Patents by Inventor Golo Zick

Golo Zick 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: 20220282913
    Abstract: In a process for the separation of a flow containing at least 97% mol of carbon monoxide containing at least one lighter compound and at least one heavier compound, the flow is separated in a column and a column, one of the columns being a denitrogenation column and the other a column for purification in argon, in order to form a flow very rich in carbon monoxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Camille BOUVIER, Golo ZICK, Philippe FRAYSSE, Damien TILL
  • Publication number: 20220250001
    Abstract: A gas stream is purified by a TSA adsorption scheme including at least two adsorbers following, in an offset manner, a cycle including an adsorption phase, and a subsequently, a regeneration phase. The regeneration phase includes a depressurization step, a pre-regeneration step and a regeneration step. A gas circulator is used to circulate the gas within the adsorber in the pre-regeneration step in a closed loop while the circulating gas is heated with a heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l?Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventor: Golo ZICK
  • Patent number: 11406932
    Abstract: A facility and method for membrane permeation treatment of a feed gas flow containing at least methane and carbon dioxide that includes a compressor, a pressure measurement device, at least one valve, and first, second, third, and fourth membrane separation units for separation of CO2 from CH4 to permeates enriched in CO2 and retentates enriched in CH4, respectively. The at least one valve adjusts the number of membranes combined and connected to the flow of gas entering into at least one of the membrane separation units as a function of the pressure recorded by the pressure measurement device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Chareyre, Veronique Grabie, Golo Zick
  • Publication number: 20220152552
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for membrane permeation of a gas flow including methane and carbon dioxide, wherein said gas flow is cooled to a temperature of 0° C. to ?60° C. before being fed into a membrane separation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Sarah BIGEARD, Delphine GARNAUD, David J. HASSE, Sudhir S. KULKARNI, Edgar S. SANDERS, JR., Golo ZICK
  • Patent number: 11311836
    Abstract: A facility and method for membrane permeation treatment of a feed gas flow containing at least methane and carbon dioxide that includes a compressor, a pressure measurement device, at least one valve, and first, second, third, and fourth membrane separation units for separation of CO2 from CH4 to permeates enriched in CO2 and retentates enriched in CH4, respectively. A temperature of the first retentate is adjusted at an inlet of the second membrane separation unit with at least one heat exchanger as a function of the measured CH4 concentration in such a way so as to reduce the determined difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Chareyre, Veronique Grabie, Golo Zick
  • Patent number: 11202985
    Abstract: A facility and method for membrane permeation treatment of a feed gas flow containing at least methane and carbon dioxide that includes a compressor, a gas analyser, at least one valve, and first, second, third, and fourth membrane separation units for separation of CO2 from CH4 to permeates enriched in CO2 and retentates enriched in CH4, respectively. A pressure of the feed gas flow is adjusted according to a CH4 concentration of the second retentate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Société Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Chareyre, Veronique Grabie, Golo Zick
  • Publication number: 20210356204
    Abstract: An installation and method for purifying and liquefying natural gas having, arranged in series, an adsorption purification unit, a unit for separating hydrocarbons by refrigeration, and a liquefier. The installation has a gas power plant for combined production of heat and electricity by hydrocarbon combustion. The installation has at least one electrical member, with the power plant being electrically connected to at least one of the electrical members in order to supply them with electrical energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Jean-Marc BERNHARDT, Golo ZICK, Rémi NICOLAS
  • Publication number: 20210283549
    Abstract: A facility and method for membrane permeation treatment of a feed gas flow containing at least methane and carbon dioxide that includes a compressor, a pressure measurement device, at least one valve, and first, second, third, and fourth membrane separation units for separation of CO2 from CH4 to permeates enriched in CO2 and retentates enriched in CH4, respectively. The at least one valve adjusts the number of membranes combined and connected to the flow of gas entering into at least one of the membrane separation units as a function of the pressure recorded by the pressure measurement device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l?Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Jean-Marc CHAREYRE, Veronique GRABIE, Golo ZICK
  • Publication number: 20210283548
    Abstract: A facility and method for membrane permeation treatment of a feed gas flow containing at least methane and carbon dioxide that includes a compressor, a pressure measurement device, at least one valve, and first, second, third, and fourth membrane separation units for separation of CO2 from CH4 to permeates enriched in CO2 and retentates enriched in CH4, respectively. A temperature of the first retentate is adjusted at an inlet of the second membrane separation unit with at least one heat exchanger as a function of the measured CH4 concentration in such a way so as to reduce the determined difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Jean-Marc CHAREYRE, Veronique GRABIE, Golo ZICK
  • Patent number: 11052345
    Abstract: A facility and method for membrane permeation treatment of a feed gas flow containing at least methane and carbon dioxide that includes a compressor, a pressure measurement device, at least one valve, and first, second, third, and fourth membrane separation units for separation of CO2 from CH4 to permeates enriched in CO2 and retentates enriched in CH4, respectively. The at least one valve adjusts the number of membranes combined and connected to the flow of gas entering into at least one of the membrane separation units as a function of the pressure recorded by the pressure measurement device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Chareyre, Veronique Grabie, Golo Zick
  • Patent number: 11045760
    Abstract: A facility and method for membrane permeation treatment of a feed gas flow containing at least methane and carbon dioxide that includes a compressor, a pressure measurement device, at least one valve, and first, second, third, and fourth membrane separation units for separation of CO2 from CH4 to permeates enriched in CO2 and retentates enriched in CH4, respectively. A temperature of the first retentate is adjusted at an inlet of the second membrane separation unit with at least one heat exchanger as a function of the measured CH4 concentration in such a way so as to reduce the determined difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Chareyre, Veronique Grabie, Golo Zick
  • Patent number: 10775103
    Abstract: A cryogenic installation unit comprises at least one item of equipment to be thermally insulated, a structure for containing the at least one item of equipment, a main insulation contained in the structure and, associated with this main insulation, a secondary insulation of lower thermal conductivity than the main insulation, said secondary insulation consisting of a vacuum insulation panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Denis Clodic, Fabrice Delcorso, Jean-Pierre Tranier, Golo Zick
  • Patent number: 10767923
    Abstract: Device and method for purifying a gas mixture to produce a concentrated gas, notably neon, starting from a mixture comprising neon, said device including, in a cold box housing a cryogenic purification circuit comprising, in series, at least one unit for purifying the mixture by cryogenic adsorption at a temperature between 65K and 100K and notably 65K, then a unit for cooling the mixture to a temperature between 25 and 65 K and then a unit for cryogenic distillation of the mixture to produce the concentrated liquid at the outlet of the cryogenic distillation unit, characterized in that the unit for cooling the mixture to a temperature between 25 and 65 K comprises at least one cryocooler that extracts thermal power from the mixture via a heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Pierre Barjhoux, Camille Bouvier, Fabien Durand, Martin Staempflin, Golo Zick
  • Publication number: 20200047112
    Abstract: A facility and method for membrane permeation treatment of a feed gas flow containing at least methane and carbon dioxide that includes a compressor, a pressure measurement device, at least one valve, and first, second, third, and fourth membrane separation units for separation of CO2 from CH4 to permeates enriched in CO2 and retentates enriched in CH4, respectively. A temperature of the first retentate is adjusted at an inlet of the second membrane separation unit with at least one heat exchanger as a function of the measured CH4 concentration in such a way so as to reduce the determined difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Jean-Marc CHAREYRE, Veronique GRABIE, Golo ZICK
  • Publication number: 20200047113
    Abstract: A facility and method for membrane permeation treatment of a feed gas flow containing at least methane and carbon dioxide that includes a compressor, a pressure measurement device, at least one valve, and first, second, third, and fourth membrane separation units for separation of CO2 from CH4 to permeates enriched in CO2 and retentates enriched in CH4, respectively. The at least one valve adjusts the number of membranes combined and connected to the flow of gas entering into at least one of the membrane separation units as a function of the pressure recorded by the pressure measurement device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et I'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Jean-Marc CHAREYRE, Veronique GRABIE, Golo ZICK
  • Publication number: 20200047111
    Abstract: A facility and method for membrane permeation treatment of a feed gas flow containing at least methane and carbon dioxide that includes a compressor, a gas analyser, at least one valve, and first, second, third, and fourth membrane separation units for separation of CO2 from CH4 to permeates enriched in CO2 and retentates enriched in CH4, respectively. A pressure of the feed gas flow is adjusted according to a CH4 concentration of the second retentate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l?Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Jean-Marc CHAREYRE, Veronique GRABIE, Golo ZICK
  • Patent number: 10281204
    Abstract: A cryogenic installation unit comprises at least one item of equipment to be thermally insulated, a structure for containing the at least one item of equipment, a main insulation contained in the structure and, associated with this main insulation, a secondary insulation of lower thermal conductivity than the main insulation, said secondary insulation consisting of a vacuum insulation panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Denis Clodic, Fabrice Delcorso, Jean-Pierre Tranier, Golo Zick
  • Publication number: 20190107325
    Abstract: A cryogenic installation unit comprises at least one item of equipment to be thermally insulated, a structure for containing the at least one item of equipment, a main insulation contained in the structure and, associated with this main insulation, a secondary insulation of lower thermal conductivity than the main insulation, said secondary insulation consisting of a vacuum insulation panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Denis CLODIC, Fabrice DELCORSO, Jean-Pierre TRANIER, Golo ZICK
  • Publication number: 20180335255
    Abstract: Device and method for purifying a gas mixture to produce a concentrated gas, notably neon, starting from a mixture comprising neon, said device including, in a cold box housing a cryogenic purification circuit comprising, in series, at least one unit for purifying the mixture by cryogenic adsorption at a temperature between 65K and 100K and notably 65K, then a unit for cooling the mixture to a temperature between 25 and 65 K and then a unit for cryogenic distillation of the mixture to produce the concentrated liquid at the outlet of the cryogenic distillation unit, characterized in that the unit for cooling the mixture to a temperature between 25 and 65 K comprises at least one cryocooler that extracts thermal power from the mixture via a heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour I'Etude et I'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Pierre Barjhoux, Camille Bouvier, Fabien Durand, Martin Staempflin, Golo Zick
  • Patent number: 10132562
    Abstract: In a process for the cryogenic separation of a methane-rich feed stream containing between 3 and 35% of oxygen and also nitrogen, the feed stream is cooled in order to produce a cooled stream, at least one portion of the cooled stream is sent to a distillation column, a bottom stream is withdrawn from the distillation column, the bottom stream being enriched in methane compared to the feed stream, a stream enriched in oxygen compared to the feed stream is withdrawn from the distillation column, and a nitrogen-rich stream is sent to the column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventor: Golo Zick