Patents by Inventor John M. Moses

John M. Moses 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: 20200247773
    Abstract: Chromatography systems and methods for using carbon dioxide to separate one or more cannabis-derived compounds from other components of a mixture are generally described. Some of the methods described herein comprise transporting a mixture comprising a first cannabis-derived compound and one or more other components through a chromatography column containing a stationary phase comprising a packing material. In some embodiments, the mixture is transported through the column within a mobile phase that comprises carbon dioxide (e.g., supercritical CO2, liquid CO2). The mobile phase may be substantially free of a co-solvent that is in liquid phase at standard room temperature and pressure. In some embodiments, the mobile phase is free of any co-solvent and comprises 100 vol % carbon dioxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Clark K. Colton, John M. Moses, Veronica M. Wilson, William H. Dalzell, Mariya Layurova, Tony J. Elian, Truong H. Cai, John MacKay
  • Patent number: 9718624
    Abstract: A conveyor system for transporting sand including a transportation element for moving the sand, and a drive subassembly for moving the transportation element on a predetermined path. The drive subassembly includes a sprocket driven by a motor for moving the transportation element along the predetermined path, and a floating idler wheel supportable by the transportation element and positioned on the predetermined path downstream from the sprocket. The floating idler wheel is movable between an upper location and a lower location, depending on the tension to which the transportation element is subjected. The drive subassembly also includes a limit switch activatable upon the floating idler wheel moving to the lower location. Upon activation, the limit switch transmits a signal to a motor switch to de-energize the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Sandmiser Inc.
    Inventors: James Beaumont, John M. Moses
  • Publication number: 20170029220
    Abstract: A conveyor system for transporting sand including a transportation element for moving the sand, and a drive subassembly for moving the transportation element on a predetermined path. The drive subassembly includes a sprocket driven by a motor for moving the transportation element along the predetermined path, and a floating idler wheel supportable by the transportation element and positioned on the predetermined path downstream from the sprocket. The floating idler wheel is movable between an upper location and a lower location, depending on the tension to which the transportation element is subjected. The drive subassembly also includes a limit switch activatable upon the floating idler wheel moving to the lower location. Upon activation, the limit switch transmits a signal to a motor switch to de-energize the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: Sandmiser Inc.
    Inventors: James Beaumont, John M. Moses
  • Patent number: 9187979
    Abstract: The extraction of hydrocarbon fuel products such as kerogen oil and gas from a body of fixed fossil fuels such as oil shale is accomplished by applying a combination of electrical energy and critical fluids with reactants and/or catalysts down a borehole to initiate a reaction of reactants in the critical fluids with kerogen in the oil shale thereby raising the temperatures to cause kerogen oil and gas products to be extracted as a vapor, liquid or dissolved in the critical fluids. The hydrocarbon fuel products of kerogen oil or shale oil and hydrocarbon gas are removed to the ground surface by a product return line. An RF generator provides electromagnetic energy, and the critical fluids include a combination of carbon dioxide (CO2), with reactants of nitrous oxide (N2O) or oxygen (O2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Brian C. Considine, John A. Cogliandro, Maureen P. Cogliandro, John M. Moses, John R. Hannon, John P. Markiewicz
  • Patent number: 8096349
    Abstract: The extraction of hydrocarbon fuel products such as kerogen oil and gas from a body of fixed fossil fuels such as oil shale is accomplished by applying a combination of electrical energy and critical fluids with reactants and/or catalysts down a borehole to initiate a reaction of reactants in the critical fluids with kerogen in the oil shale thereby raising the temperatures to cause kerogen oil and gas products to be extracted as a vapor, liquid or dissolved in the critical fluids. The hydrocarbon fuel products of kerogen oil or shale oil and hydrocarbon gas are removed to the ground surface by a product return line. An RF generator provides electromagnetic energy, and the critical fluids include a combination of carbon dioxide (CO2), with reactants of nitrous oxide (N2O) or oxygen (O2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Brian C. Considine, John A. Cogliandro, Maureen P. Cogliandro, John M. Moses, John R. Hannon, John P. Markiewicz
  • Patent number: 7875120
    Abstract: A method of cleaning an industrial tank using electrical energy and critical fluid comprises the steps of transmitting electrical energy into an industrial tank to a first predetermined temperature, providing a critical fluid with a reactant or catalyst into the tank for diffusion into the contents of the tank at a predetermined pressure, transmitting electrical energy into the tank to heat the contents including the critical fluid to a second predetermined temperature to initiate reaction of a reactant in the critical fluid with a portion of the contents of the tank causing hydrocarbons and contaminants to be released for extraction as a vapor, liquid or dissolved in the critical fluid. A step of pressure cycling may be performed prior to a step of removing the contents of the tank including the hydrocarbons and contaminants. A further step includes separating the hydrocarbons, critical fluid, gases, and contaminants removed from the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Brian C. Considine, John A. Cogliandro, Maureen P. Cogliandro, John M. Moses, John R. Hannon, John P. Markiewicz
  • Patent number: 7562708
    Abstract: A closed loop system for increasing yield, reducing post process pollution, reducing energy consumed during and after extraction of fuels or contaminants in formations and for sequestering of carbon dioxide C02 from various sources is converted to a critical fluid for use as a flushing and cooling medium. Electrical energy heats a hydrocarbon rich formation resulting in the extraction of hot fluids which are fed to heat exchangers, gas/liquid separator, and steam turbine whereby oil, electric power, carbon dioxide and methane are produced for reuse in the system or for external use. Further, a method for sequestering of carbon dioxide in a formation comprises the steps of injecting CO2 into the reservoir, flushing with cool pressurized CO2 for heat removal, infiltrating with ultra-fine low density suspended catalyst particles of dry sodium hydroxide in CO2, pumping water moistened CO2 into the reservoir to activate the catalysts, binding the CO2 with reacting materials and capping the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: John A. Cogliandro, John M. Moses
  • Publication number: 20090114384
    Abstract: The extraction of hydrocarbon fuel products such as kerogen oil and gas from a body of fixed fossil fuels such as oil shale is accomplished by applying a combination of electrical energy and critical fluids with reactants and/or catalysts down a borehole to initiate a reaction of reactants in the critical fluids with kerogen in the oil shale thereby raising the temperatures to cause kerogen oil and gas products to be extracted as a vapor, liquid or dissolved in the critical fluids. The hydrocarbon fuel products of kerogen oil or shale oil and hydrocarbon gas are removed to the ground surface by a product return line. An RF generator provides electromagnetic energy, and the critical fluids include a combination of carbon dioxide (CO2), with reactants of nitrous oxide (N2O) or oxygen (O2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian C. Considine, John A. Cogliandro, Maureen P. Cogliandro, John M. Moses, John R. Hannon, John P. Markiewicz
  • Patent number: 7461693
    Abstract: The extraction of hydrocarbon fuel products such as kerogen oil and gas from a body of fixed fossil fuels such as oil shale is accomplished by applying a combination of electrical energy and critical fluids with reactants and/or catalysts down a borehole to initiate a reaction of reactants in the critical fluids with kerogen in the oil shale thereby raising the temperatures to cause kerogen oil and gas products to be extracted as a vapor, liquid or dissolved in the critical fluids. The hydrocarbon fuel products of kerogen oil or shale oil and hydrocarbon gas are removed to the ground surface by a product return line. An RF generator provides electromagnetic energy, and the critical fluids include a combination of carbon dioxide (CO2), with reactants of nitrous oxide (N2O) or oxygen (O2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Brian C. Considine, John A. Cogliandro, Maureen P. Cogliandro, John M. Moses, John R. Hannon, John P. Markiewicz
  • Publication number: 20080163895
    Abstract: A method of cleaning an industrial tank using electrical energy and critical fluid comprises the steps of transmitting electrical energy into an industrial tank to a first predetermined temperature, providing a critical fluid with a reactant or catalyst into the tank for diffusion into the contents of the tank at a predetermined pressure, transmitting electrical energy into the tank to heat the contents including the critical fluid to a second predetermined temperature to initiate reaction of a reactant in the critical fluid with a portion of the contents of the tank causing hydrocarbons and contaminants to be released for extraction as a vapor, liquid or dissolved in the critical fluid. A step of pressure cycling may be performed prior to a step of removing the contents of the tank including the hydrocarbons and contaminants. A further step includes separating the hydrocarbons, critical fluid, gases, and contaminants removed from the tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Applicant: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Brian C. Considine, John A. Cogliandro, Maureen P. Cogliandro, John M. Moses, John R. Hannon, John P. Markiewicz
  • Publication number: 20070261844
    Abstract: A closed loop system for increasing yield, reducing post process pollution, reducing energy consumed during and after extraction of fuels or contaminants in formations and for sequestering of carbon dioxide C02 from various sources is converted to a critical fluid for use as a flushing and cooling medium. Electrical energy heats a hydrocarbon rich formation resulting in the extraction of hot fluids which are fed to heat exchangers, gas/liquid separator, and steam turbine whereby oil, electric power, carbon dioxide and methane are produced for reuse in the system or for external use. Further, a method for sequestering of carbon dioxide in a formation comprises the steps of injecting CO2 into the reservoir, flushing with cool pressurized CO2 for heat removal, infiltrating with ultra-fine low density suspended catalyst particles of dry sodium hydroxide in CO2, pumping water moistened CO2 into the reservoir to activate the catalysts, binding the CO2 with reacting materials and capping the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Applicant: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: John A. Cogliandro, John M. Moses
  • Patent number: 6402952
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for extraction of chemicals from an aquifer remediation aqueous effluent are provided. The extraction method utilizes a critical fluid for separation and recovery of chemicals employed in remediating aquifers contaminated with hazardous organic substances, and is particularly suited for separation and recovery of organic contaminants and process chemicals used in surfactant-based remediation technologies. The extraction method separates and recovers high-value chemicals from the remediation effluent and minimizes the volume of generated hazardous waste. The recovered chemicals can be recycled to the remediation process or stored for later use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan D. McMurtrey, Daniel M. Ginosar, Kenneth S. Moor, G. Michael Shook, John M. Moses, Donna L. Barker
  • Publication number: 20020023662
    Abstract: An improved approach for cleaning and recycling materials is based on pressurized solvents including liquid propane, butane, dimethyl ether, and supercritical carbon dioxide. The apporaches are particularly suitable for cleaning sorbent materials. The approach allows for recycling of the sorbent materials, the solvent and the contaminents, typically oils and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Publication date: February 28, 2002
    Applicant: CRI Recycling Service, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Summerfield, John P. Markiewicz, John M. Moses, Randall L. Barcus
  • Publication number: 20020008070
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for extraction of chemicals from an aquifer remediation aqueous effluent are provided. The extraction method utilizes a critical fluid for separation and recovery of chemicals employed in remediating aquifers contaminated with hazardous organic substances, and is particularly suited for separation and recovery of organic contaminants and process chemicals used in surfactant-based remediation technologies. The extraction method separates and recovers high-value chemicals from the remediation effluent and minimizes the volume of generated hazardous waste. The recovered chemicals can be recycled to the remediation process or stored for later use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2001
    Publication date: January 24, 2002
    Inventors: Ryan D. McMurtrey, Daniel M. Ginosar, Kenneth S. Moor, G. Michael Shook, John M. Moses, Donna L. Barker
  • Patent number: 6312528
    Abstract: An improved approach for cleaning and recycling materials is based on pressurized solvents including liquid propane, butane, dimethyl ether, and supercritical carbon dioxide. The approaches are particularly suitable for cleaning sorbent materials. The approach allows for recycling of the sorbent materials, the solvent and the contaminents, typically oils and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Assignee: CRI Recycling Service, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Summerfield, John P. Markiewicz, John M. Moses, Randall L. Barcus
  • Patent number: 5864923
    Abstract: A method for providing aerogels, and aerogels produced according to the method, is described. As one aspect, antiperspirant compounds that are in aerogel form, and antiperspirant and deodorant compositions including such salts, are described. The method involves contacting a solution containing material to be processed with a species selected to precipitate the material and selected so as to be miscible with the solvent system of the solution. After the material is precipitated, the material may be washed with the precipitating species until it is substantially free of solvent system. Then, the precipitating species containing the material precipitate is taken above its critical point, and the supercritical fluid is exhausted above its critical temperature. Alternately, a separate isolating species is introduced to displace the precipitating species, or the precipitating species/solvent system mixture. The isolating species then is taken above its critical point, and exhausted above its critical temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Assignees: CF Technologies, Inc., The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Stephane Fabrice Rouanet, William Edward McGovern, Wanqing Cao, John M. Moses, Angel L. Carrillo, Irving M. Klotz
  • Patent number: 5739270
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for continuously separating polymer from a plastic, and the resulting separated polymer. The plastic is made flowable into a stream through melting or solubilizing. A critical fluid, such as supercritical carbon dioxide, is added to the plastic stream to promote mechanical or thermodynamic separation of the polymer from contaminants and other components of the plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Inventors: Peter H. Farmer, John M. Moses
  • Patent number: D712238
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Tags4all Global Inc.
    Inventor: John M. Moses
  • Patent number: D773286
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Tags4all Global Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Moses, Jamie Beaumont
  • Patent number: D852610
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: John M. Moses, Jamie Beaumont