Patents by Inventor Pascal Tessier

Pascal Tessier 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: 20200368687
    Abstract: An isotope separation method, including introducing a first reactant stream (109), containing a natural abundance of at least one desired isotopologue molecule, a second reactant stream (110), and a recycle stream (112) into a photochemical reactor (101), thus producing a raw product stream (115), introducing the raw product stream (115) into a separation device (116), thus producing at least a product stream (117), a gas filter stream (113), and the recycle stream (112), and introducing at least a portion of the gas filter stream (113) into an unconventional (gas) filter (103), wherein the product stream (117) includes the at least one desired isotopologue molecule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Alex AUGUSTINE, Pascal Tessier, Janna Register
  • Patent number: 9878279
    Abstract: Entrained metal hydride particle are removed from a flow of hydrogen from a Mg-based hydride storage unit using not only a particle filter but improvements for reducing or eliminating drastic changes in flow. In addition to or alternative to removal of entrained metal hydride particles, methane produced by reaction of hydrogen with steel in a metal hydride system preferably operated above 350° C. is removed downstream of the Mg-based hydride storage unit using an adsorption cartridge, preferably containing activated carbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: L'AIR LIQUIDE SOCIÉTÉ ANONYME POUR L'ÉTUDE ET L'EXPLOITATION DES PROCEDES GEORGES CLAUDE
    Inventors: Pascal Tessier, Philippe Coignet, Benjamin Jurcik, Ryan Adelman
  • Patent number: 9878278
    Abstract: Entrained metal hydride particle are removed from a flow of hydrogen from a Mg-based hydride storage unit using not only a particle filter but improvements for reducing or eliminating drastic changes in flow. In addition to or alternative to removal of entrained metal hydride particles, methane produced by reaction of hydrogen with steel in a metal hydride system preferably operated above 350° C. is removed downstream of the Mg-based hydride storage unit using an adsorption cartridge, preferably containing activated carbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: L'AIR LIQUIDE SOCIÉTÉ ANONYME POUR L'ÉTUDE ET L'EXPLOITATION DES PROCEDES GEORGES CLAUDE
    Inventors: Pascal Tessier, Philippe Coignet, Benjamin Jurcik, Ryan Adelman
  • Patent number: 9766011
    Abstract: The present invention is a process for removing carbon dioxide from a compressed gas stream including cooling the compressed gas in a first heat exchanger, introducing the cooled gas into a de-sublimating heat exchanger, thereby producing a first solid carbon dioxide stream and a first carbon dioxide poor gas stream, expanding the carbon dioxide poor gas stream, thereby producing a second solid carbon dioxide stream and a second carbon dioxide poor gas stream, combining the first solid carbon dioxide stream and the second solid carbon dioxide stream, thereby producing a combined solid carbon dioxide stream, and indirectly exchanging heat between the combined solid carbon dioxide stream and the compressed gas in the first heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: NEWVISTAS CAPITAL, LLC
    Inventors: Larry Baxter, Paul Terrien, Pascal Tessier, Christopher Hoeger
  • Publication number: 20170239610
    Abstract: Entrained metal hydride particle are removed from a flow of hydrogen from a Mg-based hydride storage unit using not only a particle filter but improvements for reducing or eliminating drastic changes in flow. In addition to or alternative to removal of entrained metal hydride particles, methane produced by reaction of hydrogen with steel in a metal hydride system preferably operated above 350° C. is removed downstream of the Mg-based hydride storage unit using an adsorption cartridge, preferably containing activated carbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et I'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Pascal TESSIER, Philippe COIGNET, Benjamin JURCIK, Ryan ADELMAN
  • Publication number: 20170239611
    Abstract: Entrained metal hydride particle are removed from a flow of hydrogen from a Mg-based hydride storage unit using not only a particle filter but improvements for reducing or eliminating drastic changes in flow. In addition to or alternative to removal of entrained metal hydride particles, methane produced by reaction of hydrogen with steel in a metal hydride system preferably operated above 350° C. is removed downstream of the Mg-based hydride storage unit using an adsorption cartridge, preferably containing activated carbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Pascal TESSIER, Philippe COIGNET, Benjamin JURCIK, Ryan ADELMAN
  • Publication number: 20160290714
    Abstract: The present invention is a process for removing carbon dioxide from a compressed gas stream including cooling the compressed gas in a first heat exchanger, introducing the cooled gas into a de-sublimating heat exchanger, thereby producing a first solid carbon dioxide stream and a first carbon dioxide poor gas stream, expanding the carbon dioxide poor gas stream, thereby producing a second solid carbon dioxide stream and a second carbon dioxide poor gas stream, combining the first solid carbon dioxide stream and the second solid carbon dioxide stream, thereby producing a combined solid carbon dioxide stream, and indirectly exchanging heat between the combined solid carbon dioxide stream and the compressed gas in the first heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et I'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Larry BAXTER, Paul TERRIEN, Pascal TESSIER, Christopher HOEGER
  • Patent number: 9314731
    Abstract: A Temperature Swing Adsorption method for separating a first component, comprising a more adsorbable component, from a feed stream comprising more than 50 mol % of a second component, comprising a less adsorbable component, is provided. The method includes providing an adsorbent structure suitable for adsorbing the first component, the structure being of the parallel passage contactor type, and cyclically implementing the following steps. Passing the feed stream through the adsorbent structure thus adsorbing the first component and producing a stream depleted in the first component and enriched in the second component. Heating the adsorbent structure to desorb the adsorbed first component by means of circulating a heating stream enriched in the first component at a temperature suitable for regeneration. And cooling the structure by means of passing through it more than 50% of the stream enriched in the second component produced in the step a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Société Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procédés Georges Claude
    Inventors: Yudong Chen, Christian Monereau, Edgar S. Sanders, Jr., Pascal Tessier
  • Patent number: 9308486
    Abstract: A structured adsorbent sheet, is provided including a nano-adsorbent powder, and a binder material, wherein the nano-adsorbent powder is combined with the binder material to form an adsorbent material, and a porous electrical heating substrate, wherein the adsorbent material is applied to the porous electrical heating substrate thereby forming a structured adsorbent sheet. A structured adsorbent module is provided, including a plurality of stacked structured adsorbent sheets, configured to produce a plurality of fluid passages, wherein the plurality of fluid passages have a cross-sectional shape in the direction of a fluid stream. The structured adsorbent module may have a cross-sectional shape that is trapezoidal, rectangle, square, triangular or sinusoidal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Société Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procédés Georges Claude
    Inventors: Yudong Chen, Christian Monereau, Edgar S. Sanders, Jr., Pascal Tessier
  • Patent number: 9278305
    Abstract: A Temperature Swing Adsorption method for separating a first component, comprising a more adsorbable component, from a feed stream comprising more than 50 mol % of a second component, comprising a less adsorbable component, is provided. The method includes providing an adsorbent structure suitable for adsorbing the first component, the structure being of the parallel passage contactor type, and cyclically implementing the following steps. Passing the feed stream through the adsorbent structure thus adsorbing the first component and producing a stream depleted in the first component and enriched in the second component. Heating the adsorbent structure to desorb the adsorbed first component by means of circulating a heating stream enriched in the first component at a temperature suitable for regeneration. And cooling the structure by means of passing through it more than 50% of the stream enriched in the second component produced in the step a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Société Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procédés Georges Claude
    Inventors: Yudong Chen, Christian Monereau, Edgar S. Sanders, Jr., Pascal Tessier
  • Patent number: 9114352
    Abstract: A hydrogen purification process is provided. This process includes separating hydrogen from a hydrogen containing stream in at least two sequential palladium membrane purification zones, wherein each purification zone has a permeate side, wherein the permeate side pressure of purification zones are not the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Société Anonyme Pour LÉtude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Trapti Chaubey, Bhadra S. Grover, Pascal Tessier
  • Patent number: 9052063
    Abstract: A container for storing compressed gas includes a plurality of aligned glass capillaries extending into a tubesheet. Each of the capillaries has an open end flush with a front face of the tubesheet. An end cap having a gas outlet connectable to a compressed gas valve or conduit is fitted to the tubesheet in gas-tight fashion to form a high pressure space defined by inner surfaces of the capillaries, the front face of the tubesheet, and inner surfaces of the end cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignees: L'Air Liquide Société Anonyme Pour L'Étude, Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude C.En Ltd.
    Inventors: Pascal Tessier, Tao Li, Edgar S. Sanders, Jr., David P. Edwards, Francoise Barbier
  • Publication number: 20150136316
    Abstract: A method of forming a structured adsorbent sheet is provided. The method includes, combining a nano-adsorbent powder and a binder material to form an adsorbent material, and sandwiching a porous electrical heating substrate between two layers of adsorbent material. The nano-adsorbent powder may be a nano-particle adsorbent. The nano-adsorbent powder may be selected from the group consisting of crystal zeolite, activated carbon, activated alumina, silica gel, and metal organic framework (MOF).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour I'Etude et I'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Yudong Chen, Christian Monereau, Edgar S. Sanders, JR., Pascal Tessier
  • Publication number: 20150139862
    Abstract: A structured adsorbent sheet, is provided including a nano-adsorbent powder, and a binder material, wherein the nano-adsorbent powder is combined with the binder material to form an adsorbent material, and a porous electrical heating substrate, wherein the adsorbent material is applied to the porous electrical heating substrate thereby forming a structured adsorbent sheet. A structured adsorbent module is provided, including a plurality of stacked structured adsorbent sheets, configured to produce a plurality of fluid passages, wherein the plurality of fluid passages have a cross-sectional shape in the direction of a fluid stream. The structured adsorbent module may have a cross-sectional shape that is trapezoidal, rectangle, square, triangular or sinusoidal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Yudong CHEN, Christian MONEREAU, Edgar S. SANDERS, JR., Pascal TESSIER
  • Publication number: 20150135951
    Abstract: A structured adsorbent sheet, is provided including a nano-adsorbent powder, and a binder material, wherein the nano-adsorbent powder is combined with the binder material to form an adsorbent material, and a porous electrical heating substrate, wherein the adsorbent material is applied to the porous electrical heating substrate thereby forming a structured adsorbent sheet. A structured adsorbent module is provided, including a plurality of stacked structured adsorbent sheets, configured to produce a plurality of fluid passages, wherein the plurality of fluid passages have a cross-sectional shape in the direction of a fluid stream. The structured adsorbent module may have a cross-sectional shape that is trapezoidal, rectangle, square, triangular or sinusoidal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour l'Etude et I'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Yudong CHEN, Christian Monereau, Edgar S. Sanders, JR., Pascal Tessier
  • Publication number: 20150135952
    Abstract: A Temperature Swing Adsorption method for separating a first component, comprising a more adsorbable component, from a feed stream comprising more than 50 mol % of a second component, comprising a less adsorbable component, is provided. The method includes providing an adsorbent structure suitable for adsorbing the first component, the structure being of the parallel passage contactor type, and cyclically implementing the following steps. Passing the feed stream through the adsorbent structure thus adsorbing the first component and producing a stream depleted in the first component and enriched in the second component. Heating the adsorbent structure to desorb the adsorbed first component by means of circulating a heating stream enriched in the first component at a temperature suitable for regeneration. And cooling the structure by means of passing through it more than 50% of the stream enriched in the second component produced in the step a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour I'Etude et I'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Yudong CHEN, Christian Monereau, Edgar S. Sanders, JR., Pascal Tessier
  • Publication number: 20140144178
    Abstract: The present invention is a process for removing carbon dioxide from a compressed gas stream including cooling the compressed gas in a first heat exchanger, introducing the cooled gas into a de-sublimating heat exchanger, thereby producing a first solid carbon dioxide stream and a first carbon dioxide poor gas stream, expanding the carbon dioxide poor gas stream, thereby producing a second solid carbon dioxide stream and a second carbon dioxide poor gas stream, combining the first solid carbon dioxide stream and the second solid carbon dioxide stream, thereby producing a combined solid carbon dioxide stream, and indirectly exchanging heat between the combined solid carbon dioxide stream and the compressed gas in the first heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour l'Etude et l'Expoitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Paul Terrien, Pascal Tessier, Christopher Hoeger
  • Patent number: 8518151
    Abstract: A dense hydrogen-permeable layer, such as palladium or palladium alloy, is deposited on a porous hollow fiber. A porous hollow fiber is defined as having an inner diameter of approximately 30 microns to approximately 1500 microns and an outer diameter of approximately 100 microns to approximately 2000 microns. This allows an order-of-magnitude increase in the surface per volume ratio in a hydrogen separation or purification module, or a membrane reformer or reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude el l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Pascal Tessier, Edgar S. Sanders, Jr., Pascal J. Tromeur
  • Publication number: 20130025317
    Abstract: A process for removing carbon dioxide from a carbon dioxide containing gas stream is obtained through de-sublimation, vaporization, and liquefaction of various carbon dioxide-containing streams with little or no external refrigeration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: L'Air Liguide Societe Anonyme Pour L' Etude Et L' Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Paul Terrien, Pascal Tessier
  • Publication number: 20120067211
    Abstract: A dense hydrogen-permeable layer, such as palladium or palladium alloy, is deposited on a porous hollow fiber. A porous hollow fiber is defined as having an inner diameter of approximately 30 microns to approximately 1500 microns and an outer diameter of approximately 100 microns to approximately 2000 microns. This allows an order-of-magnitude increase in the surface per volume ratio in a hydrogen separation or purification module, or a membrane reformer or reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Pascal Tessier, Edgar S. Sanders, JR., Pascal J. Tromeur