Patents by Inventor Michael Harrington

Michael Harrington 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: 20190309233
    Abstract: A solids discharge system (SDS) is configured to separate solids from product gas. The system includes a solids separation device and at least one solids transfer conduit configured to receive solids from the solids separation device. The solids transfer conduit is selectively partitioned into a plurality of compartments (or “sections”) along its length by isolation valves. A gas supply conduit and a gas discharge conduits are connected to one of the sections to facilitate removal of solids. A filter in fluid communication with that section is configured to prevent solids from passing through the gas discharge conduit so that the solids can be removed from one of the sections of the solids transfer conduit. A product gas generation system incorporates first and second reactors, the latter of which receives products created by the second reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Ravi CHANDRAN, Dave G. NEWPORT, Daniel Michael LEO, Daniel A. BURCIAGA, Justin Kevin MILLER, Kaitlin Emily HARRINGTON, Brian Christopher ATTWOOD, Emily Jane SCHULTHEIS, Kelly Ann KISHTON
  • Patent number: 10364398
    Abstract: A feedstock delivery system transfers a carbonaceous material, such as municipal solid waste, into a product gas generation system. The feedstock delivery system includes a splitter for splitting bulk carbonaceous material into a plurality of carbonaceous material streams. Each stream is processed using a weighing system for gauging the quantity of carbonaceous material, a densification system for forming plugs of carbonaceous material, a de-densification system for breaking up the plugs of carbonaceous material, and a gas and carbonaceous material mixing system for forming a carbonaceous material and gas mixture. A pressure of the mixing gas is reduced prior to mixing with the carbonaceous material, and the carbonaceous material to gas weight ratio is monitored. A transport assembly conveys the carbonaceous material and gas mixture to a first reactor where at least the carbonaceous material within the mixture is subject to thermochemical reactions to form the product gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: ThermoChem Recovery International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Chandran, Daniel A. Burciaga, Daniel Michael Leo, Shawn Robert Freitas, Dave G. Newport, Justin Kevin Miller, Kaitlin Emily Harrington, Brian Christopher Attwood, Emily Jane Schultheis, Kelly Ann Kishton
  • Patent number: 10358824
    Abstract: An exemplary shingle includes at least one coated shingle sheet defining a headlap portion and a tab portion each having opposed upper and lower surfaces. A first line of adhesive is adhered to one of the upper surface of the headlap portion and the lower surface of the tab portion, and includes a first thermally activated adhesive material. A second line of adhesive is adhered to one of the upper surface of the headlap portion and the lower surface of the tab portion, and includes a second thermally activated adhesive material having a minimum activation temperature less than a minimum activation temperature of the first thermally activated adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David P. Aschenbeck, James E. Loftus, Donn R. Vermilion, Lawrence J. Grubka, Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Bert W. Elliott, Christopher Kasprzak, Edward Richard Harrington, Jr., Christina Marie Wise, William Edwin Smith, Shu Situ-Loewenstein, Jonathan M. Verhoff, Benjamin Barszcz, David Michael Ploense
  • Publication number: 20190217353
    Abstract: A multi-stage product gas generation system converts a carbonaceous material, such as municipal solid waste, into a product gas which may subsequently be converted into a liquid fuel or other material. One or more reactors containing bed material may be used to conduct reactions to effect the conversions. Unreacted inert feedstock contaminants present in the carbonaceous material may be separated from bed material using a portion of the product gas. A heat transfer medium collecting heat from a reaction in one stage may be applied as a reactant input in another, earlier stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: RAVI CHANDRAN, Daniel A. BURCIAGA, Daniel Michael LEO, Shawn Robert FREITAS, Dave G. NEWPORT, Justin Kevin MILLER, Kaitlin Emily HARRINGTON, Brian ATTWOOD Christopher
  • Patent number: 10350574
    Abstract: A liquid fuel product system is configured to produce liquid fuels from carbonaceous materials. The liquid fuel product system includes a plurality of feedstock delivery systems, a plurality of first stage product gas generation systems, a plurality of second stage product gas generation systems, a plurality of third stage product gas generation systems, a primary gas clean-up system, a compression system, a secondary gas clean-up system, and a synthesis system that includes one or more from the group consisting of ethanol, mixed alcohols, methanol, dimethyl ether, and Fischer-Tropsch products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ThermoChem Recovery International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Chandran, Dave G. Newport, Daniel A. Burciaga, Daniel Michael Leo, Justin Kevin Miller, Kaitlin Emily Harrington, Brian Christopher Attwood
  • Patent number: 10329506
    Abstract: A solids discharge system (SDS) is configured to separate solids from product gas. The system includes a solids separation device and at least one solids transfer conduit configured to receive solids from the solids separation device. The solids transfer conduit is selectively partitioned into a plurality of compartments (or “sections”) along its length by isolation valves. A gas supply conduit and a gas discharge conduits are connected to one of the sections to facilitate removal of solids. A filter in fluid communication with that section is configured to prevent solids from passing through the gas discharge conduit so that the solids can be removed from one of the sections of the solids transfer conduit. A product gas generation system incorporates first and second reactors, the latter of which receives products created by the second reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ThermoChem Recovery International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Chandran, Dave G. Newport, Daniel Michael Leo, Daniel A. Burciaga, Justin Kevin Miller, Kaitlin Emily Harrington, Brian Christopher Attwood, Emily Jane Schultheis, Kelly Ann Kishton
  • Patent number: 10332699
    Abstract: An electronically controlled add-on device with a switch arrangement comprises a powered switch which is open during most of its lifetime, i.e. during both storage and operational use. More specifically, in one embodiment the add-on device comprises a secondary switch so that there are an open and a closed switch. The logics of the electronic circuitry control the circuitry so that the closed switch will be un-powered and the open switch will be powered. When the switch is mechanically changed, both switches are changed by the controller so that the closed switch will be un-powered and the open switch will be powered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Bo Radmer, Sara Niemann, Nikolai Byskov, Carsten Soerensen, Michael Ejstrup Hansen, Roger Harrington
  • Publication number: 20190184678
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Publication number: 20190184679
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Publication number: 20190186142
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Publication number: 20190185712
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Publication number: 20190186144
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Publication number: 20190186140
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Publication number: 20190186141
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Publication number: 20190186143
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Patent number: 10286431
    Abstract: A multi-stage product gas generation system converts a carbonaceous material, such as municipal solid waste, into a product gas which may subsequently be converted into a liquid fuel or other material. One or more reactors containing bed material may be used to conduct reactions to effect the conversions. Unreacted inert feedstock contaminants present in the carbonaceous material may be separated from bed material using a portion of the product gas. A heat transfer medium collecting heat from a reaction in one stage may be applied as a reactant input in another, earlier stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ThermoChem Recovery International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Chandran, Daniel A. Burciaga, Daniel Michael Leo, Shawn Robert Freitas, Dave G. Newport, Justin Kevin Miller, Kaitlin Emily Harrington, Brian Christopher Attwood
  • Patent number: 10287519
    Abstract: A multi-stage product gas generation system converts a carbonaceous material, such as municipal solid waste, into a product gas which may subsequently be converted into a liquid fuel or other material. One or more reactors containing bed material may be used to conduct reactions to effect the conversions. Unreacted inert feedstock contaminants present in the carbonaceous material may be separated from bed material using a portion of the product gas. A heat transfer medium collecting heat from a reaction in one stage may be applied as a reactant input in another, earlier stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ThermoChem Recovery International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Chandran, Daniel A. Burciaga, Daniel Michael Leo, Shawn Robert Freitas, Dave G. Newport, Justin Kevin Miller, Kaitlin Emily Harrington, Brian Christopher Attwood
  • Patent number: 9642814
    Abstract: Inside-out gelation process to generate hydrogel microcapsules (aka microbeads). Methods of encapsulating biological material in the microbead 3-dimensional hydrogel matrix are described herein. The process generally comprises formation of a mixture of a hydrogel precursor compound, an optional biological material, and a divalent cation. The mixture is then combined with alginate, to generate an alginate shell around droplets of the mixture, followed by gelation of the hydrogel precursor core, and removal of the temporary alginate shell to yield self-sustaining microbeads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Likarda, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Ramachandran, Stephen Michael Harrington
  • Patent number: 9225576
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses can provide a plurality of RF channels and outputs using digital modulation and combining. In various examples, generation of digital IQ packetized data in combination with digital switching can increase the number of RF modulated channels, optimize broadcast transmission and/or provide transmission resiliency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Harrington, Frank O'Keeffe
  • Publication number: 20150352056
    Abstract: Inside-out gelation process to generate hydrogel microcapsules (aka microbeads). Methods of encapsulating biological material in the microbead 3-dimensional hydrogel matrix are described herein. The process generally comprises formation of a mixture of a hydrogel precursor compound, an optional biological material, and a divalent cation. The mixture is then combined with alginate, to generate an alginate shell around droplets of the mixture, followed by gelation of the hydrogel precursor core, and removal of the temporary alginate shell to yield self-sustaining microbeads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Karthik Ramachandran, Stephen Michael Harrington