Patents by Inventor Benjamin Smith

Benjamin 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).

  • Patent number: 10894674
    Abstract: A storage, retrieval and processing system for processing objects is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, Jr., Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, William Hartman Fort, Christopher Geyer, Victoria Hinchey, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Michael Cap Koval, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon Mcmahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200411932
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the various embodiments may provide device architectures for batteries. In various embodiments, these may be primary or secondary batteries. In various embodiments these devices may be useful for energy storage. Various embodiments may provide a battery including an Oxygen Reduction Reaction (ORR) electrode, an Oxygen Evolution Reaction (OER) electrode, a metal electrode; and an electrolyte separating the ORR electrode and the OER electrode from the metal electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Eric WEBER, Mitchell Terrance WESTWOOD, Rachel Elizabeth MUMMA, Alexander H. SLOCUM, Liang SU, Jarrod David MILSHTEIN, William Henry WOODFORD, Yet-Ming CHIANG, Mateo Cristian JARAMILLO, Ian Salmon MCKAY, Fikile BRUSHETT, Helen Van BENSCHOTEN, Tristan GILBERT, Nicholas Reed PERKINS, Joseph Anthony PANTANO, Weston SMITH, Kristen CARLISLE, Isabella CARUSO, Benjamin Thomas HULTMAN, Annelise Christine THOMPSON, Danielle SMITH, Vladimir TARASOV, Katherine HARTMAN, Andrew Haynes LIOTTA, Onur TALU, Marc-Antoni GOULET, Rupak CHAKRABORTY, Florian WEHNER, Bradley MILESON, Alexandra ROUSSEAU
  • Patent number: 10875057
    Abstract: An object processing system within a trailer for a tractor trailer is discloses. The object processing system includes an input area of the trailer at which objects to be processed may be presented, a perception system for providing perception data regarding objects to be processed, and a primary transport system for providing transport of each object in one of at least two primary transport directions within the trailer based on the perception data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200398442
    Abstract: A system including a programmable motion device and an end effector for grasping objects to be moved by the programmable motion device is disclosed. The system includes a vacuum source that provides a high flow vacuum such that an object may be grasped at an end effector opening while permitting a substantial flow of air through the opening, and a dead-head limitation system for limiting any effects of dead-heading on the vacuum source in the event that a flow of air to the vacuum source is interrupted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas WAGNER, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, JR., Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, William Hartman Fort, Christopher Geyer, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Michael Cap Koval, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 10870538
    Abstract: A processing system for processing objects using a programmable motion device is disclosed. The processing system a perception unit for perceiving identifying indicia representative of an identity of an object associated with an input conveyance system, and an acquisition system for acquiring the object from a plurality of objects at an input area using an end effector of the programmable motion device, wherein the programmable motion device is adapted for assisting in the delivery of the object to an identified processing location. The identified processing location being associated with the identifying indicia and said identified processing location being provided as one of a plurality of processing locations. The processing system also includes a delivery system for receiving the object in a carrier and for delivering the object toward the identified processing location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, Jr., Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, William Hartman Fort, Christopher Geyer, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Michael Cap Koval, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200391250
    Abstract: A processing system including a singulation system is disclosed. The singulation system includes a conveying system for moving objects to be processed from a source area along a first direction, a detection system for detecting objects at the conveying system, and for selecting certain selected objects for redistribution on the conveying system, and a movement redistribution system for redistributing the certain selected objects on the conveying system for providing a singulated stream of objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, JR., Benjamin Cohen, William Hartman Fort, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Michael Cap Koval, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200384398
    Abstract: A gas-liquid separator includes a housing. The housing includes an inlet structured to receive a blowby gas stream from a crankcase. a cleaned air outlet, and a liquid outlet. A cover is disposed downstream from the inlet and upstream from the liquid outlet. The cover includes a baffle disposed over the blowby gas stream flow path from the inlet. The blowby gas stream impacts the baffle and separates liquid and aerosol contained in the blowby gas stream. A flange extends substantially axially downward from a side of the baffle. The flange is tapered substantially axially downward forming an inner surface. The inner surface is structured to route the separated liquid toward the liquid outlet. The inner surface biases separated liquid away from shedding toward the cleaned air outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin L. Scheckel, Miao Li, Bradley A. Smith
  • Patent number: 10857682
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for providing high flow vacuum control to an end effector of an articulated arm. The system includes a high flow vacuum source that provides an opening with an area of high flow vacuum at the end effector such that objects may be engaged while permitting substantial flow of air through the opening, and a load detection system for characterizing the load presented by the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 10863306
    Abstract: Various embodiments each include at least one of systems, methods, devices, and software for auto-configuring of radio beacon devices. One embodiment includes a method that detects a beacon device has been connected to a computing device and retrieving beacon identifying data from the beacon device. The method may then query a backend system based on the beacon identifying data to determine whether the beacon identifying data has been previously configured in the backend system. When the beacon device has been previously configured in the backend system, the method includes issuing a command to the backend system to remove the previous configuration of the beacon device then issuing a data write command to the backend system to configure the beacon device in the backend system in association with the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin A Mosher, William Ellis Stansfield, Andrew Smith
  • Publication number: 20200377482
    Abstract: Provided herein are substituted 3-azabicyclo[3.1.0]hexanes as ketohexokinase inhibitors, processes to make said compounds, and methods comprising administering said compounds to a mammal in need thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Dowling, Dilinie Fernando, Kentaro Futatsugi, Kim Huard, Thomas Victor Magee, Brian Raymer, Andre Shavnya, Aaron Smith, Benjamin Thuma, Andy Tsai, Meihua Tu
  • Publication number: 20200377308
    Abstract: A processing system is disclosed for processing objects. The processing system includes a perception system for providing perception data regarding an object, and a primary transport system for providing transport of the object along a primary direction toward a processing location that is identified based on the perception data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 10850402
    Abstract: An end effector system is disclosed for a robotic system that includes a primary acquisition system that includes a primary end effector, and a secondary retention system that substantially surrounds at least a portion of the primary acquisition system, wherein at least a portion of the primary acquisition system may be drawn up within at least a portion of the secondary retention system such that the primary end effector system may be used to select an object from a plurality of objects, and the secondary retention system may be used to secure the object for rapid transport to an output destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200369608
    Abstract: Processes for preparing 5,5-dimethyl-3-methylenepyrrolidin-2-one, (S)-3,5,5-trimethylpyrrolidine-2-one, (R)-3,5,5-trimethylpyrrolidine-2-one, (S)-2,4,4-trimethylpyrrolidine, and (R)-2,4,4-trimethylpyrrolidine, and their salt forms are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Paul T. Angell, Robert M. Hughes, Berenice Lewandowski, Benjamin J. Littler, William A. Nugent, David Smith, John Studley
  • Publication number: 20200368785
    Abstract: A drop perception system is disclosed that includes an open housing structure having an internal volume, an open top and an open bottom, and a plurality of perception units positioned to capture perception data within the internal volume at a plurality of locations between the open top and the open bottom of the open housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200369470
    Abstract: A storage, retrieval and processing system for processing objects is disclosed. The storage, retrieval and processing system includes a plurality of storage bins providing storage of a plurality of objects, where the plurality of storage bins is in communication with a bin conveyance system for moving selected storage bins to a storage bin processing location, a programmable motion device in communication with the bin processing location for receiving a selected storage bin from the plurality of bins, where the programmable motion device includes an end effector for grasping and moving a selected object out of a selected storage bin, and a plurality of destination bins in communication with the bin conveyance system for moving a selected destination bin from a destination bin processing location that is proximate the programmable motion device to the plurality of destination bins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, JR., Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, William Hartman Fort, Christopher Geyer, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Michael Cap Koval, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 10843333
    Abstract: A method of processing objects using a programmable motion device is disclosed. The method includes the steps of providing an input conveyance system by which input bins of objects may be provided to a processing station that includes the programmable motion device that includes an end effector, perceiving at the processing station identifying indicia representative of an identity of a plurality of objects at an input area of the input conveyance system, grasping the an acquired object using the end effector, moving the acquired object toward an identified processing container using the programmable motion device, the identified processing container being associated with the identifying indicia and said identified processing container being provided as one of a plurality of processing containers at the processing station, and providing an output conveyance system in communication with the processing station, by which processing containers that contain processed objects may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Victoria Hinchey, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 10845140
    Abstract: Method and tool for promptly aligning the mating port of a gas block with the gas port of a rifle barrel. The prompt alignment of the mating port and gas port is accomplished by using an alignment tool have an alignment port and an alignment slot. The alignment tool is inserted into the gas block such that the alignment port is centered over the mating port and that a portion of the alignment tool protrudes from the gas block. The top surface of the alignment tool is marked circumferentially and the forward end of the gas block is marked perpendicular to the alignment slot. The alignment tool is then removed from the gas block and affixed to the rifle barrel such that the alignment port is centered over the gas port. The barrel is marked through the alignment slot in line with the circumferential marking on the top surface of the alignment tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Loring Smith, Benjamin Gray
  • Publication number: 20200354932
    Abstract: A faucet system comprising a faucet; an electronic valve associated with the faucet; and a faucet controller associated with the electronic valve; wherein the faucet controller is configured to receive a faucet command from a command server; and actuate the electronic valve upon receiving the faucet command; wherein the command server is configured to receive a speech-based command from a natural language processing (NLP) server; generate the faucet command from the speech-based command and transmit the faucet command to the faucet controller; and wherein the NLP server is remote to the faucet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: AS America, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahendra Gunawardena, Eric Soberano, Alanna Wing Libbrecht, Verne Myers, Christopher Thomas Buhowski, Noelle Giblin, Behnam Heydari, Benjamin Smith
  • Patent number: 10834600
    Abstract: An example method includes obtaining a plurality of data items. Each data item includes an indication of a particular location, an indication that a wireless signal from a first access point was observed at that location, and an indication of a time at which the wireless signal from the first access point was observed at that location. The method also includes determining a locational stability of the first access point based on the data items. Determining the locational stability of the first access point includes clustering the plurality of data items into one or more clusters based on the locations indicated in the plurality of data items, determining whether the N most recent data items are associated with a common cluster, and determining whether a time span between the N most recent data items exceeds a threshold period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Margaret H. Tam, David Benjamin Millman, Brian Stephen Smith, Benjamin A. Detwiler
  • Publication number: 20200343999
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to data communication systems and techniques thereof. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention provide an FEC encoder that generates parity symbols that are embedded into FEC blocks. An FEC decoder determines whether to perform error correction based on the parity symbols. When performing error correction, the decoder selects a worst symbol from a segment of symbols, and the worst symbol is corrected. There are other embodiments as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Jamal RIANI, Benjamin SMITH, Volodymyr SHVYDUN, Sudeep BHOJA, Arash FARHOODFAR