US 11,053,121 B2
Method and apparatus for cracking of a process gas
Daniel Cook, Woodside, CA (US); Hossein-Ali Ghezelbash, Santa Clara, CA (US); Bryce H. Anzelmo, Mountain View, CA (US); David Tanner, San Jose, CA (US); and Shreeyukta Singh, Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Assigned to LytEn, Inc., San Jose, CA (US)
Filed by Lyten, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Filed on Oct. 18, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/164,077.
Application 16/164,077 is a continuation of application No. 15/794,965, filed on Oct. 26, 2017, granted, now 10,112,837.
Application 15/794,965 is a continuation of application No. 15/594,032, filed on May 12, 2017, granted, now 9,862,606, issued on Jan. 9, 2018.
Application 15/594,032 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/470,450, filed on Mar. 27, 2017, granted, now 9,862,602, issued on Jan. 9, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2019/0047863 A1, Feb. 14, 2019
Int. Cl. C01B 32/152 (2017.01); C08J 5/00 (2006.01); C22C 1/05 (2006.01); B82Y 40/00 (2011.01); B82Y 30/00 (2011.01); G01N 21/65 (2006.01); B22F 1/00 (2006.01); C01B 32/158 (2017.01); C01B 32/20 (2017.01); C01B 32/225 (2017.01); C01B 32/184 (2017.01); C01B 32/182 (2017.01)
CPC C01B 32/152 (2017.08) [B22F 1/0025 (2013.01); B82Y 30/00 (2013.01); B82Y 40/00 (2013.01); C01B 32/158 (2017.08); C01B 32/182 (2017.08); C01B 32/184 (2017.08); C01B 32/20 (2017.08); C01B 32/225 (2017.08); C08J 5/005 (2013.01); C22C 1/058 (2013.01); G01N 21/65 (2013.01); C07C 2604/00 (2017.05)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An apparatus, comprising:
a body having a longitudinal axis, the body comprising:
a reaction tube configured to receive a hydrocarbon gas; and
a heating element disposed along the longitudinal axis within the reaction tube, the heating element configured to emit heat to thermally crack the hydrocarbon gas at a cracking temperature;
a cap assembly fluidly connected to an end of the reaction tube;
a lower portion fluidly connected to the cap assembly; and
an outlet fluidly coupled to the lower portion, the outlet configured to output a plurality of carbon aggregates generated in response to thermally cracking the hydrocarbon gas at the cracking temperature.