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Lawrence G Clawson, Matthew H Dorson, William L Mitchell, Brian J Nowicki, Johannes Thijssen, Robert Davis, Christopher Papile, Jennifer W Rumsey, Nathan Longo, James C Cross III, Vincent Rizzo, Gunther Kleeburg, Michael Rindone, Stephen G Block, Maria Sun, Brian D Morriseau, Mark R Hagan, Brian Bowers: Integrated hydrocarbon reforming system and controls. Nuvera Fuel Cells, Wallenstein Wagner and Rockey, November 4, 2003: US06641625 (117 worldwide citation)

A hydrocarbon reformer system including a first reactor configured to generate hydrogen-rich reformate by carrying out at least one of a non-catalytic thermal partial oxidation, a catalytic partial oxidation, a steam reforming, and any combinations thereof, a second reactor in fluid communication wi ...


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Lawrence G Clawson, William L Mitchell, Jeffrey M Bentley, Johannes H J Thijssen: Method and apparatus for converting hydrocarbon fuel into hydrogen gas and carbon dioxide. Arthur D Little, Wallenstein & Wagner, October 3, 2000: US06126908 (54 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and a method are disclosed for converting hydrocarbon fuel or an alcohol into hydrogen gas and carbon dioxide. The apparatus includes a first vessel having a partial oxidation reaction zone and a separate steam reforming reaction zone that is distinct from the partial oxidation reaction ...


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Jeffrey M Bentley, Lawrence G Clawson, William L Mitchell, Matthew H Dorson: Integrated reformer and shift reactor. Nuvera Fuel Cells, Fish & Richardson P C, June 27, 2006: US07066973 (38 worldwide citation)

A hydrocarbon fuel reformer for producing diatomic hydrogen gas is disclosed. The reformer includes a first reaction vessel, a shift reactor vessel annularly disposed about the first reaction vessel, including a first shift reactor zone, and a first helical tube disposed within the first shift react ...


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Lawrence G Clawson, William L Mitchell, Jeffrey M Bentley, Johannes H J Thijssen: Method for converting hydrocarbon fuel into hydrogen gas and carbon dioxide. Arthur D Little, Wallenstein & Wagner, July 4, 2000: US06083425 (38 worldwide citation)

A method for converting hydrocarbon fuel into hydrogen gas and carbon dioxide within a reformer 10 is disclosed. According to the method, a stream including an oxygen-containing gas is directed adjacent to a first vessel 18 and the oxygen-containing gas is heated. A stream including unburned fuel is ...


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Lawrence G Clawson: Condensing furnace with submerged combustion. Raytheon Company, William R Clark, Richard M Sharkansky, March 24, 1992: US05097802 (38 worldwide citation)

A high efficiency furnace having a substantially continuous wet heat exchanger wherein such continuous wet operation is provided by raising the dew point of the combustion products by submerged combustion before introduction into said head exchanger. That is, a water holding reservoir is provided be ...


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Lawrence G Clawson, William L Mitchell, Jeffrey M Bentley, Johannes H J Thijssen: Method for converting hydrocarbon fuel into hydrogen gas and carbon dioxide. Arthur D Little, Wallenstein & Wagner, September 26, 2000: US06123913 (34 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for synthesizing hydrogen gas from hydrocarbon fuel. A first mixture of steam and a first fuel is directed into a first tube 208 to subject the first mixture to a first steam reforming reaction in the presence of a first catalyst 214. A stream of oxygen-containing gas is pre-he ...


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Lawrence G Clawson: Recuperative clothes dryer with enhanced recirculation and air flow. Raytheon Company, William R Clark, Richard M Sharkansky, May 19, 1987: US04665628 (25 worldwide citation)

A clothes dryer operating with a very high volume of air flow across the clothes thereby enabling a high percentage of air recirculation without sacrifice to drying time or efficiency. A cylindrical clothes drum is surrounded by an air tight casing. Radial perforations are formed along the entire cy ...


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Joseph E Musil, Lawrence G Clawson: Burner assembly with fuel pre-mix and combustion temperature controls. Cedarapids, Simmons Perrine Albright & Ellwood, February 14, 1995: US05388985 (23 worldwide citation)

A burner assembly has a combustion chamber in which combustion takes place in an elongate centrally disposed combustion tube. An outer housing encases the combustion tube and provides an annular space between an inner wall of the housing and the combustion tube. Part of the exhaust gases exiting fro ...


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Lawrence G Clawson: Recuperative furnace system for space air and domestic hot water. Raytheon Company, William R Clark, Richard M Sharkansky, September 10, 1991: US05046478 (22 worldwide citation)

A recuperative furnace system for space air and domestic hot water wherein a combustion product heat exchanger and a space air heat exchanger are each operated in counterflow manner. The dew point of the combustion products are elevated before entry into the combustion product heat exchanger and the ...