Patents by Inventor Robert James Perry

Robert James Perry 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: 20200108343
    Abstract: An absorbent composition includes an amino-siloxane having structure (I): wherein R is independently at each occurrence a C1-C6 aliphatic or aromatic radical; R2 is independently at each occurrence a C2-C10 aliphatic or aromatic radical; R3 is independently at each occurrence a hydrogen atom or a C1-C6 aliphatic or aromatic radical; R4 is independently at each occurrence a C1-C18 aliphatic or aromatic radical or R5, wherein R5 comprises structure (II): wherein X is independently at each occurrence an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom; w is between 0 and 5; y is between 0 and 10; and z is between 0 and 10; wherein, when R4 is R5 comprising the structure (II), a sum of w, y, and z is greater than or equal to 0, and, when R4 is not R5, a sum of w, y, and z is greater than or equal to 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Robert James PERRY, Matthew Paul RAINKA
  • Patent number: 10481132
    Abstract: A system is provided having a probe assembly configured to inspect components of an assembled flange connection when the probe assembly is disposed within a bore of the components. The probe assembly includes a shaft configured to be aligned with an axis of the assembled flange connection, one or more ultrasound probes coupled to the shaft, and one or more encoders. The one or more ultrasound probes are configured to interface with an interior surface of the bore of the components, to emit ultrasound signals into the components, and to receive ultrasound signals from the components. The one or more encoders are coupled to the shaft and are configured to determine a position of the one or more ultrasound probes relative to a reference point of the assembled flange connection during an inspection of components of the assembled flange connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Manuel Kenneth Bueno, Robert Martin Roney, Jr., Willis James Perry, Robert Charles Shaffer, Richard Michael Hatley
  • Patent number: 10457857
    Abstract: Methods for fracking, particularly dry fracking, comprising the use of surfactants for preparation of substantially water-free carbon dioxide in oil foams are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Robert James Perry, Robert Michael Enick, Jason Jiwoo Lee, Eric Beckman
  • Patent number: 10213732
    Abstract: A method for treatment of a flue gas involves feeding the flue gas and a lean solvent to an absorber. The method further involves reacting the flue gas with the lean solvent within the absorber to generate a clean flue gas and a rich solvent. The method also involves feeding the clean flue gas from the absorber and water from a source, to a wash tower to separate a stripped portion of the lean solvent from the clean flue gas to generate a washed clean flue gas and a mixture of the water and the stripped portion of the lean solvent. The method further involves treating at least a portion of the mixture of the water and the stripped portion of the lean solvent via a separation system to separate the water from the stripped portion of the lean solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Irina Pavlovna Spiry, Benjamin Rue Wood, Surinder Prabhjot Singh, Robert James Perry, John Brian McDermott
  • Patent number: 10030483
    Abstract: An efficient and cost-effective process of carbon dioxide recycling in enhanced oil recovery wells or in fracturing wells is provided. The process comprises recovering a hydrocarbon enriched stream of condensed carbon dioxide from and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) well or a fracturing well; adding to said stream one or more thickeners; and directing the thickened stream to the EOR well or fracturing well for recycled usage in EOR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Dan Hancu, Michael Joseph O'Brien, Robert James Perry, Stanlee Teresa Buddle, Mark Daniel Doherty
  • Patent number: 10023723
    Abstract: A process for preparing a rubber composition comprises: (a) forming a mixture of: (i) at least one thiocarboxyl-functional hydrolyzable silane, (ii) at least one rubber containing carbon-carbon double bonds, (iii) at least one silane-reactive filler, (iv) at least one activating agent, and (v) water; (b) mixing the composition formed in step (a) under reactive-mechanical-working conditions and in the absence of vulcanizing agent(s); (c) adding at least one vulcanizing agent (vi) to the composition of step (b); (d) mixing the composition of step (c) under non-reactive-mechanical-working conditions; and, (e) optionally, curing the rubber composition of step (d).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
    Inventors: Ping Jiang, Robert James Perry
  • Patent number: 9957438
    Abstract: A compound represented by the following formula is provided: Also provided is a solution including a compound disclosed herein, a volume of dense carbon dioxide (CO2), and a co-solvent, where the solution has an increased viscosity greater than the viscosity of dense CO2. Methods of increasing the viscosity of dense CO2 and natural gas liquids (NGLs) by, for example, dissolving a compound disclosed herein to form a solution, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mark Daniel Doherty, Michael Joseph O'Brien, Jason Lee, Robert James Perry, Robert Enick
  • Patent number: 9956520
    Abstract: A carbon dioxide absorbent composition is described, including (i) a liquid, nonaqueous silicon-based material, functionalized with one or more groups that either reversibly react with CO2 or have a high-affinity for CO2, and (ii) a hydroxy-containing solvent that is capable of dissolving both the silicon-based material and a reaction product of the silicon-based material and CO2. The absorbent may be utilized in methods to reduce carbon dioxide in an exhaust gas, and finds particular utility in power plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Robert James Perry, Grigorii Lev Soloveichik, Malgorzata Iwona Rubinsztajn, Michael Joseph O'Brien, Larry Neil Lewis, Tunchiao Hubert Lam, Sergei Kniajanski, Dan Hancu
  • Patent number: 9919263
    Abstract: An amino-siloxane composition is presented. The amino-siloxane composition includes structure (I): wherein R1 is independently at each occurrence a C1-C5 aliphatic radical; R2 is a C3-C4 aliphatic radical; R3 is a C1-C5 aliphatic radical or R4, wherein R4 comprises structure (II): and X is an electron donating group. Methods of reducing an amount of carbon dioxide in a process stream using the amino-siloxane composition are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Joseph O'Brien, Rachel Lizabeth Farnum, Robert James Perry
  • Publication number: 20180044573
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods for fracking, particularly dry fracking, comprising the use of surfactants of Formula I, II, III, IV or V for preparation of substantially water-free carbon dioxide in oil foams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Robert James Perry, Robert Michael Enick, Jason Jiwoo Lee, Eric Beckman
  • Patent number: 9890183
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to aminosilicone solvent recovery methods and systems. The methods and systems disclosed herein may be used to recover aminosilicone solvent from a carbon dioxide containing vapor stream, for example, a vapor stream that leaves an aminosilicone solvent desorber apparatus. The methods and systems of the invention utilize a first condensation process at a temperature from about 80° C. to about 150° C. and a second condensation process at a temperature from about 5° C. to about 75° C. The first condensation process yields recovered aminosilicone solvent. The second condensation process yields water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Irina Pavlovna Spiry, Robert James Perry, Benjamin Rue Wood, Surinder Prabhjot Singh, Rachel Lizabeth Farnum, Sarah Elizabeth Genovese
  • Publication number: 20170341016
    Abstract: A method for treatment of a flue gas involves feeding the flue gas and a lean solvent to an absorber. The method further involves reacting the flue gas with the lean solvent within the absorber to generate a clean flue gas and a rich solvent. The method also involves feeding the clean flue gas from the absorber and water from a source, to a wash tower to separate a stripped portion of the lean solvent from the clean flue gas to generate a washed clean flue gas and a mixture of the water and the stripped portion of the lean solvent. The method further involves treating at least a portion of the mixture of the water and the stripped portion of the lean solvent via a separation system to separate the water from the stripped portion of the lean solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Irina Pavlovna SPIRY, Benjamin Rue WOOD, Surinder Prabhjot SINGH, Robert James PERRY, John Brian MCDERMOTT
  • Patent number: 9819038
    Abstract: A power generation system includes a fuel cell including an anode that generates a tail gas. The system also includes a hydrocarbon fuel reforming system that mixes a hydrocarbon fuel with the fuel cell tail gas and to convert the hydrocarbon fuel and fuel tail gas into a reformed fuel stream including CO2. The reforming system further splits the reformed fuel stream into a first portion and a second portion. The system further includes a CO2 removal system coupled in flow communication with the reforming system. The system also includes a first reformed fuel path coupled to the reforming system. The first path channels the first portion of the reformed fuel stream to an anode inlet. The system further includes a second reformed fuel path coupled to the reforming system. The second path channels the second portion of the reformed fuel stream to the CO2 removal system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Andrew Philip Shapiro, Robert James Perry, Matthew Joseph Alinger, Bruce Philip Biederman, Irfan Saif Hussaini, Irina Spiry
  • Patent number: 9777122
    Abstract: A silicone polymer is provided, modified with at least one functional group from the class of anthraquinone amide groups; anthraquinone sulfonamide groups; thioxanthone amide groups; or thioxanthone sulfone amide groups. The polymer can be combined with a hydrocarbon solvent or with supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2), and is very effective for increasing the viscosity of either medium. A process for the recovery of oil from a subterranean, oil-bearing formation is also described, using supercritical carbon dioxide modified with the functionalized silicone polymer. A process for extracting natural gas or oil from a bedrock-shale formation is also described, again using the modified silicone polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Joseph O'Brien, Robert James Perry, Robert Michael Enick, Jason Jiwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 9764274
    Abstract: A method for treatment of a flue gas involves feeding the flue gas and a lean solvent to an absorber. The method further involves reacting the flue gas with the lean solvent within the absorber to generate a clean flue gas and a rich solvent. The method also involves feeding the clean flue gas from the absorber and water from a source, to a wash tower to separate a stripped portion of the lean solvent from the clean flue gas to generate a washed clean flue gas and a mixture of the water and the stripped portion of the lean solvent. The method further involves treating at least a portion of the mixture of the water and the stripped portion of the lean solvent via a separation system to separate the water from the stripped portion of the lean solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Irina Pavlovna Spiry, Benjamin Rue Wood, Surinder Prabhjot Singh, Robert James Perry, John Brian McDermott
  • Publication number: 20170210975
    Abstract: A compound represented by the following formula is provided: Also provided is a solution including a compound disclosed herein, a volume of dense carbon dioxide (CO2), and a co-solvent, where the solution has an increased viscosity greater than the viscosity of dense CO2. Methods of increasing the viscosity of dense CO2 and natural gas liquids (NGLs) by, for example, dissolving a compound disclosed herein to form a solution, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicants: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, University of Pittsburgh-Of The Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Mark Daniel DOHERTY, Michael Joseph O'BRIEN, Jason LEE, Robert James PERRY, Robert ENICK
  • Publication number: 20170158717
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to aminosilicone solvent recovery methods and systems. The methods and systems disclosed herein may be used to recover aminosilicone solvent from a carbon dioxide containing vapor stream, for example, a vapor stream that leaves an aminosilicone solvent desorber apparatus. The methods and systems of the invention utilize a first condensation process at a temperature from about 80° C. to about 150° C. and a second condensation process at a temperature from about 5° C. to about 75° C. The first condensation process yields recovered aminosilicone solvent. The second condensation process yields water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Irina Pavlovna SPIRY, Robert James PERRY, Benjamin Rue WOOD, Surinder Prabhjot SINGH, Rachel Lizabeth FARNUM, Sarah Elizabeth GENOVESE
  • Patent number: 9656205
    Abstract: A system and method for treatment of a medium is disclosed. The system includes a plurality of separator zones and a plurality of heat transfer zones. Each of the separator zone and the heat transfer zone among the plurality of separator zones and heat transfer zones respectively, are disposed alternatively in a flow duct. Further, each separator zone includes an injector device for injecting a sorbent into the corresponding separator zone. Within the corresponding separator zone, the injected sorbent is reacted with a gaseous medium flowing in the flow duct, so as to generate a reacted gaseous medium and a reacted sorbent. Further, each heat transfer zone exchanges heat between the reacted gaseous medium fed from the corresponding separator zone and a heat transfer medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Surinder Prabhjot Singh, Harish Radhakrishna Acharya, Robert James Perry, John Brian McDermott
  • Publication number: 20170114269
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods for efficient and cost effective carbon dioxide recycling in enhanced oil recovery wells or in fracturing wells. Also provided are functionalized polymers which can be used as thickeners in the methods for efficient and cost effective carbon dioxide recycling in enhanced oil recovery wells or in fracturing wells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Dan Hancu, Michael Joseph O'Brien, Robert James Perry, Stanlee Teresa Buddle, Mark Daniel Doherty
  • Publication number: 20160375400
    Abstract: A carbon dioxide absorbent composition is described, including (i) a liquid, nonaqueous silicon-based material, functionalized with one or more groups that either reversibly react with CO2 or have a high-affinity for CO2, and (ii) a hydroxy-containing solvent that is capable of dissolving both the silicon-based material and a reaction product of the silicon-based material and CO2. The absorbent may be utilized in methods to reduce carbon dioxide in an exhaust gas, and finds particular utility in power plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Robert James Perry, Grigorii Lev Soloveichik, Malgorzata Iwona Rubinsztajn, Michael Joseph O'Brien, Larry Neil Lewis, Tunchiao Hubert Lam, Sergei Kniajanski, Dan Hancu