Patents by Inventor K. David Lyons

K. David Lyons 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: 6793910
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and apparatus for producing a synthesis gas from a variety of hydrocarbons. The apparatus (device) consists of a semi-batch, non-constant volume reactor to generate a synthesis gas. While the apparatus feeds mixtures of air, steam, and hydrocarbons into a cylinder where work is performed on the fluid by a piston to adiabatically raise its temperature without heat transfer from an external source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Inventors: K. David Lyons, Robert James, David A. Berry, Todd Gardner