Patents by Inventor Ryan J. Gilliam

Ryan J. Gilliam 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: 20200115809
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems related to use of one or more lanthanide halides in an electrochemical oxidation of metal halide in anolyte where the metal ion is oxidized from lower oxidation state to higher oxidation state at an anode; and then further use of the one or more lanthanide halides and the metal halide with the metal ion in the higher oxidation state in a halogenation reaction of an unsaturated hydrocarbon or a saturated hydrocarbon to form one or more products comprising halohydrocarbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Margarete K Leclerc, Emily A Cole, Thomas A Albrecht, Michael Kostowskyj, Ryan J Gilliam, Michael J Weiss, Kyle Self
  • Patent number: 10619254
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems that relate to various configurations of electrochemical oxidation, chlorine oxidation, oxychlorination, chlorination, and epoxidation reactions to form propylene oxide or ethylene oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle Self, Michael Joseph Weiss, Ryan J Gilliam, Thomas Albrecht, Gal Mariansky
  • Publication number: 20200080209
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are ion exchange membranes, electrochemical systems, and methods that relate to various configurations of the ion exchange membranes and other components of the electrochemical cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan J Gilliam, Michael Kostowskyj, Thomas H McWaid, Samaresh Mohanta, Hong Zhao
  • Patent number: 10556848
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems related to use of one or more lanthanide halides in an electrochemical oxidation of metal halide in anolyte where the metal ion is oxidized from lower oxidation state to higher oxidation state at an anode; and then further use of the one or more lanthanide halides and the metal halide with the metal ion in the higher oxidation state in a halogenation reaction of an unsaturated hydrocarbon or a saturated hydrocarbon to form one or more products comprising halohydrocarbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Margarete K Leclerc, Emily A Cole, Thomas A Albrecht, Michael Kostowskyj, Ryan J Gilliam, Michael J Weiss, Kyle Self
  • Patent number: 10480085
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are ion exchange membranes, electrochemical systems, and methods that relate to various configurations of the ion exchange membranes and other components of the electrochemical cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan J Gilliam, Michael Kostowskyj, Thomas H McWaid, Samaresh Mohanta, Hong Zhao
  • Publication number: 20190345621
    Abstract: Provided herein are anode assembly, conductive contact strips, electrochemical cells containing the anode assembly and the conductive contact strips, and methods to use and manufacture the same, where the anode assembly includes a plurality of V-shaped, U-shaped, or Z-shaped elements positioned outside the anode shell and in electrical contact with the anode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas H. McWaid, Ryan J. Gilliam, Hong Zhao, Michael Kostowskyj
  • Publication number: 20190284708
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems for an electrochemical cell including an anode and a cathode where the anode is contacted with a metal ion that converts the metal ion from a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state. The metal ion in the higher oxidation state is reacted with hydrogen gas, an unsaturated hydrocarbon, and/or a saturated hydrocarbon to form products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Weiss, Kyle Self, Thomas A Albrecht, Ryan J. Gilliam
  • Patent number: 10407783
    Abstract: Provided herein are anode assembly, conductive contact strips, electrochemical cells containing the anode assembly and the conductive contact strips, and methods to use and manufacture the same, where the anode assembly includes a plurality of V-shaped, U-shaped, or Z-shaped elements positioned outside the anode shell and in electrical contact with the anode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas H. McWaid, Ryan J. Gilliam, Hong Zhao, Michael Kostowskyj
  • Publication number: 20190218673
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are ion exchange membranes, electrochemical systems, and methods that relate to various configurations of the ion exchange membranes and other components of the electrochemical cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Ryan J. Gilliam, Michael Kostowskyj, Thomas H. McWaid, Samaresh Mohanta, Hong Zhao
  • Publication number: 20190203365
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems that relate to electrochemically oxidizing metal halide with a metal ion in a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state; halogenating an unsaturated hydrocarbon or a saturated hydrocarbon with the metal halide with the metal ion in the higher oxidation state; and oxyhalogenating the metal halide with the metal ion from a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state in presence of an oxidant. In some embodiments, the oxyhalogenation is in series with the electrochemical oxidation, the electrochemical oxidation is in series with the oxyhalogenation, the oxyhalogenation is parallel to the electrochemical oxidation, and/or the oxyhalogenation is simultaneous with the halogenation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas A Albrecht, Ryan J Gilliam, Kyle Self, Michael Joseph Weiss
  • Patent number: 10287693
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are ion exchange membranes, electrochemical systems, and methods that relate to various configurations of the ion exchange membranes and other components of the electrochemical cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan J Gilliam, Michael Kostowskyj, Thomas H McWaid, Samaresh Mohanta, Hong Zhao
  • Patent number: 10287223
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems for an electrochemical cell including an anode and a cathode where the anode is contacted with a metal ion that converts the metal ion from a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state. The metal ion in the higher oxidation state is reacted with an unsaturated hydrocarbon and/or a saturated hydrocarbon to form products. Separation and/or purification of the products as well as of the metal ions in the lower oxidation state and the higher oxidation state, is provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Weiss, Ryan J Gilliam, Kyle Self, Gal Mariansky, Margarete K Leclerc, Riyaz Mohammed Shipchandler, Jacob Nagar
  • Publication number: 20190127864
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are ion exchange membranes, electrochemical systems, and methods that relate to various configurations of the ion exchange membranes and other components of the electrochemical cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Ryan J. Gilliam, Michael Kostowskyj, Thomas H. McWaid, Samaresh Mohanta, Hong Zhao
  • Publication number: 20190119186
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems related to use of one or more lanthanide halides in an electrochemical oxidation of metal halide in anolyte where the metal ion is oxidized from lower oxidation state to higher oxidation state at an anode; and then further use of the one or more lanthanide halides and the metal halide with the metal ion in the higher oxidation state in a halogenation reaction of an unsaturated hydrocarbon or a saturated hydrocarbon to form one or more products comprising halohydrocarbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Margarete K. Leclerc, Emily A. Cole, Thomas A. Albrecht, Michael Kostowskyj, Ryan J. Gilliam, Michael J. Weiss, Kyle Self
  • Patent number: 10266954
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems that relate to electrochemically oxidizing metal halide with a metal ion in a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state; halogenating an unsaturated hydrocarbon or a saturated hydrocarbon with the metal halide with the metal ion in the higher oxidation state; and oxyhalogenating the metal halide with the metal ion from a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state in presence of an oxidant. In some embodiments, the oxyhalogenation is in series with the electrochemical oxidation, the electrochemical oxidation is in series with the oxyhalogenation, the oxyhalogenation is parallel to the electrochemical oxidation, and/or the oxyhalogenation is simultaneous with the halogenation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Albrecht, Ryan J. Gilliam, Kyle Self, Michael Joseph Weiss
  • Patent number: 10236526
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems that relate to an on-line monitoring of a process/system by controlling rate of oxidation of metal ions at an anode in an anode electrolyte of an electrochemical process and controlling rate of reduction of the metal ions in a catalysis process to achieve steady state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan J. Gilliam, Thomas A. Albrecht, Hong Zhao, Diego Martinez, Rebecca L. King
  • Patent number: 10161050
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are ion exchange membranes, electrochemical systems, and methods that relate to various configurations of the ion exchange membranes and other components of the electrochemical cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan J Gilliam, Michael Kostowskyj, Thomas H McWaid, Samaresh Mohanta, Hong Zhao
  • Publication number: 20180347056
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems to form propylene chlorohydrin by hydrolysis of 1,2-dichloropropane and to further form propylene oxide from propylene chlorohydrin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Kyle Self, Michael Joseph Weiss, Ryan J. Gilliam, Thomas A. Albrecht
  • Publication number: 20180245226
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and computer programs that relate to monitoring condition of one or more electrochemical cells or a group of the electrochemical cells in one or more electrolyzers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventor: Ryan J. Gilliam
  • Publication number: 20180245223
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems that relate to various configurations of electrochemical oxidation, chlorine oxidation, oxychlorination, chlorination, and epoxidation reactions to form propylene oxide or ethylene oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Kyle Self, Michael Joseph Weiss, Ryan J Gilliam, Thomas Albrecht, Gal Mariansky