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Anna Lee Tonkovich, Steven T Perry, Ravi Arora, Dongming Qiu, Michael Jay Lamont, Deanna Burwell, Terence Andrew Dritz, Jeffrey S McDaniel, William A Rogers Jr, Laura J Silva, Daniel J Weidert, Wayne W Simmons, G Bradley Chadwell: Separation process using microchannel technology. Velocys, Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, March 24, 2009: US07507274 (40 worldwide citation)

The disclosed invention relates to a process and apparatus for separating a first fluid from a fluid mixture comprising the first fluid. The process comprises: (A) flowing the fluid mixture into a microchannel separator in contact with a sorption medium, the fluid mixture being maintained in the mic ...


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Anna Lee Tonkovich, Dongming Qiu, Terence Andrew Dritz, Paul Neagle, Robert Dwayne Litt, Ravi Arora, Michael Jay Lamont, Kristina M Pagnotto: Process for separating nitrogen from methane using microchannel process technology. Velocys, Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, July 31, 2007: US07250074 (37 worldwide citation)

The disclosed invention relates to a process for separating methane or nitrogen from a fluid mixture comprising methane and nitrogen, the process comprising: (A) flowing the fluid mixture into a microchannel separator, the microchannel separator comprising a plurality of process microchannels contai ...


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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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Anna Lee Tonkovich, Wayne W Simmons, Laura J Silva, Dongming Qiu, Steven T Perry, Thomas Yuschak, Thomas P Hickey, Ravi Arora, Amanda Smith, Robert Dwayne Litt, Paul Neagle: Distillation process using microchannel technology. Velocys, Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, November 3, 2009: US07610775 (29 worldwide citation)

The disclosed invention relates to a distillation process for separating two or more components having different volatilities from a liquid mixture containing the components. The process employs microchannel technology for effecting the distillation and is particularly suitable for conducting diffic ...


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James A Mathias, Ravi Arora, Wayne W Simmons, Jeffrey S McDaniel, Anna Lee Tonkovich, William A Krause, Laura J Silva, Dongming Qiu: Process for cooling a product in a heat exchanger employing microchannels. Velocys, Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, February 21, 2006: US07000427 (25 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a process for cooling or liquefying a fluid product (e.g., natural gas) in a heat exchanger, the process comprising: flowing a fluid refrigerant through a set of refrigerant microchannels in the heat exchanger; and flowing the product through a set of product microchannels ...


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James A Mathias, Ravi Arora, Wayne W Simmons, Jeffrey S McDaniel, Anna Lee Tonkovich, William A Krause, Laura J Silva: Process for cooling a product in a heat exchanger employing microchannels for the flow of refrigerant and product. Velocys, Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, September 23, 2003: US06622519 (22 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a process for cooling a product in a heat exchanger, the process comprising: flowing a refrigerant through a set of first microchannels in the heat exchanger; flowing a refrigerant through a set of second microchannels in the heat exchanger, the refrigerant flowing through ...


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Anna Lee Tonkovich, David J Hesse, Sean P Fitzgerald, Bin Yang, Ravi Arora, Laura J Silva, G Bradley Chadwell, Kai Jarosch, Dongming Qiu: Partial boiling in mini and micro-channels. Velocys, Frank Rosenberg, August 28, 2012: US08252245 (8 worldwide citation)

The invention provides methods, apparatus and systems in which there is partial boiling of a liquid in a mini-channel or microchannel. The partial boiling removes heat from an exothermic process.


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Anna Lee Tonkovich, Bin Yang, Steven T Perry, Sean P Fitzgerald, Ravi Arora, Robert Luzenski, Thomas D Yuschak: Flow control through plural, parallel connecting channels to/from a manifold. Velocys, Frank Rosenberg, January 5, 2010: US07641865 (7 worldwide citation)

The invention provides apparatuses and techniques for controlling flow between a manifold and two or more connecting microchannels. Flow between plural connecting microchannels, that share a common manifold, can be made more uniform by the use of flow straighteners and distributors that equalize flo ...


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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, Bin Yang, Steven T Perry, Sean P Fitzgerald, Ravi Arora, Kai Jarosch, Thomas D Yuschak, Maddalena Fanelli, Tim Sullivan, Terry Mazanec: Surface features in microprocess technology. Velocys, Frank Rosenberg, February 28, 2012: US08122909 (5 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to microchannel apparatus that includes microchannels with interior surface features for modifying flow; processes utilizing this microchannel architecture, and methods of making apparatus having these features.



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