Patents by Inventor Jeffrey W. Frederick

Jeffrey W. Frederick 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: 10322365
    Abstract: Provided are apparatus and systems for performing a swing adsorption process. This swing adsorption process may involve passing streams through adsorbent bed units to remove contaminants, such as water, from the stream. As part of the process, the adsorbent bed unit may include additional space for the valves on the head of the adsorbent bed unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Reseach Company
    Inventors: Tracy A. Fowler, Shwetha Ramkumar, Jeffrey W. Frederick, Ananda K. Nagavarapu, Sebastian Chialvo, Robert F. Tammera, John W. Fulton
  • Patent number: 10040022
    Abstract: Provided are apparatus and systems for performing a swing adsorption process. This swing adsorption process may involve passing streams through adsorbent bed units to remove contaminants, such as water, from the stream. As part of the process, the adsorbent bed unit may include additional space for the valves of the adsorbent bed unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Tracy A. Fowler, Shwetha Ramkumar, Jeffrey W. Frederick, Ananda K. Nagavarapu, Sebastian Chialvo, Robert F. Tammera, John W. Fulton
  • Patent number: 10016715
    Abstract: Provided are encased parallel channel adsorbent contactor apparatus and systems and swing adsorption processes related thereto. Encased parallel channel adsorbent contactors are useful in swing adsorption processes. A plurality of the encased adsorbent contactors are loaded and sealed together in a swing adsorption vessel such that substantially an entire feed stream must pass through the channels of the contactors and not through stray gaseous stream paths between contactors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Robert F. Tammera, Richard J. Basile, Jeffrey W. Frederick
  • Patent number: 9969941
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for converting hydrocarbons into unsaturated products such as acetylene and/or ethylene. The invention also relates to converting acetylene to olefins such as ethylene and/or propylene, to polymerizing the olefins, and to equipment useful for these processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Hershkowitz, Paul F. Keusenkothen, Jeffrey W. Frederick, Richard J. Basile, John W. Fulton
  • Patent number: 9861929
    Abstract: Provided are apparatus and systems for performing a swing adsorption process. This swing adsorption process may involve passing fluids through an adsorbent bed unit having a contactor disposed within to separate contaminates from other target components. The process includes a purge stream that introduced into the contactor at a location between a first portion and a second portion of the contactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Robert F. Tammera, Jeffrey W. Frederick
  • Patent number: 9809759
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to reactor components and their use, e.g., in regenerative reactors. A process and apparatus for utilizing different wetted areas along the flow path of a fluid in a pyrolysis reactor, e.g., a thermally regenerating reactor, such as a regenerative, reverse-flow reactor, is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Paul F. Keusenkothen, Frank Hershkowitz, Gary D. Mohr, Changmin Chun, Jeffrey W. Frederick
  • Publication number: 20170113176
    Abstract: Provided are apparatus and systems for performing a swing adsorption process. This swing adsorption process may involve passing streams through adsorbent bed units to remove contaminants, such as water, from the stream. As part of the process, the adsorbent bed unit may include additional space for the valves of the adsorbent bed unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Tracy A. Fowler, Shwetha Ramkumar, Jeffrey W. Frederick, Ananda K. Nagavarapu, Sebastian Chialvo, Robert F. Tammera, John W. Fulton
  • Publication number: 20170113175
    Abstract: Provided are apparatus and systems for performing a swing adsorption process. This swing adsorption process may involve passing streams through adsorbent bed units to remove contaminants, such as water, from the stream. As part of the process, the adsorbent bed unit may include additional space for the valves on the head of the adsorbent bed unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Tracy A. Fowler, Shwetha Ramkumar, Jeffrey W. Frederick, Ananda K. Nagavarapu, Sebastian Chialvo, Robert F. Tammera, John W. Fulton
  • Publication number: 20170022426
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to reactor components and their use, e.g., in regenerative reactors. A process and apparatus for utilizing different wetted areas along the flow path of a fluid in a pyrolysis reactor, e.g., a thermally regenerating reactor, such as a regenerative, reverse-flow reactor, is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Paul F. Keusenkothen, Frank Hershkowitz, Gary D. Mohr, Changmin Chun, Jeffrey W. Frederick
  • Publication number: 20160332105
    Abstract: Provided are apparatus and systems for performing a swing adsorption process. This swing adsorption process may involve passing fluids through an adsorbent bed unit having a contactor disposed within to separate contaminates from other target components. The process includes a purge stream that introduced into the contactor at a location between a first portion and a second portion of the contactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Robert F. Tammera, Jeffrey W. Frederick
  • Publication number: 20160304790
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for converting hydrocarbons into unsaturated products such as acetylene and/or ethylene. The invention also relates to converting acetylene to olefins such as ethylene and/or propylene, to polymerizing the olefins, and to equipment useful for these processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Frank Hershkowitz, Paul F. Keusenkothen, Jeffrey W. Frederick, Richard J. Basile, John W. Fulton
  • Patent number: 9447324
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for converting hydrocarbons into unsaturated products such as acetylene and/or ethylene. The invention also relates to converting acetylene to olefins such as ethylene and/or propylene, to polymerizing the olefins, and to equipment useful for these processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Hershkowitz, Paul F. Keusenkothen, Jeffrey W. Frederick, Richard J. Basile, John W. Fulton
  • Publication number: 20160236135
    Abstract: Provided are encased parallel channel adsorbent contactor apparatus and systems and swing adsorption processes related thereto. Encased parallel channel adsorbent contactors are useful in swing adsorption processes. A plurality of the encased adsorbent contactors are loaded and sealed together in a swing adsorption vessel such that substantially an entire feed stream must pass through the channels of the contactors and not through stray gaseous stream paths between contactors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Robert F. Tammera, Richard J. Basile, Jeffrey W. Frederick
  • Patent number: 9358493
    Abstract: Provided are encased parallel channel adsorbent contactor apparatus and systems and swing adsorption processes related thereto. Encased parallel channel adsorbent contactors are useful in swing adsorption processes. A plurality of the encased adsorbent contactors are loaded and sealed together in a swing adsorption vessel such that substantially an entire feed stream must pass through the channels of the contactors and not through stray gaseous stream paths between contactors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Robert F. Tammera, Richard J. Basile, Jeffrey W. Frederick
  • Patent number: 9322549
    Abstract: The invention relates mixer/flow distributors and their use, e.g., in regenerative reactors. The invention encompasses a process and apparatus for controlling oxidation, e.g., for thermally regenerating a reactor, such as a regenerative, reverse-flow reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Hershkowitz, Jeffrey W. Frederick, Timothy M. Healy, Ying Liu
  • Patent number: 9315430
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to reactor components and their use, e.g., in regenerative reactors. A process and apparatus for utilizing different wetted areas along the flow path of a fluid in a pyrolysis reactor, e.g., a thermally regenerating reactor, such as a regenerative, reverse-flow reactor, is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Paul F. Keusenkothen, Frank Hershkowitz, Gary D. Mohr, ChangMin Chun, Jeffrey W. Frederick
  • Publication number: 20160024388
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for converting hydrocarbons into unsaturated products such as acetylene and/or ethylene. The invention also relates to converting acetylene to olefins such as ethylene and/or propylene, to polymerizing the olefins, and to equipment useful for these processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Frank Hershkowitz, Paul F. Keusenkothen, Jeffrey W. Frederick, Richard J. Basile, John W. Fulton
  • Patent number: 9187382
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for converting hydrocarbons into unsaturated products such as acetylene and/or ethylene. The invention also relates to converting acetylene to olefins such as ethylene and/or propylene, to polymerizing the olefins, and to equipment useful for these processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Hershkowitz, Paul F. Keusenkothen, Jeffrey W. Frederick, Richard J. Basile, John W. Fulton
  • Patent number: 9067168
    Abstract: An adsorber with minimal dead volume especially suited to reverse-flow applications comprises: a) an adsorber body; b) a first head engaged with said adsorber body; c) a first conduit extending from outside said head to at least partially through said head; and d) a first valve in flow communication with said first conduit controlling fluid flow along a flow path extending from the first valve and through the adsorber body. The adsorber is especially suited for use in a process for swing adsorption separation processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Frederick, John W. Fulton, Jr., Robert F. Tammera, Richard A. Huntington
  • Patent number: 9034078
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are described for swing adsorption processes. The method includes obtaining different plates, wherein the plates have gaseous openings and a utility fluid opening. Then, the gaseous openings are substantially oriented along a common axis for gaseous openings and the plates are diffusion bonded. Once diffusion bonded, the gaseous openings within the module are wash coated with an adsorbent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Amar S. Wanni, Chithranjan Nadarajah, Jeffrey W. Frederick, Narasimhan Sundaram