Patents by Inventor Gary D. Miller

Gary D. Miller 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: 11253830
    Abstract: A device for centering a temperature measurement device inside a tube reactor that will be filled with catalyst, including a single inflatable bladder mechanically and fluidically attached to a centering ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Air Liquide Large Industries U.S. LP
    Inventor: Gary D. Miller
  • Publication number: 20220040705
    Abstract: A heat exchange apparatus for removing magnetic particulates from a gas stream, including a rotating element basket having a regenerative heat exchanger and at least one magnetic element. A method of removing magnetic particulates from a gas stream, including heating the regenerative heat exchanger during a first portion of a cycle as a segment of the rotating element basket passes through a first zone wherein contact is made with a flue gas thereby accumulating any magnetic particulates as they are attached to the magnetic element. Then cleaning a portion of the magnetic element during a second portion of the cycle. And cooling the regenerative heat exchanger and simultaneously heating an inlet air stream during a third portion of the cycle as the segment of the rotating element basket passes through a third zone wherein fluidic contact is made with the air inlet stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventor: Gary D. MILLER
  • Publication number: 20200256739
    Abstract: A method of installing a temperature measuring device inside a reactor tube while filling the tube with catalyst is provided. The method includes inserting a positioning system, including a single inflatable bladder connected at a central location to a centering ring, into a reactor tube, the reactor tube comprising a distal end and a proximal end. Then inserting the centering ring around the temperature measurement device. Then locating the positioning system at a first predetermined distance from the distal end, and inflating the single inflatable bladder, thereby centering the centering ring and the temperature measurement device within the SMR tube. Then introducing catalyst into the SMR tube, thereby enclosing the temperature measurement device in catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventor: Gary D. MILLER
  • Publication number: 20200254413
    Abstract: A device for centering a temperature measurement device inside a tube reactor that will be filled with catalyst, including a single inflatable bladder mechanically and fluidically attached to a centering ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventor: Gary D. MILLER
  • Publication number: 20200256740
    Abstract: A device for centering a temperature measurement device inside a reactor tube that will be filled with catalyst, including multiple inflatable bladders mechanically and fluidically attached to a centering ring,
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventor: Gary D. MILLER
  • Publication number: 20200254412
    Abstract: A method of installing a temperature measuring device inside a reactor tube while filling the tube with catalyst is provided. The method includes inserting a positioning system, including multiple inflatable bladders connected at a central location to a centering ring, into reactor tube, the reactor tube comprising a distal end and a proximal end. Then inserting a temperature measurement device into the centering ring. Locating the positioning system at a first predetermined distance from the distal end. Then inflating the multiple inflatable bladders, thereby centering the centering ring and the temperature measurement device within the SMR tube, and introducing catalyst into the SMR tube, thereby enclosing the temperature measurement device in catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventor: Gary D. MILLER
  • Patent number: 10010217
    Abstract: A grill has a cooking assembly positioned inside a heating chamber, where the cooking assembly is configured to slide along a track system positioned inside and extending out from the heating chamber such that the cooking assembly can be slidably removed from the heating chamber. An end plate attached to the slidable cooking assembly is configured to substantially seal the heating chamber when the cooking assembly is slidably removed from the heating chamber. The cooking assembly may comprise multiple cooking surfaces, with each of the cooking surfaces capable of being slidably removed from the heating chamber, with an end plate connected to each cooking surface configured to seal the appropriate end of the heating chamber when the cooking assembly is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Gary D. Miller
  • Patent number: 8776531
    Abstract: The present application provides an integrated gasification combined cycle system. The integrated gasification combined cycle system may include a gas turbine engine, a syngas system for producing a syngas for the gas turbine engine and having a compressor therein, and a second gas engine in communication with the syngas system. The second gas engine dives the compressor via the syngas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Raymond Douglas Steele, Anindra Mazumdar, Pradeep S. Thacker, Richard DePuy, Gary D. Miller
  • Patent number: 8669387
    Abstract: There is described a process for preparing silylamines in and particularly trisilylamine (TSA) in high yields in a tubular laminar flow, plug flow reactor, from ammonia gas and a monohalosilane gas. The apparatus can be a tubular flow reactor comprising a first portion of the reactor defining a gas entry zone, a second portion of the reactor defining a reaction zone and a third portion of the reactor defining a separation zone, the reaction zone providing a reactant contacting region. Trisilylamine can be recovered in the separation zone in a cold trap collection vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Voltaix, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary D. Miller
  • Patent number: 8409513
    Abstract: There is described an apparatus, a tubular laminar flow, plug flow reactor, for making silylamines and particularly trisilylamine (TSA) in high yields from ammonia gas and a monohalosilane gas. The apparatus can be a tubular flow reactor comprising a first portion of the reactor defining a gas entry zone, a second portion of the reactor defining a reaction zone and a third portion of the reactor defining a separation zone, the reaction zone providing a reactant contacting region. Trisilylamine can be recovered in the separation zone in a cold trap collection vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Voltaix, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary D. Miller
  • Patent number: 8118913
    Abstract: A process and system for the purification of germane containing phosphine to provide a purified germane product. One aspect of the present invention is a process for making a purified germane product containing less than 50 ppb of phosphine which comprises providing a phosphine contaminated germane gas hydrogen gas mixture; passing the germane gas hydrogen gas mixture through an adsorbent which selectively adsorbs phosphine and withdrawing therefrom a purified germane gas hydrogen mixture; and separating the purified germane gas from the hydrogen germane gas mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Voltaix, LLC
    Inventor: Gary D. Miller
  • Publication number: 20110107735
    Abstract: The present application provides an integrated gasification combined cycle system. The integrated gasification combined cycle system may include a gas turbine engine, a syngas system for producing a syngas for the gas turbine engine and having a compressor therein, and a second gas engine in communication with the syngas system. The second gas engine dives the compressor via the syngas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Raymond Douglas Steele, Anindra Mazumdar, Pradeep S. Thacker, Richard DePuy, Gary D. Miller
  • Publication number: 20100310443
    Abstract: There is described an apparatus, a tubular laminar flow, plug flow reactor, for making silylamines and particularly trisilylamine (TSA) in high yields from ammonia gas and a monohalosilane gas. The apparatus can be a tubular flow reactor comprising a first portion of the reactor defining a gas entry zone, a second portion of the reactor defining a reaction zone and a third portion of the reactor defining a separation zone, the reaction zone providing a reactant contacting region. Trisilylamine can be recovered in the separation zone in a cold trap collection vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventor: Gary D. Miller
  • Publication number: 20100122628
    Abstract: A process and system for the purification of germane containing phosphine to provide a purified germane product. One aspect of the present invention is a process for making a purified germane product containing less than 50 ppb of phosphine which comprises providing a phosphine contaminated germane gas hydrogen gas mixture; passing the germane gas hydrogen gas mixture through an adsorbent which selectively adsorbs phosphine and withdrawing therefrom a purified germane gas hydrogen mixture; and separating the purified germane gas from the hydrogen germane gas mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Inventor: Gary D. Miller
  • Patent number: 5048276
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a mower blade-weed cutting flail assembly wherein the mower blade and the flail cutting line (cord) always rotate in opposite directions with the cutting line always rotating faster than the mower blade so that the two never meet, viz., the mower blade cannot cut the line and the line cannot damage the blade. Attached to the upper interior portion of the mower deck adjacent one end portion thereof is the upper flange portion of the return spring and support whose bottom end supports the bottom portion of the main flail housing at a position near the flail main housing stub shaft extension arm. This secondary return spring and support supports the flail main housing (for the cord trimming unit), keeps the driven disc of the line cutter away from the mower disc drive unless and until the operating handle is engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Inventor: Gary D. Miller
  • Patent number: 4779294
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to a steel tubular protective structure capable of deflecting and/or resisting impact from falling objects and retaining same and comprising a lower assembly and an upper assembly. The lower assembly is comprised of at least four steel tubular legs positioned between flange-shaped metal feet and steel sleeves and joined by said sleeves to the upper assembly. The upper assembly contains a plurality of substantially parallel tubular steel main structural members defining the length of the tubular protective structure and the external diameter of the downward facing portions of which define the internal diameter of the upper portion of said sleeves. A plurality of tubular steel end cross members join the main structural members near the locations of adjacent pairs of the legs. The upper assembly also includes a plurality of tubular steel intermediate cross members substantially parallel with end members and joined to the main structural members on the inward aspect thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1988
    Inventor: Gary D. Miller