Patents by Inventor Jeffrey H. Sherman

Jeffrey H. Sherman 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: 20200106327
    Abstract: An electric motor includes a housing shell, an electrical component, and a baffle for directing airflow to the electrical component. The baffle includes a baffle connection element. The shell includes a shell connection element. Interengagement of the connection elements at least substantially restricts axial shifting of the baffle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: René Cruz Iglesias, Mark S. Amalfitano, Eric De La Garza, John H. Hussey, Jeffrey S. Sherman, Fidel Flores Mercado
  • Patent number: 10473101
    Abstract: A motorized pump assembly includes a pump and a motor for driving the pump. The pump includes a pump housing that at least in part defines a pump chamber. The motor includes a stator, a rotor rotatable about an axis, a motor housing, and a bearing assembly. The rotor includes a motor shaft extending along the axis. The motor housing includes an endshield that at least in part defines a motor chamber in which the stator and the rotor are at least substantially received. The bearing assembly rotatably supports the motor shaft on the endshield. The pump housing and the endshield are fixed to one another and cooperatively at least in part define an overflow chamber adjacent the pump chamber. The endshield defines a drainage channel fluidly interconnected with the overflow chamber and configured to direct fluid from the overflow chamber away from the bearing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Amalfitano, Jeffrey S. Sherman, Steven R. Palmer, John H. Hussey
  • Publication number: 20190219054
    Abstract: A motorized pump assembly includes a pump and a motor for driving the pump. The pump includes a pump housing that at least in part defines a pump chamber. The motor includes a stator, a rotor rotatable about an axis, a motor housing, and a bearing assembly. The rotor includes a motor shaft extending along the axis. The motor housing includes an endshield that at least in part defines a motor chamber in which the stator and the rotor are at least substantially received. The bearing assembly rotatably supports the motor shaft on the endshield. The pump housing and the endshield are fixed to one another and cooperatively at least in part define an overflow chamber adjacent the pump chamber. The endshield defines a drainage channel fluidly interconnected with the overflow chamber and configured to direct fluid from the overflow chamber away from the bearing assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Amalfitano, Jeffrey S. Sherman, Steven R. Palmer, John H. Hussey
  • Patent number: 10322987
    Abstract: A method includes brominating a butanes feed stream including i-butane in a bromination reactor to form a bromination effluent stream including t-butyl bromide. The method includes dehydrobrominating the t-butyl bromide to form isobutylene. Another method includes brominating a mixed pentanes feed stream including i-pentane and n-pentane in a bromination reactor to form a bromination effluent stream including t-pentyl bromide. The method includes dehydrobrominating the t-pentyl bromide to form isoamylene and HBr.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: REACTION 35, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Sherman, Peter K. Stoimenov
  • Patent number: 10302082
    Abstract: A motorized pump assembly includes a pump and a motor for driving the pump. The pump includes a pump housing that at least in part defines a pump chamber. The motor includes a stator, a rotor rotatable about an axis, a motor housing, and a bearing assembly. The rotor includes a motor shaft extending along the axis. The motor housing includes an endshield that at least in part defines a motor chamber in which the stator and the rotor are at least substantially received. The bearing assembly rotatably supports the motor shaft on the endshield. The pump housing and the endshield are fixed to one another and cooperatively at least in part define an overflow chamber adjacent the pump chamber. The endshield defines a drainage channel fluidly interconnected with the overflow chamber and configured to direct fluid from the overflow chamber away from the bearing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Amalfitano, Jeffrey S. Sherman, Steven R. Palmer, John H. Hussey
  • Publication number: 20180305279
    Abstract: A method includes brominating a butanes feed stream including i-butane in a bromination reactor to form a bromination effluent stream including t-butyl bromide. The method includes dehydrobrominating the t-butyl bromide to form isobutylene. Another method includes brominating a mixed pentanes feed stream including i-pentane and n-pentane in a bromination reactor to form a bromination effluent stream including t-pentyl bromide. The method includes dehydrobrominating the t-pentyl bromide to form isoamylene and HBr.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Sherman, Peter K. Stoimenov
  • Patent number: 10040734
    Abstract: A method includes brominating a butanes feed stream including i-butane in a bromination reactor to form a bromination effluent stream including t-butyl bromide. The method includes dehydrobrominating the t-butyl bromide to form isobutylene. Another method includes brominating a mixed pentanes feed stream including i-pentane and n-pentane in a bromination reactor to form a bromination effluent stream including t-pentyl bromide. The method includes dehydrobrominating the t-pentyl bromide to form isoamylene and HBr.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: REACTION 35, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Sherman, Peter K. Stoimenov
  • Publication number: 20170291864
    Abstract: A method includes brominating a butanes feed stream including i-butane in a bromination reactor to form a bromination effluent stream including t-butyl bromide. The method includes dehydrobrominating the t-butyl bromide to form isobutylene. Another method includes brominating a mixed pentanes feed stream including i-pentane and n-pentane in a bromination reactor to form a bromination effluent stream including t-pentyl bromide. The method includes dehydrobrominating the t-pentyl bromide to form isoamylene and HBr.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Sherman, Peter K. Stoimenov
  • Patent number: 9771308
    Abstract: Olefins and diolefins, such as 1,3-butiadiene, may be produced by a method utilizing a series of bromination and dehydrobromination reactions. Bromine may be reacted with n-butane to form dibromobutane. The dibromobutanes may be dehydrobrominating to form 1,3-butadiene. The method may include reacting butene with bromine to form bromobutenes, and dehydrobrominating the bromobutenes to form 1,3-butadiene. The method may include reacting butene with hydrogen bromide in the presence of oxygen to form bromobutenes, and dehydrobrominating the bromobutenes to form 1,3-butadiene. The method may include reacting butene with bromine to form dibromobutanes, and dehydrobrominating the dibromobutanes to form 1,3-butadiene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: REACTION 35, LLC
    Inventors: Peter K. Stoimenov, Jeffrey H. Sherman
  • Patent number: 9663421
    Abstract: A method can include reacting a stream including one or more C3 to C10 alkanes with bromine in a bromination reactor to form a bromination reactor discharge stream that includes alkylbromides and HBr. The method further includes coupling the alkylbromides in a coupling reactor to form a coupling reactor effluent comprising alkylbromides having between 5 and about 1000 carbon atoms, olefins having between 5 and about 1000 carbon atoms and HBr. The method also includes hydrogenating the alkylbromides having between 5 and about 1000 carbon atoms and olefins having between 5 and about 1000 carbon atoms to form alkanes having between 5 and about 1000 carbon atoms and HBr.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: REACTION35, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Sherman, Peter Stoimenov
  • Publication number: 20150361008
    Abstract: Olefins and diolefins, such as 1,3-butiadiene, may be produced by a method utilizing a series of bromination and dehydrobromination reactions. Bromine may be reacted with n-butane to form dibromobutane. The dibromobutanes may be dehydrobrominating to form 1,3-butadiene. The method may include reacting butene with bromine to form bromobutenes, and dehydrobrominating the bromobutenes to form 1,3-butadiene. The method may include reacting butene with hydrogen bromide in the presence of oxygen to form bromobutenes, and dehydrobrominating the bromobutenes to form 1,3-butadiene. The method may include reacting butene with bromine to form dibromobutanes, and dehydrobrominating the dibromobutanes to form 1,3-butadiene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Peter K. Stoimenov, Jeffrey H. Sherman
  • Patent number: 9045385
    Abstract: A process is disclosed that includes brominating a C2, C3, C4, C5 or C6 alkane with elemental bromine to form a bromo-alkane. The bromo-alkane is reacted to form a C2, C3, C4, C5 or C6 alkene and HBr. The HBr is oxidized to form elemental bromine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: REACTION 35, LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Julka, Sagar Gadewar, Peter K. Stoimenov, Philip Grosso, Jeffrey H. Sherman, Aihua Zhang, Eric W. McFarland
  • Publication number: 20150099911
    Abstract: A process is disclosed that includes brominating a C2, C3 , C4, C5 or C6 alkane with elemental bromine to form a bromo-alkane. The bromo-alkane is reacted to form a C2, C3, C4, C5 or C6 alkene and HBr. The HBr is oxidized to form elemental bromine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Vivek JULKA, Sagar GADEWAR, Peter K. STOIMENOV, Philip GROSSO, Jeffrey H. SHERMAN, Aihua ZHANG, Eric W. MCFARLAND
  • Patent number: 8940954
    Abstract: A process is disclosed that includes brominating a C2, C3, C4, C5 or C6 alkane with elemental bromine to form a bromo-alkane. The bromo-alkane is reacted to form a C2, C3, C4, C5 or C6 alkene and HBr. The HBr is oxidized to form elemental bromine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Reaction35, LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Julka, Sagar Gadewar, Peter K. Stoimenov, Philip Grosso, Jeffrey H. Sherman, Aihua Zhang, Eric W. McFarland
  • Publication number: 20140378719
    Abstract: A method can include reacting a stream including one or more C3 to C10 alkanes with bromine in a bromination reactor to form a bromination reactor discharge stream that includes alkylbromides and HBr. The method further includes coupling the alkylbromides in a coupling reactor to form a coupling reactor effluent comprising alkylbromides having between 5 and about 1000 carbon atoms, olefins having between 5 and about 1000 carbon atoms and HBr. The method also includes hydrogenating the alkylbromides having between 5 and about 1000 carbon atoms and olefins having between 5 and about 1000 carbon atoms to form alkanes having between 5 and about 1000 carbon atoms and HBr.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Sherman, Peter Stoimenov
  • Patent number: 8449849
    Abstract: A method comprising providing a halogen stream; providing a first alkane stream; reacting at least a portion of the halogen stream with at least a portion of the first alkane stream to form a halogenated stream, wherein the halogenated stream comprises alkyl monohalides, alkyl polyhalides, and a hydrogen halide; providing a second alkane stream; and reacting at least a portion of the second alkane stream with at least a portion of the alkyl polyhalides to create at least some additional alkyl monohalides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: GRT, Inc.
    Inventors: Sagar B. Gadewar, Michael D. Wyrsta, Philip Grosso, Aihua Zhang, Eric W. McFarland, Zachary J. A. Komon, Jeffrey H. Sherman
  • Patent number: 8415517
    Abstract: A method comprising: providing a first halogen stream; providing a first alkane stream; reacting at least a portion of the first halogen stream with at least a portion of the first alkane stream in a first reaction vessel to form a first halogenated stream; providing a second alkane stream comprising C2 and higher hydrocarbons; providing a second halogen stream; and reacting at least a portion of the second halogen stream with at least a portion of the second alkane stream in a second reaction vessel to form a second halogenated stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: GRT, Inc.
    Inventors: Sagar Gadewar, Michael Wyrsta, Philip Grosso, Aihua Zhang, Eric W. McFarland, Zachary J. A. Komon, Jeffrey H. Sherman, Peter Stoimenov, Hongfei Lin, Shawn Huff, Shouli Sun
  • Patent number: 8415512
    Abstract: Improvements in previously disclosed methods of and apparatuses for converting alkanes, alkenes, and aromatics to olefins, alcohols, ethers, and aldehydes includes: safety improvements, use of alternative feedstocks, process simplification, improvements to the halogenation step, improvements to the reproportionation step, improvements to the solid oxide reaction, improvements to solid oxide regeneration, improvements in separations, maintenance, start-up, shut-down, and materials of construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: GRT, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Sherman, Eric W. McFarland, Michael J. Weiss, Ivan Marc Lorkovic, Leroy E. Laverman, Shouli Sun, Dieter J. Schaefer, Galen D. Stucky, Peter C. Ford, Philip Grosso, Ashley W. Rreed, Michael F. Doherty
  • Publication number: 20120302808
    Abstract: A process is disclosed that includes brominating a C2, C3, C4, C5 or C6 alkane with elemental bromine to form a bromo-alkane. The bromo-alkane is reacted to form a C2, C3, C4, C5 or C6 alkene and HBr. The HBr is oxidized to form elemental bromine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: GRT, INC.
    Inventors: Vivek Julka, Sagar Gadewar, Peter K. Stoimenov, Philip Grosso, Jeffrey H. Sherman, Aihua Zhang, Eric W. McFarland
  • Publication number: 20120009090
    Abstract: A method comprising providing a halogen stream; providing a first alkane stream; reacting at least a portion of the halogen stream with at least a portion of the first alkane stream to form a halogenated stream, wherein the halogenated stream comprises alkyl monohalides, alkyl polyhalides, and a hydrogen halide; providing a second alkane stream; and reacting at least a portion of the second alkane stream with at least a portion of the alkyl polyhalides to create at least some additional alkyl monohalides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: Sagar B. Gadewar, Michael D. Wyrsta, Philip Grosso, Aihua Zhang, Eric W. McFarland, Zachary J.A. Komon, Jeffrey H. Sherman