Patents by Inventor Thomas W. Lorsbach

Thomas W. Lorsbach 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).

  • Patent number: 11042170
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for reducing pressure of a flue gas stream including passing a pressurized flue gas stream to a vessel and through a bed of particulates in the vessel to reduce the pressure of the flue gas stream. The flue gas passes from the vessel at a lower pressure than at which it entered. The bed of particulates is disposed in the vessel between the outlet end of the inlet conduit and the inlet end of the outlet conduit. If deposits develop in the bed of particulates, the particulates can be replaced with fresh particulates to avoid excessive pressure drop. Data may be received from a stream in fluid communication with the foregoing process and apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Sujay R. Krishnamurthy, Paolo Palmas, Thomas W. Lorsbach
  • Publication number: 20200033893
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for reducing pressure of a flue gas stream comprising passing a pressurized flue gas stream to a vessel and through a bed of particulates in the vessel to reduce the pressure of the flue gas stream. The flue gas passes from the vessel at a lower pressure than at which it entered. The bed of particulates is disposed in the vessel between the outlet end of the inlet conduit and the inlet end of the outlet conduit. If deposits develop in the bed of particulates, the particulates can be replaced with fresh particulates to avoid excessive pressure drop. Data may be received from a stream in fluid communication with the foregoing process and apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Sujay R. Krishnamurthy, Paolo Palmas, Thomas W. Lorsbach
  • Patent number: 10413891
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for reducing pressure of a flue gas stream comprising passing a pressurized flue gas stream to a vessel and through a bed of particulates in the vessel to reduce the pressure of the flue gas stream. The flue gas passes from the vessel at a lower pressure than at which it entered. The bed of particulates is disposed in the vessel between the outlet end of the inlet conduit and the inlet end of the outlet conduit. If deposits develop in the bed of particulates, the particulates can be replaced with fresh particulates to avoid excessive pressure drop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Sujay R. Krishnamurthy, Paolo Palmas, Thomas W. Lorsbach
  • Patent number: 8815082
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for mixing streams of regenerated and carbonized catalyst involves passing a catalyst stream into and out of a chamber in a lower section of a riser. The chamber fosters mixing of the catalyst streams to reduce their temperature differential before contacting hydrocarbon feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Lisa M. Wolschlag, Lev Davydov, Paolo Palmas, Robert L. Mehlberg, Mohammad-Reza Mostofi-Ashtiani, Daniel R. Johnson, Chad R. Huovie, Michael S. Sandacz, Peter J. Van Opdorp, Thomas W. Lorsbach, Karthikeyan Paramanandam
  • Patent number: 8747759
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for mixing streams of regenerated and carbonized catalyst involves passing a catalyst stream into and out of a chamber in a lower section of a riser. The chamber fosters mixing of the catalyst streams to reduce their temperature differential before contacting hydrocarbon feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Lisa M. Wolschlag, Lev Davydov, Paolo Palmas, Robert L. Mehlberg, Mohammad-Reza Mostofi-Ashtiani, Daniel R. Johnson, Chad R. Huovie, Michael S. Sandacz, Peter J. Van Opdorp, Thomas W. Lorsbach, Karthikeyan Paramanandam
  • Patent number: 8747758
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for mixing streams of regenerated and carbonized catalyst involves passing a catalyst stream into and out of a chamber in a lower section of a riser. The chamber fosters mixing of the catalyst streams to reduce their temperature differential before contacting hydrocarbon feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Lev Davydov, Lisa M. Wolschlag, Paolo Palmas, Robert L. Mehlberg, Mohammad-Reza Mostofi-Ashtiani, Daniel R. Johnson, Chad R. Huovie, Michael S. Sandacz, Peter J. Van Opdorp, Thomas W. Lorsbach, Karthikeyan Paramanandam
  • Patent number: 8747657
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for mixing streams of regenerated and carbonized catalyst involves passing a catalyst stream into and out of a chamber in a lower section of a riser. The chamber fosters mixing of the catalyst streams to reduce their temperature differential before contacting hydrocarbon feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Lev Davydov, Lisa M. Wolschlag, Paolo Palmas, Robert L. Mehlberg, Mohammad-Reza Mostofi-Ashtiani, Daniel R. Johnson, Chad R. Huovie, Michael S. Sandacz, Peter J. Van Opdorp, Thomas W. Lorsbach, Karthikeyan Paramanandam
  • Publication number: 20130148464
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for mixing streams of regenerated and carbonized catalyst involves passing a catalyst stream into and out of a chamber in a lower section of a riser. The chamber fosters mixing of the catalyst streams to reduce their temperature differential before contacting hydrocarbon feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Lev Davydov, Lisa M. Wolschlag, Paolo Palmas, Robert L. Mehlberg, Mohammad-Reza Mostofi-Ashtiani, Daniel R. Johnson, Chad R. Huovie, Michael S. Sandacz, Peter J. Van Opdorp, Thomas W. Lorsbach, Karthikeyan Paramanandam
  • Publication number: 20130148463
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for mixing streams of regenerated and carbonized catalyst involves passing a catalyst stream into and out of a chamber in a lower section of a riser. The chamber fosters mixing of the catalyst streams to reduce their temperature differential before contacting hydrocarbon feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Lev Davydov, Lisa M. Wolschlag, Paolo Palmas, Robert L. Mehlberg, Mohammad-Reza Mostofi-Ashtiani, Daniel R. Johnson, Chad R. Huovie, Michael S. Sandacz, Peter J. Van Opdorp, Thomas W. Lorsbach, Karthikeyan Paramanandam
  • Publication number: 20130148465
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for mixing streams of regenerated and carbonized catalyst involves passing a catalyst stream into and out of a chamber in a lower section of a riser. The chamber fosters mixing of the catalyst streams to reduce their temperature differential before contacting hydrocarbon feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Lisa M. Wolschlag, Lev Davydov, Paolo Palmas, Robert L. Mehlberg, Mohammad-Reza Mostofi-Ashtiani, Daniel R. Johnson, Chad R. Huovie, Michael S. Sandacz, Peter J. Van Opdorp, Thomas W. Lorsbach, Karthikeyan Paramanandam
  • Publication number: 20130150233
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for mixing streams of regenerated and carbonized catalyst involves passing a catalyst stream into and out of a chamber in a lower section of a riser. The chamber fosters mixing of the catalyst streams to reduce their temperature differential before contacting hydrocarbon feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Lisa M. Wolschlag, Lev Davydov, Paolo Palmas, Robert L. Mehlberg, Mohammad-Reza Mostofi-Ashtiani, Daniel R. Johnson, Chad R. Huovie, Michael S. Sandacz, Peter J. Van Opdorp, Thomas W. Lorsbach, Karthikeyan Paramanandam
  • Patent number: 5488156
    Abstract: Lactic acid formed via fermentation generally is susceptible to the development of color bodies when heated to temperatures of approximately 180.degree. C. and above. Color development appears to result from carbonization of small amounts of carbohydrates. Consequently a heat-stable lactic acid may be produced by subjecting an aqueous solution of lactic acid to temperatures between about 180 and 230.degree. C. for a time sufficient to carbonize the carbohydrates, with subsequent removal of the color bodies using standard decolorants such as activated charcoal. Heat treatment may be applied either directly to the broth or to an aqueous solution resulting from one or more processing steps applied to the fermentation broth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1996
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventors: Santi Kulprathipanja, Gregory F. Maher, Thomas W. Lorsbach
  • Patent number: 5433793
    Abstract: A flow scheme is presented for the production of high purity D-allose from D-glucose. The key reaction is epimerization of D-glucose at C-3 to afford D-allose in per pass yields of at least 7%. The epimerization reaction product is then subjected to concentration, decolorization, and deionization before entering a separation zone, preferably a sorptive separation zone, from which an extract stream enriched in D-allose is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventors: Raymond R. Herber, Gregory F. Maher, Edward C. Arnold, Thomas W. Lorsbach