Patents by Inventor Michael Fraim

Michael Fraim 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: 10487272
    Abstract: The invention is directed to utilization of a series of cross-linked 1,4-benzenediamine-co-alkyldiamine polymers and the use of the polymers to remove mercury from a hydrocarbon in fluid form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Othman Charles Sadeq Othman Al Hamouz, Tawfik Abdo Saleh, Thomas Garrison, Michael Fraim, Mohamad Abdel-Aziz Habib
  • Publication number: 20190316043
    Abstract: The invention is directed to utilization of a series of cross-linked 1,4-benzenediamine-co-alkyldiamine polymers and the use of the polymers to remove mercury from a hydrocarbon in fluid form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventors: Othman Charles Sadeq Othman AL-HAMOUZ, Tawfik Abdo Saleh, Thomas Garrison, Michael Fraim, Mohamad Abdel-Aziz Habib
  • Patent number: 10364397
    Abstract: The invention is directed to utilization of a series of cross-linked 1,4-benzenediamine-co-alkyldiamine polymers and the use of the polymers to remove mercury from a hydrocarbon in fluid form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Othman Charles Sadeq Othman Al Hamouz, Tawfik Abdo Saleh, Thomas Garrison, Michael Fraim, Mohamed Abdel-Aziz Habib
  • Patent number: 10301528
    Abstract: A subterranean ground heat exchange system, a method of installation, and a grout composition therefor. The grout composition is a pumpable slurry formed of from about 70 to about 85 parts by weight natural flake graphite and from about 30 to about 15 parts by weight bentonite. The solids content of the pumpable grout slurry is preferably at least 35% by weight and is more preferably at least 40% by weight. The ground exchange apparatus preferably utilizes an improved supply and return header comprised of supply and return ports which are provided through the vertically extending outer wall of a header housing. The header also includes an interior supply conduit which extends from the supply port into the interior of the header housing and includes a bend positioned in the interior of the housing for directing the heat transfer fluid downwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: RYGAN CORP.
    Inventors: Lane Lawless, Michael Fraim, Brandon A. Larson
  • Patent number: 10259726
    Abstract: Electrolytically treating water through influent inlet arrangements for cavitation and one or more pairs of electrodes. The electrodes can provide continuous anodic and cathodic operation for treating water. The pressurized influent premixed with oxidant gas can be pumped into the reactor vessel through the mixing nozzles arranged radially along the circumference. The polarity of the current to the electrode can be periodically reversed at a set interval. An electro-catalytic paddle electrode can be used for the treatment of flowback and produced water. The paddle electrode can consists of alternate pentagonal flat plate electrodes separated by adjustable variable distance Teflon spacers. The paddle electrode is provided with a chemical coating capable of switching/reversing the polarity of anodes and cathodes at ultra high frequencies under very high current flowing conditions thus making it more efficient, stable and durable under demanding field conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBAL WATER INVESTMENTS, LLC a Delaware Limited Liability Company
    Inventors: Michael Fraim, Sanjeev Jakhete
  • Publication number: 20180298290
    Abstract: The invention is directed to utilization of a series of cross-linked 1,4-benzenediamine-co-alkyldiamine polymers and the use of the polymers to remove mercury from a hydrocarbon in fluid form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventors: Othman Charles Sadeq Othman AL HAMOUZ, Tawfik Abdo SALEH, Thomas GARRISON, Michael FRAIM, Mohamed Abdel-Aziz HABIB
  • Patent number: 9816023
    Abstract: A subterranean ground heat exchange system, a method of installation, and a grout composition therefor. The grout composition is a pumpable slurry formed of from about 70 to about 85 parts by weight natural flake graphite and from about 30 to about 15 parts by weight bentonite. The solids content of the pumpable grout slurry is preferably at least 35% by weight and is more preferably at least 40% by weight. The ground exchange apparatus preferably utilizes an improved supply and return header comprised of supply and return ports which are provided through the vertically extending outer wall of a header housing. The header also includes an interior supply conduit which extends from the supply port into the interior of the header housing and includes a bend positioned in the interior of the housing for directing the heat transfer fluid downwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Rygan Corp
    Inventors: Lane Lawless, Michael Fraim, Brandon A. Larson
  • Patent number: 9488037
    Abstract: A sonic oil recovery apparatus for use in a well having a casing therein, has an injector tubing adapted to extend within an interior of the casing and a resonator tube affixed to or within the injector tubing. The resonator tube having an interior flow pathway so as to allow a fluid to flow therethrough from the injector tubing. The resonator tube is suitable for transmitting an acoustic signal of greater than 30 Hz therefrom. The resonator tube has at least two orifice plates formed therein. The orifice plates include an upper orifice plate and a lower orifice plate. The orifice of the upper orifice plate has a diameter greater than a diameter of the lower orifice plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventors: Rick Alan McGee, Michael Fraim
  • Patent number: 9409800
    Abstract: An aqueous fluid treatment method and system is provided which preferably uses a 3 step electro-chemical oxidation process to remove organic contaminates from water. A high surface area electro-chemical reaction cell can be employed to remove organic particles and precipitate hardness salts from the aqueous solution. Several 3-phase spark arcs generated mixed oxidants and acoustic cavitations to remove dissolved organic compounds and oxidize organic metal compounds in the next step. Finally, a dielectric discharge in aqueous foam is used to eliminate recalcitrant organic compounds such as, but not limited to, polychlorinated aromatics, disinfectants, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals before release to environment or recycled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: GLOBAL WATER HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Fraim, Sanjeev Jakhete
  • Patent number: 9248385
    Abstract: A centrifuge separator for different specific gravity fluid separation. Gas enriched influent is then fed into a rotary impeller, where rotational energy of the impeller is transferred to the incoming fluid creating a forced vortex. Centripetal force exerted on the fluid particles help to separate the fluid/solids to rotate at different radius. Solids are moved towards a periphery of the tube where a cone collector facilitates to collect the solids. The conical shape allows the solids to slide into an annulus. The lighter specific gravity fluids are forced to segregate into two different rotating vortexes by virtue of the rotary motion of the impeller. The gas bubbles mixed with the influent help to accelerate the separation of two different specific gravity fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: GLOBAL WATER HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Fraim, Sanjeev Jakhete
  • Publication number: 20150307371
    Abstract: An aqueous fluid treatment method and system is provided which preferably uses a 3 step electro-chemical oxidation process to remove organic contaminates from water. A high surface area electro-chemical reaction cell can be employed to remove organic particles and precipitate hardness salts from the aqueous solution. Several 3-phase spark arcs generated mixed oxidants and acoustic cavitations to remove dissolved organic compounds and oxidize organic metal compounds in the next step. Finally, a dielectric discharge in aqueous foam is used to eliminate recalcitrant organic compounds such as, but not limited to, polychlorinated aromatics, disinfectants, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals before release to environment or recycled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: MICHAEL FRAIM, SANJEEV JAKHETE
  • Publication number: 20150275628
    Abstract: A sonic oil recovery apparatus for use in a well having a casing therein, has an injector tubing adapted to extend within an interior of the casing and a resonator tube affixed to or within the injector tubing. The resonator tube having an interior flow pathway so as to allow a fluid to flow therethrough from the injector tubing. The resonator tube is suitable for transmitting an acoustic signal of greater than 30 Hz therefrom. The resonator tube has at least two orifice plates formed therein. The orifice plates include an upper orifice plate and a lower orifice plate. The orifice of the upper orifice plate has a diameter greater than a diameter of the lower orifice plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Rick Alan MCGEE, Michael FRAIM
  • Publication number: 20150266753
    Abstract: An electrochlorination and electrochemical system for the on-site generation and treatment of municipal water supplies and other reservoirs of water, by using a custom mixed oxidant and mixed reductant generating system for the enhanced destruction of water borne contaminants by creating custom oxidation-reduction-reactant chemistries with real time monitoring. A range of chemical precursors are provided that when acted upon in an electrochemical cell either create an enhanced oxidation, or reduction environment for the destruction or control of contaminants. Chemical agents that can be used to control standard water quality parameters such as total hardness, total alkalinity, pH, total dissolved solids, and the like are introduced via the chemical precursor injection subsystem infrequently or in real time based on sensor inputs and controller set points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: MICHAEL FRAIM, DAVID T. SCHWARTZEL
  • Patent number: 9121630
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, conduit, and composition for low thermal resistance ground heat exchange which preferably comprise, include, and/or use one or more of: a thin-walled, highly conductive filament wound conduit/casing formed using a thermosetting plastic composition containing a thermal conductivity enhancer; a grout backfill preferably including a sufficient amount of graphite, coke, or similar additive to provide a thermal conductivity of 3 Btu/hr-ft-° F. and higher; and a drop tube delivery conduit within the casing, the drop tube having radial exterior ribs which extend into the fluid return annulus formed between the interior wall of the casing and the exterior of the drop tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Rygan Corp.
    Inventor: Michael Fraim
  • Publication number: 20150136591
    Abstract: Electrolytically treating water through influent inlet arrangements for cavitation and one or more pairs of electrodes. The electrodes can provide continuous anodic and cathodic operation for treating water. The pressurized influent premixed with oxidant gas can be pumped into the reactor vessel through the mixing nozzles arranged radially along the circumference. The polarity of the current to the electrode can be periodically reversed at a set interval. An electro-catalytic paddle electrode can be used for the treatment of flowback and produced water. The paddle electrode can consists of alternate pentagonal flat plate electrodes separated by adjustable variable distance Teflon spacers. The paddle electrode is provided with a chemical coating capable of switching/reversing the polarity of anodes and cathodes at ultra high frequencies under very high current flowing conditions thus making it more efficient, stable and durable under demanding field conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: MICHAEL FRAIM, SANJEEV JAKHETE
  • Patent number: 9028689
    Abstract: An aqueous fluid treatment method and system is provided which preferably uses a 3 step electro-chemical oxidation process to remove organic contaminates from water. A high surface area electro-chemical reaction cell can be employed to remove organic particles and precipitate hardness salts from the aqueous solution. Several 3-phase spark arcs generated mixed oxidants and acoustic cavitations to remove dissolved organic compounds and oxidize organic metal compounds in the next step. Finally, a dielectric discharge in aqueous foam is used to eliminate recalcitrant organic compounds such as, but not limited to, polychlorinated aromatics, disinfectants, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals before release to environment or recycled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Global Water Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Fraim, Sanjeev Jakhete
  • Patent number: 9010420
    Abstract: A sonic oil recovery apparatus for use in a well has an injector tubing extending interior of the casing of the well, and a resonator tube affixed to or within the injector tubing. The resonator tube has an interior flow pathway so as to allow a fluid to flow therethrough from the injector tubing. The resonator tube is suitable for transmitting an acoustic signal approximately equal to the resonate frequency of a formation in the well. The resonator tube can have a plurality of orifices plates formed therein such that the fluid flowing through the resonator tube generates the acoustic signal. The resonator tube can alternatively be a solid state acoustic resonator therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventors: Rick Alan McGee, Michael Fraim
  • Publication number: 20150053552
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for electrolytically treating water which can include the influent inlet arrangements for cavitation and one or more pairs of electrodes. The electrodes can be suitable for a continuous anodic and cathodic operation for treating water. The pressurized influent premixed with oxidant gas, such as, but not limited to, Ozone or Oxygen can be pumped into the reactor vessel through the mixing nozzles preferably arranged radially along the circumference. A power source for each reactor provides voltage and current to the electrodes. The controller maintains the voltage and current to the electrode. The duration of each voltage polarity applied to each electrode can be preferably the same. The polarity of the voltage to the electrode can be periodically reversed at a set interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: MICHAEL FRAIM, Sanjeev Jakhete
  • Patent number: 8945353
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for electrolytically treating water which can include the influent inlet arrangements for cavitation and one or more pairs of electrodes. The electrodes can be suitable for a continuous anodic and cathodic operation for treating water. The pressurized influent premixed with oxidant gas, such as, but not limited to, Ozone or Oxygen can be pumped into the reactor vessel through the mixing nozzles preferably arranged radially along the circumference. A power source for each reactor provides voltage and current to the electrodes. The controller maintains the voltage and current to the electrode. The duration of each voltage polarity applied to each electrode can be preferably the same. The polarity of the voltage to the electrode can be periodically reversed at a set interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Global Water-Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Fraim, Sanjeev Jakhete
  • Publication number: 20140190906
    Abstract: A centrifuge separator for different specific gravity fluid separation. Gas enriched influent is then fed into a rotary impeller, where rotational energy of the impeller is transferred to the incoming fluid creating a forced vortex. Centripetal force exerted on the fluid particles help to separate the fluid/solids to rotate at different radius. Solids are moved towards a periphery of the tube where a cone collector facilitates to collect the solids. The conical shape allows the solids to slide into an annulus. The lighter specific gravity fluids are forced to segregate into two different rotating vortexes by virtue of the rotary motion of the impeller. The gas bubbles mixed with the influent help to accelerate the separation of two different specific gravity fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: MICHAEL FRAIM, Sanjeev Jakhete