Patents by Inventor Edward J. Smith

Edward J. Smith has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200353664
    Abstract: A film casting apparatus includes a die which has a non-zero angled discharge direction relative to a horizontal plane. A chill roll is positioned downstream of the die. A film displacement device is positioned proximate to the chill roll and is configured to position the molten polymer on the chill roll and establish the thickness of the film. The non-zero discharge angle is of a predetermined magnitude to gravity assist delivery of the molten polymer to the chill roll. The chill roll is positioned to gravity support the polymer film along a first length of a first side of the polymer film. A first polishing roll is positioned downstream of the chill roll and engages and cools a second length of a second side of the polymer film which is opposite the first side. The first length is substantially equal to the second length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Davis-Standard LLC
    Inventors: John P. Christiano, Edward J. Smith, Andrew A. Merckel
  • Publication number: 20200340172
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for scouring and increasing the brightness of non-wood fibers. The method comprises forming a mixture of non-wood fibers, exposing the mixture to a scouring liquor and a scouring agent comprising oxygen gas to form a scouring mixture, and scouring the scouring mixture by radially circulating the scouring liquor throughout the scouring mixture to provide scoured fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Lee, Raymond Jeffrey Harwood, Edward J. Smith, Alan E. Wright
  • Publication number: 20200332466
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for scouring and increasing the brightness of non-wood fibers. The method comprises forming a mixture of non-wood fibers, exposing the mixture to a scouring liquor and a scouring agent comprising oxygen gas to form a scouring mixture, and scouring the scouring mixture by radially circulating the scouring liquor throughout the scouring mixture to provide scoured fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Lee, Raymond Jeffrey Harwood, Edward J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10711399
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for scouring and increasing the brightness of non-wood fibers. The method comprises forming a mixture of non-wood fibers, exposing the mixture to a scouring liquor and a scouring agent comprising oxygen gas to form a scouring mixture, and scouring the scouring mixture by radially circulating the scouring liquor throughout the scouring mixture to provide scoured fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Lee, Raymond Jeffrey Harwood, Edward J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10427069
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the alteration of the ratio of the specific gravities of the oil and water phases resulting from the conversion of biomass to liquid products, the reduction of the conductivity and of metals of the product mixture, which each can aid in the removal of solids contained in the oil phase; and a liquid-liquid extraction method for partitioning desirable carbon containing compounds into the oil phase and undesirable carbon containing compounds into the water phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Inaeris Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Vicente Sanchez, Richard Engelman, J. Christopher Lewis, Brent Moore, Edward J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10344620
    Abstract: An air cooled component for a turbine stage of a gas turbine engine, comprising: a main body having radially inner main gas path wall and a cooling chamber, the main gas path wall separating the main gas path of the turbine stage and the cooling chamber; at least one flange extending from the main body; a cooling cavity enclosed within the flange; and, an inlet conduit extending between and fluidically connecting the cavity and cooling chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Mark J Simms, Edward J Smith
  • Publication number: 20190091917
    Abstract: A casting apparatus for manufacturing polymer film includes a die for discharging a molten polymer and having discharge direction oriented at a discharge angle offset from horizontal. The apparatus includes a first chill roll having a first diameter and a second chill roll having a second greater diameter. There is a first gap between the first chill roll and the second chill roll. The discharge angle is of a predetermined magnitude to gravity assist delivery of the molten polymer to the first gap. The second chill roll is positioned to gravity support the film exiting the first gap along a first length of a first side of the film. A first polishing roll is positioned downstream first and second chill rolls. The first polishing roll engages and cools a second length of a second opposite side of the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: Davis-Standard LLC
    Inventors: John P. Christiano, Edward J. Smith, Andrew A. Merckel
  • Publication number: 20180023415
    Abstract: An air cooled component for a turbine stage of a gas turbine engine, comprising: a main body having radially inner main gas path wall and a cooling chamber, the main gas path wall separating the main gas path of the turbine stage and the cooling chamber; at least one flange extending from the main body; a cooling cavity enclosed within the flange; and, an inlet conduit extending between and fluidically connecting the cavity and cooling chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventors: Mark J. SIMMS, Edward J. SMITH
  • Patent number: 9376283
    Abstract: A winder assembly includes a turret assembly rotatably mounted to a frame and a first core and at least one second core mounted for rotation on the turret assembly. The winder assembly includes a lay-on roll assembly pivotally mounted to the frame and including one or more lay-on rollers. The lay-on roll assembly is movable between a first retracted position and a first extended position. The winder assembly includes an enveloper assembly having one or more first pivot arms pivotally coupled to the frame. The winder assembly includes one or more pivot roll side plates pivotally coupled to the at least one first pivot arm. The pivot side roll plate is configured for curvilinear movement. The winding assembly includes biasing means coupled to the pivot roll side plate and rotatable therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Davis-Standard, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Oravits, John Radovich, Edward J. Smith
  • Patent number: 9353314
    Abstract: An improved biomass feed system and processes for transporting biomass to downstream processing locations are disclosed. The system uses a pressurized gas to assist in the transporting of the biomass to the conversion reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Inaeris Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Edward J. Smith
  • Patent number: 9290423
    Abstract: A renewable fuel may be obtained from a bio-oil containing C3-C5 oxygenates. In a first step, the bio-oil is subjected to a condensation reaction in which the oxygenates undergo a carbon-carbon bond forming reaction to produce a stream containing C6+ oxygenates. In a second step, the stream is hydrotreated to produce C6+ hydrocarbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: KiOR, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey C Trewella, Edward J Smith, Vicente Sanchez, Brent Moore, Stephen J. McGovern
  • Publication number: 20150337486
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for scouring and increasing the brightness of non-wood fibers. The method comprises forming a mixture of non-wood fibers, exposing the mixture to a scouring liquor and a scouring agent comprising oxygen gas to form a scouring mixture, and scouring the scouring mixture by radially circulating the scouring liquor throughout the scouring mixture to provide scoured fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Lee, Raymond Jeffrey Harwood, Edward J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20150225650
    Abstract: An improved biomass feed system and processes for transporting biomass to downstream processing locations are disclosed. The system uses a pressurized gas to assist in the transporting of the biomass to the conversion reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventor: Edward J. Smith
  • Patent number: 9035116
    Abstract: An improved biomass feed system and processes for transporting biomass to downstream processing locations are disclosed. The system uses a pressurized gas to assist in the transporting of the biomass to the conversion reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: KiOR, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140231571
    Abstract: A winder assembly includes a turret assembly rotatably mounted to a frame and a first core and at least one second core mounted for rotation on the turret assembly. The winder assembly includes a lay-on roll assembly pivotally mounted to the frame and including one or more lay-on rollers. The lay-on roll assembly is movable between a first retracted position and a first extended position. The winder assembly includes an enveloper assembly having one or more first pivot arms pivotally coupled to the frame. The winder assembly includes one or more pivot roll side plates pivotally coupled to the at least one first pivot arm. The pivot side roll plate is configured for curvilinear movement. The winding assembly includes biasing means coupled to the pivot roll side plate and rotatable therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: DAVIS-STANDARD, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Oravits, John Radovich, Edward J. Smith
  • Patent number: 8740128
    Abstract: In a winder assembly, a turret assembly indexes first and second cores between winding and removal positions. A lay-on roll assembly includes a roller and moves between a retracted position and an engaged position wherein the roller and the core, or the work material wound onto the core, cooperate to form a nip. A cutter is provided for cutting a web of sheet-type work material being wound onto the core. An enveloper assembly is provided and includes a nipping pivot roller that can engage a cut edge of the work material and feed the cut edge into the nip formed between the roller forming part of the lay-on roll assembly and a fresh core thereby allowing the work material to wind around the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Davis-Standard, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Oravits, John Radovich, Edward J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140142354
    Abstract: A renewable fuel may be obtained from a bio-oil containing C3-C5 oxygenates. In a first step, the bio-oil is subjected to a condensation reaction in which the oxygenates undergo a carbon-carbon bond forming reaction to produce a stream containing C6+ oxygenates. In a second step, the stream is hydrotreated to produce C6+ hydrocarbons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: KIOR, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Trewella, Edward J. Smith, Vicente Sanchez, Brent Moore, Stephen J. McGovern
  • Patent number: 8727260
    Abstract: A winder assembly is provided and includes two or more cores mounted for rotation on a turret assembly and a web of sheet-type work material is wound around a core. A lay-on roll assembly roller and a core cooperate to define a first nip. A transfer roll assembly includes a roller coupled for rotation to a rail such that the roller and a core cooperate to define a second nip. A cutting means for cutting the work material includes a traverse assembly having a work material guide means. During operation, after cutting work material, the turret assembly indexes a core into a winding position and the work material guide means is moved to the operating position such that the roller coupled to the rail causes the work material to be fed into the second nip and begin winding around the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Davis-Standard, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Oravits, John Radovich, Edward J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140044602
    Abstract: An improved biomass feed system and processes for transporting biomass to downstream processing locations are disclosed. The system uses a pressurized gas to assist in the transporting of the biomass to the conversion reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: KIOR, INC.
    Inventor: Edward J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20130205962
    Abstract: A winder assembly is provided and includes two or more cores mounted for rotation on a turret assembly and a web of sheet-type work material is wound around a core. A lay-on roll assembly roller and a core cooperate to define a first nip. A transfer roll assembly includes a roller coupled for rotation to a rail such that the roller and a core cooperate to define a second nip. A cutting means for cutting the work material includes a traverse assembly having a work material guide means. During operation, after cutting work material, the turret assembly indexes a core into a winding position and the work material guide means is moved to the operating position such that the roller coupled to the rail causes the work material to be fed into the second nip and begin winding around the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: DAVIS-STANDARD, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Oravits, John Radovich, Edward J. Smith