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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6164825
    Abstract: A flexible pouch includes a flexible compartment with a bottom. A rim is formed around the bottom of the compartment and is spaced from and extends outwardly from this compartment bottom. At least three coplanar feet are provided on the rim for stabilizing the pouch when the pouch is resting on the rim. These coplanar feet can be generally flush with the rim when the pouch is in a flat, empty position. However, when the compartment of the pouch is filled, the coplanar feet will be formed as the lowermost portions of the rim. The pouch will rest on these coplanar feet when on a support to be stably held in position. This pouch design will avoid wobbling or tipping over of the pouch and therefore minimize or eliminate product spillage. Also, a method for making this pouch includes the steps of forming the pouch with the compartment, providing a rim around the bottom of the compartment, and spacing the rim from the bottom of the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Robert G. Larkin, Mark W. Holmes, James W. Smith, Abigail L. Rodgers, Thomas E. Riley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6145764
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly includes a readily replaceable nozzle tip which is replaced within a firnace adjacent an installed furnace-side end of a supply nozzle. The nozzle tip is provided with a pair of opposed, spring-loaded pivot pins which snap into apertures in the wall of a stationary nozzle conduit to removably secure the tip to the conduit. The pivot pin connection permits tilting of the tip relative to the stationary conduit in a vertical plane about a horizontal axis extending through both pivot pins. A link arm used for tilting the nozzle tip has a hook-shaped end which connects to a pin extending from the nozzle tip. The hook-shaped end of the link arm permits removal of the nozzle tip without having to remove the link arm from a lever assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: RV Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Gonzalez, James W. Smith, Donald R. Rutherford
  • Patent number: 6100317
    Abstract: Two or more different polymeric materials are stably incorporated into bitumen by effecting steric stabilization of a polyolefin, such as polyethylene, and by dispersing the other polymer, such as a styrene-butadiene-styrene copolymer, an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer or an EPDM copolymer in the stabilized polyethylene-bitumen composition. The ability to incorporate different polymeric materials in bitumen permits desirable modifications to the properties of the composition to be effected. In addition, different properties can be attained by modifying processing parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Polyphalt L.L.C.
    Inventors: Zhi-zhong Liang, Raymond T. Woodhams, James W. Smith
  • Patent number: 6096280
    Abstract: Hydrogen sulfide is removed from gas streams by reaction with sulfur dioxide in an autogeneously-formed aqueous acid medium according to the equation: SO.sub.2 +2H.sub.2 S.fwdarw.2H.sub.2 O+3S the sulfur being removed from the aqueous phase. Carbonyl sulfide and/or carbon disulfide is removed from gas streams by hydrolysis to hydrogen sulfide in the presence of a weak organic base catalyst, such as quinoline, with the hydrogen sulfide reacting with sulfur dioxide to form sulfur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Apollo Environmental Systems Corp.
    Inventors: David T. R. Ellenor, Silvano Meffe, James W. Smith, Peter S. Walton
  • Patent number: 6076968
    Abstract: A flexible pouch is formed from a first and second sheet which are in sealing engaged along their side edges. Two gussets are provided at the top and bottom, respectively, of the sheets. The bottom of the uppermost gusset is recessed such that a pocket is formed at one end of the pouch. A compartment is formed within the pouch by the two sheets and the two gussets. A straw or other suitable instrument can be used to puncture the uppermost gusset in order to remove the contents from the compartment of the pouch. This pocket has a wide mouth and will enable easy insertion of the straw while minimizing or eliminating product spillage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Abigail L. Rodgers, Thomas E. Riley, Jr., Mark W. Holmes
  • Patent number: 5794314
    Abstract: A holder for holding collapsed coiled tubing has been invented which, in one aspect, has a first plate, a second plate, securement apparatus for releasably securing the plates together in a spaced-apart relationship about at least one portion of a collapsed tubular, e.g. but not limited to coiled tubing, and at least one gripper or gripping element on one plate for gripping the collapsed tubular between the first plate and second plate. In one aspect such a holder has gripping elements which include a first die device on the first plate and a second die device on the second plate, the first die device disposed opposite the second die device when the holder is installed around a collapsed tubular. In one aspect dies are longitudinally offset with respect to upper and/or lower dies so that gripping is achieved across a wider portion or substantially all of the width of a collapsed tubular. In one aspect such a holder is an elevator with an elevator hook on each plate so the holder serves as an elevator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Assignee: Weatherford/Lamb, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Gamper, James W. Smith, Guy L. McClung, III
  • Patent number: 5730784
    Abstract: Hydrogen Sulfide is substantially completely removed from a gas stream in a two-stage operation. Hydrogen Sulfide is first partially oxidized to sulfur dioxide and the sulfur dioxide reacted with part of the remaining hydrogen sulfide while the hydrogen sulfide not so reacted is subsequently oxidized, thereby removing all of the hydrogen sulfide from the gas stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Assignees: The University of Toronto Innovations Foundation, Apollo Environmental Systems Corp.
    Inventors: James W. Smith, David Todd R. Ellenor, John N. Harbinson
  • Patent number: 5702570
    Abstract: Sodium hydroxide is formed from sodium sulphate by a three step operation comprising converting the sodium sulphate to sodium sulphide, converting the sodium sulphide to sodium bicarbonate, and converting the sodium bicarbonate to sodium hydroxide. The operations preferably are effected in conjunction with a bleached kraft pulp mill operation, so as to utilize by-product sodium sulphate from chlorine dioxide generation to produce useful sodium hydroxide as sulphur without co-producing chlorine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: Thor Technology Corporation
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Hoc Nghia Tran
  • Patent number: 5585005
    Abstract: Components, usually but not exclusively gaseous components, are removed in a liquid medium from gas streams and chemically converted into an insoluble phase or physically removed. Specifically, hydrogen sulfide may be removed from gas streams by oxidation in aqueous chelated transition metal solution in a agitated flotation cell. The same principal may be employed with other procedures in which a gaseous phase is dispersed in a liquid phase to effect an interaction between components present in such phases, for example, to treat or strip or react a component of the liquid phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Assignees: University of Toronto Innovations Foundation, Apollo Environmental Systems Corp.
    Inventors: James W. Smith, David T. R. Ellenor, John N. Harbinson
  • Patent number: 5552061
    Abstract: Viscous liquids, such as liquid sulfur and bitumen asphalt are contacted with gases to strip absorbed gases from the viscous liquid and/or transfer gaseous components into the viscous liquid using a shrouded impeller combination immersed in the viscous liquid. The invention has particular application to the stripping of hydrogen sulfide and hydrogen polysulfides from liquid sulfur using an oxidizing gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Inventors: James W. Smith, David T. R. Ellenor, John N. Harbinson
  • Patent number: D386418
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Richard Edstrom, James W. Smith
  • Patent number: D392559
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Mark W. Holmes, Thomas E. Riley, Jr.
  • Patent number: D409481
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Mark W. Holmes, Thomas E. Riley, Jr.
  • Patent number: D412665
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Mark W. Holmes, Thomas E. Riley, Jr.