Patents by Inventor Kyle Self

Kyle Self 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: 20200189997
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems to form propylene chlorohydrin by hydrolysis of dichloropropane in presence of Lewis acid and to further form propylene oxide from the propylene chlorohydrin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Weiss, Kyle Self, Thomas A. Albrecht, Margarete K. Leclerc
  • Publication number: 20200115809
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems related to use of one or more lanthanide halides in an electrochemical oxidation of metal halide in anolyte where the metal ion is oxidized from lower oxidation state to higher oxidation state at an anode; and then further use of the one or more lanthanide halides and the metal halide with the metal ion in the higher oxidation state in a halogenation reaction of an unsaturated hydrocarbon or a saturated hydrocarbon to form one or more products comprising halohydrocarbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Margarete K Leclerc, Emily A Cole, Thomas A Albrecht, Michael Kostowskyj, Ryan J Gilliam, Michael J Weiss, Kyle Self
  • Patent number: 10619254
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems that relate to various configurations of electrochemical oxidation, chlorine oxidation, oxychlorination, chlorination, and epoxidation reactions to form propylene oxide or ethylene oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle Self, Michael Joseph Weiss, Ryan J Gilliam, Thomas Albrecht, Gal Mariansky
  • Patent number: 10590054
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems to form propylene chlorohydrin by hydrolysis of dichloropropane in presence of Lewis acid and to further form propylene oxide from the propylene chlorohydrin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Weiss, Kyle Self, Thomas A Albrecht, Margarete K Leclerc
  • Patent number: 10556848
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems related to use of one or more lanthanide halides in an electrochemical oxidation of metal halide in anolyte where the metal ion is oxidized from lower oxidation state to higher oxidation state at an anode; and then further use of the one or more lanthanide halides and the metal halide with the metal ion in the higher oxidation state in a halogenation reaction of an unsaturated hydrocarbon or a saturated hydrocarbon to form one or more products comprising halohydrocarbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Margarete K Leclerc, Emily A Cole, Thomas A Albrecht, Michael Kostowskyj, Ryan J Gilliam, Michael J Weiss, Kyle Self
  • Publication number: 20190367435
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems to form propylene chlorohydrin by hydrolysis of dichloropropane in presence of Lewis acid and to further form propylene oxide from the propylene chlorohydrin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Weiss, Kyle Self, Thomas A Albrecht, Margarete K Leclerc
  • Publication number: 20190284708
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems for an electrochemical cell including an anode and a cathode where the anode is contacted with a metal ion that converts the metal ion from a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state. The metal ion in the higher oxidation state is reacted with hydrogen gas, an unsaturated hydrocarbon, and/or a saturated hydrocarbon to form products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Weiss, Kyle Self, Thomas A Albrecht, Ryan J. Gilliam
  • Publication number: 20190203365
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems that relate to electrochemically oxidizing metal halide with a metal ion in a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state; halogenating an unsaturated hydrocarbon or a saturated hydrocarbon with the metal halide with the metal ion in the higher oxidation state; and oxyhalogenating the metal halide with the metal ion from a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state in presence of an oxidant. In some embodiments, the oxyhalogenation is in series with the electrochemical oxidation, the electrochemical oxidation is in series with the oxyhalogenation, the oxyhalogenation is parallel to the electrochemical oxidation, and/or the oxyhalogenation is simultaneous with the halogenation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas A Albrecht, Ryan J Gilliam, Kyle Self, Michael Joseph Weiss
  • Patent number: 10287223
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems for an electrochemical cell including an anode and a cathode where the anode is contacted with a metal ion that converts the metal ion from a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state. The metal ion in the higher oxidation state is reacted with an unsaturated hydrocarbon and/or a saturated hydrocarbon to form products. Separation and/or purification of the products as well as of the metal ions in the lower oxidation state and the higher oxidation state, is provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Weiss, Ryan J Gilliam, Kyle Self, Gal Mariansky, Margarete K Leclerc, Riyaz Mohammed Shipchandler, Jacob Nagar
  • Publication number: 20190119186
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems related to use of one or more lanthanide halides in an electrochemical oxidation of metal halide in anolyte where the metal ion is oxidized from lower oxidation state to higher oxidation state at an anode; and then further use of the one or more lanthanide halides and the metal halide with the metal ion in the higher oxidation state in a halogenation reaction of an unsaturated hydrocarbon or a saturated hydrocarbon to form one or more products comprising halohydrocarbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Margarete K. Leclerc, Emily A. Cole, Thomas A. Albrecht, Michael Kostowskyj, Ryan J. Gilliam, Michael J. Weiss, Kyle Self
  • Patent number: 10266954
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems that relate to electrochemically oxidizing metal halide with a metal ion in a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state; halogenating an unsaturated hydrocarbon or a saturated hydrocarbon with the metal halide with the metal ion in the higher oxidation state; and oxyhalogenating the metal halide with the metal ion from a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state in presence of an oxidant. In some embodiments, the oxyhalogenation is in series with the electrochemical oxidation, the electrochemical oxidation is in series with the oxyhalogenation, the oxyhalogenation is parallel to the electrochemical oxidation, and/or the oxyhalogenation is simultaneous with the halogenation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Albrecht, Ryan J. Gilliam, Kyle Self, Michael Joseph Weiss
  • Publication number: 20180347056
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems to form propylene chlorohydrin by hydrolysis of 1,2-dichloropropane and to further form propylene oxide from propylene chlorohydrin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Kyle Self, Michael Joseph Weiss, Ryan J. Gilliam, Thomas A. Albrecht
  • Publication number: 20180245223
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems that relate to various configurations of electrochemical oxidation, chlorine oxidation, oxychlorination, chlorination, and epoxidation reactions to form propylene oxide or ethylene oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Kyle Self, Michael Joseph Weiss, Ryan J Gilliam, Thomas Albrecht, Gal Mariansky
  • Publication number: 20180216242
    Abstract: There are provided electrochemical methods and systems to form one or more organic compounds or enantiomers thereof selected from the group consisting of substituted or unsubstituted dioxane, substituted or unsubstituted dioxolane, dichloroethylether, dichloromethyl methyl ether, dichloroethyl methyl ether, chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, phosgene, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas A Albrecht, Dennis Solas, Margarete K Leclerc, Michael Joseph Weiss, Ryan J Gilliam, Kyle Self
  • Patent number: 9957623
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems for an electrochemical cell including an anode and a cathode where the anode is contacted with a metal ion that converts the metal ion from a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state. The metal ion in the higher oxidation state is reacted with hydrogen gas, an unsaturated hydrocarbon, and/or a saturated hydrocarbon to form products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan J Gilliam, Bryan Boggs, Kyle Self, Margarete K Leclerc, Alexander Gorer, Michael J Weiss, John H Miller, Samaresh Mohanta
  • Patent number: 9957621
    Abstract: There are provided electrochemical methods and systems to form one or more organic compounds or enantiomers thereof selected from the group consisting of substituted or unsubstituted dioxane, substituted or unsubstituted dioxolane, dichloroethylether, dichloromethyl methyl ether, dichloroethyl methyl ether, chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, phosgene, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Albrecht, Dennis Solas, Margarete K. Leclerc, Michael Joseph Weiss, Ryan J. Gilliam, Kyle Self
  • Publication number: 20180044267
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems for an electrochemical cell including an anode and a cathode where the anode is contacted with a metal ion that converts the metal ion from a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state. The metal ion in the higher oxidation state is reacted with an unsaturated hydrocarbon and/or a saturated hydrocarbon to form products. Separation and/or purification of the products as well as of the metal ions in the lower oxidation state and the higher oxidation state, is provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Weiss, Ryan J. Gilliam, Kyle Self, Gal Mariansky, Margarete K. Leclerc, Riyaz Mohammed Shipchandler, Jacob Nagar
  • Patent number: 9828313
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems for an electrochemical cell including an anode and a cathode where the anode is contacted with a metal ion that converts the metal ion from a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state. The metal ion in the higher oxidation state is reacted with an unsaturated hydrocarbon and/or a saturated hydrocarbon to form products. Separation and/or purification of the products as well as of the metal ions in the lower oxidation state and the higher oxidation state, is provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Weiss, Ryan J Gilliam, Kyle Self, Gal Mariansky, Margarete K Leclerc, Riyaz Mohammed Shipchandler, Jacob Nagar
  • Publication number: 20170121832
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems that relate to electrochemically oxidizing metal halide with a metal ion in a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state; halogenating an unsaturated hydrocarbon or a saturated hydrocarbon with the metal halide with the metal ion in the higher oxidation state; and oxyhalogenating the metal halide with the metal ion from a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state in presence of an oxidant. In some embodiments, the oxyhalogenation is in series with the electrochemical oxidation, the electrochemical oxidation is in series with the oxyhalogenation, the oxyhalogenation is parallel to the electrochemical oxidation, and/or the oxyhalogenation is simultaneous with the halogenation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas A. Albrecht, Ryan J. Gilliam, Kyle Self, Michael Joseph Weiss
  • Publication number: 20160238623
    Abstract: A system includes a platform including one or more workstations and a microfluidic input device coupled to the one or more workstations. The microfluidic input device is adapted to receive a microfluidic device from a user. The system also includes a robotic device comprising a robotic arm and disposed on the platform. The robotic arm is capable of accessing the one or more workstations and is configured to transfer a plurality of sample solutions from a first spatial location to the microfluidic device when coupled to the microfluidic input device. The system further includes a multi-pixel image capturing device optically coupled to the microfluidic device and an image processing device operably coupled to the multi-pixel image capturing device. The multi-pixel image capturing device is adapted to capture a plurality of multi-pixel images. The image processing device is configured to receive the plurality of multi-pixel images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Gang Sun, Greg Harris, Andy May, Kyle Self, Kevin Farrell, Paul Wyatt