Patents by Inventor Michael Sumner

Michael Sumner 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: 20180021722
    Abstract: A biofilter irrigation system comprises a cylindrical vessel having a central axis, a media bed positioned within the vessel, a spray head system positioned above the media bed, the spray head system comprising a central hub positioned at the central axis of the vessel, at least one arm extending distally from the central hub toward a wall of the vessel and configured to rotate about the central axis, and a plurality of nozzles connected to the at least one arm. The biofilter irrigation system further comprises a fluid outlet positioned below the media bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Sumner Murphy, James Paul Harshman, Eric Carl Hansen
  • Publication number: 20170297846
    Abstract: A rolled sheet dispensing cabinet for storing and dispensing rolled sheets includes a housing having a top, a bottom, a front, a back, and opposing sides defining an internal space. Each of a plurality of rods is coupled to and extends between the opposing sides. Each of a plurality of slots is positioned in the front and extends from proximate to each opposing side. The slots are parallel to the top and the bottom. Each slot is positioned proximate to a respective rod. The rods are positioned in the internal space and are configured for insertion into tubular cores of rolled sheets. The slots are positioned in the front and are configured for insertion of leading edges of the rolled sheets. The leading edges protrude from the front of the housing and are configured for grasping by a hand of a user to extract a portion of the rolled sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Sumner
  • Publication number: 20130220431
    Abstract: The invention can provide or facilitate systems and methods for feeding a slurry and, in particular, to systems and methods for treating wastewater streams with a slurry having periodic flushing of conduits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Frank Matheis, James Paul Harshman, Michael Sumner Murphy
  • Patent number: 8430112
    Abstract: The invention can provide or facilitate systems and methods for feeding a slurry and, in particular, to systems and methods for treating wastewater streams with a slurry having periodic flushing of conduits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Frank Matheis, James Paul Harshman, Michael Sumner Murphy
  • Publication number: 20120012188
    Abstract: The invention can provide or facilitate systems and methods for feeding a slurry and, in particular, to systems and methods for treating wastewater streams with a slurry having periodic flushing of conduits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Timothy Frank Matheis, James Paul Harshman, Michael Sumner Murphy
  • Publication number: 20070225443
    Abstract: A prepreg which is capable of being cured-in-place into a solid surface by irradiation, heating or a combination of the two is prepared. The cured-in-place solid surfaces can be used as veneer cladding for rigid substrates such as floor and wall tiles, kitchen and bath counter tops, sinks, cabinet door veneers, bath surrounds, architectural surfaces such as columns and roofs and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Applicant: Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Skelskey, Thomas Moy, Shoujie Li, Becky Bushong, Michael Sumner, Kevin Lambrych, Timothy Pepper, David Hutchings, Daniel Klein, My Dotrong, Terry Hammond, R. Harvey, Danny Hartinger, Yulia Vasilieva, John Martin
  • Publication number: 20070173584
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to reinforced composite resin formulations used for molding body panels for transportation vehicles. Particularly, but not by way of limitation, the disclosure relates to low-density thermosetting composite molding compounds used to mold body panels and having a density of less than 1.6 grams/cubic centimeter and excellent surface smoothness without the use of hollow glass microspheres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Applicant: ASHLAND LICENSING AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LLC
    Inventors: Helena Twardowska-Baxter, Michael Sumner, Dennis Fisher, Timothy Tufts
  • Publication number: 20070034118
    Abstract: An association complex formed in a liquid environment from a metal-based chromium (VI) reducer and a non-lignosulfonate-based complexing agent is introduced into cement clinker or hydratable cement particles. In preferred embodiments, the formation of the association complex provides storage stability to the chromium reducer within the cement, such that the level of chromium (VI) after water is added to the cement remains less than 2 ppm for certain duration after mixing with water and without the necessity for further additions of chromium reducer during said duration (e.g., 26-84 or more days after addition). Compositions having the association complex are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Inventors: Leslie Jardine, Charlotte Porteneuve, Michael Macklin, Michael Sumner, Charles Cornman, Vijay Gupta
  • Publication number: 20060258836
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to ion-conducting, nitrile containing sulfonated polymeric materials formed by the direct polymerization of sulfonated monomers and aromatic nitrile monomers. These nitrile containing sulfonated polymers may be used to form membranes that have application in fuel cell and ion exchange technologies. In particular, the membranes may be used in hydrogen, direct methanol, reformate, and other direct oxidation fuel cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Inventors: James McGrath, Judy Riffle, Michael Sumner
  • Publication number: 20060249869
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to resin formulations for sheet molding compounds. Particularly, but not by way of limitation, the invention relates to low-density thermosetting sheet molding compounds (SMC) comprising an organic-modified, inorganic clay, a thermosetting resin, a low profile agent, a reinforcing agent, a low-density filler, and substantially the absence of calcium carbonate. The present disclosure relates particularly to the use of alternative reactive monomers present as aromatic, multiethylenically-unsaturated compounds that aid thermosetting SMC in yielding exterior and structural thermoset articles, e.g. auto parts, panels, etc that have Class A Surface Quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Applicant: Ashland Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Sumner, Dennis Fisher
  • Publication number: 20060252869
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to resin formulations for sheet molding compounds. Particularly, but not by way of limitation, the disclosure relates to low-density thermosetting sheet molding compounds (SMC) comprising a treated inorganic clay, a thermosetting resin, a low profile agent, a reinforcing agent, a low-density filler, and substantially the absence of calcium carbonate. The thermosetting SMC are used to prepare exterior and structural thermoset articles, e.g. auto parts and panels, etc that have Class A Surface Quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Applicant: Ashland Inc.
    Inventors: Helena Twardowska-Baxter, Michael Sumner, Dennis Fisher
  • Publication number: 20060252868
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to resin formulations for sheet molding compounds. Particularly, but not by way of limitation, the invention relates to low-density thermosetting sheet molding compounds (SMC) comprising an organic-modified, inorganic clay, a thermosetting resin, a low profile agent, a reinforcing agent, a low-density filler, and substantially the absence of calcium carbonate. The present disclosure relates particularly to blends of isophthalate modified, maleic-glycol polyester resin -glycol and maleate-glycol polyester resins that provide low density, thermosetting SMC that yields exterior and structural thermoset articles, e.g. auto parts, panels, etc that have Class A Surface Quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Applicant: Ashland Inc.
    Inventors: Roman Loza, Michael Sumner, Dennis Fisher