Patents by Inventor Kai Tod Paul Jarosch

Kai Tod Paul Jarosch 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: 9926496
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for conducting a hydrocracking or a hydrotreating process in a microchannel reactor. This invention also relates to a process and apparatus for flowing a vapor and liquid into a plurality of microchannels in a microchannel processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Velocys, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Lee Tonkovich, Ravi Arora, John Brophy, Francis P. Daly, Soumitra Deshmukh, Maddalena Fanelli, Kai Tod Paul Jarosch, Timothy J. LaPlante, Richard Q. Long, Terry Mazanec, Daniel Francis Ryan, Laura J. Silva, Wayne W. Simmons, Bruce Strangeland, Yong Wang, Thomas Yuschak, Steven T. Perry, Jeffrey Dale Marco, Michael Alan Marchiando, Robert Lewis Litt
  • Patent number: 9695368
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for conducting a hydrocracking or a hydrotreating process in a microchannel reactor. This invention also relates to a process and apparatus for flowing a vapor and liquid into a plurality of microchannels in a microchannel processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Velocys, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Lee Tonkovich, Ravi Arora, John Brophy, Francis P. Daly, Soumitra Deshmukh, Maddalena Fanelli, Kai Tod Paul Jarosch, Timothy J. LaPlante, Richard Q. Long, Terry Mazanec, Daniel Francis Ryan, Laura J. Silva, Wayne W. Simmons, Bruce Stangeland, Yong Wang, Thomas Yuschak, Steven T. Perry, Jeffrey Dale Marco, Michael Alan Marchiando, Robert Lewis Litt
  • Patent number: 9676623
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process and an apparatus for conducting simultaneous endothermic and exothermic reactions in a microchannel reactor. A start-up procedure for the microchannel reactor is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Velocys, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven T. Perry, Ravi Arora, Martyn Twigg, Bin Yang, Thomas Yuschak, Kai Tod Paul Jarosch, Eric Hans Drescher, Franck Letellier, Anders Gabrielsson
  • Publication number: 20170014795
    Abstract: This invention relates to an apparatus, comprising: a plurality of plates in a stack defining at least one process layer and at least one heat exchange layer, each plate having a peripheral edge, the peripheral edge of each plate being welded to the peripheral edge of the next adjacent plate to provide a perimeter seal for the stack, the ratio of the average surface area of each of the adjacent plates to the average penetration of the weld between the adjacent plates being at least about 100 cm2/mm. The stack may be used as the core assembly for a microchannel processor. The microchannel processor may be used for conducting one or more unit operations, including chemical reactions such as SMR reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Anna Lee Tonkovich, Thomas Yuschak, Kai Tod Paul Jarosch, Paul Neagle, Bin Yang, Ravi Arora, Jeffrey Marco, Jennifer Marco, Barry L. Yang, Andreas Munding, Sara Kampfe
  • Publication number: 20170007978
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to a process for converting ethylbenzene to styrene, comprising: flowing a feed composition comprising ethylbenzene in at least one process microchannel in contact with at least one catalyst to dehydrogenate the ethylbenzene and form a product comprising styrene; exchanging heat between the process microchannel and at least one heat exchange channel in thermal contact with the process microchannel; and removing product from the process microchannel. Also disclosed is an apparatus comprising a process microchannel, a heat exchange channel, and a heat transfer wall positioned between the process microchannel and heat exchange channel wherein the heat transfer wall comprises a thermal resistance layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Anna Lee Tonkovich, Kai Tod Paul Jarosch, Bin Yang, Francis P. Daly, Thomas P. Hickey, Jeffrey Marco, Timothy J. LaPlante, Richard Q. Long
  • Publication number: 20160194563
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for conducting a hydrocracking or a hydrotreating process in a microchannel reactor. This invention also relates to a process and apparatus for flowing a vapor and liquid into a plurality of microchannels in a microchannel processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Anna Lee Tonkovich, Ravi Arora, John Brophy, Francis P. Daly, Soumitra Deshmukh, Maddalena Fanelli, Kai Tod Paul Jarosch, Timothy J. LaPlante, Richard Q. Long, Terry Mazanec, Daniel Francis Ryan, Laura J. Silva, Wayne W. Simmons, Bruce Stangeland, Yong Wang, Thomas Yuschak, Steven T. Perry, Jeffrey Dale Marco, Michael Alan Marchiando, Robert Lewis Litt
  • Publication number: 20150336074
    Abstract: The disclosed technology relates to an apparatus, comprising: at least one microchannel, the microchannel comprising at least one heat transfer wall; a porous thermally conductive support in the microchannel in contact with the heat transfer wall; a catalyst or a sorption medium supported by the porous support; and a heat source and/or heat sink in thermal contact with the heat transfer wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Anna Lee Tonkovich, Kai Tod Paul Jarosch, Jeffrey Dale Marco, Bin Yang, Sean Patrick Fitzgerald, Steven T. Perry, Thomas Yuschak, Francis P. Daly, Haibiao Chen
  • Patent number: 9150494
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to a process, comprising: flowing a first reactant feed stream comprising a reactant substrate and a second reactant feed stream comprising an alkylating agent, an acylating agent or a mixture thereof, in a process microchannel in contact with each other to form a product comprising at least one alkylation product, at least one acylation product, or a mixture thereof; transferring heat from the process microchannel to a heat sink; and removing the product from the process microchannel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Velocys, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Lee Tonkovich, Steven T. Perry, Timothy J. LaPlante, Kai Tod Paul Jarosch, Thomas P. Hickey, Sean Patrick Fitzgerald, Dongming Qiu, Ravi Arora, Timothy J. Sullivan, Paul Neagle
  • Patent number: 9108904
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for converting a hydrocarbon reactant to a product comprising an oxygenate or a nitrile, the process comprising: (A) flowing a reactant composition comprising the hydrocarbon reactant, and oxygen or a source of oxygen, and optionally ammonia, through a microchannel reactor in contact with a catalyst to convert the hydrocarbon reactant to the product, the hydrocarbon reactant undergoing an exothermic reaction in the microchannel reactor; (B) transferring heat from the microchannel reactor to a heat exchanger during step (A); and (C) quenching the product from step (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Velocys, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Brophy, Frederick A. Pesa, Anna Lee Tonkovich, Jeffrey S. McDaniel, Kai Tod Paul Jarosch
  • Patent number: 9101890
    Abstract: The disclosed technology relates to an apparatus, comprising: at least one microchannel, the microchannel comprising at least one heat transfer wall; a porous thermally conductive support in the microchannel in contact with the heat transfer wall; a catalyst or a sorption medium supported by the porous support; and a heat source and/or heat sink in thermal contact with the heat transfer wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Velocys, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Lee Tonkovich, Kai Tod Paul Jarosch, Jeffrey D. Marco, Bin Yang, Sean Patrick Fitzgerald, Steven T. Perry, Thomas Yuschak, Francis P. Daly, Haibiao Chen
  • Publication number: 20140291204
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for conducting a hydrocracking or a hydrotreating process in a microchannel reactor. This invention also relates to a process and apparatus for flowing a vapor and liquid into a plurality of microchannels in a microchannel processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Velocys, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Lee Tonkovich, Ravi Arora, John Brophy, Francis P. Daly, Soumitra Deshmukh, Maddalena Fanelli, Kai Tod Paul Jarosch, Timothy J. LaPlante, Richard Q. Long, Terry Mazanec, Daniel Francis Ryan, Laura J. Silva, Wayne W. Simmons, Bruce Strangeland, Yong Wang, Thomas Yuschak, Steven T. Perry, Jeffrey Dale Marco, Michael Alan Marchiando, Robert Lewis Litt
  • Publication number: 20140264175
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process and an apparatus for conducting simultaneous endothermic and exothermic reactions in a microchannel reactor. A start-up procedure for the microchannel reactor is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: VELOCYS, INC.
    Inventors: Steven T. Perry, Ravi Arora, Martyn Twigg, Bin Yang, Thomas Yuschak, Kai Tod Paul Jarosch, Eric Hans Drescher, Franck Letellier, Anders Gabrielsson
  • Patent number: 8747656
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for conducting a hydrocracking or a hydrotreating process in a microchannel reactor. This invention also relates to a process and apparatus for flowing a vapor and liquid into a plurality of microchannels in a microchannel processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Velocys, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Lee Tonkovich, Ravi Arora, John Brophy, Francis P. Daly, Soumitra Deshmukh, Maddalena Fanelli, Kai Tod Paul Jarosch, Timothy J. LaPlante, Richard Q. Long, Terry Mazanec, Daniel Francis Ryan, Laura J. Silva, Wayne W. Simmons, Bruce Stangeland, Yong Wang, Thomas Yuschak, Steven T. Perry, Jeffrey Dale Marco, Michael Alan Marchiando, Robert Dwayne Litt
  • Patent number: 8747805
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to a process for conducting an equilibrium limited chemical reaction in a microchannel reactor. The process involves the use of active heat exchange and is suitable for conducting exothermic and endothermic reactions. The process is particularly suitable for synthesizing methanol and dimethyl ether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Velocys, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Lee Tonkovich, Kai Tod Paul Jarosch, Terry Mazanec, Francis P. Daly, Rachid Taha, Enrique Aceves de Alba
  • Patent number: 8383872
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to a process for conducting a multiphase reaction in a microchannel. The process comprises: forming a multiphase reaction mixture comprising a first reactant and a second reactant; the first reactant comprising at least one liquid; the second reactant comprising at least one gas, at least one liquid, or a combination of at least one gas and at least one liquid; the first reactant forming a continuous phase in the multiphase reaction mixture; the second reactant forming gas bubbles and/or liquid droplets dispersed in the continuous phase; and reacting the first reactant with the second reactant in a process microchannel in the presence of at least one catalyst to form at least one product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Velocys, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Lee Tonkovich, David John Hesse, Paul Neagle, Micheal Jay Lamont, Francis P. Daly, Kai Tod Paul Jarosch, Richard Stevenson, Laura J. Silva
  • Publication number: 20120095268
    Abstract: This invention relates to an apparatus, comprising: a plurality of plates in a stack defining at least one process layer and at least one heat exchange layer, each plate having a peripheral edge, the peripheral edge of each plate being welded to the peripheral edge of the next adjacent plate to provide a perimeter seal for the stack, the ratio of the average surface area of each of the adjacent plates to the average penetration of the weld between the adjacent plates being at least about 100 cm2/mm. The stack may be used as the core assembly for a microchannel processor. The microchannel processor may be used for conducting one or more unit operations, including chemical reactions such as SMR reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Anna Lee Tonkovich, Thomas Yuschak, Kai Tod Paul Jarosch, Paul Neagle, Bin Yang, Ravi Arora, Jeffrey Marco, Jennifer Marco, Barry L. Yang, Andreas Munding, Sara Kampfe
  • Patent number: 7959880
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods and apparatuses for producing hydrogen peroxide using microchannel technology. An exemplary process for producing hydrogen peroxide comprises flowing feed streams into intimate fluid communication with one another within a process microchannel to form a reactant mixture stream comprising a hydrogen source and an oxygen source such as, without limitation, hydrogen gas and oxygen gas. Thereafter, a catalyst is contacted by the reactant mixture and is operative to convert a majority of the reactant mixture to hydrogen peroxide that is withdrawn via an egressing product stream. During the hydrogen peroxide chemical reaction, exothermic energy is generated and absorbed by the fluid within the microchannel as well as the microchannel itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Velocys, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Lee Y. Tonkovich, Bin Yang, William Allen Rogers, Jr., Paul William Neagle, Sean P. Fitzgerald, Kai Tod Paul Jarosch, Dongming Qiu, David J. Hesse, Micheal Lamont
  • Publication number: 20110112348
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to a process for converting ethylbenzene to styrene, comprising: flowing a feed composition comprising ethylbenzene in at least one process microchannel in contact with at least one catalyst to dehydrogenate the ethylbenzene and form a product comprising styrene; exchanging heat between the process microchannel and at least one heat exchange channel in thermal contact with the process microchannel; and removing product from the process microchannel. Also disclosed is an apparatus comprising a process microchannel, a heat exchange channel, and a heat transfer wall positioned between the process microchannel and heat exchange channel wherein the heat transfer wall comprises a thermal resistance layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Anna Lee Tonkovich, Kai Tod Paul Jarosch, Bin Yang, Francis P. Daly, Thomas P. Hickey, Jeffrey Marco, Timothy J. LaPlante, Richard Q. Long
  • Patent number: 7935734
    Abstract: The disclosed technology relates to a process for conducting a chemical reaction between at least one liquid reactant and at least one gaseous reactant in a process microchannel containing at least one catalyst, the catalyst comprising a solid phase catalyst or a homogeneous catalyst immobilized on a solid. In one embodiment, the process microchannel comprises a processing zone containing one or more structures for disrupting fluid flow and a reaction zone containing one or more structures for contacting and/or supporting the catalyst, the one or more structures for contacting and/or supporting the catalyst containing openings to permit the reactants to flow through the one or more structures and contact the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Inventors: Anna Lee Tonkovich, Kai Tod Paul Jarosch, Timothy J. Sullivan, Terry Mazanec, Sean Patrick Fitzgerald, Maddalena Fanelli
  • Publication number: 20110083997
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for hydroprocessing heavy oil under process intensification conditions to form an upgraded hydrocarbon product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventors: Laura J. Silva, Anna Lee Tonkovich, Stephen Claude LeViness, Kai Tod Paul Jarosch, Edward Rode