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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 Tonkovich, Bruce F Monzyk, Dongming Qiu, Matthew B Schmidt, G Bradley Chadwell, Wesley Bruno, Eric Burckle: Process for separating a fluid component from a fluid mixture using microchannel process technology. Velocys, Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, November 25, 2003: US06652627 (45 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a process for separating a fluid component from a fluid mixture comprising the fluid component, the process comprising: (A) flowing the fluid mixture into a microchannel separator; the microchannel separator comprising a plurality of process microchannels containing a sorpt ...


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James Allen Mathias, G Bradley Chadwell, Dongming Qiu, Anna Lee Y Tonkovich, Steven T Perry, Matthew B Schmidt: Multi-stream microchannel device. Velocys, William B Richards, March 21, 2006: US07014835 (31 worldwide citation)

The invention is a process and device for exchanging heat energy between three or more streams in a microchannel heat exchanger which can be integrated with a microchannel reactor to form an integrated microchannel processing unit. The invention enables the combining of a plurality of integrated mic ...


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Anna Lee Tonkovich, Sean P Fitzgerald, Paul W Neagle, Dongming Qiu, Matthew B Schmidt, Steven T Perry, David J Hesse, Robert J Luzenski, G Bradley Chadwell, Ying Peng, James A Mathias, Richard Q Long, Wm Allen Rogers, Ravi Arora, Wayne W Simmons, Barry L Yang, Yong Wang, Thomas Forte, Robert Jetter: Methods of conducting simultaneous endothermic and exothermic reactions. Velocys, Frank Rosenberg, Laura J Silva, July 31, 2007: US07250151 (31 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. Particular reactor designs are also described. Processes of conducting reactions in integrated com ...


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John H Brophy, Kai Jarosch, Terry J Mazanec, Matthew B Schmidt, Laura J Silva, Anna Lee Tonkovich, Fred Pesa, David J Hesse: Catalytic oxidative dehydrogenation, and microchannel reactors for catalytic oxidative dehydrogenation. Velocys, Frank Rosenberg, July 22, 2008: US07402719 (7 worldwide citation)

The invention provides methods of oxidative dehydrogenation (ODH). Conducting ODH in microchannels has unexpectedly been found to yield superior performance when compared to the same reactions at the same conditions in larger reactors. ODH methods employing a Mo—V—Mg—O catalyst is also described. Mi ...


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Sean P Fitzgerald, Anna Lee Tonkovich, Ravi Arora, Dongming Qiu, Thomas D Yuschak, Laura J Silva, Wm Allen Rogers, Kai Jarosch, Matthew B Schmidt: Manifold designs, and flow control in multichannel microchannel devices. Velocys, Frank Rosenberg, September 9, 2008: US07422910 (6 worldwide citation)

Novel manifolds and methods of flow through manifolds are described. Apparatus and techniques are described in which flow from a relatively large volume header is equally distributed to process channels. Methods of making laminated, microchannel devices are also described.


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Anna Lee Tonkovich, Gary Roberts, Sean P Fitzgerald, Paul W Neagle, Dongming Qiu, Matthew B Schmidt, Steven T Perry, David J Hesse, Robert J Luzenski, G Bradley Chadwell, Ying Peng, James A Mathias, Nathan P Gano, Ravi Arora, Barry L Yang, David J Kuhlmann, Thomas D Yuschak, John Arthur Monahan: Integrated combustion reactors and methods of conducting simultaneous endothermic and exothermic reactions. Velocys, Frank Rosenberg, April 26, 2011: US07931875 (4 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. Particular reactor designs are also described. Processes of conducting reactions in integrated com ...


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John H Brophy, Anna Lee Tonkovich, Gary Roberts, Matthew B Schmidt, G Bradley Chadwell: Dehydrogenation reactions in narrow reaction chambers and integrated reactors. Velocys, Frank Rosenberg, July 29, 2008: US07405338 (4 worldwide citation)

Methods of dehydrogenating hydrocarbons to yield unsaturated compounds are described. Reactor configurations useful for dehydrogenation are also described. Hydrocarbons can dehydrogenationed, for relatively long periods of time-on-stream, in a reaction chamber having a dimension of 2 mm or less to p ...


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James A Mathias, G Bradley Chadwell, Dongming Qiu, Annalee Y Tonkovich, Steven T Perry, Matthew B Schmidt, Sean P Fitzgerald, David J Hesse, Thomas D Yuschak, Bin Yang: Multi-stream microchannel device. Velocys, William B Richards Esq, The Richards Law Firm, August 24, 2010: US07780944 (3 worldwide citation)

The invention is a process and device for exchanging heat energy between three or more streams in a microchannel heat exchanger which can be integrated with a microchannel reactor to form an integrated microchannel processing unit. The invention enables the combining of a plurality of integrated mic ...


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John H Brophy, Gary Roberts, G Bradley Chadwell, Matthew B Schmidt, Anna Lee Tonkovich: Dehydrogenation reactions in narrow reaction chambers and integrated reactors. Velocys, Frank Rosenberg, July 13, 2010: US07754935 (3 worldwide citation)

Methods of dehydrogenating hydrocarbons to yield unsaturated compounds are described. Reactor configurations useful for dehydrogenation are also described. Hydrocarbons can be dehydrogenated, for relatively long periods of time-on-stream, in a reaction chamber having a dimension of 2 mm or less to p ...



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