Patents by Inventor James W. Smith

James W. 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: 20210284980
    Abstract: Rationally-designed LAGLIDADG meganucleases and methods of making such meganucleases are provided. In addition, methods are provided for using the meganucleases to generate recombinant cells and organisms having a desired DNA sequence inserted into a limited number of loci within the genome, as well as methods of gene therapy, for treatment of pathogenic infections, and for in vitro applications in diagnostics and research.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Duke University
    Inventors: James Jefferson Smith, Derek Jantz, Homme W. Hellinga
  • Patent number: 11117979
    Abstract: Processes and apparatus for preparing bimodal polymers are provided. In some embodiments, processes include introducing a monomer, a first diluent, a catalyst, hydrogen, at a first hydrogen concentration, and optional comonomer, to a first loop reactor to produce, under polymerization conditions, a first slurry of polymer solids. Processes may also include continuously discharging the first slurry of polymer solids from the loop reactor as a first polymerization effluent to a first flash tank; separating the first polymerization effluent in the first flash tank to provide a first concentrated polymer slurry with significantly lower hydrogen concentration; and transferring the first concentrated polymer slurry from the flash tank to a re-slurry mixer. Processes may further include introducing a re-slurry mixer diluent to the first concentrated polymer slurry to form a second concentrated polymer slurry in the re-slurry mixer that can be pumped to a second slurry loop reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Keith W. Trapp, Scott T. Roger, James A. Kendrick, Edward F. Smith
  • Patent number: 11119285
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector holder is sized to fit within an opening for mounting a fiber optic adapter. The fiber optic connector holder is configured to permit a fiber optic connector with a dust cap positioned about a ferrule and a polished end face of an optical fiber held by the ferrule to be inserted within and releasably held by the connector holder. A system for holding fiber optic connectors includes a fiber optic connector holder mounted within an opening in a bulkhead for mounting a fiber optic adapter. The fiber optic connector holder is configured to receive a fiber optic connector with a dust cap mounted about a ferrule and polished end face of an optical fiber held by the ferrule. An optical fiber connector may be held to a bulkhead when the fiber optic connector includes a dust cap mounted about a ferrule and a polished end face of an optical fiber held by the ferrule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Trevor D. Smith, Thomas C. Tinucci, Cindy S. Walters, James W. Conroy, Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Marlon E. Holmquist
  • Patent number: 11106275
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products (“software”) enable a virtual three-dimensional visual experience (referred to herein as “V3D”) in videoconferencing and other applications, and capturing, processing and displaying of images and image streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: MINE ONE GMBH
    Inventors: James A. McCombe, Rolf Herken, Brian W. Smith
  • Patent number: 8984157
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention are directed to a method and system for discovering business content transfer paths in a network using file transfer information, and for calculating business risk per network component in a network. A method according to an embodiment includes: obtaining file transfer information for a plurality of file transfers between a plurality of nodes within a network; generating a confidence of correlation for each pair of file transfers in the plurality of file transfers; determining interdependencies between the plurality of file transfers based on the confidence of correlation for each pair of file transfers; and determining a business content transfer path based on the interdependencies between the plurality of file transfers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vedika Dalmia, Thomas I. Lewin, James W. Smith, Peter F. Weller
  • Patent number: 8697982
    Abstract: A radiation-emitting polymer composition includes a polysiloxane polymer including tritium and a wavelength-shifter chemically bonded as a side chain to the polysiloxane polymer or chemically bonded as a side chain to a siloxane carrier dispersed within the polysiloxane polymer. The wavelength-shifter includes a plurality of cyclic chemical moieties and emits electromagnetic radiation in response to radiation emitted by the tritium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: LEP America, Incorporated
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Bruce McKague
  • Publication number: 20140048127
    Abstract: A radiation-emitting polymer composition includes a polysiloxane polymer including tritium and a wavelength-shifter chemically bonded as a side chain to the polysiloxane polymer or chemically bonded as a side chain to a siloxane carrier dispersed within the polysiloxane polymer. The wavelength-shifter includes a plurality of cyclic chemical moieties and emits electromagnetic radiation in response to radiation emitted by the tritium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: LEP America, Incorporated
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Bruce McKague
  • Publication number: 20140025840
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention are directed to a method and system for discovering business content transfer paths in a network using file transfer information, and for calculating business risk per network component in a network. A method according to an embodiment includes: obtaining file transfer information for a plurality of file transfers between a plurality of nodes within a network; generating a confidence of correlation for each pair of file transfers in the plurality of file transfers; determining interdependencies between the plurality of file transfers based on the confidence of correlation for each pair of file transfers; and determining a business content transfer path based on the interdependencies between the plurality of file transfers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vedika Dalmia, Thomas I. Lewin, James W. Smith, Peter F. Weller
  • Patent number: 8569610
    Abstract: A light-emitting polymer composition includes a polysiloxane polymer having tritium that emits radiation and a wavelength-shifter chemically bonded to the polysiloxane polymer or a siloxane carrier dispersed within the polysiloxane polymer. The wavelength-shifter emits light in response to the radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Power and Light Sources, Incorporated
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Bruce McKague
  • Publication number: 20120145217
    Abstract: A light-emitting polymer composition includes a polysiloxane polymer having tritium that emits radiation and a wavelength-shifter chemically bonded to the polysiloxane polymer or a siloxane carrier dispersed within the polysiloxane polymer. The wavelength-shifter emits light in response to the radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Bruce McKague
  • Patent number: 7482385
    Abstract: Hydrotropic formulations for enhancing the moisture control in a wide variety of substrates for a range of applications, such formulations include an alkylphenol ethoxylate (APE) surfactant, a polyglycol, an antifoaming agent, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Envirospecialists, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Morris D. Key
  • Patent number: 7482386
    Abstract: Methods for controlling dust which include applying an effective amount of a composition including an alkylphenol ethoxylate (APE) surfactant, a polyglycol, an antifoaming agent, and water, to dust-producing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Envirospecialists, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Morris D. Key
  • Patent number: 7004687
    Abstract: Hydrotropic wetting agents enhance the activity of water for earthy materials by lowering surface tension to promote surface-to-surface contact, to neutralize the electric double layer, to destroy protective colloids, to neutralize other charged particles, and to bind water to the materials, thus, significantly reducing the evaporation rate and, concomitantly, reducing the amount of water that must be applied and the energy and time used to prepare the material. A wetting agent suitable for the present invention includes an alkylphenol ethoxylate (APE) and a polyglycol, such as, for example, glycerin or propylene glycol (when toxicity is not an issue), and an antifoaming agent, such as for example, a polysiloxane polymer. These chemicals combined in the concentration ranges of the present invention produce wetting agent/hydrotropic formulations that maybe used to provide the advantages of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: EnviroSpecialists, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Morris D. Key
  • Publication number: 20040192788
    Abstract: The present invention includes composition that enhance the moisture control in a wide variety of substrates for a range of applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Morris D. Key
  • Publication number: 20040192789
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for the improved control of dust.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Morris D. Key
  • Publication number: 20040191003
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved method of treating and stabilizing base materials for the preparation of foundations and roadways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Morris D. Key
  • Patent number: 6627110
    Abstract: Hydrogen sulfide is removed from gas streams by reaction with sulfur dioxide to produce sulfur. The reaction is effected in a reaction medium comprising a non-aqueous Lewis base with a pKb value of about 6 to about 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Apollo Environmental Systems Corp.
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Silvano Meffe, Peter S. Walton, David T. R. Ellenor
  • Publication number: 20030181263
    Abstract: A bicycle game, is provided including a boundary wherein at least two riders each operating a bicycle each compete with the other to keep within the boundary, while avoiding contact with the other and taking steps, one step being assessed to the rider each time he either puts a foot down, crosses over the boundary with a front tire, or causes contact with another rider resulting in the other rider having to take a step, a rider being eliminated from the game once he has take a predetermined number of steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Stephen R. Ward
  • Publication number: 20030116467
    Abstract: A device for storing and displaying collectable items while simultaneously providing information concerning the collectable items therein is disclosed. The device includes a container having peripheral walls supported by a bottom member and which define an open enclosure having an open top. A removable lid is provided and has an outer surface and an inner surface, the lid being sized and shaped to selectively cover the open top to enclose the container. At least one divider element is disposed in the container on the bottom member to define interior compartments open to the open top. A plurality of collectable items are each removably positioned in one compartment. Finally, a plurality of identification members are disposed on the lid inner surface and are arranged to correspond with the compartmentalized collectable items, each identification member having educational information concerning the particular collectable item disposed in the corresponding compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventor: James W. Smith
  • Patent number: 6551570
    Abstract: Hydrogen sulfide is removed from gas streams by reaction with sulfur dioxide to produce sulfur. The reaction is effected in a reaction medium comprising a non-aqueous Lewis base with a pKb value of about 6 to about 11. The reaction medium possesses a specific combination of properties: a) absorbs sulfur dioxide and reacts chemically therewith to form a reaction product; b) absorbs hydrogen sulfide; c) removes the hydrogen sulfide from the gas stream through contact of the gas stream with the reaction medium in the presence of free sulfur dioxide, and/or the reaction product; d) acts as a catalyst for the overall reaction of the hydrogen sulfide with sulfur dioxide to produce sulfur; and (e) has the capacity to absorb sulfur dioxide in sufficient quantity to remove substantially all the hydrogen sulfide from the gas stream, notwithstanding short term variations in the stoichiometric balance between the hydrogen sulfide and the sulfur dioxide in the reaction medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Apollo Evironmental Systems Corp.
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Silvano Meffe, Peter S. Walton, David T. R. Ellenor