Patents by Inventor Hasan K. Atiyeh

Hasan K. Atiyeh 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: 20200208179
    Abstract: Biocatalytic conversion systems and methods of producing and using same that have improved yields are disclosed. The systems and methods involve co-fermentation of sugars and gaseous substrates for alcohol, ketone, and/or organic acid production. The systems and methods may include biocatalytically converting at least one sugar substrate into at least one of alcohol, at least one ketone, and/or at least one organic acid. The systems and methods may further include biocatalytically converting gases that comprise CO2 and H2 to at least one alcohol and/or at least one organic acid, thereby adding extra revenue to biorefineries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventor: Hasan K. Atiyeh
  • Publication number: 20200157580
    Abstract: Biocatalytic conversion systems and methods of producing and using same that have improved yields are disclosed. The systems and methods involve co-fermentation of sugars and gaseous substrates for alcohol, ketone, and/or organic acid production. The systems and methods may include biocatalytically converting at least one sugar substrate into at least one of alcohol, at least one ketone, and/or at least one organic acid. The systems and methods may further include biocatalytically converting gases that comprise CO2 and H2 to at least one alcohol and/or at least one organic acid, thereby adding extra revenue to biorefineries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventor: Hasan K. Atiyeh
  • Patent number: 10640792
    Abstract: Controlling the gas inlet flow rate and energy input to a fermentation reactor to maximize conversion of syngas by maximizing uptake of hydrogen into a medium relative to carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide based on determined volumetric mass transfer coefficients for hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University
    Inventors: Hasan K. Atiyeh, John Randall Phillips, Raymond L. Huhnke
  • Patent number: 10053711
    Abstract: Providing a microbial catalyst in a reaction broth, providing an adsorptive solid into the reaction broth, providing a producer gas into the reaction broth, and obtaining a fermentation product from the reaction broth resulting from activity of the microbial catalyst in the presence of the adsorptive solid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hasan K. Atiyeh, Randy S. Lewis, John Randall Phillips, Raymond L. Huhnke
  • Patent number: 10017789
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, there is provided herein a system and method wherein knowledge of the syngas fermentation is combined with standard instrumentation to provide a stable control of gas supply to automatically poise the fermentation to provide both high conversion of CO and H2, and high selectivity for production of ethanol. The control is based on an automatic feedback loop that corrects for operational imbalance and maintains a stable continuous fermentation required for commercial operation. In a further embodiment, feed of syngas to ethanol fermentation can be optimally controlled using the pH of the broth as the input variable for flow control of the gas. This concept will automatically maintain the correct supply of syngas to the fermentation, and provide stable operation at optimal rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: The Board Of Regents For Oklahoma State University
    Inventors: Hasan K. Atiyeh, John Randall Phillips, Raymond L. Huhnke
  • Publication number: 20170356012
    Abstract: Controlling the gas inlet flow rate and energy input to a fermentation reactor to maximize conversion of syngas by maximizing uptake of hydrogen into a medium relative to carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide based on determined volumetric mass transfer coefficients for hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Hasan K. Atiyeh, John Randall Phillips, Raymond L. Huhnke
  • Publication number: 20160281114
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, there is provided herein a system and method wherein knowledge of the syngas fermentation is combined with standard instrumentation to provide a stable control of gas supply to automatically poise the fermentation to provide both high conversion of CO and H2, and high selectivity for production of ethanol. The control is based on an automatic feedback loop that corrects for operational imbalance and maintains a stable continuous fermentation required for commercial operation. In a further embodiment, feed of syngas to ethanol fermentation can be optimally controlled using the pH of the broth as the input variable for flow control of the gas. This concept will automatically maintain the correct supply of syngas to the fermentation, and provide stable operation at optimal rates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Hasan K. Atiyeh, John Randall Phillips, Raymond L. Huhnke
  • Publication number: 20160215303
    Abstract: Providing a microbial catalyst in a reaction broth, providing an adsorptive solid into the reaction broth, providing a producer gas into the reaction broth, and obtaining a fermentation product from the reaction broth resulting from activity of the microbial catalyst in the presence of the adsorptive solid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicants: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hasan K. Atiyeh, Randy S. Lewis, John Randall Phillips, Raymond L. Huhnke