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Ronald C Stites, Jerrod Hohman: Methods and apparatus for selectively producing ethanol from synthesis gas. Range Fuels, O Connor & Company, Ryan P O Connor, February 8, 2011: US07884253 (132 worldwide citation)

The invention provides methods and apparatus for selectively producing ethanol from syngas. As disclosed herein, syngas derived from cellulosic biomass (or other sources) can be catalytically converted into methanol, which in turn can be catalytically converted into acetic acid or acetates. Finally, ...


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Karl Kharas, Jason P Durand: Cobalt-molybdenum sulfide catalyst materials and methods for ethanol production from syngas. Range Fuels, O Connor & Company, Ryan P O Connor, April 12, 2011: US07923405 (18 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and compositions for the chemical conversion of syngas to alcohols. The invention includes catalyst compositions, methods of making the catalyst compositions, and methods of using the catalyst compositions. Certain embodiments teach compositions for catalyzing ...


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Cody James Ellens, Jared Nathaniel Brown, Anthony Joseph Sherwood Pollard, Dennis Stephan Banasiak: Methods for integrated fast pyrolysis processing of biomass. Avello Bioenery, O Connor & Company, Ryan P O Connor, January 24, 2012: US08100990 (18 worldwide citation)

Methods, process, apparatus, equipment, and systems are disclosed for converting biomass into bio-oil fractions for chemicals, materials, feedstocks and fuels using a low-cost, integrated fast pyrolysis system. The system improves upon prior art by creating stable, bio-oil fractions which have uniqu ...


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Robert E Klepper, Arie Geertsema, Shakeel H Tirmizi, Heinz Juergen Robota, Francis M Ferraro, Ronald C Stites: Methods and apparatus for producing syngas and alcohols. Range Fuels, O Connor & Company, Ryan P O Connor, March 27, 2012: US08142530 (6 worldwide citation)

This invention features methods and apparatus for producing syngas from any carbon-containing feed material. In some embodiments, a substoichiometric amount of oxygen is used to enhance the formation of syngas. In various embodiments, both oxygen and steam are added during the conversion of the feed ...


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Robert E Klepper, Arie Geertsema, Shakeel H Tirmizi, Francis M Ferraro: Methods for producing syngas. Range Fuels, O Connor & Company, Ryan P O Connor, April 10, 2012: US08153027 (6 worldwide citation)

This invention features methods and apparatus for producing syngas from any carbon-containing feed material. In some embodiments, a substoichiometric amount of oxygen is used to enhance the formation of syngas. In various embodiments, both oxygen and steam are added during the conversion of the feed ...


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Peter Petre, Jose Cruz Albrecht, Joseph F Jensen: Time-encoding-based high-capacity digital communication link. HRL Laboratories, O Connor & Company, May 24, 2011: US07948869 (6 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a digital communication architecture based upon the concept of time encoding. In one aspect, systems provide time-encoding-based digital communication, the systems comprising a transmitter, a communication channel, and a receiver. In another aspect, methods for digit ...


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Dennis Stephan Banasiak, Cody James Ellens, Anthony Joseph Sherwood Pollard, Jared Nathaniel Brown: Methods for integrated fast pyrolysis processing of biomass. Avello Bioenergy, O Connor & Company, Ryan P O Connor, April 23, 2013: US08425633 (5 worldwide citation)

Methods, process, apparatus, equipment, and systems are disclosed for converting biomass into bio-oil fractions for chemicals, materials, feedstocks and fuels using a low-cost, integrated fast pyrolysis system. The system improves upon prior art by creating stable, bio-oil fractions which have uniqu ...


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Weiwen Weng: Method and apparatus for the home delivery of local retail e-commerce orders. O Connor & Company, Ryan O Connor, July 31, 2007: US07251621 (5 worldwide citation)

The method and apparatus disclosed herein empowers the general population to deliver e-commerce orders from retail stores to buyers. Embodiments of the invention reduce overall fuel usage, creating value for all members of the value chain: reduction in delivery fees for buyer, higher customer satisf ...


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Ronald C Stites, Kevin T Biehle, Robert E Klepper, Richard Ridley: Multi-zone reforming methods and apparatus for conversion of devolatilized biomass to syngas. Range Fuels, O Connor & Company, Ryan P O Connor, April 5, 2011: US07919070 (4 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides improved methods and apparatus for producing syngas from any carbon-containing feed material. In one aspect, a multi-zone reformer system is provided. A first reaction zone can reduce the presence of refractory tars, while a second reaction zone in communication with t ...


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David T Chang, Pamela R Patterson, Ping Liu: Supercapacitor cells and micro-supercapacitors. HRL Laboratories, O Connor & Company, August 6, 2013: US08503161 (3 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a micro-supercapacitor with high energy density and high power density. In some variations, carbon nanostructures, such as carbon nanotubes, coated with a metal oxide, such as ruthenium oxide, are grown in a supercapacitor cavity that contains no separator. A lid is bonded to ...



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