Patents by Inventor John Francis Brody

John Francis Brody 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: 9617490
    Abstract: Catalyst compositions suitable for use in the exhaust gas recycle stream of an internal combustion engine are provided. Such catalyst compositions typically provide significant amounts of methane in addition to syngas. A reformer incorporating such a catalyst for use in an exhaust gas recycle portion of an internal combustion engine powertrain is described. A powertrain incorporating such a reformer, a method of increasing the octane rating of an exhaust gas recycle stream, and a method of operating an internal combustion engine using methane-assisted combustion are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignees: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, Toyota Central Research and Development Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Michael Weiss, Walter Weissman, Tilman Wolfram Beutel, John Francis Brody, Eugine Choi, Wenjun Li, Paul Dmitri Madiara, Chris Esther Kliewer, Karl Gottlieb Strohmaier, Scott J. Weigel, Brett Loveless, Makota Koike, Hiroshi Miyagawa
  • Publication number: 20150167587
    Abstract: Catalyst compositions suitable for use in the exhaust gas recycle stream of an internal combustion engine are provided. Such catalyst compositions typically provide significant amounts of methane in addition to syngas. A reformer incorporating such a catalyst for use in an exhaust gas recycle portion of an internal combustion engine powertrain is described. A powertrain incorporating such a reformer, a method of increasing the octane rating of an exhaust gas recycle stream, and a method of operating an internal combustion engine using methane-assisted combustion are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian Michael Weiss, Walter Weissman, Tilman Wolfram Beutel, John Francis Brody, Eugine Choi, Wenjun Li, Paul Dmitri Madiara, Chris Esther Kliewer, Karl Gottlieb Strohmaier, Scott J. Weigel, Brett Loveless
  • Publication number: 20150167588
    Abstract: Catalyst compositions suitable for use in the exhaust gas recycle stream of an internal combustion engine are provided. Such catalyst compositions typically provide significant amounts of methane in addition to syngas. A reformer incorporating such a catalyst for use in an exhaust gas recycle portion of an internal combustion engine powertrain is described. A powertrain incorporating such a reformer, a method of increasing the octane rating of an exhaust gas recycle stream, and and a method of operating an internal combustion engine using methane-assisted combustion are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Tilman Wolfram Beutel, Brian Michael Weiss, Karl Gottlieb Strohmaier, Michael Anthony Marella, Keith Robert Hajkowski, Walter Weissman, Eugine Choi, George Skic, Chris Esther Kliewer, John Francis Brody, Paul Dmitri Madiara, Sumathy Raman, Partha Nandi
  • Publication number: 20150166913
    Abstract: Catalyst compositions and methods for use of such catalyst composition in the exhaust gas recycle stream of an internal combustion engine for reforming of a methane-containing fuel are provided. A reformer incorporating such a catalyst for use in an exhaust gas recycle portion of an internal combustion engine powertrain is described. A powertrain incorporating such a reformer, a method of increasing the octane rating of an exhaust gas recycle stream, and a method of operating an internal combustion engine for methane combustion are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: John Francis Brody, Paul Dmitri Madiara, Walter Weissman, Eugine Choi, Tilman Wolfram Beutel, Wenjun Li
  • Patent number: 5958221
    Abstract: Stable, zirconia-pillared clays of reduced gallery height, useful as supports for hydroconversion catalysts, are prepared by treating clays with a zirconium compound, a surfactant and water, and compositing the reduced gallery height clay with suitable metal or metals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Co.
    Inventors: Jack Wayne Johnson, John Francis Brody
  • Patent number: 5958819
    Abstract: Stable, zirconia-pillared clays of reduced gallery height, useful as supports for hydroconversion catalysts, are prepared by treating clays with a zirconium compound, a surfactant and water, and compositing the reduced gallery height clay with suitable metal or metals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Jack Wayne Johnson, John Francis Brody
  • Patent number: 5880054
    Abstract: Stable, zirconia-pillared clays of reduced gallery height, useful as supports for hydroconversion catalysts, are prepared by treating clays with a zirconium compound, a surfactant and water, and compositing the reduced gallery height clay with suitable metal or metals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Jack Wayne Johnson, John Francis Brody