Patents by Inventor Robert F. Tammera

Robert F. Tammera 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: 20190366261
    Abstract: Provided are apparatus and systems for performing a swing adsorption process. This swing adsorption process may involve passing streams through adsorbent bed units to remove contaminants, such as water, from the stream. As part of the process, the adsorbent bed unit may provide access to the adsorbent material within the adsorbent bed unit without having to remove one or more of valves, conduits and manifolds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Robert F. Tammera, Bruce T. Kelley, Sebastian Chialvo, Ananda K. Nagavarapu, William Barnes, Tracy A. Fowler
  • Patent number: 10427088
    Abstract: Provided are apparatus and systems for performing a swing adsorption process. This swing adsorption process may involve passing streams through adsorbent bed units to remove contaminants, such as water, from the stream. As part of the process, the adsorbent bed unit may provide access to the adsorbent material within the adsorbent bed unit without having to remove one or more of valves, conduits and manifolds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Robert F. Tammera, Bruce T. Kelley, Sebastian Chialvo, Ananda K. Nagavarapu, William Barnes, Tracy A. Fowler
  • Patent number: 10406497
    Abstract: Vessel and support beam assembly includes a vessel having a cylindrical wall defining an interior chamber having a generally circular shape of diameter D in plan view, and a support assembly disposed within the interior chamber. The support assembly includes an inner hub defining an open central region, and a plurality of spokes extending radially from the inner hub. Each spoke is aligned radially with the cylindrical wall of the vessel and joined thereto. At least one open outer region is defined between circumferentially adjacent spokes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventor: Robert F. Tammera
  • Patent number: 10368678
    Abstract: Cooking vessel that includes a container bottom, a container top comprising a flared section extending to a rim and at least one handle coupled to or extending from an outside surface of the flared section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Robert F. Tammera
  • Patent number: 10322365
    Abstract: Provided are apparatus and systems for performing a swing adsorption process. This swing adsorption process may involve passing streams through adsorbent bed units to remove contaminants, such as water, from the stream. As part of the process, the adsorbent bed unit may include additional space for the valves on the head of the adsorbent bed unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Reseach Company
    Inventors: Tracy A. Fowler, Shwetha Ramkumar, Jeffrey W. Frederick, Ananda K. Nagavarapu, Sebastian Chialvo, Robert F. Tammera, John W. Fulton
  • Patent number: 10040022
    Abstract: Provided are apparatus and systems for performing a swing adsorption process. This swing adsorption process may involve passing streams through adsorbent bed units to remove contaminants, such as water, from the stream. As part of the process, the adsorbent bed unit may include additional space for the valves of the adsorbent bed unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Tracy A. Fowler, Shwetha Ramkumar, Jeffrey W. Frederick, Ananda K. Nagavarapu, Sebastian Chialvo, Robert F. Tammera, John W. Fulton
  • Patent number: 10016715
    Abstract: Provided are encased parallel channel adsorbent contactor apparatus and systems and swing adsorption processes related thereto. Encased parallel channel adsorbent contactors are useful in swing adsorption processes. A plurality of the encased adsorbent contactors are loaded and sealed together in a swing adsorption vessel such that substantially an entire feed stream must pass through the channels of the contactors and not through stray gaseous stream paths between contactors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Robert F. Tammera, Richard J. Basile, Jeffrey W. Frederick
  • Publication number: 20180098657
    Abstract: Cooking vessel that includes a container bottom, a container top comprising a flared section extending to a rim and at least one handle coupled to or extending from an outside surface of the flared section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventor: Robert F. TAMMERA
  • Patent number: 9861929
    Abstract: Provided are apparatus and systems for performing a swing adsorption process. This swing adsorption process may involve passing fluids through an adsorbent bed unit having a contactor disposed within to separate contaminates from other target components. The process includes a purge stream that introduced into the contactor at a location between a first portion and a second portion of the contactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Robert F. Tammera, Jeffrey W. Frederick
  • Publication number: 20170266604
    Abstract: Provided are apparatus and systems for performing a swing adsorption process. This swing adsorption process may involve passing streams through adsorbent bed units to remove contaminants, such as water, from the stream. As part of the process, the adsorbent bed unit may provide access to the adsorbent material within the adsorbent bed unit without having to remove one or more of valves, conduits and manifolds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Robert F. Tammera, Bruce T. Kelley, Sebastian Chialvo, Ananda K. Nagavarapu, William Barnes, Tracy A. Fowler
  • Patent number: 9751041
    Abstract: Provided are apparatus and systems having an adsorbent bed unit for use in a cyclical swing adsorption process. The process is utilized to remove contaminants from a gas feed streams. The adsorbent bed unit includes an assembly of thermal polygon contactors with each of the thermal polygon contactors having one or more internal channels and two or more of the thermal polygon contactors form one or more external channels. The external channels having adsorbent coating that is utilized to remove contaminants from a gas feed streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventor: Robert F. Tammera
  • Publication number: 20170189876
    Abstract: Vessel and support beam assembly includes a vessel having a cylindrical wall defining an interior chamber having a generally circular shape of diameter D in plan view, and a support assembly disposed within the interior chamber. The support assembly includes an inner hub defining an open central region, and a plurality of spokes extending radially from the inner hub. Each spoke is aligned radially with the cylindrical wall of the vessel and joined thereto. At least one open outer region is defined between circumferentially adjacent spokes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventor: Robert F. Tammera
  • Publication number: 20170113175
    Abstract: Provided are apparatus and systems for performing a swing adsorption process. This swing adsorption process may involve passing streams through adsorbent bed units to remove contaminants, such as water, from the stream. As part of the process, the adsorbent bed unit may include additional space for the valves on the head of the adsorbent bed unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Tracy A. Fowler, Shwetha Ramkumar, Jeffrey W. Frederick, Ananda K. Nagavarapu, Sebastian Chialvo, Robert F. Tammera, John W. Fulton
  • Publication number: 20170113176
    Abstract: Provided are apparatus and systems for performing a swing adsorption process. This swing adsorption process may involve passing streams through adsorbent bed units to remove contaminants, such as water, from the stream. As part of the process, the adsorbent bed unit may include additional space for the valves of the adsorbent bed unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Tracy A. Fowler, Shwetha Ramkumar, Jeffrey W. Frederick, Ananda K. Nagavarapu, Sebastian Chialvo, Robert F. Tammera, John W. Fulton
  • Patent number: 9593778
    Abstract: Provided are apparatus and systems having a poppet valve assembly and swing adsorption separation techniques related thereto. A poppet valve includes a valve body, a plurality of static valves fixedly secured to the valve body and a single dynamic poppet valve having a plurality of openings. The plurality of static valves align and mate with the plurality of openings. The single dynamic poppet valve reciprocates to selectively open and close the plurality of static valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventor: Robert F. Tammera
  • Publication number: 20160332105
    Abstract: Provided are apparatus and systems for performing a swing adsorption process. This swing adsorption process may involve passing fluids through an adsorbent bed unit having a contactor disposed within to separate contaminates from other target components. The process includes a purge stream that introduced into the contactor at a location between a first portion and a second portion of the contactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Robert F. Tammera, Jeffrey W. Frederick
  • Publication number: 20160332106
    Abstract: Provided are apparatus and systems having an adsorbent bed unit for use in a cyclical swing adsorption process. The process is utilized to remove contaminants from a gas feed streams. The adsorbent bed unit includes an assembly of thermal polygon contactors with each of the thermal polygon contactors having one or more internal channels and two or more of the thermal polygon contactors form one or more external channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventor: Robert F. TAMMERA
  • Publication number: 20160236135
    Abstract: Provided are encased parallel channel adsorbent contactor apparatus and systems and swing adsorption processes related thereto. Encased parallel channel adsorbent contactors are useful in swing adsorption processes. A plurality of the encased adsorbent contactors are loaded and sealed together in a swing adsorption vessel such that substantially an entire feed stream must pass through the channels of the contactors and not through stray gaseous stream paths between contactors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Robert F. Tammera, Richard J. Basile, Jeffrey W. Frederick
  • Patent number: D865432
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Robert F. Tammera
  • Patent number: D877981
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Robert F. Tammera