Patents by Inventor Jeffrey J. Grott

Jeffrey J. Grott 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: 10384181
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for directing a fluid in a radial reactor comprising: a vertically elongated conduit comprising a front face comprising a surface comprising apertures, two side faces, and a rear face and two ends, wherein an end of the front face and an end of the rear face are a distance D1 apart and wherein a second opposite end of the front face and a second corresponding end of the rear face are a distance D2 apart wherein D1 is greater than D2 and wherein a riser are connected to a top surface of said vertically elongated conduit to allow a gas stream to flow through the riser to the vertically elongated conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Grott, Michael J. Vetter
  • Patent number: 8509924
    Abstract: An integrated optimization and control technique performs process control and optimization using stochastic optimization similar to the manner in which biological immune systems work, and thus without the use of historical process models that must be created prior to placing the control and optimization routine in operation within a plant. An integrated optimization and control technique collects various indications of process control states during the on-line operation of the process, and attempts to optimize the process operation by developing a series of sets of process control inputs to be provided to the process, wherein the control inputs may be developed from the stored process control states using an objective function that defines a particular optimality criteria to be used in optimizing the operation of the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Grott, Jeffery J. Williams, Konrad Swirski, Tomasz Chomiak, Konrad Wojdan
  • Publication number: 20110144772
    Abstract: An integrated optimization and control technique performs process control and optimization using stochastic optimization similar to the manner in which biological immune systems work, and thus without the use of historical process models that must be created prior to placing the control and optimization routine in operation within a plant. An integrated optimization and control technique collects various indications of process control states during the on-line operation of the process, and attempts to optimize the process operation by developing a series of sets of process control inputs to be provided to the process, wherein the control inputs may be developed from the stored process control states using an objective function that defines a particular optimality criteria to be used in optimizing the operation of the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT POWER & WATER SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Grott, Jeffery J. Williams, Konrad Swirski, Tomasz Chomiak, Konrad Wojdan
  • Patent number: 7856280
    Abstract: An integrated optimization and control technique performs process control and optimization using stochastic optimization similar to that used in biological immune systems during on-line operation of a process, the technique collects and stores indications of process control states. During steady-state operation, the technique optimizes process operation by developing sets of process control inputs from stored process control states using an objective function that defines an optimality criterion. Moreover, after one or more disturbance inputs experiences a significant change, the technique responds by comparing the changed disturbance inputs to the disturbance inputs of at least some of the stored process control states to determine the stored process control states that are closest to the new process operating condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Grott, Jeffery J. Williams, Konrad Świrski, Tomasz Chomiak, Konrad Wojdan
  • Publication number: 20080125881
    Abstract: An integrated optimization and control technique performs process control and optimization using stochastic optimization similar to the manner in which biological immune systems work, and thus without the use of historical process models that must be created prior to placing the control and optimization routine in operation within a plant. In particular, an integrated optimization and control technique collects various indications of process control states during the on-line operation of the process, and stores these process control states within a memory. During steady-state operation of the process, the integrated optimization and control technique attempts to optimize the process operation by developing a series of sets of process control inputs to be provided to the process, wherein the series of process control inputs may be developed from the stored process control states using an objective function that defines a particular optimality criteria to be used in optimizing the operation of the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicant: EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT POWER & WATER SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Grott, Jeffery J. Williams, Konrad Swirski, Tomasz Chomiak, Konrad Wojdan
  • Patent number: 5526268
    Abstract: An information display system for representing the condition of an industrial process is dynamically convertible via a control input from presenting information in a first form of output to one or more additional forms of output that are different but equivalent to the first. The system can thereby convert the presentation to display terms and labels in a second language or to use a different diagrammatic representation for process flow conditions and the like. The system has a processor with encoded definitions that may be data type groups or point groups, text groups, symbol groups and the like. A memory stores the different but equivalent definitions applicable to the two forms of output, preferably in one-for-one corresponding lists in memory. A control input such as a pointing device or touch sensitive screen triggers the processor to change from one set of definitions to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Dennis P. Tkacs, Jeffrey J. Grott, Michael J. Gardner