charles M. Sorensen, Jr., Pierre Woehl
  • Patent number: 6773580
    Abstract: Systems, processes, and reactors for the catalytic reforming of naphtha are provided. Embodiments of the invention include reactors comprising monolithic catalyst having honeycomb-type structure that allows for improved efficiency, productivity, and reaction selectivity over conventional catalytic reforming technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Thorsten R. Boger, Charles M. Sorensen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6716339
    Abstract: Liquid hydrocarbons such as gas oil feedstocks are hydrotreated by passing feedstreams comprising a hydrogen-containing gas and the liquid hydrocarbons through a catalyst bed comprising honeycomb or similarly structured monolithic hydrotreating catalysts at controlled superficial liquid linear velocities and gas:liquid feedstream ratios; good hydrotreating selectivity and high one-pass conversion rates for sulfur and other heteroatoms are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Wei Liu, Charles M. Sorensen, Jr.