Patents by Inventor Jean-Pierre Tranier

Jean-Pierre Tranier 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: 20220126263
    Abstract: A matrix, configured to form at least part of a material-transfer separation unit, the matrix having a stack of several plates arranged parallel to one another in a direction known as the direction of stacking, thereby defining passages, the matrix having a length, a width and a thickness, the length of a matrix being the greatest dimension of the parallel plates, the width of the matrix being measured perpendicular to the length, and the thickness of the matrix being measured in the direction of stacking of the plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre TRANIER
  • Publication number: 20210364233
    Abstract: In a method for separating air by cryogenic distillation using a column system consisting of a higher pressure column operating at a first pressure and a lower pressure column operating at a second pressure, a first air flow constituting between 75% and 98% of the air sent to the column system compressed to a third pressure above the first pressure, is sent to the higher pressure column, a second air flow constituting between 5% and 25% of the air sent to the column system is compressed to a fourth pressure above the second pressure but lower than the third pressure, is sent to the lower pressure column, a third column separates an argon-enriched flow and the air sent to the lower pressure column constitutes between 10% and 25% of the total air sent to the column system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l?Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre TRANIER, Richard DUBETTIER-GRENIER, Maxime ROZIERES
  • Publication number: 20200307997
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the combined production of hydrogen and carbon dioxide from a hydrocarbon mixture, in which the residual gas of a PSA H2 (12) is separated by permeation in order to reduce the hydrocarbon content thereof and the hydrocarbon-purified gas is separated at a low temperature to produce a carbon dioxide-rich liquid (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre TRANIER
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200132367
    Abstract: A method for separating air by cryogenic distillation in a system of columns comprising a first column and a second column operating at a lower pressure than the first column, comprising the steps of compressing all of the feed air in a first compressor to a first output pressure of at least 1 bar greater than the pressure of the first column, sending a first portion of the air under the first output pressure to the second compressor, and compressing the air to a second output pressure, cooling and condensing at least a portion of the air under the second output pressure in a heat exchanger, withdrawal of a liquid from a column of the system of columns, pressurising the liquid and evaporating the liquid by heat exchange in the heat exchanger, and pressure reduction of a portion of the compressed air to a second output pressure, at least partially evaporating said air in the heat exchanger, optionally additional heating of said air in the heat exchanger, and sending at least a portion of this air to the second
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l?Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre TRANIER
  • Patent number: 10344768
    Abstract: A process for compressing a gaseous fluid comprising a step (a) of injecting refrigerant during which a refrigerant substance is sprayed into the gaseous fluid to be compressed, and also a compression step (b), during which the passage of said gaseous fluid loaded with refrigerant substance is forced through said compressor in order to compress said gaseous fluid, the mass flow rate (Q3) of the refrigerant substance injected into the gaseous fluid represents between 1% and 5% of the mass flow rate of the gaseous fluid to be compressed, and the refrigerant substance is sprayed in the form of particles having a maximum dimension of less than or equal to 25 pm, and preferably less than or equal to 10 pm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Guillaume Cardon, Antony Correia Anacleto, Benoit Davidian, Francois-Xavier Lemant, Quentin Saniez, Jean-Pierre Tranier
  • Patent number: 10330391
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat exchanger assembly having two exchangers, each comprising a stack of parallel plates defining a first connection surface and a second connection surface that are adjacent to each other. The heat exchanger assembly can also include an enclosure between the first connection surface and the second connection surface, primary compartments in the enclosure configured to channel primary fluid through the first connection surface and the second connection surface, and a secondary compartment in the enclosure for channeling secondary fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Tranier, Marc Wagner
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9862632
    Abstract: The invention relates to a unit and method for melting in a furnace comprising a combustion-heated melting chamber, in which the air is heated by means of heat exchange with the fumes generated by combustion. The heated air is used in a gas turbine in order to generate electrical and/or mechanical energy. In addition, the effluent from the gas turbine is used to pre-heat the combustion oxygen and/or gaseous fuel upstream of the melting chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Société Anonyme Pour L'Étude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Benoit Davidian, Youssef Joumani, Jocelyn Le Dirach, Jean-Pierre Tranier
  • Patent number: 9845725
    Abstract: The invention relates to a melting unit and method in which: a melting chamber is heated by means of combustion, the combustion fumes are used to heat the air used as a heat-transfer gas, the heated air is used to pre-heat the combustion oxygen and/or the gaseous fuel, the tempered air resulting from the pre-heating is compressed, the compressed tempered air is heated by means of heat exchange with the combustion fumes, and the mechanical and/or electrical energy is generated by expansion of the heated compressed air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Société Anonyme Pour L'Étude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Benoit Davidian, Youssef Joumani, Jocelyn Le Dirach, Jean-Pierre Tranier
  • Publication number: 20170211578
    Abstract: A process for compressing a gaseous fluid comprising a step (a) of injecting refrigerant during which a refrigerant substance is sprayed into the gaseous fluid to be compressed, and also a compression step (b), during which the passage of said gaseous fluid loaded with refrigerant substance is forced through said compressor in order to compress said gaseous fluid, the mass flow rate (Q3) of the refrigerant substance injected into the gaseous fluid represents between 1% and 5% of the mass flow rate of the gaseous fluid to be compressed, and the refrigerant substance is sprayed in the form of particles having a maximum dimension of less than or equal to 25 ?m, and preferably less than or equal to 10 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Guillaume CARDON, Antony CORREIA ANACLETO, Benoit DAVIDIAN, Francois-Xavier LEMANT, Quentin SANIEZ, Jean-Pierre TRANIER
  • Patent number: 9657987
    Abstract: An apparatus for compressing air and producing a carbon dioxide-rich fluid includes an air compressor, an element for bringing the air bound for the air compressor into contact with water to produce humidified air and cooled water, a pipe for sending the humidified compressed air from the air compressor to an installation producing a carbon dioxide-rich gas, a carbon dioxide-rich gas compressor for compressing the carbon dioxide-rich gas, at least one heat exchanger upstream and/or downstream the carbon dioxide-rich gas compressor and pipes for conveying into the heat exchanger water cooled in the contact element and the carbon dioxide-rich gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Société Anonyme Pour L'Étude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Benoit Davidian, Jean-Pierre Tranier
  • Patent number: 9446347
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of obtaining carbon dioxide from a CO2-containing gas mixture. The methods combine the benefits of gas membrane separation with cryogenic temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Société Anonyme Pour L'Étude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: David J. Hasse, Sudhir S. Kulkarni, Edgar S. Sanders, Jr., Jean-Pierre Tranier, Paul Terrien
  • Publication number: 20160223254
    Abstract: In a method for separating a gaseous mixture by separation at sub-ambient temperature, a gaseous mixture at a first pressure is cooled, then separated in a separation unit, a liquid is withdrawn from the separation unit and vaporized to form a pressurized gaseous product, and at least part of the heat of vaporization of the liquid is supplied by a heat pump using the magnetocaloric effect, of which the hot source exchanges heat, directly or indirectly, with the liquid which vaporizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: l'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'exploitation des Procedes George Claude
    Inventors: Antony CORREIA ANACLETO, Benoit DAVIDIAN, Bernard SAULNER, Jean-Pierre TRANIER
  • Patent number: 9393515
    Abstract: In a method for purifying a flow rich in carbon dioxide and containing at least one impurity lighter than carbon dioxide, the flow is cooled in a heat exchanger (7) and partially condensed, the partially condensed flow is sent to a first phase separator (9) operating under a first pressure, a gas from the first phase separator is compressed and sent to a second phase separator (31) operating under a second pressure higher than the first pressure, a first liquid (11) is sent from the first phase separator to a housing (15) operating under a pressure lower than the first pressure, and a second liquid (33) is sent to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Société Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procédés Georges Claude
    Inventors: Alain Briglia, Philippe Court, Arthur Darde, Ludovic Granados, Jean-Pierre Tranier, Xavier Traversac
  • Patent number: 9360251
    Abstract: The invention relates to an integrated device for separating air and heating a gas in the air resulting from said air separation, comprising: an air separation device (9); a heat exchanger (13, 43); a channel for conveying the gas in the air to the heat exchanger; and a channel for conveying water to the heat exchanger, the water-conveying channel being connected to the water inlet or water outlet of a water preheat exchanger (5) or a water deaerator (27). According to the invention, the preheat exchanger and/or the deaerator are connected to an oxy-combustion boiler (19) in order to convey water to and from the boiler, said boiler also being connected to the separation device in order to receive an oxygen-enriched gas (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Société Anonyme Pour L'Étude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Richard Dubettier-Grenier, Jean-Pierre Tranier
  • Publication number: 20150353406
    Abstract: The invention relates to a unit and method for melting in a furnace comprising a combustion-heated melting chamber, in which the air is heated by means of heat exchange with the fumes generated by combustion. The heated air is used in a gas turbine in order to generate electrical and/or mechanical energy. In addition, the effluent from the gas turbine is used to pre-heat the combustion oxygen and/or gaseous fuel upstream of the melting chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Benoit DAVIDIAN, Youssef JOUMANI, Jocelyn LE DIRACH, Jean-Pierre TRANIER
  • Publication number: 20150345382
    Abstract: The invention relates to a melting unit and method in which: a melting chamber is heated by means of combustion, the combustion fumes are used to heat the air used as a heat-transfer gas, the heated air is used to pre-heat the combustion oxygen and/or the gaseous fuel, the tempered air resulting from the pre-heating is compressed, the compressed tempered air is heated by means of heat exchange with the combustion fumes, and the mechanical and/or electrical energy is generated by expansion of the heated compressed air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Benoit DAVIDIAN, Youssef JOUMANI, Jocelyn LE DIRACH, Jean-Pierre TRANIER
  • Publication number: 20150233645
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat exchanger assembly having two exchangers, each comprising a stack of parallel plates defining a first connection surface and a second connection surface that are adjacent to each other. The heat exchanger assembly can also include an enclosure between the first connection surface and the second connection surface, primary compartments in the enclosure configured to channel primary fluid through the first connection surface and the second connection surface, and a secondary compartment in the enclosure for channeling secondary fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Tranier, Marc Wagner