Patents by Inventor Kernan J. McHugh

Kernan J. McHugh 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: 6239184
    Abstract: A process for extending the life of a Fisher-Tropsch catalyst in a process for converting synthesis gas produced in an autothermal reactor by the substoichiometric oxidation of a light hydrocarbon gas by removing ammonia from the synthesis gas prior to passing the synthesis gas to a Fischer-Tropsch reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Syntroleum Corporation
    Inventors: Gary L. Beer, James F. Leahy, Greg A. Lisewsky, Kernan J. McHugh, Michael D. Briscoe
  • Patent number: 6156234
    Abstract: An improved process for the compression and heating of air or oxygen-enriched air for charging to an autothermal reactor by using a single high compression ratio compressor to produce a high-pressure, high-temperature air or oxygen-enriched air stream for mixture with a hydrocarbon gas stream to produce a charge stream to an autothermal reactor at an elevated pressure above about 350 psig and at an elevated temperature from about 700 to about F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: Atlantic Richfield Company
    Inventors: Michael D. Briscoe, Kernan J. McHugh, John R. Wolflick