Patents by Inventor Terry Mazanec

Terry 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: 20190315636
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved catalytic fast pyrolysis process for increased yield of useful and desirable products. In particular, the process comprises an improved catalytic fast pyrolysis process for producing aromatic compounds, such as, for example, benzene, toluene and xylenes, from biomass feedstock containing impurities, such as, for example alkali and alkaline earth metal, sulfur and nitrogen components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Anellotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Jian Shi, Charles Sorensen, Terry Mazanec, Ruozhi Song, Sandeep Goud, Scott Han, Yu-Ting Cheng, Victoria L. Frank, William F. Igoe, Jr., Marc Schneidkraut
  • Patent number: 10336628
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved catalytic fast pyrolysis process for increased yield of useful and desirable products. In particular, the process comprises an improved catalytic fast pyrolysis process for producing aromatic compounds, such as, for example, benzene, toluene and xylenes, from biomass feedstock containing impurities, such as, for example alkali and alkaline earth metal, sulfur and nitrogen components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ANELLOTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Jian Shi, Charles Sorensen, Terry Mazanec, Ruozhi Song, Sandeep Goud, Scott Han, Yu-Ting Cheng, Victoria L. Frank, William F. Igoe, Jr., Marc Schneidkraut
  • Patent number: 9926496
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for conducting a hydrocracking or a hydrotreating process in a microchannel reactor. This invention also relates to a process and apparatus for flowing a vapor and liquid into a plurality of microchannels in a microchannel processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Velocys, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Lee Tonkovich, Ravi Arora, John Brophy, Francis P. Daly, Soumitra Deshmukh, Maddalena Fanelli, Kai Tod Paul Jarosch, Timothy J. LaPlante, Richard Q. Long, Terry Mazanec, Daniel Francis Ryan, Laura J. Silva, Wayne W. Simmons, Bruce Strangeland, Yong Wang, Thomas Yuschak, Steven T. Perry, Jeffrey Dale Marco, Michael Alan Marchiando, Robert Lewis Litt
  • Patent number: 9908093
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for converting a carbonaceous material to a desired product comprising methane, methanol and/or dimethyl ether, the process comprising: gasifying the carbonaceous material at a temperature in excess of about 700° C. to form synthesis gas; and flowing the synthesis gas through two or more reaction zones in a microchannel reactor to convert the synthesis gas to the desired product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Velocys, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne W. Simmons, Robert Dwayne Litt, Terry Mazanec, Anna Lee Tonkovich
  • Patent number: 9845279
    Abstract: In this invention, a portion of the products from a pyrolysis reactor are reacted in a process to form one or more chemical intermediates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: ANELLOTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Terry Mazanec, Eugene Schmelzer, Fred Pesa, Dennis McCullough, Ruozhi Song, Yu-Ting Cheng
  • Patent number: 9695368
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for conducting a hydrocracking or a hydrotreating process in a microchannel reactor. This invention also relates to a process and apparatus for flowing a vapor and liquid into a plurality of microchannels in a microchannel processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Velocys, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Lee Tonkovich, Ravi Arora, John Brophy, Francis P. Daly, Soumitra Deshmukh, Maddalena Fanelli, Kai Tod Paul Jarosch, Timothy J. LaPlante, Richard Q. Long, Terry Mazanec, Daniel Francis Ryan, Laura J. Silva, Wayne W. Simmons, Bruce Stangeland, Yong Wang, Thomas Yuschak, Steven T. Perry, Jeffrey Dale Marco, Michael Alan Marchiando, Robert Lewis Litt
  • Publication number: 20170002270
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved catalytic fast pyrolysis process for increased yield of useful and desirable products. In particular, the process comprises an improved catalytic fast pyrolysis process for producing aromatic compounds, such as, for example, benzene, toluene and xylenes, from biomass feedstock containing impurities, such as, for example alkali and alkaline earth metal, sulfur and nitrogen components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Jian Shi, Charles Sorensen, Terry Mazanec, Ruozhi Song, Sandeep Goud, Scott Han, Yu-Ting Cheng, Victoria L. Frank, William F. Igoe, JR., Marc Schneidkraut
  • Patent number: 9534174
    Abstract: This invention relates to improvements in the fast pyrolysis of biomass. In this invention, a portion of the products from a pyrolysis reactor are condensed in the liquid phase and at least a portion of the recovered liquid is recycled to the pyrolysis reactor for further conversion to valuable, useful products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Anellotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry Mazanec, Jeff Whiting
  • Publication number: 20160304788
    Abstract: In this invention, a portion of the products from a pyrolysis reactor are reacted in a process to form one or more chemical intermediates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Charles Sorensen, Terry Mazanec
  • Patent number: 9453165
    Abstract: A process for converting a reactant composition comprising H2 and CO to a product comprising at least one aliphatic hydrocarbon having at least about 5 carbon atoms comprises: flowing the reactant composition through a microchannel reactor in contact with a Fischer-Tropsch catalyst to convert the reactant composition to the product, the microchannel reactor comprising a plurality of process microchannels containing the catalyst; transferring heat from the process microchannels to a heat exchanger; and removing the product from the microchannel reactor; the process producing at least about 0.5 gram of aliphatic hydrocarbon having at least about 5 carbon atoms per gram of catalyst per hour; the selectivity to methane in the product being less than about 25%. A supported catalyst comprises Co, and a microchannel reactor comprises at least one process microchannel and at least one adjacent heat exchange zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Velocys, Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Wang, Anna Lee Tonkovich, Terry Mazanec, Francis P. Daly, Dave VanderWiel, Jianli Hu, Chunshe Cao, Charles Kibby, Xiaohong Li, Michael D. Briscoe, Nathan Gano, Ya-Huei Chin
  • Publication number: 20160194563
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for conducting a hydrocracking or a hydrotreating process in a microchannel reactor. This invention also relates to a process and apparatus for flowing a vapor and liquid into a plurality of microchannels in a microchannel processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Anna Lee Tonkovich, Ravi Arora, John Brophy, Francis P. Daly, Soumitra Deshmukh, Maddalena Fanelli, Kai Tod Paul Jarosch, Timothy J. LaPlante, Richard Q. Long, Terry Mazanec, Daniel Francis Ryan, Laura J. Silva, Wayne W. Simmons, Bruce Stangeland, Yong Wang, Thomas Yuschak, Steven T. Perry, Jeffrey Dale Marco, Michael Alan Marchiando, Robert Lewis Litt
  • Patent number: 9278330
    Abstract: Methods for controlling series or series-parallel reactions are described. Novel microchannel apparatus having mesoporous structures adjacent to bulk flow paths are described. Methods of synthesizing formaldehyde from methanol are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Velocys, Inc.
    Inventors: Soumitra Deshmukh, Anna Lee Tonkovich, Terry Mazanec, Bin Yang, Kai Jarosch, Richard Long
  • Patent number: 9249080
    Abstract: In this invention, a portion of the products from a pyrolysis reactor are reacted in a process to form one or more chemical intermediates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Anellotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry Mazanec, Eugene Schmelzer, Fred Pesa, Dennis McCullough, Ruozhi Song, Yu-Ting Cheng
  • Publication number: 20150259609
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to a process for converting a reactant composition comprising H2 and CO to a product comprising at least one aliphatic hydrocarbon having at least about 5 carbon atoms, the process comprising: flowing the reactant composition through a microchannel reactor in contact with a Fischer-Tropsch catalyst to convert the reactant composition to the product, the microchannel reactor comprising a plurality of process microchannels containing the catalyst; transferring heat from the process microchannels to a heat exchanger; and removing the product from the microchannel reactor; the process producing at least about 0.5 gram of aliphatic hydrocarbon having at least about 5 carbon atoms per gram of catalyst per hour; the selectivity to methane in the product being less than about 25%. The disclosed invention also relates to a supported catalyst comprising Co, and a microchannel reactor comprising at least one process microchannel and at least one adjacent heat exchange zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Yong Wang, Anna Lee Tonkovich, Terry Mazanec, Francis P. Daly, Dave VanderWiel, Jianli Hu, Chunshe Cao, Charles Kibby, Xiaohong Li, Michael D. Briscoe, Nathan Gano, Ya-Huei Chin
  • Publication number: 20150218078
    Abstract: In this invention, a portion of the products from a pyrolysis reactor are reacted in a process to form one or more chemical intermediates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Terry Mazanec, Eugene Schmelzer, Fred Pesa, Dennis McCullough, Ruozhi Song, Yu-Ting Cheng
  • Publication number: 20150166899
    Abstract: Biomass is converted to a fluid hydrocarbon product comprising p-xylene by reaction over a zeolite catalyst. An iron-modified zeolite catalyst having a siliceous coating and methods of making the catalyst are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Jian Shi, Yu-Ting Cheng, Ruozhi Song, Jr., Terry Mazanec
  • Patent number: 9023900
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for converting a reactant composition comprising H2 and CO to a product comprising at least one aliphatic hydrocarbon having at least about 5 carbon atoms, the process comprising: flowing the reactant composition through a microchannel reactor in contact with a Fischer-Tropsch catalyst to convert the reactant composition to the product, the microchannel reactor comprising a plurality of process microchannels containing the catalyst; transferring heat from the process microchannels to a heat exchanger; and removing the product from the microchannel reactor; the process producing at least about 0.5 gram of aliphatic hydrocarbon having at least about 5 carbon atoms per gram of catalyst per hour; the selectivity to methane in the product being less than about 25%. Also disclosed is a supported catalyst comprising Co, and a microchannel reactor comprising at least one process microchannel and at least one adjacent heat exchange zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Velocys, Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Wang, Anna Lee Tonkovich, Terry Mazanec, Francis P. Daly, Dave VanderWiel, Jianli Hu, Chunshe Cao, Charles Kibby, Xiaohong Li, Michael D. Briscoe, Nathan Gano, Ya-Huei Chin
  • Patent number: 9011781
    Abstract: The invention describes catalysts, methods of making catalysts, methods of making a microchannel reactor, and methods of conducting chemical reactions. It has been discovered that superior performance can be obtained from a catalyst formed by directly depositing a catalytic material onto a (low surface area) thermally-grown alumina layer. Improved methods of conducting oxidative dehydrogenations are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Velocys, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Long, Junko M. Watson, Francis P. Daly, Terry Mazanec, Barry L. Yang
  • Patent number: 8933254
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process, comprising reacting ethylene and oxygen or a source of oxygen in the presence of a catalyst in a reactor to form a product comprising ethylene oxide, wherein the catalyst contains silver or silver compound and a support and the catalyst is in the form of particulate solids having a mean particle diameter from 1 to 1000 ?m and wherein the molar ratio of oxygen to ethylene is from 1:4 to 10:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Radwan Abdallah, Torsten Mäurer, Tobias Rosendahl, Frank Rosowski, Gerhard Theis, Terry Mazanec, Soumitra Deshmukh, Laura J. Silva
  • Publication number: 20140291204
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for conducting a hydrocracking or a hydrotreating process in a microchannel reactor. This invention also relates to a process and apparatus for flowing a vapor and liquid into a plurality of microchannels in a microchannel processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Velocys, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Lee Tonkovich, Ravi Arora, John Brophy, Francis P. Daly, Soumitra Deshmukh, Maddalena Fanelli, Kai Tod Paul Jarosch, Timothy J. LaPlante, Richard Q. Long, Terry Mazanec, Daniel Francis Ryan, Laura J. Silva, Wayne W. Simmons, Bruce Strangeland, Yong Wang, Thomas Yuschak, Steven T. Perry, Jeffrey Dale Marco, Michael Alan Marchiando, Robert Lewis Litt