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The BOC Group, Inc. Patents
Assignee:
The BOC Group, Inc.
Address:
Murray Hill, NJ
No. of patents:
652
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8017405 Gas analysis method September 13, 2011
The present invention provides a method for analyzing gases such as carbon dioxide, and includes passing a gas stream containing impurities into a gas adsorption means for a length of time at ambient or higher temperatures to adsorb the impurities therein, stopping the flow of the ga
7736583 Gas curtain assemby for muffled continuous furnaces June 15, 2010
This invention is directed to a gas curtain assembly which comprises at least one structure of substantially vertical tubes on both sides of and supporting a vertical tube, forming an interconnected frame comprising at least one row of apertures for gas or fluid to pass through and formi
7624770 Intelligent compressor strategy to support hydrogen fueling December 1, 2009
Multi compressor systems and apparatuses for the manufacture, storage and dispensing of manufactured hydrogen fuel to hydrogen vehicle tanks or remote mobile refuelers are disclosed.
7618530 Heavy oil hydroconversion process November 17, 2009
A method for the efficient conversion of heavy oil to distillates using sequential hydrocracking in the presence of both supported and colloidal catalyst immediately followed by a high temperature-short residence time thermal treatment. The hydrocracker reaction products or a heavy oil a
7594990 Hydrogen donor solvent production and use in resid hydrocracking processes September 29, 2009
A process derived hydrogen donor solvent is used to increase the maximum resid conversion and conversion rate in an ebullated bed resid hydrocracker. The hydrogen donor solvent precursor is produced by hydroreforming reactions within the resid hydrocracker, recovered as the resin fra
7587903 Method for surface crust freezing of food product September 15, 2009
An apparatus and method for surface crust freezing of a food product utilizes a refrigeration shell enclosing a freezing chamber, the freezing chamber having a cavity shaped to substantially accommodate the shape of the exterior surface of the food product; the cavity communicating with
7556671 System and method for purifying a gas July 7, 2009
The present invention provides for a method for purifying carbon dioxide. Moisture, sulfur species and other impurities are removed from the carbon dioxide by a series of steps which include adsorption means and reaction means. All the steps are preferably carried out in a single vessel.
7544342 Hydrogen production process June 9, 2009
The present invention provides a process for producing hydrogen by passing a hydrocarbon-containing gas over a ceramic monolith at a temperature sufficient to produce hydrogen; and passing an oxygen-containing gas over the ceramic monolith at a temperature sufficient to react with the ca
7481985 Method of removing impurities from a gas January 27, 2009
The present invention provides for a method and apparatus for purifying carbon dioxide. Sulfur species are efficiently and effectively removed from the carbon dioxide by a series of steps which include heater/heat exchange means, impurity adsorption means and cooling means.
7470172 Water reuse in food processing December 30, 2008
Methods and systems enable reuse of water in processing of animals into food. In one method, water used in processing of animals into food is received. The water is treated so as to convert the water into a treated from capable of being reused in the processing of the animals into food.
7438848 Metallurgical lance October 21, 2008
A metallurgical lance for introducing gas into a volume of molten material in a furnace includes a head having a bore extending therethrough, a mounting assembly at the head in the bore, and a nozzle detachably secured to the mounting assembly by a connection, the nozzle adapted to c
7395823 Method and apparatus for local fluorine and nitrogen trifluoride production July 8, 2008
The present invention relates to a process for production, shipment, and treatment of a NH.sub.4F(HF).sub.x feedstock for local production of fluorine and NF.sub.3 for semiconductor chamber cleaning without the need for storage of large quantities of dangerous feeds and intermediate
7351275 Carbon monoxide production process April 1, 2008
The present invention provides for a process for producing carbon monoxide. A feed gas stream of hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide is directed to a membrane unit which separates the feed gas stream into two streams. The stream containing carbon monoxide is directed to seco
7347887 Oxygen sorbent compositions and methods of using same March 25, 2008
Composites and methods useful for oxygen sorption and other uses are presented, the composites comprising: (A) one or more crystalline ceramic oxides selected from compounds within general formula (1): A.sub.xA'.sub.x'B.sub.yB'.sub.y'O.sub.3-.delta. and (1) (B) one or more crysta
7338549 Oxygen sorbent compositions and methods of using same March 4, 2008
Compositions and methods useful for oxygen sorption and other uses are presented, the compositions A composite material comprising components (A) and (B), wherein component (A) is selected from crystalline ceramic materials capable of forming a stable, reversible perovskite crystal p
7332017 Method and apparatus for separation of moisture from fluids February 19, 2008
Apparatus and methods useful for removal or reduction of moisture from fluids are described. In one embodiment the apparatus comprises a moisture separation unit comprising a thermally regenerable moisture adsorption material having feed and waste sides, and means for regenerating th
7303735 Process for the removal of contaminants from gas streams December 4, 2007
The present invention provides for a method and apparatus for removing contaminants from a gas stream such as a flue gas stream from an industrial process. The process utilizes a prescrubber to contact the gas stream before the gas stream contacts an oxidizer in an oxidizer zone. The
7303606 Oxy-fuel combustion process December 4, 2007
Production of oxygen-enriched gas streams is disclosed herein. Air streams contact an oxygen-selective mixed conductor particularly a perovskite material whereby oxygen is retained or adsorbed on the perovskite and can be employed in a variety of processes such as in combusting a fuel ga
7296431 Apparatus and method for freezing food products November 20, 2007
An apparatus and method of cooling products includes a conveyor for transporting the products, through a refrigeration medium for cooling the products, agitation means disposed proximate to the conveyor for selective, intermittent contact with the conveyor to displace the conveyor fr
7278831 Apparatus and method for control, pumping and abatement for vacuum process chambers October 9, 2007
The present invention is an apparatus and method for controlling pressure, pumping a vacuum and providing abatement for a plurality of vacuum processing chambers. The system may be used in semiconductor manufacture. Multiple vacuum processing chambers are exhausted by turbo pumps into a
7276160 Method and apparatus for metal removal by ion exchange October 2, 2007
The present invention provides a method for selectively removing metal ions of interest from a solution (12), such as the wastewater from a chemical mechanical polishing process. The method comprises contacting a solution (12) containing solid particles, an oxidizing agent and a first
7263858 Method and apparatus for producing a purified liquid September 4, 2007
The present invention provides generally a method and apparatus for purifying a liquid. More particularly, purification of a bulk liquid is performed by introducing a liquid stream to a purification vessel, which comprises both a distillation chamber for forming a purified vapor and an
7263845 Backup cryogenic refrigeration system September 4, 2007
Backup refrigeration is provided to a cryogenic refrigeration system comprising multiple cooling loops using a single backup coolant storage vessel. The backup coolant storage vessel is in fluid communication with at least one of the cooling loops, and the cooling loops are in fluid
7261763 Method for the recovery and recycle of helium and chlorine August 28, 2007
Methods for recovering and recycling helium and unreacted chlorine from a process for manufacturing optical fiber are disclosed. Helium-rich and chlorine-rich gas streams are recovered from the consolidation furnace and separated. The helium-rich stream is dried and blended with make-up
7258226 Self-stacking spiral conveyor with modular drive system August 21, 2007
A modular drive system for a self-stacking conveyor belt adapted to travel at least along one non-linear path segment includes at least one drive cassette adapted to removably engage sidelinks on an edge of the conveyor belt, and preferably at least a first drive cassette engaging the
7229066 Apparatus and method for mixing a gas and a liquid June 12, 2007
An apparatus and method are provided for mixing a gas and a liquid to produce a gaseous vapor of the liquid that is substantially free of droplets. Gas, e.g., carbon dioxide, is divided into first and second streams. The first stream is combined in an atomization zone with the liquid
7214331 Catalyst configuration and methods for syngas production May 8, 2007
An improved process for the catalytic partial oxidation of hydrocarbons to produce hydrogen and carbon monoxide is disclosed. The process also utilizes a novel catalyst configuration containing at least two serially aligned layers containing a noble metal or transition metal catalyst
7199581 Magnetic resonance measuring system determining the mass of samples in a production line with mo April 3, 2007
Magnetic resonance measurement methods for determining the mass of samples are provided in which magnetic field homogeneity is determined, compensation is provided for potential drifts in the measuring system, and the presence of metal in samples is determined. The methods include ap
7168269 Gas injection for glass melting furnace to reduce refractory degradation January 30, 2007
A glass melting furnace has a gas inlet positioned proximate to a charging section oxy-fuel combustion region to introduce gas into the region and to at least partially displace gas having a partial pressure of alkali vapor from the region, and optionally a gas outlet is adapted to provi
7168256 Apparatus and method for recovery and recycle of optical fiber coolant gas January 30, 2007
An apparatus and method for recovering and recycling a coolant gas from a heat exchanger. The apparatus comprises a coolant gas recovery section, and analysis section, and a coolant gas blending section. The coolant gas recovery section recovers a coolant gas containing contaminants from
7159405 Temperature control of gas filling process January 9, 2007
The present invention provides for a method and apparatus for controlling and raising the temperature of a fitting used to transfer liquefied gas to a storage vessel. A hollow metal tube containing heated inert gas contacts the fitting such that heat is transferred to the fitting. By
7147782 Method and apparatus for metal removal by ion exchange December 12, 2006
The present invention provides a method for selectively removing metal ions of interest from a solution (12), such as the wastewater from a chemical mechanical polishing process. The method comprises contacting a solution (12) containing solid particles, an oxidizing agent and a first
7140847 Integrated high vacuum pumping system November 28, 2006
The present invention relates to the integration of a TMP with the associated bypass line and valves so that a single sub-assembly is created. The housing of the TMP is significantly modified to accommodate the associated equipment necessary for constructing a high-vacuum system.
7137279 Cap assembly and optical fiber cooling process November 21, 2006
A cap assembly for collecting cooling gas from a coolant chamber tube is disclosed. The cap assembly having connecting means and outlet means extending from its side walls being generally shaped and sized for detachable mounting on the body of the cooling gas chamber tube. The cap as
7134781 Self-mixing tank November 14, 2006
A tank comprising a rounded bottom section with an inlet located at the lowest point of the rounded bottom section having openings to direct fluid against the curved side walls to form a circulation cell. An outlet is provided inside the tank located above and in close proximity to the
7128885 NF3 production reactor October 31, 2006
A process for the production of nitrogen trifluoride by reacting fluorine gas and liquid ammonia acid fluoride in a first reaction zone having a relatively low energy input followed by treatment of the resulting reaction product in a second reaction zone having a relatively high ener
7097713 Method for removing a composite coating containing tantalum deposition and arc sprayed aluminum August 29, 2006
A method for removing a metallic layer from the surface of a ceramic substrate, the method including the steps of immersing the metallic coated ceramic substrate in a solution of up to 31% hydrochloric acid for a sufficient time to at least substantially dissolve or remove the metall
7090826 Monolith based catalytic partial oxidation process for syngas production August 15, 2006
An improved process for the catalytic partial oxidation of hydrocarbons to produce hydrogen and carbon monoxide and less than .about.2% carbon dioxide is disclosed. The process further permits the reaction to be initiated at room temperature, and utilizes a metal catalyst deposited on
7084627 Method for triggering NMR measurement in a NMR check weighing system August 1, 2006
Magnetic resonance methods are provided for determining the mass of samples in vials (1) in a production line, each sample having a net magnetisation capability, including the steps of applying a first magnetic field in a first direction in an interrogation zone (25) for creating a n
7083510 Water reuse in food processing August 1, 2006
Methods and systems enable reuse of water in processing of animals into food. In one method, water used in processing of animals into food is received. The water is treated so as to convert the water into a treated from capable of being reused in the processing of the animals into food.
7070752 Supported perovskite-type oxides and methods for preparation thereof July 4, 2006
Supported perovskite-type oxides are described. The perovskite-type oxides have the general formula of A.sub.xA'.sub.x'B.sub.yB'.sub.y'O.sub.3-.delta., wherein A is an ion of a metal of Group IIIa or IIIb of the periodic table of elements or mixtures thereof; A' is an ion of a metal
7066984 High recovery carbon monoxide production process June 27, 2006
The present invention provides for a monolith reactor process for the production of syngas from hydrocarbon and oxygen feeds. The syngas is cooled and separated to produce carbon monoxide and hydrogen, and the purification equipment utilized in this separation process recycles tail g
7064548 RF probe apparatus for NMR check weighing system June 20, 2006
A radio frequency (RF) probe (10) for a nuclear magnetic resonance check weighing system produces a uniform magnetic field at the center of RF probe (10), has minimal sensitivity to electrical interference from external sources, shapes the magnetic field to minimize cross coupling fr
7061239 Method for magnetic field tracking in a NMR check weighing system June 13, 2006
A method (10) insures that the characteristics of the magnetic field used in a magnetic resonance check weighing system (20) for samples in vials (22) on a production line track deviations from the resonant frequency of the sample. The method (10) includes the steps of obtaining (50) a f
7055333 High pressure CO.sub.2 purification and supply system June 6, 2006
A batch process and apparatus for producing a pressurized liquid carbon dioxide stream includes distilling a feed stream of carbon dioxide vapor off of a liquid carbon dioxide supply; introducing the carbon dioxide vapor feed stream into at least one purifying filter; condensing the
7048857 Method and apparatus for metal removal ion exchange May 23, 2006
The present invention provides a method for selectively removing metal ions of interest from a solution (12), such as the wastewater from a chemical mechanical polishing process. The method comprises contacting a solution (12) containing solid particles, an oxidizing agent and a first
7041914 Method for compensation of near-neighbor sample effects in a NMR check weighing system May 9, 2006
A method (10) for reducing or eliminating the effects of proximate samples on the NMR measurement of the mass of a test sample in a NMR check weighing system (24) for samples on a production line. The test sample is in a container (22) on a production line with the plurality of proximate
7037358 PSA with adsorbents sensitive to contaminants May 2, 2006
Disclosed embodiments address contaminant management challenges that arise during production of desirably contaminant free product fluid in the operation of PSA equipment, and further address the more serious challenges that arise under intermittent operation of PSA equipment. One di
7021903 Fore-line preconditioning for vacuum pumps April 4, 2006
The present invention is an apparatus and method for evacuating a number of vacuum processing chambers containing incompatible gases. The gases are directed to a subatmospheric abatement chamber containing preconditioning devices. The gases are treated in the abatement chamber to ren
7018584 Method and apparatus for metal processing March 28, 2006
A method for metal processing is provided in which a cooling atmosphere comprising hydrogen is used for accelerated cooling of a processed metal part in a furnace, resulting in improved properties for the metal part. A sintering furnace is also provided and comprises a means for inhibiti
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