Patents by Inventor Frank Mittricker

Frank Mittricker 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: 10449479
    Abstract: An adsorption module and associated processes for conducting advanced separations processes such as sorption enhanced water-gas shift (SEWGS). The adsorption module contains at least one angled baffle to create at least two tapered adsorbent beds within the adsorption module. The taper is such that the adsorbent beds' cross-sections within the adsorption module decrease in the direction of feed flow, thereby taking advantage of increased product purity and process efficiency provided by tapered adsorption beds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Narasimhan Sundaram, Hans Thomann, David C. Calabro, Frank Mittricker
  • Patent number: 10350538
    Abstract: In various aspects, methods are provided for hydrogen production while reducing and/or mitigating emissions during various refinery processes that produce syngas, such as power generation. Syngas can be effectively separated to generate high purity carbon dioxide and hydrogen streams, while reducing and/or minimizing the energy required for the separation, and without needing to reduce the temperature of the flue gas. In various aspects, the operating conditions, such as high temperature, mixed metal oxide adsorbents, and cycle variations, for a pressure swing adsorption reactor can be selected to minimize energy penalties while still effectively capturing the CO2 present in syngas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Narasimhan Sundaram, Hans Thomann, David C. Calabro, Frank Mittricker
  • Publication number: 20180036674
    Abstract: In various aspects, methods are provided for hydrogen production while reducing and/or mitigating emissions during various refinery processes that produce syngas, such as power generation. Syngas can be effectively separated to generate high purity carbon dioxide and hydrogen streams, while reducing and/or minimizing the energy required for the separation, and without needing to reduce the temperature of the flue gas. In various aspects, the operating conditions, such as high temperature, mixed metal oxide adsorbents, and cycle variations, for a pressure swing adsorption reactor can be selected to minimize energy penalties while still effectively capturing the CO2 present in syngas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Narasimhan SUNDARAM, Hans THOMANN, David C. CALABRO, Frank MITTRICKER
  • Publication number: 20180036672
    Abstract: An adsorption module and associated processes for conducting advanced separations processes such as sorption enhanced water-gas shift (SEWGS). The adsorption module contains at least one angled baffle to create at least two tapered adsorbent beds within the adsorption module. The taper is such that the adsorbent beds' cross-sections within the adsorption module decrease in the direction of feed flow, thereby taking advantage of increased product purity and process efficiency provided by tapered adsorption beds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Narasimhan SUNDARAM, Hans THOMANN, David C. CALABRO, Frank MITTRICKER
  • Publication number: 20050193764
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method of fueling gas turbines from natural gas reserves with relatively low methane concentrations. The invention permits the use of such reserves to be used to fuel gas turbines to generate electric power. The method of the invention includes providing a natural gas comprising not more than about 40 percent methane on a volume basis and mixing the methane of the natural gas with hydrogen gas to provide a hydrogen enhanced methane/hydrogen gas blend which has sufficient hydrogen to provide flame stability during burning. Thereafter, if required, the hydrogen enhanced methane/hydrogen gas blend is dehydrated to remove a sufficient amount of water to provide a flame stable hydrogen enhanced dehydrated methane/hydrogen gas blend. The hydrogen enhanced natural gas blend is used to fuel gas turbine generators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventor: Frank Mittricker
  • Publication number: 20050182283
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method of fueling gas turbines from natural gas reserves with relatively low methane concentrations. The invention uses such reserves to generate electric power. The invention permits the use of these reserves at significantly lower cost than by producing pipeline natural gas to fuel gas turbines to generate electric power. These reserves currently generally are used only after the removal of impurities to produce pipeline natural gas quality turbine fuel. The latter current technology is capital intensive, and at current natural gas prices, economically unattractive. The process of the invention can remove the impurities from the gas from the natural gas reserve necessary for protection of the environment and leaves inert gasses in the fuel in an amount which will increase the output of a gas turbine for the generation of power by about 5 to about 20%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Frank Mittricker, Donald Victory