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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 (121 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, Robert S Wegeng, Yufei Gao: Method and apparatus for obtaining enhanced production rate of thermal chemical reactions. Battelle Memorial Institute, Frank Rosenberg, Stephen R May, September 9, 2003: US06616909 (89 worldwide citation)

Reactors and processes are disclosed that can utilize high heat fluxes to obtain fast, steady-state reaction rates. Porous catalysts used in conjunction with microchannel reactors to obtain high rates of heat transfer are also disclosed. Reactors and processes that utilize short contact times, high ...


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Anna Lee Y Tonkovich, Yong Wang, Yufei Gao: Catalyst, method of making, and reactions using the catalyst. Battelle Memorial Institute, Frank Rosenberg, August 27, 2002: US06440895 (72 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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Ward E TeGrotenhuis, Robert S Wegeng, Greg A Whyatt, Victoria S Stenkamp, Phillip A Gauglitz: Microsystem capillary separations. Battelle Memorial Institute, Frank Rosenberg, Todd J Harrington, December 23, 2003: US06666909 (66 worldwide citation)

Laminated, multiphase separators and contactors having wicking structures and gas flow channels are described. Some preferred embodiments are combined with microchannel heat exchange. Integrated systems containing these components are also part of the present invention.


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Anna Lee Y Tonkovich, Yong Wang, Robert S Wegeng, Yufei Gao: Method and apparatus for obtaining enhanced production rate of thermal chemical reactions. Battelle Memorial Institute, Stephen May, Frank Rosenberg, April 1, 2003: US06540975 (63 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a method and apparatus (vessel) for providing a heat transfer rate from a reaction chamber through a wall to a heat transfer chamber substantially matching a local heat transfer rate of a catalytic thermal chemical reaction. The key to the invention is a thermal distance def ...


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Yong Wang, Ya Huei Chin, Yufei Gao, Christopher L Aardahl, Terri L Stewart: Carbon nanotube-containing structures, methods of making, and processes using same. Battelle Memorial Institute, Frank Rosenberg, Todd J Harrington, March 14, 2006: US07011760 (56 worldwide citation)

Carbon nanotube structures are disclosed in which nanotubes are disposed over a porous support such as a foam, felt, mesh, or membrane. Techniques of making these structures are also disclosed. In some of these techniques, a support is pretreated with a templated surfactant composition to assist wit ...


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Anna Lee Tonkovich, Gary L Roberts, Steven T Perry, Sean P Fitzgerald: Methods of conducting simultaneous exothermic and endothermic reactions. Battelle Memorial Institute, Frank Rosenberg, Todd J Harrington, November 29, 2005: US06969506 (54 worldwide citation)

Integrated Combustion Reactors (ICRs) and methods of making ICRs are described in which combustion chambers (or channels) are in direct thermal contact to reaction chambers for an endothermic reaction. Superior results were achieved for combustion chambers which contained a gap for free flow through ...


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Yong Wang, David P Vanderwiel, Anna Lee Y Tonkovich, Yufei Gao, Eddie G Baker: Catalyst structure and method of fischer-tropsch synthesis. Battelle Memorial Institute, Frank Rosenberg, May 6, 2003: US06558634 (54 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes Fischer-Tropsch catalysts, reactions using Fischer-Tropsch catalysts, methods of making Fischer-Tropsch catalysts, processes of hydrogenating carbon monoxide, and fuels made using these processes. The invention provides the ability to hydrogenate carbon monoxide with l ...


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Anna Lee Tonkovich, Gary Roberts, Sean P Fitzgerald, Timothy M Werner, Matthew B Schmidt, Robert J Luzenski, G Bradley Chadwell, James A Mathias, Abhishek Gupta, David J Kuhlmann, Thomas D Yuschak: Microchannel apparatus, methods of making microchannel apparatus, and processes of conducting unit operations. Velocys, Frank Rosenberg, January 24, 2006: US06989134 (45 worldwide citation)

Novel methods of making laminated, microchannel devices are described. Examples include: assembly from thin strips rather than sheets; and hot isostatic pressing (HIPing) to form devices with a hermetically sealed wall. Laminated microchannel articles having novel features are also described. The in ...


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Anna Lee Y Tonkovich, Bruce F Monzyk, Yong Wang, David P VanderWiel, Steven T Perry, Sean P Fitzgerald, Wayne W Simmons, Jeffrey S McDaniel, Albert E Weller Jr: Apparatus and methods for separation/purification utilizing rapidly cycled thermal swing sorption. Battelle Memorial Institute, Frank Rosenberg, January 21, 2003: US06508862 (45 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides apparatus and methods for separating fluid components. In preferred embodiments, the apparatus and methods utilize microchannel devices with small distances for heat and mass transfer to achieve rapid cycle times and surprisingly large volumes of fluid components separ ...



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