Patents by Inventor Thomas Shannon

Thomas Shannon 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: 20100175389
    Abstract: An inlet air filtration system for a gas turbine includes, in an exemplary embodiment, an air plenum, and a plurality of filter elements mounted inside the air plenum, with each filter element including a support structure. The inlet air filtration system also includes a plurality of electrodes positioned proximate the plurality of filter elements, where the electrodes are coupled to a power source which supplies a voltage to the electrodes. The voltage is sufficient to establish an electrostatic field between the electrodes and the filter elements, and is sufficient to produce a corona discharge from the electrodes, wherein an amount of current applied to the filter elements is about 0.1 ?A/ft2 to about 15 ?A/ft2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Jamison W. Janawitz, Bradley S. Rogers, James Easel Roberts, Thomas Shannon Eckhoff, Robert W. Taylor
  • Patent number: 7695551
    Abstract: An inlet air filtration system for a gas turbine includes, in an exemplary embodiment, an air plenum, and a plurality of filter elements mounted inside the air plenum, with each filter element including a support structure. The inlet air filtration system also includes a plurality of electrodes positioned proximate the plurality of filter elements, where the electrodes are coupled to a power source which supplies a voltage to the electrodes. The voltage is sufficient to establish an electrostatic field between the electrodes and the filter elements, and at the same time, the voltage is sufficient to produce a corona discharge from the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: BHA Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamison W. Janawitz, Bradley S. Rogers, James Easel Roberts, Thomas Shannon Eckhoff
  • Publication number: 20090229468
    Abstract: An inlet air filtration system for a gas turbine includes, in an exemplary embodiment, an air plenum, and a plurality of filter elements mounted inside the air plenum, with each filter element including a support structure. The inlet air filtration system also includes a plurality of electrodes positioned proximate the plurality of filter elements, where the electrodes are coupled to a power source which supplies a voltage to the electrodes. The voltage is sufficient to establish an electrostatic field between the electrodes and the filter elements, and at the same time, the voltage is sufficient to produce a corona discharge from the electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Jamison W. Janawitz, Bradley S. Rogers, James Easel Roberts, Thomas Shannon Eckhoff
  • Patent number: 7527674
    Abstract: An inlet air treatment system for a gas turbine includes, in an exemplary embodiment, an air plenum, and a moisture removal system, and an air filtration system located downstream from the moisture removal system. The moisture removal system includes a plurality of S-shaped vanes, and a mesh structure downstream from the plurality of S-shaped vanes. The air filtration system includes a plurality of filter elements, with each filter element including a support structure. The inlet air filtration system also includes a plurality of electrodes positioned proximate the plurality of filter elements, where the electrodes are coupled to a power source which supplies a voltage to the electrodes. The voltage is sufficient to establish an electrostatic field between the electrodes and the filter elements, and at the same time, the voltage is sufficient to produce a corona discharge from the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: BHA Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamison W. Janawitz, Bradley S. Rogers, James Easel Roberts, Thomas Shannon Eckhoff
  • Publication number: 20070296104
    Abstract: A web article (28) includes at least a first fibrous layer (36) laminated with a first facing surface (72) of at least one polymer film layer (38). The first fibrous layer can include a first quantity of cellulosic fibers. The first fibrous layer and the at least one polymer film layer have been configured to provide a target web (26), which has been moved at a selected web speed. A rotating anvil roller (34) and counter-rotating pattern roller (32) have been urged together to provide a selected nip force value. Additionally, the target web has been moved at the web speed through a nip region (30) between the anvil roller (34) and pattern roller (32) to provide an operative first bond between the first fibrous layer (36) and the at least one film layer (38).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventors: Thomas Shannon, Peiguang Zhou, Shiming Zhuang, Gary Williams, Nagabhusan Senapati
  • Publication number: 20070254825
    Abstract: Self-warming cleaning products, such as wet wipes, include a cleaning solution containing a nonionic surfactant having a cloud point from about 10° C. below to about 2° C. above the maximum temperature of the cleaning product during normal use. By incorporating such nonionic surfactants into the cleaning solution, the effectiveness of the cleaning solution can be enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Inventors: Thomas Shannon, Brian Argo, Mary Holt
  • Publication number: 20070240811
    Abstract: A product including two or more plies with each ply including one absorbent layer and a second opposing fluid impervious layer. The two plies are arranged such that the fluid impervious layers face each other and are positioned at the inside of the two-ply product. The two plies are bonded on two or three sides to form a sleeve or a pocket, such that a hand can be inserted between the two plies and positioned in contact with one or both fluid impervious layers. In this manner, the product is absorbent on both sides, and can be utilized on both sides while preventing hand contact with the material absorbed or picked up by the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: James Baggot, Thomas Shannon
  • Publication number: 20070137808
    Abstract: Tissue products are disclosed containing an additive composition. The additive composition, for instance, comprises an aqueous dispersion containing an olefin polymer, an ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer, or mixtures thereof. The olefin polymer may comprise an interpolymer of ethylene and octene, while the ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer may comprise ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer. The additive composition may also contain a dispersing agent, such as a fatty acid. The additive composition may be incorporated into the tissue web by being combined with the fibers that are used to form the web. Alternatively, the additive composition may be topically applied to the web after the web has been formed. For instance, in one embodiment, the additive composition may be applied to the web as a creping adhesive during a creping operation. The additive composition may improve the strength of the tissue web without substantially affecting the perceived softness of the web in an adverse manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Michael Lostocco, Thomas Dyer, Deborah Nickel, Troy Runge, Jerry Baker, Thomas Shannon
  • Publication number: 20070137812
    Abstract: A tissue product is disclosed containing an additive composition. The additive composition may be, for instance, a composition designed to provide benefits to a user's skin. In accordance with the present disclosure, the additive composition is located in a target delivery zone on a base web. The base web is modified in the target delivery zone so that the additive composition more efficiently transfers to an opposing surface during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Thomas Shannon, Lisa Flugge-Berendes, Frederick Lang
  • Publication number: 20070134045
    Abstract: The invention described herein provides an applicator for applying a substance, the applicator including an application side and an opposed reactive side, the application side including an application substance and the reactive side including a reaction substance, wherein the application and reaction substances react with each other when the application and reactive sides of the applicator are sequentially wiped on a target surface. Also provided is a method for treating a target surface, the method including contacting the target surface with an application side of an applicator including an application substance, whereby the application substance is deposited onto the target surface; and thereafter contacting the target surface with a reactive side of the applicator including a reaction substance, whereby the reaction substance reacts with the application substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventors: Mary Holt, Brian Argo, Thomas Shannon
  • Publication number: 20070093157
    Abstract: A web article (28) includes at least a first fibrous layer (36) laminated with a first facing surface (72) of at least one polymer film layer (38). The first fibrous layer can include a first quantity of cellulosic fibers. The first fibrous layer and the at least one polymer film layer have been configured to provide a target web (26), which has been moved at a selected web speed. A rotating anvil roller (34) and counter-rotating pattern roller (32) have been urged together to provide a selected nip force value. Additionally, the target web has been moved at the web speed through a nip region (30) between the anvil roller (34) and pattern roller (32) to provide an operative first bond between the first fibrous layer (36) and the at least one film layer (38).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventors: Thomas Shannon, Peiguang Zhou, Shiming Zhuang, Gary Williams, Nagabhusan Senapati
  • Publication number: 20070083018
    Abstract: The present invention is a polysiloxane treated hydrophilic tissue sheet having a polydialkylsiloxane content of about 0.4% or greater by weight of dry pulp fibers. The polysiloxane treated hydrophilic tissue sheet may also have a wet out time after aging 20 days at about 130° F. of about 10 seconds or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Inventors: Kou-Chang Liu, Amber Fortune, Thomas Shannon
  • Publication number: 20070048357
    Abstract: Sheet-like products are disclosed having a controlled equilibrium moisture content. The sheet-like product may comprise a dry product or a pre-moistened product. The sheet-like product, for instance, may comprise a facial tissue, a bath tissue, a paper towel, a napkin, or a wet wipe, such as pre-moistened bath tissue. In order to control the equilibrium moisture content of the product, a mixture of salts containing at least one deliquescent salt or a single deliquescent salt, namely lithium bromide, are incorporated into the product. By mixing different salts together, the mixture may have a relatively low deliquescence point allowing the salts to control the equilibrium moisture content of the sheet-like product even in relatively low humidity environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Publication date: March 1, 2007
    Inventor: Thomas Shannon
  • Publication number: 20070044928
    Abstract: A rolled tissue product that can help a child's progress in the toilet training process is generally disclosed. The rolled tissue product can have a pattern, located on the tissue web, such that the pattern helps the child determine the appropriate amount of bath tissue that should be used. Also, some perforations in the tissue web can be weaker than other perforations to help the child cleanly tear the appropriate amount of bath tissue from the roll. Some of the perforations in the tissue web can have visual cues to indicate where the perforation is located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Publication date: March 1, 2007
    Inventors: Thomas Shannon, Rebecca Mohr, Crystal Sherman
  • Publication number: 20070020315
    Abstract: The inner plies of a multi-ply antimicrobial tissue product are selectively weakened by chemical or mechanical means to improve the overall softness of the tissue product. The addition of a deliquescent salt to the inner ply or plies containing the antimicrobial agent is particularly advantageous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2005
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: Thomas Shannon, David Moline
  • Publication number: 20060269706
    Abstract: A product including two or more plies with each ply including one absorbent layer and a second opposing fluid impervious layer. The two plies are arranged such that the fluid impervious layers face each other and are positioned at the inside of the two-ply product. The two plies are bonded on two or three sides to form a sleeve or a pocket, such that a hand can be inserted between the two plies and positioned in contact with one or both fluid impervious layers. In this manner, the product is absorbent on both sides, and can be utilized on both sides while preventing hand contact with the material absorbed or picked up by the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventors: Thomas Shannon, James Clark, Susan Moder, Garry Woltman
  • Publication number: 20060243406
    Abstract: Tissue products, such as facial tissue, bath tissue, paper towels, table napkins and the like can be improved by incorporating a sufficient amount of a deliquescent material and a non-ionic surfactant into the product. The deliquescent material is capable of maintaining a very high equilibrium amount of water in the product which can be advantageous in preventing the products from drying out and improving hand feel. The non-ionic surfactant improves the ability to incorporate the deliquescent materials into the tissue products quickly during manufacture and can help control the equilibrium moisture content of the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Inventors: Thomas Shannon, Brian Argo, John Urlaub
  • Publication number: 20060144539
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for application of compositions onto non-woven webs, such as paper webs. The present invention is also directed to products made from the process. In general, the method includes applying a composition to a non-woven web using a non-impact printer, such as an ink jet printer. The composition is applied, in one embodiment, as droplets that remain as discrete shapes on the substrate. In this manner, treated areas and untreated areas are formed on the web. Through this process, the water absorption and control properties of the web can be adjusted as desired while simultaneously treating the web with a composition that improves the physical and/or chemical properties of the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Publication date: July 6, 2006
    Inventors: John Urlaub, Thomas Shannon
  • Publication number: 20060130986
    Abstract: Lightweight multi-ply tissue products, such as facial tissue and bath tissue, are produced by printing flexible polymeric binder material, such as certain latex binders, onto one or more inner surfaces of the multi-ply tissue product. The resulting products have low stiffness and high strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventors: Lisa Flugge-Berendes, Thomas Shannon
  • Publication number: 20060093788
    Abstract: Disposable liquid absorbent mats are described. The mats generally include at least a liquid absorbent layer and a liquid impervious layer. The liquid absorbent layer may be made from a tissue web, a hydroentangled web, an airlaid web, a coform web, and the like. The liquid impervious layer, on the other hand, may comprise a meltspun web, a film, a hydroentangled web, or even a tissue web that has been treated with a sizing agent that renders the web resistant to fluid flow. In one embodiment, the mats can be made so as to have a relatively low caliper so that the mats can be spirally wound into a roll. In other embodiments, however, the mats may be packaged in a stacked arrangement. The mats have various uses and applications. For instance, the mats are well suited for use during food preparation. The mats are well suited to absorbing fluids while preventing the fluids from striking through the product. In some embodiments, the mats are also well suited to serve as an absorbent and cut resistant surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Richard Behm, Heather Sorebo, Elizabeth Hines, Thomas Shannon, Jeffrey Johnson, Henry Skoog, Fung-jou Chen, Jeffrey Lindsay