Patents by Inventor Michael Freitas

Michael Freitas 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: 20200353518
    Abstract: A multi-stage product gas generation system converts a carbonaceous material, such as municipal solid waste, into a product gas which may subsequently be converted into a liquid fuel or other material. One or more reactors containing bed material may be used to conduct reactions to effect the conversions. Unreacted inert feedstock contaminants present in the carbonaceous material may be separated from bed material using a portion of the product gas. A heat transfer medium collecting heat from a reaction in one stage may be applied as a reactant input in another, earlier stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: RAVI CHANDRAN, Daniel A. BURCIAGA, Daniel Michael LEO, Shawn Robert FREITAS, Dave G. NEWPORT, Justin Kevin MILLER, Kaitlin Emily HARRINGTON, Brian Christopher ATTWOOD
  • Patent number: 10822229
    Abstract: Improved methods, systems and devices for mechanosynthesis, including those that involve the bulk chemical preparation of tips, multiple tips on a presentation surface, and multiple tips used sequentially in a thermodynamic cascade. These improvements can simplify starting requirements, improve versatility, and reduce equipment and process complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: CBN Nano Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph C. Merkle, Robert A. Freitas, Jr., Jeremy Barton, Aru Hill, Michael Drew, Damian Allis, Tait Takatani, Michael Shawn Marshall, Matthew Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10800655
    Abstract: A system and method for processing unconditioned syngas first removes solids and semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOC), then removes volatile organic compounds (VOC), and then removes at least one sulfur containing compound from the syngas. Additional processing may be performed depending on such factors as the source of syngas being processed, the products, byproducts and intermediate products desired to be formed, captured or recycled and environmental considerations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ThermoChem Recovery International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Chandran, Daniel Michael Leo, Shawn Robert Freitas, Dave G. Newport, Hamilton Sean Michael Whitney, Daniel A. Burciaga
  • Patent number: 10766059
    Abstract: A multi-stage product gas generation system converts a carbonaceous material, such as municipal solid waste, into a product gas which may subsequently be converted into a liquid fuel or other material. One or more reactors containing bed material may be used to conduct reactions to effect the conversions. Unreacted inert feedstock contaminants present in the carbonaceous material may be separated from bed material using a portion of the product gas. A heat transfer medium collecting heat from a reaction in one stage may be applied as a reactant input in another, earlier stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ThermoChem Recovery International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Chandran, Daniel A. Burciaga, Daniel Michael Leo, Shawn Robert Freitas, Dave G. Newport, Justin Kevin Miller, Kaitlin Emily Harrington, Brian Christopher Attwood
  • Patent number: 10736446
    Abstract: An article for treating the rim of a beverage glass includes a tray, an edible liquid substance, an edible particulate substance, and a cover. The sheet has an upper surface with a plurality of recesses extending downwardly from the upper surface. The edible liquid substance and the edible particulate substances are separately disposed in different recesses. The cover is assembled to the upper surface to retain the edible substances within the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: San Diego Farms LLC
    Inventors: David Sasuga, John Michael Freitas, Ju Won Park
  • Publication number: 20200017782
    Abstract: A multi-stage product gas generation system converts a carbonaceous material, such as municipal solid waste, into a product gas which may subsequently be converted into a liquid fuel or other material. One or more reactors containing bed material may be used to conduct reactions to effect the conversions. Unreacted inert feedstock contaminants present in the carbonaceous material may be separated from bed material using a portion of the product gas. A heat transfer medium collecting heat from a reaction in one stage may be applied as a reactant input in another, earlier stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: ThermoChem Recovery International, Inc.
    Inventors: RAVI CHANDRAN, DANIEL A. BURCIAGA, DANIEL MICHAEL LEO, SHAWN ROBERT FREITAS, DAVE G. NEWPORT, JUSTIN KEVIN MILLER, KAITLIN EMILY HARRINGTON, BRIAN CHRISTOPHER ATTWOOD
  • Publication number: 20190359902
    Abstract: A feedstock delivery system transfers a carbonaceous material, such as municipal solid waste, into a product gas generation system. The feedstock delivery system includes a splitter for splitting bulk carbonaceous material into a plurality of carbonaceous material streams. Each stream is processed using a weighing system for gauging the quantity of carbonaceous material, a densification system for forming plugs of carbonaceous material, a de-densification system for breaking up the plugs of carbonaceous material, and a gas and carbonaceous material mixing system for forming a carbonaceous material and gas mixture. A pressure of the mixing gas is reduced prior to mixing with the carbonaceous material, and the carbonaceous material to gas weight ratio is monitored. A transport assembly conveys the carbonaceous material and gas mixture to a first reactor where at least the carbonaceous material within the mixture is subject to thermochemical reactions to form the product gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: ThermoChem Recovery International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Chandran, Daniel A. Burciaga, Daniel Michael Leo, Shawn Robert Freitas, Dave G. Newport, Justin Kevin Miller, Kaitlin Emily Harrington, Brian Christopher Attwood
  • Publication number: 20190261796
    Abstract: An article for treating the rim of a beverage glass includes a tray, an edible liquid substance, an edible particulate substance, and a cover. The sheet has an upper surface with a plurality of recesses extending downwardly from the upper surface. The edible liquid substance and the edible particulate substances are separately disposed in different recesses. The cover is assembled to the upper surface to retain the edible substances within the recesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Fresh Origins, LLC
    Inventors: David Sasuga, John Michael Freitas, Ju Won Park
  • Publication number: 20190250187
    Abstract: Build sequences for fabricating an atomically-precise product can be determined using computational chemistry algorithms to simulate mechanosynthetic reactions, and which may use the mechanosynthesis process conditions or equipment limitations in these simulations, to determine a set of mechanosynthetic reactions that will build an atomically-precise workpiece with a desired degree of reliability. Methods for error correction of pathological reactions or avoidance of pathological reactions are disclosed. Libraries of reactions may be used to reduce simulation requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Damian G. Allis, Jeremy Barton, Michael Drew, Robert A. Freitas, Aru Hill, Matthew Robert Kennedy, Ralph C. Merkle, Tait Takatani, Michael Shawn Marshall
  • Patent number: 10364398
    Abstract: A feedstock delivery system transfers a carbonaceous material, such as municipal solid waste, into a product gas generation system. The feedstock delivery system includes a splitter for splitting bulk carbonaceous material into a plurality of carbonaceous material streams. Each stream is processed using a weighing system for gauging the quantity of carbonaceous material, a densification system for forming plugs of carbonaceous material, a de-densification system for breaking up the plugs of carbonaceous material, and a gas and carbonaceous material mixing system for forming a carbonaceous material and gas mixture. A pressure of the mixing gas is reduced prior to mixing with the carbonaceous material, and the carbonaceous material to gas weight ratio is monitored. A transport assembly conveys the carbonaceous material and gas mixture to a first reactor where at least the carbonaceous material within the mixture is subject to thermochemical reactions to form the product gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: ThermoChem Recovery International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Chandran, Daniel A. Burciaga, Daniel Michael Leo, Shawn Robert Freitas, Dave G. Newport, Justin Kevin Miller, Kaitlin Emily Harrington, Brian Christopher Attwood, Emily Jane Schultheis, Kelly Ann Kishton
  • Publication number: 20190217353
    Abstract: A multi-stage product gas generation system converts a carbonaceous material, such as municipal solid waste, into a product gas which may subsequently be converted into a liquid fuel or other material. One or more reactors containing bed material may be used to conduct reactions to effect the conversions. Unreacted inert feedstock contaminants present in the carbonaceous material may be separated from bed material using a portion of the product gas. A heat transfer medium collecting heat from a reaction in one stage may be applied as a reactant input in another, earlier stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: RAVI CHANDRAN, Daniel A. BURCIAGA, Daniel Michael LEO, Shawn Robert FREITAS, Dave G. NEWPORT, Justin Kevin MILLER, Kaitlin Emily HARRINGTON, Brian ATTWOOD Christopher
  • Publication number: 20190210873
    Abstract: A system and method for processing unconditioned syngas first removes solids and semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOC), then removes volatile organic compounds (VOC), and then removes at least one sulfur containing compound from the syngas. Additional processing may be performed depending on such factors as the source of syngas being processed, the products, byproducts and intermediate products desired to be formed, captured or recycled and environmental considerations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Ravi Chandran, Daniel Michael Leo, Shawn Robert Freitas, Dave D. Newport, Hamilton Sean Michael Whitney, Daniel A. Burciaga
  • Publication number: 20190210874
    Abstract: A system and method for processing unconditioned syngas first removes solids and semi -volatile organic compounds (SVOC), then removes volatile organic compounds (VOC), and then removes at least one sulfur containing compound from the syngas. Additional processing may be performed depending on such factors as the source of syngas being processed, the products, byproducts and intermediate products desired to be formed, captured or recycled and environmental considerations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Ravi Chandran, Daniel Michael Leo, Shawn Robert Freitas, Dave G. Newport, Hamilton Sean Michael Whitney, Daniel A. Burciaga
  • Publication number: 20190202690
    Abstract: Improved methods, systems and devices for mechanosynthesis, including those that involve the bulk chemical preparation of tips, multiple tips on a presentation surface, and multiple tips used sequentially in a thermodynamic cascade. These improvements can simplify starting requirements, improve versatility, and reduce equipment and process complexity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Ralph C. Merkle, Robert A. Freitas, JR., Jeremy Barton, Aru Hill, Michael Drew, Damian Allis, Tait Takatani, Michael Shawn Marshall, Matthew Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10309985
    Abstract: Methods for creating build sequences which are determined using computational chemistry algorithms to simulate mechanosynthetic reactions, and which may use the mechanosynthesis process conditions or equipment limitations in these simulations, and which facilitate determining a set of mechanosynthetic reactions that will build an atomically-precise workpiece with a desired degree of reliability. Included are methods for error correction of pathological reactions or avoidance of pathological reactions. Libraries of reactions may be used to reduce simulation requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: CBN Nano Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Damian G. Allis, Jeremy Barton, Michael Drew, Robert A. Freitas, Jr., Aru Hill, Robert Matthew Kennedy, Ralph C. Merkle, Tait Takatani, Michael Marshall
  • Patent number: 10286431
    Abstract: A multi-stage product gas generation system converts a carbonaceous material, such as municipal solid waste, into a product gas which may subsequently be converted into a liquid fuel or other material. One or more reactors containing bed material may be used to conduct reactions to effect the conversions. Unreacted inert feedstock contaminants present in the carbonaceous material may be separated from bed material using a portion of the product gas. A heat transfer medium collecting heat from a reaction in one stage may be applied as a reactant input in another, earlier stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ThermoChem Recovery International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Chandran, Daniel A. Burciaga, Daniel Michael Leo, Shawn Robert Freitas, Dave G. Newport, Justin Kevin Miller, Kaitlin Emily Harrington, Brian Christopher Attwood
  • Patent number: 10287519
    Abstract: A multi-stage product gas generation system converts a carbonaceous material, such as municipal solid waste, into a product gas which may subsequently be converted into a liquid fuel or other material. One or more reactors containing bed material may be used to conduct reactions to effect the conversions. Unreacted inert feedstock contaminants present in the carbonaceous material may be separated from bed material using a portion of the product gas. A heat transfer medium collecting heat from a reaction in one stage may be applied as a reactant input in another, earlier stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ThermoChem Recovery International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Chandran, Daniel A. Burciaga, Daniel Michael Leo, Shawn Robert Freitas, Dave G. Newport, Justin Kevin Miller, Kaitlin Emily Harrington, Brian Christopher Attwood
  • Publication number: 20070282537
    Abstract: A software algorithm that matches tandem mass spectra created simultaneously and automatically to theoretical peptide sequences derived from a protein database is disclosed. The program characterizes shotgun proteomic data sets obtained from proteins (such as histones) that possess extensive posttranslational modifications that are often difficult to characterize. Data is searched against all theoretical peptides including all combinations of modifications. The program returns four scores to assess the quality of match. The employed algorithm is sensitive to mass accuracy. For high mass accuracy data, a false positive rate as low as 2% may be achieved. Monte Carlo Simulations were also used to obtain a solution to statistical models and calculate statistical scores. The program can also be used to automatically and directly identify disulfide linked proteins and peptides in tandem mass spectra without chemical reduction and/or other derivatization using a probabilistic scoring model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Applicant: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Michael Freitas, Hua Xu
  • Publication number: 20020162564
    Abstract: A hair clip includes a pair of semi-annular band portions and a living hinge that extends between, and is integrally formed with proximal ends of the band portions to thereby join the band portions together for pivotal movement between open and closed positions. A locking depression is formed at the distal end of one band portion and a locking projection formed at the distal end of the other band portion. The locking projection and depression are mutually engageable in a snap-fit arrangement to thereby secure the band portions together in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Inventors: Neal R. Head, Michael Freitas
  • Patent number: D615252
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Inventors: Ana Claudia Martins Pereira Nunes-Freitas, Michael Freitas