Patents by Inventor Andrew D. Smith

Andrew D. 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: 20200362423
    Abstract: Methods, compositions, and kits for predicting and controlling fruit color in palm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Rajinder Singh, Leslie Ooi Cheng Li, Leslie Low Eng Ti, Rahimah Abdul Rahman, Meilina Ong Abdullah, Jayanthi Nagappan, Rozana Rosli, Mohd Amin Ab Halim, Rajanaidu Nookiah, Chan Kuang Lim, Norazah Azizi, Ravigadevi Sambanthamurthi, Rob Martienssen, Steven W. Smith, Nathan D Lakey, Andrew Van Brunt, Jared Ordway, Michael Hogan, Chunyan Wang
  • Patent number: 10835250
    Abstract: A surgical stapling assembly comprising a firing member, an end effector, a closure member, and a shaft including an attachment interface is disclosed. The surgical stapling assembly is configured to be attached to a surgical instrument interface by way of the attachment interface. The end effector comprises a first jaw, a second jaw, and a staple cartridge comprising staples configured to be ejected by the firing member. The second jaw is movable relative to the first jaw between an open position, a fully-clamped position, and a collapsed position. The end effector further comprises an interconnection between the first jaw and the second jaw defining a rotational axis about which the second iaw is movable relative to the first iaw. The rotational axis is shiftable toward and away from the first iaw as the second iaw is moved between the open position, the fully-clamped position, and the collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: William B. Weisenburgh, II, Jerome R. Morgan, Kyle P. Moore, Mark H. Ransick, Steven G. Hall, Randall J. Tanguay, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Galen C. Robertson, Andrew M. Zwolinski, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Thomas W. Huitema, Glen A. Armstrong, Shailendra K Parihar, Donna L. Korvick, Richard W. Timm, Kevin R. Doll, Bret W. Smith, William D. Kelly, Ronald J. Kolata, Joshua R. Uth, Charles J. Scheib, Geoffrey C. Hueil, Mark S. Ortiz, Douglas B. Hoffman, Patrick A. Weizman, Dean B. Bruewer, Gregory B. Blair, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Publication number: 20200325084
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to olefin oligomerization processes and related zeolites and structure directing agents. The olefin oligomerization processes can exhibit relatively high conversions. The zeolites can exhibit comparatively high stabilities. The zeolites can have relatively high ratios of external surface area to total surface area. An exemplary zeolite is a beta zeolite having a relatively high ratio of external surface area to total surface area. The disclosure also relates to structure directing agents, and methods of using the structure direction agents to prepare the zeolites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Alejandra R. Rivas Cardona, Allen W. Burton, Sina Sartipi, Andrew D. Wiersum, Lara A. Truter, Marianne F. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200277078
    Abstract: An electrical power system is disclosed for an aircraft having a hybrid-electric propulsion system, which includes a battery assembly for storing energy, an electric motor controller operatively connected to the battery assembly for conditioning and controlling power to an electric motor, and an electric motor receiving power through the motor controller for delivering torque to a shaft of the hybrid-electric propulsion system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
    Inventors: Andrew D. Smith, Kyle Ives, Zubair A. Baig
  • Publication number: 20200277064
    Abstract: A hybrid electric engine control module (ECU) can be configured to be operatively connected to a hybrid electric aircraft powerplant having a heat engine system and an electric motor system to control a torque output from each of the heat engine system and the electric motor system. The ECU can be configured to determine whether at least one of the electric motor system or the heat engine system are in a normal mode such that one of the electric motor system and/or the heat engine can provide a predetermined amount of torque. The ECU can be configured to switch to a degraded mode if either of the electric motor system or the heat engine system cannot provide the predetermined amount of torque. In the degraded mode the ECU can be configured to control the electric motor system and the heat engine system differently than in the normal mode or to not control one or both of the electric motor system or the heat engine system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Jean Thomassin, Manuel Acuna, Andrew D. Smith, Marc Kirner, Joseph Kehoe, Tatjana Pekovic
  • Patent number: 10734110
    Abstract: A caregiver badge system includes a caregiver badge configured to be worn by a caregiver and having a cavity defined therein. An identification badge is configured to be positioned within the cavity. The identification badge is removable from the caregiver badge. A transceiver is positioned within the caregiver badge and configured to communicate with a positioning system to identify a location of the caregiver. A battery is positioned within the caregiver badge to power the transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley T. Smith, Andrew S. Robinson, Steven D. Baker, Pamela Wells, John S. Schroder, Kiana M. Dezelon, Laura A. Hassey, Thomas A. Myers, Eric D. Agdeppa, Varad N. Srivastava
  • Patent number: 10716568
    Abstract: A surgical stapling assembly comprising a staple cartridge carrier, an anvil, an outer surface, a closure member, a staple cartridge, and a firing system is disclosed. The anvil is rotatable between a first position and a second position. The closure member is slideable along the outer surface to hold the anvil in the second position. The closure member comprises a clearance opening. The staple cartridge is positioned within the staple cartridge carrier. The staple cartridge comprises staples removably stored therein. The staple cartridge and the anvil define a tissue gap therebetween when the anvil is in the second position. The clearance opening is aligned with the tissue gap when the anvil is in the second position. The firing system is configured to eject the staples from the staple cartridge during a staple firing stroke. The firing system engages the staple cartridge carrier and the anvil during the staple firing stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Steven G. Hall, Randall J. Tanguay, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Galen C. Robertson, Andrew M. Zwolinski, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Geoffrey C. Hueil, Mark S. Ortiz, Douglas B. Hoffman, Patrick A. Weizman, Dean B. Bruewer, Gregory B. Blair, Charles J. Scheib, Kevin R. Doll, Bret W. Smith, William D. Kelly, Ronald J. Kolata, Joshua R. Uth, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Jerome R. Morgan, Kyle P. Moore, Mark H. Ransick, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Thomas W. Huitema, Glen A. Armstrong, Shailendra K. Parihar, Donna L. Korvick, Richard W. Timm
  • Publication number: 20200219374
    Abstract: A patient fall detection system includes a computer and multiple transceivers mounted at fixed locations in a healthcare facility. The transceivers are electronically coupled to the computer. A patient identification tag is worn by a patient and includes a tag transceiver. The high-accuracy locating system monitors a location of the patient ID tag via signals from the tag transceiver to determine whether a patient has entered a bathroom. The computer monitors at least one of an elevation of the patient ID tag in the bathroom, an elevation drop of the patient ID tag in the bathroom, or a time that the patient ID tag has been in the bathroom to determine whether the patient has fallen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Laura A. Hassey, Steven D. Baker, Bradley T. Smith, Eric D. Agdeppa, Pamela Wells, Thomas A. Myers, Andrew S. Robinson, Kiana M. Dezelon, John S. Schroder
  • Publication number: 20200211360
    Abstract: A system and method to determine availability of caregivers to respond to nurse calls or other alerts originating in patient rooms is provided. Caregivers are designated as unavailable depending upon room types in which they are located, or depending upon patient types in the rooms in which they are located, or depending upon how long they have been present in certain rooms, or depending upon whether the caregivers have designated themselves as unavailable, or any combination of the foregoing. A system and method to escalate alerts to other caregivers if a primary caregiver is unavailable includes escalating first to a designated secondary caregiver and then to a caregiver who is closest in proximity to the room from which the alert originated if the secondary caregiver is also unavailable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Bradley T. Smith, Eric D. Agdeppa, Pamela Wells, Laura A. Hassey, Andrew S. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20200193713
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing smart mirrors and smart mirror systems for mixed or augmented reality display are disclosed. A system for augmented reality display using a smart mirror system comprises a server and a smart mirror. The smart mirror comprises a display and a camera. The server is configured to receive information associated with a user; identify, using the information, an object for the user; and transmit, to the smart mirror a three-dimensional model of the object. The smart mirror is configured to receive, from the server, the three-dimensional model of the object; receive, from the camera, a real-time image of the user; overlay the three-dimensional model of the object on the real-time image of the user to provide an overlaid image; and display the overlaid image on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Melanie WAGNER, Andrew BRAVERMAN, Garett CHANG, Andre D. SMITH, Michael GABINSKY
  • Publication number: 20200181104
    Abstract: Described herein are compounds that are semicarbazide-sensitive amine oxidase (SSAO) inhibitors, methods of making such compounds, pharmaceutical compositions and medicaments comprising such compounds, and methods of using such compounds in treating or preventing a liver disease or condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas D. Smith, Andrew R. Hudson, Mi Chen, Johnny Y. Nagasawa, Iriny Botrous
  • Publication number: 20200185087
    Abstract: A caregiver badge system includes a caregiver badge configured to be worn by a caregiver and having a cavity defined therein. An identification badge is configured to be positioned within the cavity. The identification badge is removable from the caregiver badge. A transceiver is positioned within the caregiver badge and configured to communicate with a positioning system to identify a location of the caregiver. A battery is positioned within the caregiver badge to power the transceiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Bradley T. Smith, Andrew S. Robinson, Steven D. Baker, Pamela Wells, John S. Schroder, Kiana M. Dezelon, Laura A. Hassey, Thomas A. Myers, Eric D. Agdeppa, Varad N. Srivastava
  • Patent number: 10669593
    Abstract: Methods, compositions, and kits for predicting and controlling fruit color in palm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Malaysian Pal Oil Board
    Inventors: Rajinder Singh, Leslie Ooi Cheng Li, Leslie Low Eng Ti, Rahimah Abdul Rahman, Meilina Ong Abdullah, Jayanthi Nagappan, Rozana Rosli, Mohd Amin Ab. Halim, Rajanaidu Nookiah, Chan Kuang Lim, Norazah Azizi, Ravigadevi Sambanthamurthi, Rob Martienssen, Steven W. Smith, Nathan D. Lakey, Andrew Van Brunt, Jared Ordway, Michael Hogan, Chunyan Wang
  • Patent number: 10669952
    Abstract: A cylinder cutout system for an internal combustion engine is provided. The system may include a plurality of cylinders having a first pattern of cylinders and a second pattern of cylinders. Additionally, a fuel governor operatively coupled to a plurality of fuel injectors may regulate an amount of fuel received by the plurality of cylinders. The system may further include a plurality of sensors configured to collect a set of engine data and a controller communicably coupled with the plurality of fuel injectors, the fuel governor and the plurality of sensors. The controller may be programmed to detect a start-up condition of the engine and to execute a cylinder test cycle on at least a portion of the plurality of cylinders based on a positive detection of the start-up condition. The controller may activate one of the first or second patterns of cylinders based on the cylinder test cycle results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: James Ulstad, Laura Huhn, Blake Landon Smith, Samuel Were, Anand KrishnamurthyGopalan, Aaron D. Sollars, Andrew Anderson, Delon R. Reyhart, Brooke A. Hart
  • Patent number: 10629049
    Abstract: A patient fall detection system includes a computer and multiple transceivers mounted at fixed locations in a healthcare facility. The transceivers are electronically coupled to the computer. A patient identification tag is worn by a patient and includes a tag transceiver. The high-accuracy locating system monitors a location of the patient ID tag via signals from the tag transceiver to determine whether a patient has entered a bathroom. The computer monitors at least one of an elevation of the patient ID tag in the bathroom, an elevation drop of the patient ID tag in the bathroom, or a time that the patient ID tag has been in the bathroom to determine whether the patient has fallen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Laura A. Hassey, Steven D. Baker, Bradley T. Smith, Eric D. Agdeppa, Pamela Wells, Thomas A. Myers, Andrew S. Robinson, Kiana M. Dezelon, John S. Schroder
  • Publication number: 20200106340
    Abstract: A system for relieving pressure from within a generator casing can include a generator shaft defining a shaft channel therein and at least one rotating valve disposed within the shaft channel of the generator shaft and in fluid communication with an interior of the generator casing and the atmosphere. The rotating valve is configured to allow fluid within the generator casing to flow through the generator shaft to the atmosphere in an open state and while rotating. The rotating valve is configured to prevent fluid within the generator casing from flowing in a closed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Douglas J. Turner, Glenn C. Lemmers, JR., David S. Behling, Andrew P. Grosskopf, Nathan D. Kohnle, Andrew D. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200088559
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein are directed to a petrochemical measurement system. A remote terminal unit includes a network data server. A human machine interface may be an autonomous network data client in communication with the remote terminal unit. The human machine interface may include: a memory having configuration parameter software stored thereon; a user interface configured to receive configuration parameter input using the configuration parameter software; and a processor configured to send the configuration parameters received from the user interface of the HMI to the remote terminal unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew G. Smith, Andrew D. Hutson
  • Publication number: 20200090804
    Abstract: A caregiver shift change system and method for a healthcare facility includes a patient bed in a patient room and a high-accuracy locating system that includes locating tags. A first tag is coupled to a first caregiver and a second tag is coupled to a second caregiver. The high-accuracy locating system further has a number of transceivers within the healthcare facility to receive tag data from the tags. The high-accuracy locating system also includes a computer coupled to the transceivers to receive the tag data and to process the tag data to determine a location of each tag within the healthcare facility. The caregiver shift change system and method also includes a server that determines whether a successful caregiver shift change has occurred based on locations of the first and second tags being, for a predetermined period of time, within a threshold proximity of each other and within a zone defined around the patient support apparatus in the patient room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew S. Robinson, Steven D. Baker, Bradley T. Smith, Eric D. Agdeppa, Pamela Wells, Laura A. Hassey, Thomas A. Myers
  • Publication number: 20200070790
    Abstract: In a method of train deceleration, a train computer: (a) causes brakes of the train to be set according to a target deceleration curve, profile, or braking model estimated to decelerate the train from a present speed at a present location to a target speed at a target location; (b) during deceleration of the train according to the target deceleration curve, profile, or braking model of step (a), determines an actual deceleration curve of the train; (c) in response to determining from the actual deceleration curve that the train will overshoot the target speed at the target location, determines another target deceleration curve, profile, or braking model estimated to decelerate the train to the target speed at the target location; and (d) causes the brakes of the train to be set according to the other target deceleration curve, profile or braking model of step (c).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Ryan Staats, Keith Edward Smith, Brian James Langstraat, Stuart John Barr, James A. Oswald, Jeffrey D. Kernwein
  • Publication number: 20200075140
    Abstract: A charting system is provided for use in a healthcare facility having a network. The charting system includes a microphone to receive voice inputs from a caregiver. A vital sign monitor obtains a vital sign from a patient and displays it. The system includes a communication device having a voice-to-text module that includes a processor coupled to the microphone. The processor operates a voice-to-text algorithm that converts the vital sign into text in response to the caregiver dictating the vital sign into the microphone. The processor initiates transmission of the vital sign to an EMR computer via the network after conversion of the at least one vital sign to text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen Embree, Douglas A. Seim, Frederick Collin Davidson, Britten J. Pipher, Kenzi Mudge, Bradley T. Smith, Steven D. Baker, Eric Agdeppa, Pamela Wells, Laura A. Hassey, Andrew S. Robinson, Thomas A. Myers