Patents by Inventor Richard R. Wood

Richard R. Wood 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: 20220179553
    Abstract: An electronic device, in response to receiving a first message from an electronic device that corresponds to another user, displays the first message in a first message region in a conversation transcript. In response to a first input by a contact at a location of the first message in the conversation transcript, the device displays plurality of acknowledgement options in an acknowledgement selection affordance at a location that corresponds to the first message region. In response to a second input by a second contact at a location of a first acknowledgement option in the acknowledgement selection affordance, the device applies the first acknowledgement option to the first message and transmits information that causes the electronic device that correspond to the other user to apply the first acknowledgement option to a corresponding first message in a conversation transcript that corresponds to the messaging session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Freddy A. Anzures, Richard R. Dellinger, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Nicholas V. King, Daamun Mohseni, Hoan Pham, Wan Si Wan, Giancarlo Yerkes, Darin B. Adler, Bethany Bongiorno, Justin N. Wood, Roberto Garcia, Soin Shedlosky
  • Patent number: 8507736
    Abstract: A method of producing short chain alcohols from glycerol generated as a byproduct of biodiesel production is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: BioFuel-Solution i Malmo AB
    Inventors: Christian Hulteberg, Jan Brandin, Richard R. Woods, Brook Porter
  • Publication number: 20110113677
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the production of biodiesel and esters are provided. The methods can include converting a fatty acid rich material to biodiesel using a homogeneous catalyst, and electrodialysis to remove or concentrate the catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: PRIMAFUEL, INC.
    Inventor: Richard R. Woods
  • Patent number: 7905931
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the production of biodiesel are provided. The methods involve converting a fatty acid rich material to biodiesel using a homogeneous catalyst, followed by electrodialysis of the resulting product to remove the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Primafuel, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard R. Woods, Brook Porter
  • Publication number: 20100210861
    Abstract: Methods and systems for producing both purified triacylglycerides and fatty acid-monohydric alcohol esters from a feed material comprising vegetable oil or animal fat with elevated levels of free fatty acids is disclosed. Various embodiments include adsorptive techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: PRIMAFUEL, INC.
    Inventors: Richard R. Woods, Vahik Krikorian
  • Publication number: 20090012334
    Abstract: A method of producing short chain alcohols from glycerol generated as a byproduct of biodiesel production is provided utilizing separate dehydration and hydrogenation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: PRIMAFUEL, INC.
    Inventors: Christian Hulteberg, Jan Brandin, Richard R. Woods, Brook Porter
  • Publication number: 20090005614
    Abstract: A method of producing short chain alcohols from glycerol generated as a byproduct of biodiesel production is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicant: PRIMAFUEL, INC.
    Inventors: Christian Hulteberg, Jan Brandin, Richard R. Woods, Brook Porter
  • Publication number: 20080209799
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the production of biodiesel are provided. The methods involve converting a fatty acid rich material to biodiesel using a homogeneous catalyst, followed by electrodialysis of the resulting product to remove the catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: PRIMAFUEL, INC.
    Inventors: Richard R. Woods, Brook Porter
  • Publication number: 20030046867
    Abstract: A hydrogen production apparatus for generating hydrogen comprises a first input for mixing a stream of liquid water with a stream of feed gas to produce a feed gas-water mixture stream and a heating mechanism for heating the feed gas-water mixture stream to a temperature sufficient to evaporate the water in the feed gas-water mixture stream to steam to produce a humidified feed-gas stream. A second input is provided for mixing the humidified feed-gas stream with a hydrocarbon fuel to produce a reformer reactant mixture of fuel, oxidant, and steam. A steam-methane reforming component reacts the hydrocarbon fuel and the steam in the reformer reactant mixture in a steam-methane reforming reaction to reform the hydrocarbon fuel in the reformer reactant mixture and produce a hydrogen enriched reformer product gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventors: Richard R. Woods, Kandaswamy Duraiswamy
  • Patent number: 6033793
    Abstract: An integrated power module for generating thermal and electrical power is provided within a housing which includes inlets for fuel and for air, a reformer chamber, a fuel cell stack, and a combustion chamber. Oxygen-containing gas, such as air, is introduced into the module along a path in one direction in heat exchange relationship with reaction products produced in the reaction chamber traveling in an adjacent path, preferably in an opposite direction, to preheat the incoming oxygen-containing gas. A nozzle having an injector for the fuel and for the oxygen-containing gas delivers these gases to the interior of the reformer chamber, where ignition is supplied by a suitable device. The reaction products from the reformer chamber are fed to a fuel cell which will consume certain of the reaction products, such as hydrogen gas, with oxygen provided from the reaction chamber acting as an oxidizing gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Assignee: Hydrogen Burner Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard R. Woods, Leonard Greiner, David Moard
  • Patent number: 5424144
    Abstract: A one-piece separator plate suitable for use in a fuel cell stack comprising a single pressed metal plate having a peripheral raised seal region on a face of said pressed metal plate and a corresponding peripheral recessed seal region on the opposite face thereof, the corresponding peripheral recessed seal region forming a peripheral channel on said opposite face of the pressed metal plate. A peripheral insert ring is disposed in the peripheral channel, which insert ring and said peripheral raised seal region form seals between the faces of the pressed metal plate and an adjacent active cell component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1995
    Assignee: M-C Power Corporation
    Inventor: Richard R. Woods, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5143340
    Abstract: A support between the floor (22) and the roof (24) of e.g. a mine stope, is made by using an inflatable container comprising an inner bag (10), received in an outer bag (12). An inlet valve (14) extends through both bags as does a relatively higher pressure relief outlet valve (16). In use, air is pumped into the container until it is fully inflated, following by a grout, the air escaping via the valve (16) until the inner bag (10) is filled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Assignee: Fosroc International Limited
    Inventors: Richard R. Wood, Norman J. Cook, John R. Thorpe
  • Patent number: 5127234
    Abstract: An improved process and apparatus for absorption cooling in which an absorbent-refrigerant solution from an absorber is heated in a generator producing absorbent-refrigerant vapor, the absorbent-refrigerant vapor is separated and condensed producing pure liquid refrigerant and an absorbent-enriched solution, the absorbent-enriched solution is returned to the absorber, the pure liquid refrigerant is evaporated producing pure refrigerant vapor, and the pure refrigerant vapor is absorbed into the absorbent-enriched solution. A dilute absorbent-refrigerant solution and a concentrated absorbent-refrigerant solution are generated simultaneously in a solution concentration means disposed between the absorber and generator. The dilute absorbent-refrigerant solution is heated to produce a first pure refrigerant vapor and the absorbent-enriched solution. The first pure refrigerant vapor is condensed in the generator in thermal contact with the absorbent-enriched solution producing pure liquid refrigerant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Assignee: Gas Research Institute
    Inventor: Richard R. Woods, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5112160
    Abstract: This invention relates to a rock anchor which includes an elongated element which is composed of a plurality of elongated tension members which are arranged around the long axis of the elongated element in a circumferential spaced relationship to provide a passage through the elongated element, slots between the tension members which extend over the length of the elongated element, an anchor at one end of the elongated element, for holding the element in a hole and a tensioning arrangement at the other end of the element for use in tensioning the elongated element in the hole. The anchor is preferably a wedge anchor and the invention extends to a method of anchoring the rock anchor in a hole by means of a rod which is passed up into the elongated element from the mouth of the hole to tension the elongated element and activate the wedge anchor to lock the anchor against the side of the hole to hold the elongated element in the hole under tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1992
    Assignee: Delkor Technik Limited
    Inventors: Erik D. Jensen, Richard R. Wood