Patents by Inventor Vincent FAIRY

Vincent FAIRY 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: 20220136654
    Abstract: Device and method for filling pressurized-gas tanks, comprising a fluid transfer circuit provided with an upstream end intended to be connected to a source of gas and at least two parallel downstream ends intended to be connected to distinct tanks that are to be filled, the transfer circuit comprising a temperature regulating member for regulating the temperature of the gas transferred from the source towards the downstream ends, the gas temperature regulating member being positioned in the transfer circuit upstream of the at least two downstream ends, which means to say that the gas temperature regulating member is common to the at least two downstream ends, characterized in that the at least two downstream ends of the circuit each comprise a respective control member for controlling the flow rate and/or the pressure of the transferred gas and configured to control the flow rate and/or the pressure in each of the downstream ends independently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Anh Thao THIEU, Louis DEBESOMBES, Vincent FAIRY
  • Publication number: 20220017358
    Abstract: Device and method for filling pressurized gas tanks, particularly vehicle pressurized hydrogen tanks, the device comprising a liquefied gas source, a transfer circuit comprising two parallel transfer lines each having an upstream end linked to the liquefied gas source, at least two separate downstream ends intended to be each removably connected to a tank to be filled, each of the two transfer lines comprising: a pump, a vaporizer for evaporating the pumped fluid, a branch for bypassing the vaporizer and a distribution valve(s) set configured to control the flow of fluid pumped and distributed between the vaporizer and the branch line, the device further comprising a storage buffer(s), which storage buffer(s) is(are) connected in parallel to each of the two transfer lines via a set of valves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Simon CRISPEL, Marcus BUCK, Anh Thao THIEU, Vincent FAIRY
  • Patent number: 11187382
    Abstract: Device and method for filling pressurized-gas tanks, comprising a fluid transfer circuit provided with an upstream end intended to be connected to a source of gas and at least two parallel downstream ends intended to be connected to distinct tanks that are to be filled, the transfer circuit comprising a temperature regulating member for regulating the temperature of the gas transferred from the source towards the downstream ends, the gas temperature regulating member being positioned in the transfer circuit upstream of the at least two downstream ends, which means to say that the gas temperature regulating member is common to the at least two downstream ends, characterized in that the at least two downstream ends of the circuit each comprise a respective control member for controlling the flow rate and/or the pressure of the transferred gas and configured to control the flow rate and/or the pressure in each of the downstream ends independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignees: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude, Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Anh Thao Thieu, Louis Debesombes, Vincent Fairy
  • Patent number: 11155459
    Abstract: Device and method for filling pressurized gas tanks, particularly vehicle pressurized hydrogen tanks, the device comprising a liquefied gas source, a transfer circuit comprising two parallel transfer lines each having an upstream end linked to the liquefied gas source, at least two separate downstream ends intended to be each removably connected to a tank to be filled, each of the two transfer lines comprising: a pump, a vaporizer for evaporating the pumped fluid, a branch for bypassing the vaporizer and a distribution valve(s) set configured to control the flow of fluid pumped and distributed between the vaporizer and the branch line, the device further comprising a storage buffer(s), which storage buffer(s) is(are) connected in parallel to each of the two transfer lines via a set of valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Simon Crispel, Marcus Buck, Anh Thao Thieu, Vincent Fairy
  • Publication number: 20210199244
    Abstract: A hydrogen refilling station for filling tanks of fuel cell electric vehicles includes a liquid hydrogen tank that feeds liquid hydrogen to an upstream end of a filling circuit that also includes a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger exchanges heat between the liquid hydrogen and heat transfer fluid flows to thereby cool the heat transfer fluid and vaporize the liquid hydrogen to provide a supply of high pressure hydrogen gas for filling hydrogen-fueled vehicle tanks at a downstream end of the circuit. Because the liquid hydrogen is surrounded by the heat transfer fluid inside the heat exchanger, little if any fogging occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventor: Vincent FAIRY
  • Publication number: 20210198095
    Abstract: A hydrogen refilling station for filling tanks of fuel cell electric vehicles includes a liquid hydrogen tank that feeds liquid hydrogen to an upstream end of a filling circuit that also includes a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger exchanges heat between the liquid hydrogen and heat transfer fluid flows to thereby cool the heat transfer fluid and vaporize the liquid hydrogen to provide a supply of high pressure hydrogen gas for filling hydrogen-fueled vehicle tanks at a downstream end of the circuit. Because the liquid hydrogen is surrounded by the heat transfer fluid inside the heat exchanger, little if any fogging occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventor: Vincent FAIRY
  • Publication number: 20210003253
    Abstract: Device and method for filling pressurized-gas tanks, comprising a fluid transfer circuit provided with an upstream end intended to be connected to a source of gas and at least two parallel downstream ends intended to be connected to distinct tanks that are to be filled, the transfer circuit comprising a temperature regulating member for regulating the temperature of the gas transferred from the source towards the downstream ends, the gas temperature regulating member being positioned in the transfer circuit upstream of the at least two downstream ends, which means to say that the gas temperature regulating member is common to the at least two downstream ends, characterized in that the at least two downstream ends of the circuit each comprise a respective control member for controlling the flow rate and/or the pressure of the transferred gas and configured to control the flow rate and/or the pressure in each of the downstream ends independently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Anh Thao THIEU, Louis DEBESOMBES, Vincent FAIRY
  • Publication number: 20200095113
    Abstract: Device and method for filling pressurized gas tanks, particularly vehicle pressurized hydrogen tanks, the device comprising a liquefied gas source, a transfer circuit comprising two parallel transfer lines each having an upstream end linked to the liquefied gas source, at least two separate downstream ends intended to be each removably connected to a tank to be filled, each of the two transfer lines comprising: a pump, a vaporizer for evaporating the pumped fluid, a branch for bypassing the vaporizer and a distribution valve(s) set configured to control the flow of fluid pumped and distributed between the vaporizer and the branch line, the device further comprising a storage buffer(s), which storage buffer(s) is(are) connected in parallel to each of the two transfer lines via a set of valves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Simon CRISPEL, Marcus BUCK, Anh Thao THIEU, Vincent FAIRY