Patents by Inventor Benjamin J. Smith

Benjamin J. 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: 20200257771
    Abstract: A method of producing a vehicle includes determining the performance of aged adhesive coupons, which are subject to a worst-case scenario of manufacturing, aging, and stress testing. Virtual vehicle components are modeled using the performance of the aged adhesive coupons. The virtual vehicle components are then subjected to virtual mechanical forces to determine their virtual performance, which is then validated against the performance of identical real-life aged vehicle components subjected to identical mechanical forces. A virtual vehicle is modeled using the validated virtual vehicle components. The virtual performance of the virtual vehicle when subject to a virtual crash test is then compared against a predetermined standard, and the design of the virtual vehicle is considered feasible if its performance exceeds the predetermined standard. A vehicle is manufactured according to the feasible design of the virtual vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Meaige, Anthony J. Smith, Takakuni Hirayama, Kishore K. Pydimarry
  • Patent number: 10726246
    Abstract: Implementations include actions of receiving consumer-specific data and ID-specific data from an identification presented by a consumer to a vending machine, processing at least a portion of the ID-specific data to determine one or more of whether the identification is unexpired and whether the identification is authentic, and serving the consumer from the vending machine at least partially in response to determining that the identification is unexpired and that the identification is authentic and determining that the consumer is authentic relative to the identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Christopher J. McClellan, Jon C. Carder, Kevin D. McCann, Benjamin Scott Rogers, Christopher Bryan Paul Barr, Josef Salyer, Michael James Smith, David W. Nippa
  • Publication number: 20200190732
    Abstract: This invention relates to tufted floorcovering articles that are washable in commercial, industrial, and/or residential washing machines. In particular, this invention relates to modular carpet tiles that are constructed in such a way as to withstand exposure to at least one wash cycle in an automatic washing machine. The carpet tiles are designed to be soiled, washed, and re-used, thereby providing ideal end-use applications such as entryway floorcovering articles. A further advantage includes the ability to print advertising logos on the carpet tiles and easily change out the advertising logos as desired. Both features of the carpet tile of the present invention are achievable, at least in part, because the surface of the tile that contacts the floor does not require any type of adhesive in order to use the carpet tile for its intended function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Randall J. Smith, Benjamin A. Trogdon
  • Patent number: 10650157
    Abstract: Facilities are provided to secure guest runtime environments (GREs). Security policy specifications may be associated with GREs. A GRE's security policy may be specific to the GRE and may also include security policy inherited from higher levels such as a host operating environment. The security policy of a GRE specifies restrictions and/or permissions for activities that may be performed within the scope of execution of the GRE. A GRE's security policy may limit what the GRE's guest software may do within the GRE. Restrictions/permissions may be applied to objects such as files, configuration data, and the like. Security specifications may be applied to execution initiated within a GRE. A GRE's security specification may restrict/permit executable objects from loading and executing within the GRE. The executability or accessibility of objects may be conditioned on factors such as the health/integrity of the GRE, the host system, requested files, and others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin M. Schultz, Kinshumann, David John Linsley, Charles Glenn Jeffries, Giridhar Viswanathan, Scott Daniel Anderson, Frederick J. Smith, Hari R. Pulapaka, JianMing Zhou, Margarit Simeonov Chenchev, David B. Probert
  • Publication number: 20200131772
    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: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    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
  • Patent number: 10632494
    Abstract: An adaptive hot melt feed system includes a melt system, a feed system, a gas control device, a sensor, and a controller. The melt system includes a heated vessel. The feed system is configured to deliver a solid material to the vessel of the melt system for melting. The gas control device is configured to control a supply of gas provided to the feed system to drive the solid material from the feed system to the melt system. The sensor can be configured to detect an amount of material in the vessel of the melt system. The controller is in electronic communication with the gas control device and is programmed to signal the gas control device to vary the supply of gas to the feed system based on a fill metric determined by the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Lind, Matthew R. Smith, Nicholas P. Peterson, Benjamin R. Godding, Mark J. Brudevold, Matthew R. Theisen
  • Patent number: 10623382
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising a black zone and a plurality of other electronic components for protecting a data exchange from a malicious attack on the data, that when executed on a processor, perform the steps comprising receiving a client hello message from a client, transmitting a server hello message, receiving a pre-master secret message encrypted with a server public key, storing the pre-master secret, protecting the black zone from malicious attacks on data by isolating hardware of the black zone from the plurality of other electronic components, calculating a master secret in the black zone, storing the master secret as a black key in the black zone, receiving a changed cipher specification and finished message encrypted with a session key, and transmitting a finished message encrypted with a symmetric key. The server hello message comprises a certificate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: CYPHRE SECURITY SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Townsend J. Smith, III, Vihar R. Rai, Benjamin M Collins
  • Publication number: 20200110871
    Abstract: An authentication server in an illustrative embodiment is configured to communicate with one or more client devices over a network. Responsive to a successful login to a user account by a client device, the authentication server provides the client device with a login cookie for the user account for potential utilization in one or more subsequent logins to the user account. The authentication server initializes a cookie-specific counter for the login cookie, and increments the cookie-specific counter for each of one or more unsuccessful logins to the user account made utilizing the login cookie. Responsive to the cookie-specific counter reaching a specified value, the authentication server locks the user account for any subsequent logins to the user account made utilizing the login cookie. The authentication server resets the cookie-specific counter responsive to a successful login to the user account made utilizing the login cookie.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Radia J. Perlman, Benjamin S. Smith
  • Patent number: 10596318
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems are disclosed for inter-app communications between software applications on a mobile communications device. In one aspect, a computer-readable medium on a mobile computing device comprising an inter-application communication data structure to facilitate transitioning and distributing data between software applications in a shared app group for an operating system of the mobile computing device includes a scheme field of the data structure providing a scheme id associated with a target software app to transition to from a source software app, wherein the scheme id is listed on a scheme list stored with the source software app; and a payload field of the data structure providing data and/or an identification where to access data in a shared file system accessible to the software applications in the shared app group, wherein the payload field is encrypted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary A. Morris, Scott M. Belliveau, Esteban Cabrera, Jr., Rian Draeger, Laura J. Dunn, Timothy Joseph Goldsmith, Hari Hampapuram, Christopher Robert Hannemann, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Patrick Wile McBride, Michael Robert Mensinger, Francis William Pascual, Philip Mansiel Pellouchoud, Nicholas Polytaridis, Philip Thomas Pupa, Anna Leigh Davis, Kevin Shoemaker, Brian Christopher Smith, Benjamin Elrod West, Atiim Joseph Wiley
  • Patent number: 10599955
    Abstract: Systems and methods for selecting representative photos for a photo album are described. An example computing device may include a display, a logic device, and a storage device storing instructions executable by the logic device to, for each known individual recognized in one or more photos of the album, determine an affinity score for that known individual indicating a connection of that known individual to a) a user of the computing device and b) a context corresponding to the album. The instructions may be further executable to select one or more known individuals based on the affinity score to be included in a subset of the known individuals recognized in one or more photos of the album, and select a representative photo of each of the subset of the known individuals to be included in one or more of a highlight photoset and a cover photo for the album.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: David James Lee, Richard Prologo, Ankur Khator, Joshua Debner, Benjamin J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10592689
    Abstract: Different containers are used for different usage sessions, a container referring to a virtualization layer for a computing device and used for isolation as well as hardware resource partitioning. A usage session refers to the time span beginning when one or more users begin to use the computing device, and ending when the one or more users cease using the computing device. During a particular usage session that uses a container, all interaction with the computing device is maintained in the container. The container is deleted when the usage session ends, leaving no data from the usage session behind after the usage session ends. Additionally, some usage sessions need not be run in containers, so data generated during such usage sessions is maintained after usage session ends. The host operating system automatically determines which usage sessions to run in containers and which usage sessions to run separate from any containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Kyle Thomas Brady, John C. Gordon, Benjamin M. Schultz, Ali Hajy, Morakinyo Korede Olugbade, Hari R. Pulapaka, Paul Bozzay, Frederick J. Smith, Mehmet Iyigun
  • Publication number: 20200076682
    Abstract: Technologies for providing multi-tenant support in edge resources using edge channels include a device that includes circuitry to obtain a message associated with a service provided at the edge of a network. Additionally, the circuitry is to identify an edge channel based on metadata associated with the message. The edge channel has a predefined amount of resource capacity allocated to the edge channel to process the message. Further, the circuitry is to determine the predefined amount of resource capacity allocated to the edge channel and process the message using the allocated resource capacity for the identified edge channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Francesc Guim Bernat, Karthik Kumar, Benjamin Graniello, Timothy Verrall, Andrew J. Herdrich, Rashmin Patel, Monica Kenguva, Brinda Ganesh, Alexander Vul, Ned M. Smith, Suraj Prabhakaran
  • Patent number: 10538918
    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: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    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: 20200015920
    Abstract: A multi-layer, super-planar laminate structure can be formed from distinctly patterned layers. The layers in the structure can include at least one rigid layer and at least one flexible layer; the rigid layer includes a plurality of rigid segments, and the flexible layer can extend between the rigid segments to serve as a joint. The layers are then stacked and bonded at selected locations to form a laminate structure with inter-layer bonds, and the laminate structure is flexed at the flexible layer between rigid segments to produce an expanded three-dimensional structure, wherein the layers are joined at the selected bonding locations and separated at other locations. A layer with electrical wiring can be included in the structure for delivering electric current to devices on or in the laminate structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Joshua B. Gafford, Samuel B. Kesner, Conor J. Walsh, Michael Karpelson, Robert J. Wood, Zivthan Dubrovsky, Benjamin I. Goldberg, Kathleen O'Donnell, Michael J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10435821
    Abstract: The invention is directed to melt-processable carbon fiber precursors which have the capability of thermal stabilization in air followed by carbonization in inert atmosphere which make them cost effective and widen their applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM, KOREA INSTITUTE OF CARBON CONVERGENCE TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Duck J. Yang, Benjamin Batchelor, Samsuddin Faisal Mahmood, Dennis W. Smith, Wenjin Deng, Hyunkyu Shin, Minhye Jung
  • Publication number: 20190287385
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, devices, systems, and methods for locating, tracking, and conducting communications between care devices and networks of care facilities through local communications hubs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen R. Embree, Frederick C. Davidson, Theophile R. Lerebours, Phillip Maloney, Bruno J. Filliat, David M. Girardeau, Christian Saucier, Kelly F. Walton, Joshua P. Lingenfelser, Benjamin E. Howell, Bradley T. Smith, Laura A. Hassey, Stephen N. Moore, Britten J. Pipher
  • Patent number: 10376326
    Abstract: A multi-layer, super-planar laminate structure can be formed from distinctly patterned layers. The layers in the structure can include at least one rigid layer and at least one flexible layer; the rigid layer includes a plurality of rigid segments, and the flexible layer can extend between the rigid segments to serve as a joint. The layers are then stacked and bonded at selected locations to form a laminate structure with inter-layer bonds, and the laminate structure is flexed at the flexible layer between rigid segments to produce an expanded three-dimensional structure, wherein the layers are joined at the selected bonding locations and separated at other locations. A layer with electrical wiring can be included in the structure for delivering electric current to devices on or in the laminate structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Joshua B. Gafford, Samuel B. Kesner, Conor J. Walsh, Michael Karpelson, Robert J. Wood, Zivthan Dubrovsky, Benjamin I. Goldberg, Kathleen O'Donnell, Michael J. Smith
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10360787
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, devices, systems, and methods for locating, tracking, and conducting communications between care devices and networks of care facilities through local communications hubs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Embree, Frederick C. Davidson, Theophile R. Lerebours, Phillip Maloney, Bruno J. Filliat, David M. Girardeau, Christian Saucier, Kelly F. Walton, Joshua P. Lingenfelser, Benjamin E. Howell, Bradley T. Smith, Laura A. Hassey, Stephen N. Moore, Britten J. Pipher
  • Patent number: D870117
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Molly Anderson, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Marine C. Bataille, Jeremy Bataillou, Daniele De Iuliis, Markus Diebel, M. Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Julian Jaede, Duncan Robert Kerr, Chun Chit Lam, Scott Jacob McEuen, Con Phan, Joonas Ilmari Ponkala, Gavin J. Reid, Peter Russell-Clarke, Mark Alan Salvador, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Mikael Silvanto, Brandon S. Smith, Christopher J. Stringer, Joe Sung-Ho Tan, Clement Tissandier, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zörkendörfer