Patents by Inventor Chin-Ching Tzeng

Chin-Ching Tzeng 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: 20160362355
    Abstract: An oil product of gasoline is fabricated. The product contains hydrocarbon compound ranged as a gasoline composition. The purification process of dimethyl ether (DME) used in the present invention greatly reduces the feed rate for obtaining a smaller reactor with cost down. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is separated to be recycled back to the gasifier to be reused, archived or used otherwise for improves global environment. At the same time, CO2 is reacted with hydrocarbons, water vapor, etc. through a novel high-temperature plasma torch to generate a synthesis gas (syngas) of carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2) for regulating a hydrogen/carbon ratio of a biomass- or hydrocarbon-synthesized compound and helping subsequent chemical synthesis reactions. In the end, the final gasoline production has a high yield, a high octane rate, low nitrogen and sulfur pollution and a highly ‘green’ quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Kuo-Chao Liang, How-Ming Lee, Shiaw-Huei Chen, Feng-Mei Yeh, To-Mei Wang, Meng-Han Huang, Lieh-Chih Chang, Chin-Ching Tzeng
  • Patent number: 8816134
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for making dimethyl ether by reactive distillation. The method provides a reactive distillation tower with a top, a bottom, and rectification, reaction and stripping zones defined therein. The top of the reactive distillation tower is retained at 25° C. to 40° C. while the bottom of the reactive distillation tower is retained at 84.6° C. to 170° C. Each of the rectification, reaction and stripping zones includes several sieving trays. The reaction zone of the reactive distillation tower is filled with catalyst. The pressure in the reactive distillation tower is lower than 8.0 bars. Methanol is introduced into the reactive distillation tower so that the methanol travels from the reaction zone toward the bottom for contact with the catalyst to provide a top stream and a bottom stream. The top stream includes dimethyl ether. The bottom stream includes water and a remaining portion of the methanol. Finally, the dimethyl ether is collected in the top of the reactive distillation tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council
    Inventors: Cheng-Ting Hsieh, How-Ming Lee, Kuo-Chao Liang, Chin-Ching Tzeng
  • Patent number: 8742284
    Abstract: A steam plasma torch includes a anode in the form of a nozzle, a first body for receiving the anode, a flow swirler mounted between the anode and the rod type cathode for inducing vorticity into working gas flow, an insulator connected to the first body, a second body connected to the insulator and formed with a thread, an adjusting element formed with a thread engaged with the thread of the second body, a collet fit in the adjusting element and a cathode in the form of a rod fit in the collet. A gap between the anode and cathode is adjusted when the adjusting element is rotated relative to the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council
    Inventors: Heng-Yi Li, Chin-Ching Tzeng, Lieh-Chih Chang
  • Publication number: 20140070533
    Abstract: A fast heat transfer device is provided. The device dissipates heat and generates power at the same time. A liquid flow is used to absorb heat for forming a vapor gas flow; then, the gas flow drives a blade turbine and a power generator; and, finally, the gas flow is cooled down to become the original liquid flow for recycling. Thus, the present invention dissipates heat and generates power simultaneously with a minimized size and a reduced cost together with energy conservation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL-INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Heng-Yi Li, Chun-Wei Yang, Shih-Tse Chang, Tsair-Fuh Huang, How-Ming Lee, Chin-Ching Tzeng
  • Patent number: 8658918
    Abstract: A fast heat transfer device is provided. The device dissipates heat and generates power at the same time. A liquid flow is used to absorb heat for forming a vapor gas flow; then, the gas flow drives a blade turbine and a power generator; and, finally, the gas flow is cooled down to become the original liquid flow for recycling. Thus, the present invention dissipates heat and generates power simultaneously with a minimized size and a reduced cost together with energy conservation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council
    Inventors: Heng-Yi Li, Chun-Wei Yang, Shih-Tse Chang, Tsair-Fuh Huang, How-Ming Lee, Chin-Ching Tzeng
  • Patent number: 8572973
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method generate power and refrigeration from low-grade heat. The apparatus includes a heating module, a power generator module, an ejector, a heat exchanger, a condenser module, a low-temperature evaporator, a reservoir, a pressure pump and two direction controllable three-way valves. The heating module includes a heat source and a boiler. The power generator module includes an expansion turbine and a power generator. The condenser module includes a condenser and a cooling tower. The method is that the direction controllable three-way valves are operated to change the flow directions of the working fluid for executing a power generation and refrigeration mode, a power generation mode, a refrigeration mode or an idle mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council
    Inventors: Heng-Yi Li, How-Ming Lee, Chin-Ching Tzeng
  • Patent number: 8540910
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for making a refractory material from aluminum residues of aluminum recycling. At first, the aluminum residues is mixed with adhesive solution so that the percentage by weight of the adhesive solution is 5 wt % to 10 wt %. The mixture is granulated into grains. The grains are filled in a mold, pressed and then removed from the mold so that the grains are turned into a green body. The green body is heated in a furnace at a range of temperature from 1100° C. to 1400° C. so that the grains are sintered and become a refractory material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Atomic Energy Council—Institute of Nuclear Energy Research
    Inventors: Sheng-Fu Yang, Chun-Yen Yeh, Yen-Hua Chang, To-Mei Wang, Wen-Cheng Lee, Kin-Seng Sun, Chin-Ching Tzeng
  • Patent number: 8530780
    Abstract: A DC steam plasma torch includes front, middle and rear sections. The front section includes a first amount and a first electrode attached to the first amount, thus defining co-axial first internal and external coolant channels. The middle section includes a second mount and a second electrode co-axially connected to the second mount, thus defining co-axial second internal and external coolant channels. The rear section includes an insulating transient element connected to the second electrode, a window frame connected to the insulating transient element and a window provided in the window frame. A first swirl generator is provided between the first and second sections to receive primary working gas and generating a swirl in the same. A second swirl generator is provided between the middle and rear sections to receive auxiliary working gas and generating a swirl in the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Atomic Energy Council-Institute of Nuclear Research
    Inventors: Deng-Lian Lin, Chin-Ching Tzeng
  • Publication number: 20130161298
    Abstract: The present invention provides a plasma torch device. The device comprises a front electrode, a back electrode and a vortex flow generator. The torch roots of the back electrode are moved by fixed magnets. By controlling the magnets coordinated with vortex air flow, the torch roots are moved back and forth periodically on inner surface of the back electrode. The torch roots do not stay at the same place for long for preventing increasing local heat burden of the electrode. Thus, life time and maintenance cycle of the electrode is prolonged with reduced operational cost of plasma torch and enhanced reliability of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL-INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Jyh-Ming Yan, Ming-Song Yang, Chin-Ching Tzeng, Yo-Ming Chang, Kuo-Chao Liang, Chen-Yuan Hsu, Shao-Yang Lu
  • Patent number: 8440728
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for increasing the yield of a slurry bed reactor. The method provides a slurry bed reactor with a recycling unit or a replacing unit. An absorbing agent is fed into the slurry bed reactor. The absorbing agent is a substance that can react with at least one product of a primary reaction or at least one reactant of a side reaction. Then, the absorbing agent is transmitted into the recycling unit or the replacing unit. The recycling unit renews the absorbing agent and sends the renewed absorbing agent back into the slurry bed reactor for reuse. The replacing unit replaces the absorbing agent with new absorbing agent and sends the new absorbing agent into the slurry bed reactor for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Atomic Energy Council—Institute of Nuclear Energy Research
    Inventors: Kuo-Chao Liang, How-Ming Lee, Chin-Ching Tzeng
  • Publication number: 20130049248
    Abstract: The present disclosure uses aluminum residues to fabricate artificial stones. The aluminum residues are obtained from a recycle process of aluminum scrap. The aluminum residues is made into dross and baghouse dust as raw materials for the artificial stones. The artificial stones thus made are improved in characteristics of mechanical strength, hardness, abrasion resistance, flame resistance and anti-oxidation. Hence, the present disclosure reduces impacts to the nature; obtains derived products from recycled aluminum residues; increases commercial income; decreases cost for handling aluminum residues; and saves the use of aluminum oxide, aluminium hydroxide or silicon oxide on making artificial stones. The artificial stones thus made are fit to be used in fields of green material, green construction and green industry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL-INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Sheng-Fu Yang, Yen-Hua Chang, Chun-Yen Yeh, To-Mei Wang, Wen-Cheng Lee, Kin-Seng Sun, Chin-Ching Tzeng
  • Patent number: 8353394
    Abstract: A continuous constant-rate feeding system includes at least one storage unit, a scratching unit and a water-cooled screw feeding unit. The storage unit includes a tank and an agitator. The tank stores material and includes upper and lower chambers. The agitator is rotationally located in the upper chamber for agitating the material. The scratching unit includes upper and lower scratchers and a material divider. The upper scratcher is located in the upper chamber and can spin to convey the material from the upper chamber into the lower chamber. The lower scratcher is located in the lower chamber and can spin to convey the material from the lower chamber into the water-cooled screw feeding unit. The material divider locates between the upper and lower chambers and spin automatically or manually to fall the material from the upper chamber into the lower chamber through a specific aperture alternately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Atomic Energy Council—Institue of Nuclear Energy Research
    Inventors: Lieh-Chih Chang, How-Ming Lee, Chin-Ching Tzeng
  • Publication number: 20120289396
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for making a refractory material from aluminum residues of aluminum recycling. At first, the aluminum residues is mixed with adhesive solution so that the percentage by weight of the adhesive solution is 5 wt % to 10 wt %. The mixture is granulated into grains. The grains are filled in a mold, pressed and then removed from the mold so that the grains are turned into a green body. The green body is heated in a furnace at a range of temperature from 1100° C. to 1400° C. so that the grains are sintered and become a refractory material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL-INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Sheng -Fu Yang, Chun-Yen Yeh, Yen-Hua Chang, To-Mei Wang, Wen-Cheng Lee, Kin-Seng Sun, Chin-Ching Tzeng
  • Publication number: 20120279945
    Abstract: A DC steam plasma torch includes front, middle and rear sections. The front section includes a first amount and a first electrode attached to the first amount, thus defining co-axial first internal and external coolant channels. The middle section includes a second mount and a second electrode co-axially connected to the second mount, thus defining co-axial second internal and external coolant channels. The rear section includes an insulating transient element connected to the second electrode, a window frame connected to the insulating transient element and a window provided in the window frame. A first swirl generator is provided between the first and second sections to receive primary working gas and generating a swirl in the same. A second swirl generator is provided between the middle and rear sections to receive auxiliary working gas and generating a swirl in the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL - INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Deng-Lian Lin, Chin-Ching Tzeng
  • Publication number: 20120255304
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method generate power and refrigeration from low-grade heat. The apparatus includes a heating module, a power generator module, an ejector, a heat exchanger, a condenser module, a low-temperature evaporator, a reservoir, a pressure pump and two direction controllable three-way valves. The heating module includes a heat source and a boiler. The power generator module includes an expansion turbine and a power generator. The condenser module includes a condenser and a cooling tower. The method is that the direction controllable three-way valves are operated to change the flow directions of the working fluid for executing a power generation and refrigeration mode, a power generation mode, a refrigeration mode or an idle mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL-INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Heng-Yi Li, How-Ming Lee, Chin-Ching Tzeng
  • Patent number: 8269134
    Abstract: A DC steam plasma torch includes front, middle and rear sections. The front section includes a first amount and a first electrode attached to the first amount, thus defining co-axial first internal and external coolant channels. The middle section includes a second mount and a second electrode co-axially connected to the second mount, thus defining co-axial second internal and external coolant channels. The rear section includes an insulating transient element connected to the second electrode, a window frame connected to the insulating transient element and a window provided in the window frame. A first swirl generator is provided between the first and second sections to receive primary working gas and generating a swirl in the same. A second swirl generator is provided between the middle and rear sections to receive auxiliary working gas and generating a swirl in the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Atomic Energy Council—Institute of Nuclear Energy Research
    Inventors: Deng-Lian Lin, Chin-Ching Tzeng
  • Publication number: 20120232311
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for making dimethyl ether by reactive distillation. The method provides a reactive distillation tower with a top, a bottom, and rectification, reaction and stripping zones defined therein. The top of the reactive distillation tower is retained at 25° C. to 40° C. while the bottom of the reactive distillation tower is retained at 84.6° C. to 170° C. Each of the rectification, reaction and stripping zones includes several sieving trays. The reaction zone of the reactive distillation tower is filled with catalyst. The pressure in the reactive distillation tower is lower than 8.0 bars. Methanol is introduced into the reactive distillation tower so that the methanol travels from the reaction zone toward the bottom for contact with the catalyst to provide a top stream and a bottom stream. The top stream includes dimethyl ether. The bottom stream includes water and a remaining portion of the methanol. Finally, the dimethyl ether is collected in the top of the reactive distillation tower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL-INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Cheng-Ting Hsieh, How-Ming Lee, Kuo-Chao Liang, Chin-Ching Tzeng
  • Publication number: 20120232174
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for increasing the yield of a slurry bed reactor. The method provides a slurry bed reactor with a recycling unit or a replacing unit. An absorbing agent is fed into the slurry bed reactor. The absorbing agent is a substance that can react with at least one product of a primary reaction or at least one reactant of a side reaction. Then, the absorbing agent is transmitted into the recycling unit or the replacing unit. The recycling unit renews the absorbing agent and sends the renewed absorbing agent back into the slurry bed reactor for reuse. The replacing unit replaces the absorbing agent with new absorbing agent and sends the new absorbing agent into the slurry bed reactor for use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: Atomic Energy Council-Institute of Nuclear Energy Research
    Inventors: Kuo-Chao Liang, How-Ming Lee, Chin-Ching Tzeng
  • Publication number: 20120199445
    Abstract: A continuous constant-rate feeding system includes at least one storage unit, a scratching unit and a water-cooled screw feeding unit. The storage unit includes a tank and an agitator. The tank stores material and includes upper and lower chambers. The agitator is rotationally located in the upper chamber for agitating the material. The scratching unit includes upper and lower scratchers and a material divider. The upper scratcher is located in the upper chamber and can spin to convey the material from the upper chamber into the lower chamber. The lower scratcher is located in the lower chamber and can spin to convey the material from the lower chamber into the water-cooled screw feeding unit. The material divider locates between the upper and lower chambers and spin automatically or manually to fall the material from the upper chamber into the lower chamber through a specific aperture alternately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL-INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Lieh-Chih Chang, How-Ming Lee, Chin-Ching Tzeng
  • Patent number: 8158049
    Abstract: Slag fiber is used to fabricate a friction material. Friction factor and abrasion loss of the friction material are controlled. The friction material can be used to make linings. Thus, slag fiber can be used as a replacement for natural material to make a friction material, and waste is thus recycled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Atomic Energy Council-Institute of Nuclear Energy Research
    Inventors: To-Mai Wang, Ming-Der Ger, Kung-Hsu Hou, Kin-Seng Sun, Wen-Cheng Lee, Sheng-Fu Yang, Chin-Ching Tzeng