Patents by Inventor Terry J. Mazanec

Terry J. Mazanec 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: 20200040265
    Abstract: Methods of separating and purifying products from the catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass are described. In a preferred method, a portion of the products from a pyrolysis reactor are recovered and purified using a hydrotreating step that reduces the content of sulfur, nitrogen, and oxygen components, and hydrogenates olefins to produce aromatic products that meet commercial quality specifications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Charles M. Sorensen, JR., Ruozhi Song, Terry J. Mazanec
  • Patent number: 10370601
    Abstract: Methods of separating and purifying products from the catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass are described. In a preferred method, a portion of the products from a pyrolysis reactor are recovered and purified using a hydrotreating step that reduces the content of sulfur, nitrogen, and oxygen components, and hydrogenates olefins to produce aromatic products that meet commercial quality specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Anellotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles M. Sorensen, Jr., Ruozhi Song, Terry J. Mazanec
  • Patent number: 10173207
    Abstract: A catalyst that is used in the catalytic pyrolysis of biomass is regenerated by oxidation and washing with a liquid to remove minerals and restore catalyst activity and selectivity to aromatics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Anellotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry J. Mazanec, Jeffrey P. Whiting, Fred Pesa, Yu-Ting Cheng, Ruozhi Song
  • Patent number: 10093863
    Abstract: Methods and systems utilizing gas jets to carry biomass into a biomass conversion reactor are described. Reactor configurations and conditions for carrying out processes utilizing the gas jets are also described. The use of gas jets has been found to be especially desirable for operation with pyrolysis of biomass in catalytic fluidized bed reactors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Anellotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry J. Mazanec, Jeffrey P. Whiting, Ruozhi Song, Zachary W. Goodman, Collin Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9893364
    Abstract: A new electroless plating approach to generate a porous metallic coating is described in which a metal is electrolessly deposited on a surface. Microparticles in the metal are removed to leave pores in the metal coating. Another method of forming electroless coatings is described in which a blocking ligand is attached to the surface, followed by a second coating step. The invention includes coatings and coated apparatus formed by methods of the invention. The invention also includes catalyst structures comprising a dense substrate and a porous metal adhered to the dense substrate, which is further characterized by one or more of the specified features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Velocys, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Q. Long, Francis Daly, Haibiao Chen, Terry J. Mazanec
  • Publication number: 20160137924
    Abstract: Methods of separating and utilizing char produced by the catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass are described. In a preferred method, a portion of the char from a catalytic pyrolysis reactor is recovered and treated and combusted to provide heat to the catalytic pyrolysis reactor. A novel char and methods of amending soil with a char composition are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Terry J. Mazanec, Michael Tanzio, Charles M. Sorensen, JR., Ruozhi Song, Jian Shi, Yu-Ting Cheng, William F. Igoe, JR., Alkis Rappas, Sandeep K. Goud
  • Publication number: 20160002544
    Abstract: Methods of separating and purifying products from the catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass are described. In a preferred method, a portion of the products from a pyrolysis reactor are recovered and purified using a hydrotreating step that reduces the content of sulfur, nitrogen, and oxygen components, and hydrogenates olefins to produce aromatic products that meet commercial quality specifications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Charles M. Sorensen, JR., Ruozhi Song, Terry J. Mazanec
  • Publication number: 20150288000
    Abstract: A new electroless plating approach to generate a porous metallic coating is described in which a metal is electrolessly deposited on a surface. Microparticles in the metal are removed to leave pores in the metal coating. Another method of forming electroless coatings is described in which a blocking ligand is attached to the surface, followed by a second coating step. The invention includes coatings and coated apparatus formed by methods of the invention. The invention also includes catalyst structures comprising a dense substrate and a porous metal adhered to the dense substrate, which is further characterized by one or more of the specified features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Richard Q. Long, Francis Daly, Haibiao Chen, Terry J. Mazanec
  • Publication number: 20140303414
    Abstract: Catalyst that is used in the catalytic pyrolysis of biomass is regenerated by oxidation and washing with a liquid to remove minerals and restore catalyst activity and selectivity to aromatics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Anellotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry J. Mazanec, Jeffrey P. Whiting, Fred Pesa, Yu-Ting Cheng, Ruozhi Song
  • Publication number: 20140217328
    Abstract: Novel methods of electroless plating are described. Catalyst coatings can be applied within microchannel apparatus. Various reactions, including combustion and steam reforming, can be conducted over electroless catalyst coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Francis P. Daly, Richard Q. Long, Barry Lee-Mean Yang, Terry J. Mazanec, Rachid Taha, Junko Ida
  • Publication number: 20140206913
    Abstract: Methods and systems utilizing gas jets to carry biomass into a biomass conversion reactor are described. Reactor configurations and conditions for carrying out processes utilizing the gas jets are also described. The use of gas jets has been found to be especially desirable for operation with pyrolysis of biomass in catalytic fluidized bed reactors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Terry J. Mazanec, Jeffrey P. Whiting, Ruozhi Song, Zachary W. Goodman, Collin Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8106249
    Abstract: Methods of oxidative dehydrogenation (ODH) is provided wherein conducting ODH in microchannels has unexpectedly been found to yield superior performance when compared to the same reactions at the same conditions in larger reactors. ODH methods employing a Mo—V—Mg—O catalyst is also described. Microchannel apparatus for conducting ODH is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Velocys
    Inventors: John H. Brophy, Kai Jarosch, Terry J. Mazanec, Matthew B. Schmidt, Laura J. Silva, Anna Lee Tonkovich, Fred Pesa, David J. Hesse
  • Publication number: 20110152597
    Abstract: The invention provides methods of oxidative dehydrogenation (ODH). Conducting ODH in microchannels has unexpectedly been found to yield superior performance when compared to the same reactions at the same conditions in larger reactors. ODH methods employing a Mo—V—Mg—O catalyst is also described. Microchannel apparatus for conducting ODH is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: Velocys Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Brophy, Kai Jarosch, Terry J. Mazanec, Matthew B. Schmidt, Laura J. Silva, Anna Lee Tonkovich, Fred Pesa, David J. Hesse
  • Patent number: 7744829
    Abstract: The invention provides methods of oxidative dehydrogenation (ODH). Conducting ODH in microchannels has unexpectedly been found to yield superior performance when compared to the same reactions at the same conditions in larger reactors. ODH methods employing a Mo—V—Mg—O catalyst is also described. Microchannel apparatus for conducting ODH is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Velocys
    Inventors: John H. Brophy, Kai Jarosch, Terry J. Mazanec, Matthew B. Schmidt, Laura J. Silva, Anna Lee Tonkovich, Fred Pesa, David J. Hesse
  • Publication number: 20090214404
    Abstract: The invention provides methods, apparatus and chemical systems for making vinyl acetate from ethylene, oxygen, and acetic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventors: Terry J. Mazanec, Victor J. Johnston, Michael Huckman, Sean P. Fitzgerald, James A. Foster, Daniel Lindley, Anna Lee Tonkovich, Francis P. Daly, Leslie Wade, Tony Hammock, Thomas Yuschak, Bin Yang, Kai Jarosch
  • Publication number: 20090075156
    Abstract: A new electroless plating approach to generate a porous metallic coating is described in which a metal is electrolessly deposited on a surface. Microparticles in the metal are removed to leave pores in the metal coating. Another method of forming electroless coatings is described in which a blocking ligand is attached to the surface, followed by a second coating step. The invention includes coatings and coated apparatus formed by methods of the invention. The invention also includes catalyst structures comprising a dense substrate and a porous metal adhered to the dense substrate, which is further characterized by one or more of the specified features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: Velocys Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Q. Long, Francis Daly, Haibiao Chen, Terry J. Mazanec
  • Publication number: 20090010823
    Abstract: The present invention provides new microreactor systems, catalysts, and chemical processes. Methods of making novel catalysts and reaction apparatus are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: Velocys Corp.
    Inventors: Terry J. Mazanec, Yong Wang, Laura J. Silva, David P. Vanderwiel
  • Publication number: 20090004076
    Abstract: The invention provides methods of oxidative dehydrogenation (ODH). Conducting ODH in microchannels has unexpectedly been found to yield superior performance when compared to the same reactions at the same conditions in larger reactors. ODH methods employing a Mo—V—Mg—O catalyst is also described. Microchannel apparatus for conducting ODH is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicant: Velocys Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Brophy, Kai Jarosch, Terry J. Mazanec, Mathew B. Schmidt, Laura J. Silva, Anna Lee Tonkovich, Fred Pesa, David J. Hesse
  • Patent number: 7404936
    Abstract: The present invention provides new microreactor systems, catalysts, and chemical processes. Methods of making novel catalysts and reaction apparatus are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Velocys
    Inventors: Terry J. Mazanec, Yong Wang, Laura J. Silva, David P. VanderWiel
  • Patent number: 7402719
    Abstract: The invention provides methods of oxidative dehydrogenation (ODH). Conducting ODH in microchannels has unexpectedly been found to yield superior performance when compared to the same reactions at the same conditions in larger reactors. ODH methods employing a Mo—V—Mg—O catalyst is also described. Microchannel apparatus for conducting ODH is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Velocys
    Inventors: John H. Brophy, Kai Jarosch, Terry J. Mazanec, Matthew B. Schmidt, Laura J. Silva, Anna Lee Tonkovich, Fred Pesa, David J. Hesse