Patents by Inventor William Randall Seeker

William Randall Seeker 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: 20150037231
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the invention provides systems and methods for removing carbon dioxide and/or additional components of waste gas streams, comprising contacting the waste gas stream with an aqueous solution, removing carbon dioxide and/or additional components from the waste gas stream, and containing the carbon dioxide and/or additional components, in one form or another, in a composition. In some embodiments, the composition is a precipitation material comprising carbonates, bicarbonates, or carbonates and bicarbonates. In some embodiments, the composition further comprises carbonate and/or bicarbonate co-products resulting from co-processing SOx, NOx, particulate matter, and/or certain metals. Additional waste streams such as liquid, solid, or multiphasic waste streams may be processed as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: WILLIAM RANDALL SEEKER, BRENT CONSTANTZ, VINOD KHOSLA
  • Patent number: 8906301
    Abstract: A system is provided that includes a combustion system having a plurality of jets; a spatial monitoring system with a plurality of sensors disposed in a spatial grid within or downstream from the combustion system; and a control system configured to adjust a forcing frequency of at least one fluid jet in the plurality of fluid jets in response to sensor feedback from the spatial monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: William Randall Seeker
  • Patent number: 8883104
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the invention provides systems and methods for removing carbon dioxide and/or additional components of waste gas streams, comprising contacting the waste gas stream with an aqueous solution, removing carbon dioxide and/or additional components from the waste gas stream, and containing the carbon dioxide and/or additional components, in one form or another, in a composition. In some embodiments, the composition is a precipitation material comprising carbonates, bicarbonates, or carbonates and bicarbonates. In some embodiments, the composition further comprises carbonate and/or bicarbonate co-products resulting from co-processing SOx, NOx, particulate matter, and/or certain metals. Additional waste streams such as liquid, solid, or multiphasic waste streams may be processed as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: William Randall Seeker, Brent Constantz, Vinod Khosla
  • Patent number: 8491858
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the invention provides systems and methods for removing carbon dioxide and/or additional components of waste gas streams, comprising contacting the waste gas stream with an aqueous solution, removing carbon dioxide and/or additional components from the waste gas stream, and containing the carbon dioxide and/or additional components, in one form or another, in a composition. In some embodiments, the composition is a precipitation material comprising carbonates, bicarbonates, or carbonates and bicarbonates. In some embodiments, the composition further comprises carbonate and/or bicarbonate co-products resulting from co-processing SOx, NOx, particulate matter, and/or certain metals. Additional waste streams such as liquid, solid, or multiphasic waste streams may be processed as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: William Randall Seeker, Brent Constantz, Vinod Khosla
  • Publication number: 20130008354
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems to produce a bicarbonate solution from one or more of natural substances and to contact the bicarbonate solution with cathode electrolyte in an electrochemical system to produce a product containing carbonate or combination of carbonate and bicarbonate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: BRENT R. CONSTANTZ, William Randall Seeker, Kyle Self, Ryan J. Gilliam
  • Patent number: 8137444
    Abstract: Systems and methods for lowering levels of carbon dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants are provided. Economically viable systems and processes capable of removing vast quantities of carbon dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants from gaseous waste streams and sequestering them in storage-stable forms are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Kasra Farsad, Robert W. Elliott, Richard P. O'Connor, William Randall Seeker, Kyle Self, Justin Wall
  • Publication number: 20120049114
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the invention provides systems and methods for removing carbon dioxide and/or additional components of waste gas streams, comprising contacting the waste gas stream with an aqueous solution, removing carbon dioxide and/or additional components from the waste gas stream, and containing the carbon dioxide and/or additional components, in one form or another, in a composition. In some embodiments, the composition is a precipitation material comprising carbonates, bicarbonates, or carbonates and bicarbonates. In some embodiments, the composition further comprises carbonate and/or bicarbonate co-products resulting from co-processing SOx, NOx, particulate matter, and/or certain metals. Additional waste streams such as liquid, solid, or multiphasic waste streams may be processed as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: William Randall SEEKER, Brent Constantz, Vinod Khosla
  • Publication number: 20110247336
    Abstract: Systems and methods for lowering levels of carbon dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants are provided. Economically viable systems and processes capable of removing vast quantities of carbon dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants from gaseous waste streams and sequestering them in storage-stable forms are also discussed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Kasra Farsad, Robert W. Elliott, Richard P. O'Connor, William Randall Seeker, Kyle Self, Justin Wall
  • Publication number: 20110226989
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the invention provides systems and methods for removing carbon dioxide and/or additional components of waste gas streams, comprising contacting the waste gas stream with an aqueous solution, removing carbon dioxide and/or additional components from the waste gas stream, and containing the carbon dioxide and/or additional components, in one form or another, in a composition. In some embodiments, the composition is a precipitation material comprising carbonates, bicarbonates, or carbonates and bicarbonates. In some embodiments, the composition further comprises carbonate and/or bicarbonate co-products resulting from co-processing SOx, NOx, particulate matter, and/or certain metals. Additional waste streams such as liquid, solid, or multiphasic waste streams may be processed as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: William Randall Seeker, Brent Constantz, Vinod Khosla
  • Patent number: 8015932
    Abstract: A fuel flexible furnace, including a main combustion zone, a reburn zone downstream from the main combustion zone, and a delivery system operably coupled to supplies of biomass and coal and configured to deliver the biomass and the coal as ingredients of first and reburn fuels to the main combustion zone and the reburn zone, with each fuel including flexible quantities of the biomass and/or the coal. The flexible quantities are variable with the furnace in an operating condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Boris Nikolaevich Eiteneer, William Randall Seeker, Roy Payne
  • Publication number: 20110061575
    Abstract: A system is provided that includes a combustion system having a plurality of jets; a spatial monitoring system with a plurality of sensors disposed in a spatial grid within or downstream from the combustion system; and a control system configured to adjust a forcing frequency of at least one fluid jet in the plurality of fluid jets in response to sensor feedback from the spatial monitoring system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: William Randall Seeker
  • Publication number: 20110056416
    Abstract: A system with a boiler and a turbine, and an associated control method. The method includes sensing a plurality of operating conditions at a first common boiler location. At least one of the plurality of operating conditions sensed at the first common location is indicative of a combustion anomaly occurring during operation. The combustion anomaly indicated by the plurality of operating conditions at the first common location is traced back to an offending burner that is at least partially responsible for the combustion anomaly based on a model that takes into consideration at least two of the plurality of operating conditions sensed at the first common location. At least one of a process input and a boiler configuration is adjusted to establish a desired value of the operating conditions at the first common location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Neil Colin Widmer, David Moyeda, William Randall Seeker, Michelle Simpson
  • Publication number: 20110030957
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include methods of contacting carbon dioxide with an aqueous mixture. In practicing methods according to certain embodiments, a subterranean brine may be contacted with carbon dioxide to produce a reaction product, which may or may not be further processed as desired. Also provided are methods in which a brine or minerals are contacted with an aqueous composition. Aspects of the invention further include compositions produced by methods of the invention as well as systems for practicing methods of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: BRENT CONSTANTZ, KYLE SELF, WILLIAM RANDALL SEEKER, MIGUEL FERNANDEZ
  • Publication number: 20110035154
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include methods of contacting carbon dioxide with an aqueous mixture. In practicing methods according to certain embodiments, a subterranean brine may be contacted with carbon dioxide to produce a reaction product, which may or may not be further processed as desired. Also provided are methods in which a brine or minerals are contacted with an aqueous composition. Aspects of the invention further include compositions produced by methods of the invention as well as systems for practicing methods of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: TREAVOR KENDALL, KYLE SELF, WILLIAM RANDALL SEEKER, EDWARD D. MCCUE
  • Publication number: 20110033239
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include methods of contacting carbon dioxide with an aqueous mixture. In practicing methods according to certain embodiments, a subterranean brine may be contacted with carbon dioxide to produce a reaction product, which may or may not be further processed as desired. Also provided are methods in which a brine or minerals are contacted with an aqueous composition. Aspects of the invention further include compositions produced by methods of the invention as well as systems for practicing methods of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: BRENT CONSTANTZ, KYLE SELF, WILLIAM RANDALL SEEKER, MIGUEL FERNANDEZ, TREAVOR KENDALL
  • Patent number: 7838297
    Abstract: A method of optimizing operation of a fossil fuel fired boiler includes, in an exemplary embodiment, providing a plurality of sensors positioned in different spatial positions within the fossil fuel fired boiler. The method also includes recording sensor outputs, identifying spatial combustion anomalies indicated by sensor outputs, identifying burners responsible for the spatial combustion anomalies, and adjusting air flow of responsible burners to alleviate the spatial combustion anomalies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Neil Colin Widmer, Roy Payne, William Randall Seeker, Philippe Jean Gauthier
  • Patent number: 7833315
    Abstract: Method and a system for capturing mercury in a flue gas are provided. The method includes partially oxidizing a carbonaceous solid fuel in a gasifier such that a thermally activated carbon-containing solid sorbent and gaseous gasification products are generated wherein the gasifier is proximate to a combustion system for combusting a mercury containing fuel. The method further includes storing the generated thermally activated carbon-containing solid sorbent proximate to the combustion system and combusting a mercury containing fuel in a combustion zone of the combustion system wherein mercury released during combustion is entrained in flue gas generated by the combustion. The method also includes injecting the thermally activated solid sorbent in the flue gas downstream of the combustion zone and absorbing at least a portion of the entrained mercury on the thermally activated solid sorbent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Vitali Lissianski, Peter Martin Maly, William Randall Seeker, Christopher Aaron Samuelson
  • Publication number: 20100236242
    Abstract: Systems and methods for lowering levels of carbon dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants are provided. Economically viable systems and processes capable of removing vast quantities of carbon dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants from gaseous waste streams and sequestering them in storage-stable forms are also discussed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Kasra Farsad, Robert W. Elliott, Richard P. O'Connor, William Randall Seeker, Kyle Self, Justin Wall
  • Publication number: 20100229725
    Abstract: Systems and methods for lowering levels of carbon dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants are provided. Economically viable systems and processes capable of removing vast quantities of carbon dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants from gaseous waste streams and sequestering them in storage-stable forms are also discussed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Kasra Farsad, Robert W. Elliott, Richard P. O'Connor, William Randall Seeker, Kyle Self, Justin Wall
  • Publication number: 20100230830
    Abstract: Systems and methods for lowering levels of carbon dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants are provided. Economically viable systems and processes capable of removing vast quantities of carbon dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants from gaseous waste streams and sequestering them in storage-stable forms are also discussed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Kasra Farsad, Robert W. Elliott, Richard P. O'Connor, William Randall Seeker, Kyle Self, Justin Wall