Patents by Inventor Gus F. SHOUSE

Gus F. SHOUSE 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: 10065135
    Abstract: Methods of sequestering toxin particulates are described herein. In a primary processing chamber, a carbon source of toxin particulates may be combined with plasma from three plasma torches to form a first fluid mixture and vitrified toxin residue. Each torch may have a working gas including oxygen gas, water vapor, and carbon dioxide gas. The vitrified toxin residue is removed. The first fluid mixture may be cooled in a first heat exchange device to form a second fluid mixture. The second fluid mixture may contact a wet scrubber. The final product from the wet scrubber may be used as a fuel product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: POWERDYNE, INC.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Hirson, Gus F. Shouse
  • Patent number: 9874113
    Abstract: A system for generating steam supplies of coal another material to one or more processing chambers. Each processing chamber includes a plasma arc torch that heats the material in the presence of water and a treatment gas at an extremely high temperature. A product gas stream is delivered from each processing chamber to a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG). Each HRSG generates steam that is used to drive a steam turbine. The processing chambers and HRSGs are fluidly connected so that the product gas streams moves from a processing chamber, to a HRSG, to another processing chamber, and then to another HRSG, etc. Within any of the HRSGs, or after the final HRSG, water in the product gas may condense to liquid water that may be redirected to any of the processing chambers. In addition, CO2 from the final HRSG may be redirected into any of the processing chambers to facilitate further reactions in the chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: POWERDYNE, INC.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Hirson, Gus F. Shouse
  • Patent number: 9765270
    Abstract: Methods of making fuel are described herein. A method may include providing a first working fluid, a second working fluid, and a third working fluid. The method may also include exposing the first working fluid to a first high voltage electric field to produce a first plasma, exposing the second working fluid to a second high voltage electric field to produce a second plasma, and exposing the third working fluid to a third high voltage electric field to produce a third plasma. The method may also include providing and contacting a carbon-based feedstock with the third plasma, the second plasma, and the first plasma within a processing chamber to form a mixture, cooling the mixture using a heat exchange device to form a cooled mixture, and contacting the cooled mixture with a catalyst to form a fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: POWERDYNE, INC.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Hirson, Gus F. Shouse
  • Publication number: 20170209815
    Abstract: Methods of sequestering toxin particulates are described herein. In a primary processing chamber, a carbon source of toxin particulates may be combined with plasma from three plasma torches to form a first fluid mixture and vitrified toxin residue. Each torch may have a working gas including oxygen gas, water vapor, and carbon dioxide gas. The vitrified toxin residue is removed. The first fluid mixture may be cooled in a first heat exchange device to form a second fluid mixture. The second fluid mixture may contact a wet scrubber. The final product from the wet scrubber may be used as a fuel product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Geoffrey HIRSON, Gus F. SHOUSE
  • Patent number: 9677431
    Abstract: Methods of making a fuel fluid are disclosed. A first working fluid and a second working fluid may be provided. The first working fluid may be exposed to a first high voltage electric field to produce a first fluid plasma, and the second working fluid may be exposed to a second high voltage electric field to produce a second fluid plasma. The first fluid plasma and the second fluid plasma may be contacted to form a fluid plasma mixture, which is transported to a heat exchange device. The fluid plasma mixture may be cooled to form a fuel fluid; and the fuel fluid may be collected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: POWERDYNE, INC.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Hirson, Gus F. Shouse
  • Publication number: 20170058710
    Abstract: Preferred embodiments provide a system and method of generating steam comprising providing a continuous supply of coal, combusting the coal in a primary processing chamber in the presence of oxygen and water to provide a first product gas stream, recovering heat from the first product gas stream in a first heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) to produce a first steam output, processing the first product gas stream in a secondary processing chamber in the presence of oxygen and water to provide a second product gas stream substantially free of inorganic, organic and particulate contaminants, recovering heat from the second product gas stream in a second heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) to produce a second steam output, and combining the first steam output and the second steam output. In preferred embodiments, the combined steam output is used to drive a steam turbine. In certain preferred embodiments, the steam turbine is operatively coupled to an electric generator to produce electricity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Geoffrey HIRSON, Gus F. SHOUSE, Daniel M. HIRSON
  • Patent number: 9561486
    Abstract: In a first processing chamber, a feedstock may be combined with plasma from, for example, three plasma torches to form a first fluid mixture. Each torch may have a working gas including water vapor, oxygen, and carbon dioxide. The first fluid mixture may be cooled and may contact a first heat exchange device. The output fluid from the first heat exchange device may be separated into one or more components. A syngas may be derived from the one or more components and have a ratio of carbon monoxide to hydrogen of about 1:2. The syngas may be transferred to a catalyst bed to be converted into one or more fluid fuels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Powerdyne, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Hirson, Gus F. Shouse
  • Publication number: 20160354754
    Abstract: A system for plasma partial dissociation of some materials may include one or more plasma reactors. Such materials may include one or more of carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons, and water. The plasma reactors may include anode and cathode electrodes composed of one or more metal compositions. In a method of use, the percent dissociation of the materials by the system may depend at least in part on the metal composition of the electrodes. System products composed of partial dissociation constituents of the materials may include one or more of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrogen, oxygen, and water. The system products may be individually stored or recirculated in the system for additional product production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Geoffrey HIRSON, Gus F. SHOUSE, Mark William SHUEY
  • Patent number: 9500362
    Abstract: A system and method of generating steam comprising providing a continuous supply of coal, combusting the coal in a primary processing chamber in the presence of oxygen and water to provide a first product gas stream, recovering heat from the first product gas stream in a first heat recovery steam generator to produce a first steam output, processing the first product gas stream in a secondary processing chamber in the presence of oxygen and water to provide a second product gas stream, recovering heat from the second product gas stream in a second heat recovery steam generator to produce a second steam output, and combining the first steam output and the second steam output. Preferably, the combined steam output is used to drive a steam turbine and the turbine is coupled to a generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Powerdyne, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Hirson, Gus F. Shouse, Daniel M. Hirson
  • Patent number: 9458740
    Abstract: Methods of sequestering toxin particulates are described herein. In a primary processing chamber, a carbon source of toxin particulates may be combined with plasma from three plasma torches to form a first fluid mixture and vitrified toxin residue. Each torch may have a working gas including oxygen gas, water vapor, and carbon dioxide gas. The vitrified toxin residue is removed. The first fluid mixture may be cooled in a first heat exchange device to form a second fluid mixture. The second fluid mixture may contact a wet scrubber. The final product from the wet scrubber may be used as a fuel product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Powerdyne, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Hirson, Gus F. Shouse
  • Patent number: 9410452
    Abstract: Methods of making fuel are described herein. A method may include providing a first working fluid, a second working fluid, and a third working fluid. The method may further include exposing the first working fluid to a first high-voltage electric field to produce a first plasma, exposing the second working fluid to a second high-voltage electric field to produce a second plasma, and exposing the third working fluid to a third high-voltage electric field to produce a third plasma. The method may also include contacting the third plasma, the second plasma, and the first plasma to form a plasma mixture, cooling the plasma mixture using a heat exchange device to form a cooled plasma mixture, and contacting the cooled plasma mixture with a catalyst to form a fuel fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Powerdyne, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Hirson, Gus F. Shouse
  • Patent number: 9382818
    Abstract: Methods of making fuel are described herein. A method may include providing a first working fluid, a second working fluid, and a third working fluid. The method may also include exposing each working fluid to a high voltage electric field to produce a first plasma, a second plasma, and a third plasma, respectively. The method may also include providing at least one fueling material and expositing it to one or more fourth high-voltage electric fields to produce a fueling material plasma. The method may also include contacting the plasmas within a processing chamber to form a plasma mixture, cooling the plasma mixture using a heat exchange device to form a cooled plasma mixture, and contacting the cooled plasma mixture with a catalyst to form a fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: POWERDYNE, INC.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Hirson, Gus F. Shouse
  • Patent number: 9273570
    Abstract: In a first processing chamber, a feedstock may be combined with plasma from three plasma torches to form a first fluid mixture. Each torch may have a working gas including water vapor, oxygen, and carbon dioxide. The first fluid mixture may be cooled and may contact a first heat exchange device. Water in the first heat exchange device may be converted to steam to generate electric power. The output fluid from the first heat exchange device may be separated into one or more components. A syngas may be derived from the one or more components and have a ratio of carbon monoxide to hydrogen of about 1:2. The syngas may be heated in a second processing chamber and then cooled to form a second admixture. The second admixture may contact a second heat exchange device that may make steam to power a second electrical generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Powerdyne, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Hirson, Gus F. Shouse
  • Publication number: 20150292736
    Abstract: A system for generating steam supplies of coal another material to one or more processing chambers. Each processing chamber includes a plasma arc torch that heats the material in the presence of water and a treatment gas at an extremely high temperature. A product gas stream is delivered from each processing chamber to a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG). Each HRSG generates steam that is used to drive a steam turbine. The processing chambers and HRSGs are fluidly connected so that the product gas streams moves from a processing chamber, to a HRSG, to another processing chamber, and then to another HRSG, etc. Within any of the HRSGs, or after the final HRSG, water in the product gas may condense to liquid water that may be redirected to any of the processing chambers. In addition, CO2 from the final HRSG may be redirected into any of the processing chambers to facilitate further reactions in the chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Geoffrey HIRSON, Gus F. SHOUSE
  • Publication number: 20150275705
    Abstract: In a first processing chamber, a feedstock may be combined with plasma from three plasma torches to form a first fluid mixture. Each torch may have a working gas including water vapor, oxygen, and carbon dioxide. The first fluid mixture may be cooled and may contact a first heat exchange device. Water in the first heat exchange device may be converted to steam to generate electric power. The output fluid from the first heat exchange device may be separated into one or more components. A syngas may be derived from the one or more components and have a ratio of carbon monoxide to hydrogen of about 1:2. The syngas may be heated in a second processing chamber and then cooled to form a second admixture. The second admixture may contact a second heat exchange device that may make steam to power a second electrical generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Geoffrey Hirson, Gus F. Shouse
  • Publication number: 20150259615
    Abstract: Methods of making fuel are described herein. A method may include providing a first working fluid, a second working fluid, and a third working fluid. The method may further include exposing the first working fluid to a first high-voltage electric field to produce a first plasma, exposing the second working fluid to a second high-voltage electric field to produce a second plasma, and exposing the third working fluid to a third high-voltage electric field to produce a third plasma. The method may also include contacting the third plasma, the second plasma, and the first plasma to form a plasma mixture, cooling the plasma mixture using a heat exchange device to form a cooled plasma mixture, and contacting the cooled plasma mixture with a catalyst to form a fuel fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Geoffrey Hirson, Gus F. Shouse
  • Publication number: 20150232772
    Abstract: Methods of making fuel are described herein. A method may include providing a first working fluid, a second working fluid, and a third working fluid. The method may also include exposing the first working fluid to a first high voltage electric field to produce a first plasma, exposing the second working fluid to a second high voltage electric field to produce a second plasma, and exposing the third working fluid to a third high voltage electric field to produce a third plasma. The method may also include providing and contacting a carbon-based feedstock with the third plasma, the second plasma, and the first plasma within a processing chamber to form a mixture, cooling the mixture using a heat exchange device to form a cooled mixture, and contacting the cooled mixture with a catalyst to form a fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Geoffrey Hirson, Gus F. Shouse
  • Publication number: 20150231593
    Abstract: In a first processing chamber, a feedstock may be combined with plasma from, for example, three plasma torches to form a first fluid mixture. Each torch may have a working gas including water vapor, oxygen, and carbon dioxide. The first fluid mixture may be cooled and may contact a first heat exchange device. The output fluid from the first heat exchange device may be separated into one or more components. A syngas may be derived from the one or more components and have a ratio of carbon monoxide to hydrogen of about 1:2. The syngas may be transferred to a catalyst bed to be converted into one or more fluid fuels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: POWERDYNE, INC.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Hirson, Gus F. Shouse
  • Publication number: 20150224467
    Abstract: Methods of making a fuel fluid are disclosed. A first working fluid and a second working fluid may be provided. The first working fluid may be exposed to a first high voltage electric field to produce a first fluid plasma, and the second working fluid may be exposed to a second high voltage electric field to produce a second fluid plasma. The first fluid plasma and the second fluid plasma may be contacted to form a fluid plasma mixture, which is transported to a heat exchange device. The fluid plasma mixture may be cooled to form a fuel fluid; and the fuel fluid may be collected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: POWERDYNE, INC
    Inventors: Geoffrey Hirson, Gus F. Shouse
  • Publication number: 20150210930
    Abstract: Methods of making fuel are described herein. A method may include providing a first working fluid, a second working fluid, and a third working fluid. The method may also include exposing each working fluid to a high voltage electric field to produce a first plasma, a second plasma, and a third plasma, respectively. The method may also include providing at least one fueling material and expositing it to one or more fourth high-voltage electric fields to produce a fueling material plasma. The method may also include contacting the plasmas within a processing chamber to form a plasma mixture, cooling the plasma mixture using a heat exchange device to form a cooled plasma mixture, and contacting the cooled plasma mixture with a catalyst to form a fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Geoffrey Hirson, Gus F. Shouse