Patents by Inventor Jack J. Smith

Jack 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: 20190233740
    Abstract: A liquid hydrocarbon desulfurization system having at least one processing unit, and preferably an initial and an end processing unit. Each processing unit having a reactor assembly and a sorption system. An aqueous system directs aqueous into the reactor assembly together with liquid hydrocarbon, wherein the two are mixed using shear mixers. An adsorbent system provides adsorbent to the sorption column to adsorb the oxidized sulfur resulting through the mixing of the liquid hydrocarbon with the aqueous. A system having multiple processing units is disclosed, as well as systems for transferring adsorbent and providing aqueous. A plurality of methods is likewise disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Jack Lawrence Waldron, Kylen J. Smith
  • Patent number: 9729664
    Abstract: An adapter card for managing connections between clients and a network server off-loads the connection management burden from the server. The adapter card includes a memory with an embedded proxy application and a communication protocol stack, a processing unit for executing the application code, a network controller for interfacing with an internetwork, and a bus protocol bridge for interfacing with the internal bus of the network server. The proxy application receives client requests on behalf of the server over relatively slow and unreliable network connections, and submits the requests to the server over fast, reliable bus connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: AKAMBA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jack J. Smith, Richard T. Burright, W. Spencer Worley, III, Eoin B. MacDonell, John A. Vastano, William T. Weatherford
  • Publication number: 20150215419
    Abstract: An adapter card for managing connections between clients and a network server off-loads the connection management burden from the server. The adapter card includes a memory with an embedded proxy application and a communication protocol stack, a processing unit for executing the application code, a network controller for interfacing with an internetwork, and a bus protocol bridge for interfacing with the internal bus of the network server. The proxy application receives client requests on behalf of the server over relatively slow and unreliable network connections, and submits the requests to the server over fast, reliable bus connections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: Akamba Corporation
    Inventors: Jack J. Smith, Richard T. Burright, W. Spencer Worley, III, Eoin B. MacDonell, John A. Vastano, William T. Weatherford
  • Patent number: 9009326
    Abstract: An adapter card for managing connections between clients and a network server off-loads the connection management burden from the server. The adapter card includes a memory with an embedded proxy application and a communication protocol stack, a processing unit for executing the application code, a network controller for interfacing with an internetwork, and a bus protocol bridge for interfacing with the internal bus of the network server. The proxy application receives client requests on behalf of the server over relatively slow and unreliable network connections, and submits the requests to the server over fast, reliable bus connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Akamba Corporation
    Inventors: Jack J. Smith, Richard T. Burright, W. Spencer Worley, III, Eoin B. MacDonell, John A. Vastano, William T. Weatherford
  • Patent number: 6877036
    Abstract: An adapter card for managing connections between clients and a network server off-loads the connection management burden from the server. The adapter card includes a memory with an embedded proxy application and a communication protocol stack, a processing unit for executing the application code, a network controller for interfacing with an internetwork, and a bus protocol bridge for interfacing with the internal bus of the network server. The proxy application receives client requests on behalf of the server over relatively slow and unreliable network connections, and submits the requests to the server over fast, reliable bus connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Akamba Corporation
    Inventors: Jack J. Smith, Richard T. Burright, W. Spencer Worley, III, Eoin B. MacDonell, John A. Vastano, William T. Weatherford
  • Patent number: 6801927
    Abstract: An adapter card for managing connections between clients and a network server off-loads the connection management burden from the server. The adapter card includes a memory with an embedded proxy application and a communication protocol stack, a processing unit for executing the application code, a network controller for interfacing with an internetwork, and a bus protocol bridge for interfacing with the internal bus of the network server. The proxy application receives client requests on behalf of the server over relatively slow and unreliable network connections, and submits the requests to the server over fast, reliable bus connections. A proxy cache provides storage for server responses, so that the proxy application can provide the stored responses to clients without re-accessing the server. Buffers are allocated to a particular client connection only after it is determined that data will be exchanged between the server and the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Akamba Corporation
    Inventors: Jack J. Smith, Richard T. Burright, W. Spencer Worley, III, Eoin B. MacDonell, John A. Vastano, William T. Weatherford
  • Patent number: 6308238
    Abstract: An adapter card for managing connections between clients and a network server off-loads the connection management burden from the server. The adapter card includes a memory with an embedded proxy application and a communication protocol stack, a processing unit for executing the application code, a network controller for interfacing with an internetwork, and a bus protocol bridge for interfacing with the internal bus of the network server. The proxy application receives client requests on behalf of the server over relatively slow and unreliable network connections, and submits the requests to the server over fast, reliable bus connections. Buffers are allocated to a particular client connection only after it is determined that data will be exchanged between the server and the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Assignee: Akamba Corporation
    Inventors: Jack J. Smith, Richard T. Burright, W. Spencer Worley, III, Eoin B. MacDonell, John A. Vastano, William T. Weatherford
  • Patent number: 4326118
    Abstract: Laser beam welding apparatus for effecting a weld along a part-circular path, the apparatus is intended for use in welding end flanges to semicylindrical shells to form semi-cylindrical journal bearings, particularly those having a flange at each end. The apparatus includes a laser source (11) and pair of rotatably mounted housings (17) each supporting a laser nozzle (18), one on each side of a center line (32). Either nozzle (18) can be selected for operation by moving a mirror (13) in and out of the laser beam as is necessary when welding a flange at each end of the shell. Workpieces are held in jigs (39) in jig means (38) and are accommodated by moving the housings (17) towards and away from the center line (32). Welds of different radii may be achieved by moving the nozzle (18) radially with respect to the axis of rotation of the housings (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1982
    Inventor: Jack J. Smith
  • Patent number: 4073483
    Abstract: A device for supporting separate parts of a flanged plain bearing so that they can be welded together. The device comprises a main body part having an arcuate seating across its upper surface and a planar side surface adjoining such seating.There are provided means to clamp an arcuate shell in the seating and means to clamp a separate flange against the side surface with the edges of shell and the flange, to be joined together, in abutment and exposed for welding. The latter clamping means includes a clamping element movable to a position in which it engages the face of the flange remote from the side surface to hold it firmly against such surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1978
    Assignee: BOC Limited
    Inventor: Jack J. Smith