Patents by Inventor John R. Hannon

John R. Hannon 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: 10815163
    Abstract: Systems are presented that reduce energy and water consumption in processes for producing fuel from renewable alcohol-containing feedstreams. Alcohol content is converted directly to hydrocarbon transport fuels in a catalytic process, with heat transferred between intermediate process streams to reduce heat energy consumption. Overall water consumption is reduced by recovery of water from the catalytic process and reduction of water temperature to reduce evaporative losses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Vertimass, LLC
    Inventors: Charles E. Wyman, John R. Hannon
  • Publication number: 20190337867
    Abstract: Systems are presented that reduce energy and water consumption in processes for producing fuel from renewable alcohol-containing feedstreams. Alcohol content is converted directly to hydrocarbon transport fuels in a catalytic process, with heat transferred between intermediate process streams to reduce heat energy consumption. Overall water consumption is reduced by recovery of water from the catalytic process and reduction of water temperature to reduce evaporative losses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Charles E. Wyman, John R. Hannon
  • Patent number: 10315965
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented that reduce energy and water consumption in processes for producing fuel from renewable alcohol-containing feedstreams. Alcohol content is converted directly to hydrocarbon transport fuels in a catalytic process, with heat transferred between intermediate process streams to reduce heat energy consumption. Overall water consumption is reduced by recovery of water from the catalytic process and reduction of water temperature to reduce evaporative losses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: VERTIMASS LLC
    Inventors: Charles E. Wyman, John R. Hannon
  • Publication number: 20190119579
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that permit temperature control of a catalyst bed for conversion of alcohols to fuel hydrocarbons by modulating the water content of the alcohol feed stream provided to the catalyst bed. Heat generated by exothermic reactions in the catalyst bed can be utilized to pre-heat the alcohol feed stream. In some embodiments a secondary catalyst bed is provided for the conversion of light hydrocarbons found in the initial hydrocarbon product to fuel hydrocarbons that are liquid at ambient temperature and pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Charles E. WYMAN, John R. HANNON
  • Publication number: 20160362612
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented that reduce energy and water consumption in processes for producing fuel from renewable alcohol-containing feedstreams. Alcohol content is converted directly to hydrocarbon transport fuels in a catalytic process, with heat transferred between intermediate process streams to reduce heat energy consumption. Overall water consumption is reduced by recovery of water from the catalytic process and reduction of water temperature to reduce evaporative losses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Charles E. Wyman, John R. Hannon
  • 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
  • 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