Patents by Inventor Larry Baxter

Larry Baxter 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: 10831509
    Abstract: A method is described for processing keyed data items that are each associated with a value of a key, the keyed data items being from a plurality of distinct data streams, the processing including collecting the keyed data items, determining, based on contents of at least one of the keyed data items, satisfaction of one or more specified conditions for execution of one or more actions and causing execution of at least one of the one or more actions responsive to the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Ab Initio Technology LLC
    Inventors: Oded Ravid, Larry Paul Rossi, Peter Baxter, Joel Gould
  • Patent number: 10807924
    Abstract: Method for concentrating components through a distillation column are disclosed. A process stream is provided containing hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide, and water. The process stream is passed into the distillation column at a bottom portion of the distillation column. The process stream is fractionally distilled in the distillation column, forming an overhead vapor stream, a middle fluid stream, and a bottoms liquid stream. The middle fluid stream is removed from a middle location of the distillation column. The bottoms liquid stream is removed from the distillation column. The overhead vapor stream is removed from the distillation column. The middle fluid stream consists of a first portion of the carbon dioxide and a first portion of the hydrocarbons. The bottoms liquid stream consists of a second portion of the hydrocarbons as a first phase and substantially all the water as a second phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventor: Larry Baxter
  • Publication number: 20200318900
    Abstract: Methods and systems for separating components are disclosed. A process liquid stream is provided that contains a first component and a second component. The process liquid stream is cooled to near a temperature at which the second component forms a solid. The process liquid stream is expanded into a vessel such that the first component and a first portion of the second component vaporize to form a process vapor stream and a second portion of the second component forms a solid to form a solid product stream. The process vapor stream and the solid product stream are passed out of the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Sustainable Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Larry Baxter, Stephanie Burt
  • Publication number: 20200316547
    Abstract: A method, system, and device for separating components is disclosed. A vessel is provided. A first volume of a process liquid, containing a first component and a second component, is passed into an inner chamber. The piston retracts to a first position. The fluid inlet is closed. The piston is retracted to a second position, causing the first component and a first portion of the second component to flash to form a vapor stream while a second portion of the second component freezes to form a solid product stream. The fluid outlet is then opened. The piston is advanced to a third position that results in a third volume, smaller than the first volume, such that the vapor stream is expelled. The fluid outlet is closed. The piston is fully closed such that the solid product stream is pressed into and extruded through the solids outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Sustainable Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Larry Baxter
  • Publication number: 20200318899
    Abstract: A method and a system for separating components is disclosed. A process liquid stream, containing a first component and a second component, is passed into an expansion device. The process liquid stream is expanded such that the first component and a first portion of the second component vaporize to form a process vapor stream and a second portion of the second component freezes to form a first solid product stream. The first solid product stream passes out of the expansion device. The process vapor stream passes into a direct-contact heat exchanger against a contact liquid stream. The first portion of the second component desublimates into the contact liquid stream as a second solid product stream. The contact liquid stream and the second solid product stream leave the direct-contact heat exchanger as a slurry stream. The process vapor stream leaves the direct-contact heat exchanger as a stripped process vapor stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Sustainable Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Larry Baxter, Stephanie Burt
  • Publication number: 20200306768
    Abstract: Methods and systems for separating liquid components are disclosed. A vessel is provided containing a solids conveyance device. At least a first portion of the vessel acts as an indirect-contact heat exchanger and a second portion of the vessel contains a filter. A process liquid stream, containing a first component and a second component, is passed into the first portion of the vessel. A portion of the second component is frozen and entrained in the first portion of the vessel into the process liquid stream, resulting in a process slurry stream. The process slurry stream is passed into a second portion of the vessel by the solids conveyance device. The process slurry stream is separated into a solid product stream and a primary liquid product stream by passing the primary liquid product stream through the filter and out of the vessel while separately removing the solid product stream out of the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Sustainable Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Larry Baxter, Stephanie Burt
  • Publication number: 20200298179
    Abstract: A device, system, and method for removing a component from a gas are disclosed. A bead consisting of a core and an outer layer is provided. The outer layer consists of a first impermeable material. The core consists of a second material. A carrier gas, containing a vapor, is passed across the bead, desublimating or desublimating and condensing a portion of the vapor onto the bead. In some embodiments, the beads are passed into the column at a first temperature and the carrier gas is passed across the beads. A portion of the vapor desublimates or desublimates and condenses onto the beads as a solid product, causing the beads to expand in volume as they are warmed to a second temperature. The beads with the solid product are passed out of the column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Sustainable Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Larry Baxter
  • Patent number: 10739067
    Abstract: In a first aspect, the disclosure provides a method for removing a component from a gas stream. A carrier gas stream is cooled by direct contact with a dehydrating solution stream. The dehydrating solution stream removes a portion of water present in the carrier gas stream and produces a dry gas stream and a wet solution stream. A portion of the component is removed from the dry gas stream by direct contact with a cold contact liquid stream. A depleted gas stream and a slurry stream are produced. Removing the portion of the component may include desublimating, freezing, condensing, depositing, or a combination thereof of the portion of the component out of the dry gas stream as a solid product. The slurry stream may include the solid product and a contact liquid. The solid product is separated from the contact liquid, producing a substantially pure solid product stream and the cold contact liquid stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: Larry Baxter, Christopher Hoeger, Aaron Sayre, Jacom Chamberlain, Kyler Stitt
  • Patent number: 10737225
    Abstract: A device for bubbling a gas into a liquid is disclosed. The device comprises a first bubbling apparatus nested inside a second bubbling apparatus. The first bubbling apparatus comprises a gas inlet for receiving the gas and a plurality of first openings for releasing the gas. The second bubbling apparatus at least partially encloses the plurality of first openings of the first bubbling apparatus. The second bubbling apparatus receives the gas from the plurality of first openings. The second bubbling apparatus comprises a plurality of second openings for bubbling the gas into the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: Larry Baxter, Jacom Chamberlain, Kyler Stitt, David Frankman, Christopher Bence, Aaron Sayre
  • Patent number: 10722812
    Abstract: A process to prevent fouling using a desublimating heat exchanger is disclosed. An outlet stream from the desublimating heat exchanger may be split into a plurality of parallel streams. The parallel streams may be sent through a plurality of discrete unit operations, and the unit operations may change the temperature of at least one of the parallel streams. Parallel streams of differing temperature may emerge from the unit operations. The parallel streams which are of a similar temperature may be mixed to form a warm stream and a cool stream. The warm stream and the cool stream may be sent to a mixing chamber. A mixed stream of substantially uniform temperature may emerge from the mixing chamber, and the mixed stream may be recycled back to the desublimating heat exchanger. The mixing chamber may be separate from the desublimating heat exchanger, or the parallel streams of differing temperature may be mixed in the desublimating heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: Larry Baxter, Kyler Stitt, Aaron Sayre, Christopher Hoeger
  • Patent number: 10724891
    Abstract: A vessel with a cavity for measuring level is disclosed. The vessel includes a differential pressure sensor having a first port and a second port, a reference tube that connects the first port of the differential pressure sensor to a bottom portion of the cavity, and an impulse tube that connects the second port of the differential pressure sensor to an impulse tube ending. At least a portion of the impulse tube extends through the cavity and ends at a fluid inlet. The fluid inlet is located at a level above the reference tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: Larry Baxter, Eric Mansfield, Aaron Sayre, David Frankman
  • Patent number: 10717666
    Abstract: A method for separating solids from liquids is disclosed. A double-roller system is provided. A process fluid is provided to the double-roller system. The process fluid comprises a suspended solid and a process liquid. The suspended solid comprises non-fibrous solid particles. A portion of the process fluid is compressed through the double-roller system to produce a compressed portion of the suspended solid. A product stream and a dilute fluid stream are separated. The product stream comprises a compressed portion of the suspended solid and a first portion of the process liquid. The dilute fluid stream comprises a second portion of the suspended solid and a second portion of the process liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: Larry Baxter, Nathan Davis
  • Publication number: 20200086238
    Abstract: A method for separating liquids is disclosed. A feed stream is passed into a separator. The feed stream comprising an organic compound, carbon dioxide, and oxides selected from the group consisting of sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, ozone and combinations thereof. A portion an organic-rich stream is separated from a portion of an inorganic-rich stream through separation by gravity. The organic-rich stream contains a portion of the organic compound and a first portion of the carbon dioxide. The inorganic-rich stream contains a portion of the oxides and a second portion of the carbon dioxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: Larry Baxter, Chris Hoeger, Stephanie Burt, Kyler Stitt, Aaron Sayre, Skyler Chamberlain
  • Patent number: 10563916
    Abstract: A device and process for removing vapors from a gas is disclosed. A tower is provided. Sub-cooled pellets are distributed by the solids distributor across a horizontal cross-section of the tower. A process gas, comprising a product vapor, passes through the gas inlet. The product vapor and the sub-cooled pellets comprise the same material. The product vapor and the sub-cooled pellets agglomerate as the product vapor desublimates onto the sub-cooled pellets, forming product pellets and a vapor-depleted gas. A crushing device, a screening device, and a solids heat exchanger are provided. A portion of the product pellets are recycled as sub-cooled pellets to the solids distributor by crushing and screening the portion of the product pellets to the size distribution of the sub-cooled pellets and cooling the portion of the product pellets to produce the sub-cooled pellets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: Larry Baxter, Aaron Sayre, Christopher Hoeger, Stephanie Burt, David Frankman, Eric Mansfield, Nathan Davis
  • Patent number: 10551120
    Abstract: A method for cryogenic cooling without fouling is disclosed. The method comprises providing a first cryogenic liquid saturated with a dissolved gas; expanding the first cryogenic liquid into a separation vessel, separating into a vapor, a second cryogenic liquid, and a first solid; drawing the vapor into a heat exchanger and the second cryogenic liquid and the first solid out of the separation vessel; cooling the vapor against a coolant through the heat exchanger, causing the vapor to form a third cryogenic liquid and a second solid, the second solid dissolving in the third cryogenic liquid; and combining the second cryogenic liquid and the first solid with the third cryogenic liquid, producing a final cooled slurry. In this manner, the cryogenic cooling is accomplished without fouling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: Larry Baxter, Nathan Davis
  • Patent number: 10549229
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for separating a vapor from a gas are disclosed. A gas is passed through a direct-contact exchanger. The exchanger using a contact liquid to cool the gas. The gas comprises a vapor. A portion of the vapor is condensed as the gas passes through the direct-contact exchanger, producing a product liquid and a vapor-depleted gas. The product liquid is immiscible in the contact liquid. The product liquid is gravity settled from the contact liquid such that the contact liquid and the product liquid separate in the direct-contact exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: Larry Baxter, Nathan Davis
  • Patent number: 10543456
    Abstract: A process for forming a solid product or products is disclosed. The process is provided with n desublimating exchangers. An exchanger E1 being associated with a first exchanger and an exchanger En being associated with an nth exchanger, n representing the number of exchangers. The n exchangers comprise at least one direct-contact exchanger comprising a contact fluid. A process fluid is passed through the n exchangers in order from E1 through En. The process fluid comprises a product component or components. The solid product or products form from the product component or components in the plurality of exchangers by desublimation. The solid product or products are separated from the process fluid. In this manner, a solid product or products is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: Larry Baxter, Christopher Hoeger, Stephanie Burt, Kyler Stitt, Eric Mansfield, Aaron Sayre, David Frankman, Andrew Baxter, Nathan Davis
  • Patent number: 10537828
    Abstract: A method for preventing fouling of a demister is disclosed. A process fluid is provided into a vessel. A gas is provided to a gas inlet of the vessel. The gas comprises a component that desublimates, crystallizes, solidifies, reacts, or a combination thereof, in the process fluid, forming a first solid. The gas is passed through the process fluid, the component of the gas forming the first solid, resulting in a component-depleted gas. The component-depleted gas is passed out of the process fluid, causing splashing or spurting of the process fluid and the first solid. The diverter section is provided between the demister and the gas inlet, the diverter section comprising a physical obstruction preventing the process fluid and the first solid from splashing or spurting onto the demister. In this manner, fouling of the demister is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sustainable Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Larry Baxter, Andrew Baxter, Kyler Stitt, Aaron Sayre, Stephanie Burt, David Frankman, Nathan Davis
  • Patent number: 10537843
    Abstract: A process for separating a mixture of components is disclosed. A liquid mixture is provided to a separation vessel substantially near a temperature at which a product component freezes. The liquid mixture comprises the product component and a carrier component. The product component and the carrier component are essentially immiscible substantially near the temperature. The liquid mixture is separated into two or more phases, the two or more phases comprising a product component-rich liquid phase and a product component-depleted liquid phase. In this manner, a mixture of components is separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: Larry Baxter, Kyler Stitt, Stephanie Burt, Christopher Hoeger, Eric Mansfield, Nathan Davis
  • Patent number: 10537823
    Abstract: A method for removing carbon dioxide from a carrier liquid using a heat exchanger. A carrier liquid, containing carbon dioxide, is heated through the heat exchanger, causing the carbon dioxide to vaporize. The carrier liquid and the carbon dioxide gas pass to a liquid removal vessel. The carrier liquid is removed and the carbon dioxide gas is compressed. The compressed carbon dioxide gas is provided to the heat exchanger, cooling the carbon dioxide gas opposite the carrier liquid, producing a carbon dioxide liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: Larry Baxter, Christopher Hoeger, Eric Mansfield, Kyler Stitt, Stephanie Burt, Nathan Davis