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Douglas C Elliott, Jianli Hu, Todd R Hart, Gary G Neuenschwander: Palladium catalyzed hydrogenation of bio-oils and organic compounds. Battelle Memorial Institute, Derek Maughan, Frank Rosenberg, September 16, 2008: US07425657 (122 worldwide citation)

The invention provides palladium-catalyzed hydrogenations of bio-oils and certain organic compounds. Experimental results have shown unexpected and superior results for palladium-catalyzed hydrogenations of organic compounds typically found in bio-oils.


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Anna Lee Y Tonkovich, Yong Wang, Sean P Fitzgerald, Jennifer L Marco, Gary L Roberts, David P VanderWiel, Robert S Wegeng: Chemical reactor and method for gas phase reactant catalytic reactions. Battelle Memorial Institute, Derek Maughan, Frank Rosenberg, October 30, 2007: US07288231 (17 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides chemical reactors and reaction chambers and methods for conducting catalytic chemical reactions having gas phase reactants. In preferred embodiments, these reaction chambers and methods include at least one porous catalyst material that has pore sizes large enough to p ...


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Ward E TeGrotenhuis, Victoria S Stenkamp: Conditions for fluid separations in microchannels, capillary-driven fluid separations, and laminated devices capable of separating fluids. Battelle Memorial Institute, Derek Maughan, Frank Rosenberg, March 18, 2008: US07344576 (6 worldwide citation)

Methods of separating fluids using capillary forces and/or improved conditions for are disclosed. The improved methods may include control of the ratio of gas and liquid Reynolds numbers relative to the Suratman number. Also disclosed are wick-containing, laminated devices that are capable of separa ...


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Yong Wang, James F White: Staged alkylation in microchannels. Battelle Memorial Institute, Derek Maughan, Frank Rosenberg, December 4, 2007: US07304198 (3 worldwide citation)

The invention provides methods and systems for alkylating a paraffinic feed stream in a microchannel utilizing the staged addition of olefin.


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Martin Paul Greenbank, William Todd Grimes, George Mendenhall: Potato sorting apparatus. Frank J Dykas, Derek Maughan, Dykas Shaver & Nipper, September 1, 2009: US07581648 (3 worldwide citation)

A sorter for sorting pieces of various diameters and lengths made up of a pair of shafts spatially disposed in parallel within a horizontal plane, each of these shafts having a tapered core to which is connected to a pair of flights. When the shafts are rotated, items placed upon the flights of the ...


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Anna Lee Y Tonkovich, Yong Wang, Yufei Gao: Catalyst, method of making, and reactions using the catalyst. Battelle Memorial Institute, Derek Maughan, Frank Rosenberg, March 3, 2009: US07498001 (2 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes a catalyst having a layered structure with, (1) a porous support, (2) a buffer layer, (3) an interfacial layer, and optionally (4) a catalyst layer. The invention also provides a process in which a reactant is converted to a product by passing through a reaction chambe ...


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Yong Wang, Ya Huei Chin, Yufei Gao: Carbon nanotube-containing catalysts, methods of making, and reactions catalyzed over nanotube catalysts. Battelle Memorial Institute, Derek Maughan, Frank Rosenberg, October 30, 2007: US07288576 (2 worldwide citation)

Methods have been developed to form catalysts having active metals disposed on a carbon nanotube coated porous substrate. Catalysts and reactions over nanotube-containing catalysts are also disclosed. Results are presented showing enhanced performance resulting from use of the inventive catalyst. Me ...


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Yong Wang, Jianli Hu, Ya Huei Chin, Robert A Dagle, Chunshe Cao: Reforming catalysts. Battelle Memorial Institute, Derek Maughan, Frank Rosenberg, December 30, 2008: US07470648 (2 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides catalysts, reactors, and methods of steam reforming alcohols over a catalyst. Surprisingly superior results and properties obtained in methods and catalysts of the present invention are also described.


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Robert S Wegeng, Ward E TeGrotenhuis, Greg A Whyatt: Microsystem process networks. Battelle Memorial Institute, Derek Maughan, Frank Rosenberg, September 18, 2007: US07270905 (2 worldwide citation)

Various aspects and applications of microsystem process networks are described. The design of many types of Microsystems can be improved by ortho-cascading mass, heat, or other unit process operations. Microsystems having energetically efficient microchannel heat exchangers are also described. Detai ...



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