Patents by Inventor Vern S. Traxler

Vern S. Traxler 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: 20220009848
    Abstract: The present invention provides for biochar coated particles and a method for coating the particles with biochar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Vern S. Traxler, Han Suk Kim, Rajashekharam Malyala, Timothy Alan Thompson, Brian Buege, Mark L. Jarand
  • Patent number: 11130715
    Abstract: The present invention provides for biochar coated particles and a method for coating the particles with biochar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Talipot Cool Extract (IP), LLC
    Inventors: Vern S Traxler, Han Suk Kim, Rajashekharam Malyala, Timothy Alan Thompson, Brian Buege, Mark L. Jarand
  • Patent number: 11053172
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for applying biochar to turf and landscape to allow the turf and landscape to be effectively maintained under reduced water and/or reduced fertilizer applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Carbon Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Richard W. Wilson, Han Suk Kim, Ranko Bontchev, Neil Christopher Wahlgren, Vern S Traxler, Timothy Alan Thompson, Brian Buege, Mark L. Jarand
  • Publication number: 20210053886
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for applying biochar to turf and landscape to allow the turf and landscape to be effectively maintained under reduced water and/or reduced fertilizer applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Cool Planet Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard W. Wilson, Han Suk Kim, Ranko Panayotov Bontchev, Neil Christopher Wahlgren, Vern S Traxler, Timothy Alan Thompson, Brian Buege, Mark L. Jarand
  • Publication number: 20200255353
    Abstract: The present invention provides for biochar coated particles and a method for coating the particles with biochar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Vern S Traxler, Han Suk Kim, Rajashekharam Malyala, Timothy Alan Thompson, Brian Buege, Mark L. Jarand
  • Publication number: 20200010377
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for applying biochar to turf and landscape to allow the turf and landscape to be effectively maintained under reduced water and/or reduced fertilizer applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Cool Planet Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard W. Wilson, Han Suk Kim, Ranko Panayotov Bontchev, Neil Christopher Wahlgren, Vern S Traxler, Timothy Alan Thompson, Brian Buege, Mark L. Jarand
  • Publication number: 20190375691
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for applying biochar to turf and landscape to allow the turf and landscape to be effectively maintained under reduced water and/or reduced fertilizer applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Cool Planet Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard W. Wilson, Han Suk Kim, Ranko Panayotov Bontchev, Neil Christopher Wahlgren, Vern S Traxler, Timothy Alan Thompson, Brian Buege, Mark L. Jarand
  • Patent number: 9944538
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, a process is described for a water treatment process in which process water is treated with recycled biochar. In accordance with one aspect, process water is passed through activated carbon generated by the biomass pyrolysis and gasification. In accordance with another aspect, the process water is treated to expel gaseous compounds within the process water. In this manner both inorganics, light organics and heavy organics can be removed from the process water. No fermentation is involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: COOL PLANET ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Vern S. Traxler, Timothy Alan Thompson, Paul Faust, Wilson Hago
  • Patent number: 9909067
    Abstract: Various biomass reactors systems and methods of pyrolyzing biomass are disclosed. One type of biomass reactor system comprises a plurality of biomass processing stations configured in series, each station comprising an auger reactor including an auger inlet for receiving biomass and a transfer screw for conveying the biomass through the auger reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: COOL PLANET ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Daren Daugaard, Davy Tong, Vern S. Traxler, Vital Aelion, Gary Podrebarac, James Hillier, Michael C. Cheiky
  • Patent number: 9873842
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to a method and system for improving the conversion of carbon-containing feed stocks to renewable fuels, and more particularly to a thermal chemical conversion of biomass to renewable fuels and other useful chemical compounds, including gasoline and diesel, via a unique combination of unique processes. More particularly, this combination of processes includes (a) a selective pyrolysis of biomass, which produces volatile hydrocarbons and a biochar; (b) the volatile hydrocarbons are upgraded in a novel catalytic process to renewable fuels, (c) the biochar is gasified at low pressure with recycled residual gases from the catalytic process to produce synthesis gas, (d) the synthesis gas is converted to dimethyl ether in a novel catalytic process, and (e) the dimethyl ether is recycled to the selective pyrolysis process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: COOL PLANET ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Cheiky, Rajashekharam Malyala, Vern S. Traxler
  • Publication number: 20160318006
    Abstract: A catalyst and process for synthesis of dimethyl ether from synthesis gas are disclosed. The catalyst and process allow dimethyl ether synthesis at low pressures (below 20 bars) at a conversion rate close to the expected equilibrium rate. The catalyst is a combination of a methanol synthesis catalyst with metal components comprising Cu, Zn, Al, Mn and Cs and a methanol dehydration catalyst, wherein the dehydration catalyst is a dehydration agent which allows optimum production of dimethyl ether.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: Cool Planet Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajashekharam MALYALA, Vern S. TRAXLER, Mark L. JARAND, Timothy Alan THOMPSON, Michael C. CHEIKY
  • Publication number: 20160237356
    Abstract: A low density zeolite composition includes a zeolite in the amount of less than 80 wt % of total composition and a crystalline non-zeolite metal oxide-containing binder. The composition has a pore volume of at least 0.4 mL/g and an average meso-pore diameter of 20-500 ?, and macroporosity with average pore diameter greater than 500 ?.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Rajashekharam MALYALA, Vern S. TRAXLER, Timothy Alan THOMPSON, Mark L. JARAND
  • Publication number: 20160101990
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, a process is described for a water treatment process in which process water is treated with recycled biochar. In accordance with one aspect, process water is passed through activated carbon generated by the biomass pyrolysis and gasification. In accordance with another aspect, the process water is treated to expel gaseous compounds within the process water. In this manner both inorganics, light organics and heavy organics can be removed from the process water. No fermentation is involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Vern S. Traxler, Timothy Alan Thompson, Paul Faust, Wilson Hago
  • Patent number: 9216916
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, a process is described for a water treatment process in which water produced from a fuel production process is treated with recycled biochar. In accordance with one aspect, process water is passed through activated carbon generated by the biomass pyrolysis and gasification. In accordance with another aspect, the process water is treated to expel gaseous compounds within the process water. In this manner both inorganics, light organics and heavy organics can be removed from the process water. No fermentation is involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Cool Planet Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Vern S. Traxler, Timothy Alan Thompson, Paul Faust, Wilson Hago
  • Publication number: 20150210931
    Abstract: The production of jet fuel, diesel and gasoline components from lipid rich biomass is described. This process includes a hydrothermal pyrolysis step followed by catalytic conversion of biovapors to the fuel product. Biochar is a co-product of the process. This process avoids capital intensive investment in oil extraction technologies, and instead incorporates the oil extraction and oil conversion in one step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: Cool Planet Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajashekharam MALYALA, Vern S. TRAXLER
  • Publication number: 20150191653
    Abstract: A crank shaft driven biomass fractionator system, apparatus and method are described for inputting ground biomass and outputting several vapor streams of bio-intermediate compounds associated with bio-oil and bio-vapors along with biochar and optionally syngas production. A method for biomass fractioning comprises dispensing biomass into thin sheets of ground biomass; subjecting the thin sheets to temperature; and collecting various groups of compounds as they are released from the thin sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventor: Vern S. TRAXLER
  • Publication number: 20150114908
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, a process is described for a water treatment process in which water produced from a fuel production process is treated with recycled biochar. In accordance with one aspect, process water is passed through activated carbon generated by the biomass pyrolysis and gasification. In accordance with another aspect, the process water is treated to expel gaseous compounds within the process water. In this manner both inorganics, light organics and heavy organics can be removed from the process water. No fermentation is involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: COOL PLANET ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Vern S. TRAXLER, Timothy Alan THOMPSON, Paul FAUST, Wilson HAGO
  • Publication number: 20140183022
    Abstract: Various biomass reactors systems and methods of pyrolyzing biomass are disclosed. One type of biomass reactor system comprises a plurality of biomass processing stations configured in series, each station comprising an auger reactor including an auger inlet for receiving biomass and a transfer screw for conveying the biomass through the auger reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: COOL PLANET ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Daren DAUGAARD, Davy TONG, Vern S. TRAXLER, Vital AELION, Gary PODREBARAC, James HILLIER, Michael C. CHEIKY
  • Publication number: 20130131196
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to a method and system for improving the conversion of carbon-containing feed stocks to renewable fuels, and more particularly to a thermal chemical conversion of biomass to renewable fuels and other useful chemical compounds, including gasoline and diesel, via a unique combination of unique processes. More particularly, this combination of processes includes (a) a selective pyrolysis of biomass, which produces volatile hydrocarbons and a biochar; (b) the volatile hydrocarbons are upgraded in a novel catalytic process to renewable fuels, (c) the biochar is gasified at low pressure with recycled residual gases from the catalytic process to produce synthesis gas, (d) the synthesis gas is converted to dimethyl ether in a novel catalytic process, and (e) the dimethyl ether is recycled to the selective pyrolysis process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: MICHAEL CHEIKY, RAJASHEKHARAM MALYALA, VERN S. TRAXLER
  • Publication number: 20130015099
    Abstract: A liquid fuel composition comprising a fuel component derived from biomass conversion at increasing temperatures under pressure, the fuel component comprising one or more C4+ compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: Cool Planet Biofuels, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Cheiky, Vern S. Traxler