Patents by Inventor Andrew R. Smith

Andrew R. 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: 20190331320
    Abstract: One or more colored films selectively change the color of the displayed light from one or more mobile devices to enable crowd participation is a multi-colored light show at public gatherings. The ability to change the color of a mobile device flash may also be useful for providing identification at a distance in low light conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: G & S Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Michael S. Gardner, Timothy W. Smith, Andrew R. Mines
  • Publication number: 20190321961
    Abstract: A power tool is provided including a motor housing having a substantially-cylindrical main body having an open end and a rear end. A brushless DC motor is provided including a stator assembly received through the open end of the motor housing and secured within the main body of the motor housing. A motor control and power module disposed proximate the rear end of the motor housing includes a printed circuit board (PCB) on which power switch and a controller are mounted. A mounting bracket is secured to the motor housing at the rear end to support the module such that the PCB is substantially parallel to the rear end. The mounting bracket includes a mating portion projecting axially to come to contact with the motor housing around the rear end to structurally support the mounting bracket with respect to the motor housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew M. Palich, Michael R. Marjomaa, Kevin L. Pulley, David J. Smith, Dennis A. Bush, Mark T. Cherry, Scott Eshlemann, Tal Gottesman
  • Publication number: 20190282920
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to systems and processes for obtaining desired mercaptans or thiophenes from a feed stream containing a mixture of mercaptans, thiophenes and other components. In one aspect of the invention, a system for separating one or more components from a feed stream of mixed mercaptans includes one or more distillation columns in connection with a feed containing mercaptans, the distillation column having a rectification section, a stripping section, and a feed side section separated from a side draw section by a dividing wall that extends from the rectification section to the stripping section. The distillation column further being in connection with a condenser and a reboiler; and a distillate stream, a side drawn stream, and a bottoms stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Steven G. SCHON, Rose AGUIAR, Jerome AMSTUTZ, Sylvie CAUMIA, Andrew R. GODDARD, Shashank N. SHAH, Gary S. SMITH
  • Publication number: 20190278503
    Abstract: A method is described. The method includes performing write operations on a plurality of NVRAM semiconductor chips of a memory module while tracking power budget headroom for performing the write operations and while monitoring current draw on a supply voltage rail that is coupled to the plurality of NVRAM semiconductor chips. The method further includes detecting the current draw has reached a threshold. The method further includes ceasing or diminishing the write operations in response to the detecting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Sowmiya JAYACHANDRAN, Andrew MORNING-SMITH, Brian R. MCFARLANE, William T. GLENNAN, Emily P. CHUNG
  • Patent number: 10409994
    Abstract: Described herein are various technologies for metrics-based assessment and trust verification of netlists for hardware logic devices (e.g., ASICs, FPGAs, etc.). A computing system translates a netlist of a hardware logic device into a Boolean network. The computing system generates and assigns metrics to edges of the Boolean network. The metrics comprise a coverage metric, a rare trigger metric, and an influence metric. Based upon the metrics, the computing system assigns the nodes in the Boolean network criticality values. The computing system determines a likelihood of a vulnerability in the netlist based upon the criticality values. The computing can output an indication as to whether the netlist is trusted based upon the determined likelihood of a vulnerability in the netlist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Vivian G. Kammler, Robert C. Armstrong, Andrew Michael Smith, Jackson R. Mayo
  • Publication number: 20190262201
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus may include a support surface configured to conduct air along a top face of the support surface so that heat and moisture from a patient lying on the support surface are drawn away from the top face of the support surface. An opening may be formed in a side of the support surface. A cavity may extend from the opening into the support surface. An inlet port may be positioned within the cavity and fluidly coupled to the top face. A blower assembly may be configured to position within the cavity. The blower assembly may have an outlet port that couples to the inlet port when the blower assembly is positioned within the cavity. The blower assembly may conduct air through the inlet port to the top face of the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Darrell L. Borgman, Douglas E. Borgman, Arpit Shah, Wui Hsien Wong, Keith Moores, Jason M. Gilreath, Michael R. Montini, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Eric R. Meyer, Frank E. Sauser, Catherine M. Wagner, Rachel L. Williamson, Brandon P. Fisk, Jason B. Grace, Brian Guthrie, Nicole Johannigman, Gregory J. Shannon, David C. Newkirk, Michael Churilla, Jnanesha Ramegowda, Taylor Franklin, Kathryn R. Smith, John G. Byers, Frederick K. Schultz, Andrew R. Wager, Sridhar Karimpuzha Seshadri, Gary R. Gibbons, Scott M. Corbin, John Goewert, Thomas L. Simpson, Faron L. Blessing, James D. Voll, Kin Meng Choi, Stephen S. Amrhein, Herve Gautier, Jean-Francois Lellig, Philippe Kaikenger, Matthieu Guetta
  • Patent number: 10372335
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a virtualization instance on an apparatus access to external primary memory, where the external primary memory is memory that is external to the apparatus but primary memory to the apparatus. Methods and systems to migrate a virtualization instance from a first client to a second client are provided in which memory of the virtualization instance is copied to from a first region to a second region without being copied to or from the first client or the second client. Methods and systems are provided for limiting local primary memory usage by a virtualization instance. After the flushing or the shooting down a translation lookaside buffer, a selected memory portion corresponding to a page table entry is marked dirty based on a portion-tracking data structure indicating that the page table entry for the selected memory portion was dirty when the selected memory portion was unmapped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: KOVE IP, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy A. Stabrawa, Zachary A. Cornelius, Curtis R. Smith, John Overton, Andrew S. Poling, Jesse I. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20190220814
    Abstract: A system and method for linking data objects and physical objects of various kinds to an identified user is described. The system provides to the identified user information relating to the delivery status of mail pieces directed to or sent by the user, and the user then tracks and traces the mail pieces. The system further provides to the identified user information relating to continued sessions through which the user provides to a postal service system information relating to mailing labels and postage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua R. Smith, Paul Michael Yarin, Michael J. Murphy, Andrew Victor Sutherland, II, Eric Metois
  • Patent number: 10336754
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds of Formula (I): or stereoisomers, tautomers, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein all the variables are as defined herein. These compounds are selective factor XIa inhibitors or dual inhibitors of FXIa and plasma kallikrein. This invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and methods of treating thromboembolic and/or inflammatory disorders using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: Andrew K. Dilger, James R. Corte, Indawati De Lucca, Tianan Fang, Wu Yang, Yufeng Wang, Kumar Balashanmuga Pabbisetty, William R. Ewing, Yeheng Zhu, Ruth R. Wexler, Donald J. P. Pinto, Michael J. Orwat, Leon M. Smith, II
  • Patent number: 10328567
    Abstract: A power tool motor is provided including a stator assembly and a rotor assembly rotatably disposed within the stator assembly. The stator assembly includes: a generally-cylindrical lamination stack having a stator ring and stator teeth extending radially inwardly towards a center bore arranged to receive the rotor assembly therein; an end insulator disposed at an and of the lamination stack and having an outer ring and teeth portions extending radially inwardly from the outer ring towards a center of the end insulator; and stator windings wound around the stator teeth and the teeth portion of the end insulator. A generally cylindrical seal member is disposed to interface with an end of the stator, which includes a mating surface having indents configured to mate with ends of the stator windings or ends of the teeth portion of the end insulator to substantially seal respective gaps therebetween from entry of workpiece particulate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Craig A. Oktavec, David J. Smith, Jarrett A. Dunston, Andrew M. Palich, Michael R. Marjomaa, Kevin L. Pulley
  • Publication number: 20190185077
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a chassis, a suspension system coupled to the chassis, a front axle, a first rear axle, and a second rear axle coupled to the chassis by the suspension system, and a powertrain coupled to the chassis and at least one of the front axle, the first rear axle, and the second rear axle. The powertrain is configured to drive the at least one of the front axle, the first rear axle, and the second rear axle. The chassis, the suspension system, the front axle, the first rear axle, and the second rear axle provide a payload capacity rating of at least 1,750 pounds. The vehicle has an overall width between 60 inches and 80 inches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Oshkosh Corporation
    Inventors: Chad K. Smith, Robert S. Messina, Chris K. Yakes, Mark J. Charniak, Neil E. DeKarske, Mike A. Koenigs, Michael S. Poetter, Devon C. Palmer, Jesse D. Gander, Jason J. Zuleger, Megan N. Schultz, Troy D. Lind, Michael R. Yanacek, Kevin L. Pennau, Andrew L. Drach, Steve Volkman, Nathaniel J. Harter, Justin N. Rittenhouse, Peter K. Kramer, Annelise L. Kotenberg, Christopher J. Rukas
  • Patent number: 10320425
    Abstract: In staircase forward error correction coding, a stream of data symbols are mapped to data symbol positions in a sequence of two-dimensional symbol blocks Bi, a positive integer. Each of the symbol blocks has data symbol positions and coding symbol positions. Coding symbols for the coding symbol positions in each symbol block Bi in the sequence are computed. The coding symbols are computed such that, for each symbol block Bi that has a preceding symbol block Bi?1 and a subsequent symbol block Bi+1 in the sequence, symbols at symbol positions along one dimension of the preceding symbol block Bi?1, concatenated with the data symbols and the coding symbols along the other dimension in the symbol Bi, form a codeword of a FEC component code, and symbols at symbol positions along the one dimension of the symbol Bi, concatenated with the data symbols and the coding symbols along the other dimension in the subsequent symbol block Bi+1, form a codeword of the FEC component code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INPHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arash Farhoodfar, Frank R. Kschischang, Andrew Hunt, Benjamin P. Smith, John Lodge
  • Publication number: 20190169825
    Abstract: A toilet that includes a tank having an outlet; a mounting bracket including a base having a central opening, a first set of mounts, which comprises two mounting locations located on opposite sides of the central opening for mounting the tank to a first pedestal having a bowl and two mounting holes, and a second set of mounts, which comprises three mounting locations that are separate from the two mounting locations of the first set of mounts, are located in a triangular pattern around the central opening, and mount the tank to a second pedestal having a bowl and three mounting holes; a valve body extending through the outlet and the central opening, wherein the valve body fluidly connects the outlet to an inlet of one of the bowls; and two or more fasteners with each fastener engaging one mounting hole and an associated mounting location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Peter William Swart, John F. Emmerling, Scott R. Krebs, Billy Jack Ahola, Andrew L. Smith, Lawrence E. Duwell, Donald G. Bogenschuetz
  • Patent number: 10304026
    Abstract: A system and method for linking data objects and physical objects of various kinds to an identified user is described. The system provides to the identified user information relating to the delivery status of mail pieces directed to or sent by the user, and the user then tracks and traces the mail pieces. The system further provides to the identified user information relating to continued sessions through which the user provides to a postal service system information relating to mailing labels and postage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Escher Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Joshua R. Smith, Paul Michael Yarin, Michael J. Murphy, Andrew Victor Sutherland, II, Eric Metois
  • Patent number: 8852731
    Abstract: A pyrophoric sheet that comprises oxidizable iron, non-combustible fibers, stiction-reducing coating where the sheet has a water content <2%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: nanoComposix, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard K. Baldwin, Steven J. Oldenburg, Andrew R. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140162003
    Abstract: A pyrophoric sheet that comprises oxidizable iron, non-combustible fibers, stiction-reducing coating where the sheet has a water content<2%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: NANOCOMPOSIX, INC.
    Inventors: Richard K. Baldwin, Steven J. Oldenburg, Andrew R. Smith
  • Patent number: 7444096
    Abstract: A method and apparatus initiate the supply of power to a component to ready the component to perform a function in response to further operator input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Bradley M. Lowman, Michael C. Muthart, Andrew R. Smith