Patents by Inventor Bradley J. Smith

Bradley 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).

  • Patent number: 10812179
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for performing mispointing correction operations that can provide accurate pointing of an antenna towards a satellite, while also satisfying interference requirements with other satellites. As a result, the mispointing correction operations described herein can improve resource efficiency of communication systems using such antennas and help ensure compliance with interference requirements of other satellites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Viasat, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Petranovich, Bradley H. Smith, Eric L. Cross, Douglas J. Merrell, Samuel C. Finney
  • Publication number: 20200323717
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base frame, lift mechanism supporting an upper frame relative to the base frame, a load frame, and a plurality of deck sections, a patient support surface, and a number of barriers positioned about the patient supporting surface. The patient support apparatus includes a notification system for visually notifying a caregiver of a condition or status of a component of the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Robert M. ZERHUSEN, Richard H. HEIMBROCK, Arpit SHAH, Aziz A. BHAI, Bradley T. SMITH, Catherine M. WAGNER, Charles A. LACHENBRUCH, Clay G. OWSLEY, Dan R. TALLENT, Daniel NACHTIGAL, David L. BEDEL, David J. BRZENCHEK, David J. HITCHCOCK, David P. LUBBERS, Douglas A. SEIM, Douglas E. BORGMAN, Eric D. BENZ, Florin IUCHA, Frank E. SAUSER, Gavin M. MONSON, James W. PASCOE, James L. WALKE, Jared RUDE, John G. BYERS, John D. CHRISTIE, Jonathan D. TURNER, Joshua A. WILLIAMS, Karen LANNING, Kathryn SMITH, Kirsten M. EMMONS, Mary Kay BRINKMAN, Michael BUCCIERI, Nathaniel W. HIXON, Neal WIGGERMANN, Richard J. SCHUMAN, SR., Scott M. CORBIN, Sravan MAMIDI, Todd P. O'NEAL, Todd S. VENTROLA, Travis PELO, Unnati OJHA, John GOEWERT
  • Publication number: 20200306127
    Abstract: A therapy system includes a patient support apparatus and a pneumatic therapy device that is coupleable to the patient support apparatus. The therapy device may receive power and air flow from the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Eric D. BENZ, John G. BYERS, Scott M. CORBIN, Richard H. HEIMBROCK, Michael A. KNECHT, Bradley T. SMITH, Lori Ann ZAPFE, Robert M. ZERHUSEN, Kenneth L. LILLY, Jonathan D. TURNER, James L. WALKE, Joseph T. CANTER, Richard J. SCHUMAN, SR., John V. HARMEYER
  • Publication number: 20200306130
    Abstract: A therapy system includes a patient support apparatus and a pneumatic therapy device that is coupleable to the patient support apparatus. The therapy device may receive power and air flow from the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Eric D. Benz, John G. Byers, Scott M. Corbin, Kenneth L. Lilly, Joseph T. Canter, James L. Walke, Richard J. Schuman, Richard H. Heimbrock, Bradley T. Smith, John V. Harmeyer, Lori Ann Zapfe, Mekashia Chenault, Kimberly Tuinstra, Michael A. Knecht, Robert M. Zerhusen
  • Patent number: 10731743
    Abstract: A roller assembly includes an outer ring having an interior having an inner surface extending an overall axial length between first and a second axial ends. The inner surface has a radially inward facing bearing surface extending between first and second radially inwardly extending flanges. The roller assembly includes a one piece inner member extending into the interior and having a groove formed therein between third and a fourth axial ends. A retaining ring is positioned in the groove. A first row of first rollers is positioned in the interior and between the retaining ring and the first radially extending flange. A second row of second rollers is positioned in the interior between the retaining ring and the second radially extending flange. An annular seal engages the inner member and has an overall axial width no more than 6% of the length of the outer ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Roller Bearing Company of America, Inc.
    Inventors: James Prescavage, Robert Pallini, Michael J. Hartnett, Robert Lugosi, Bradley T. Smith, Bogdan T. Mania
  • Publication number: 20200216137
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the disclosed embodiments, an apparatus for a motorcycle includes a first component having a pair of arms configured to be coupled to an inner shaft of a suspension fork. A locking plate is coupled to the pair of arms. A second component includes a housing configured to be coupled to a telescopic outer shaft of the suspension fork. The housing extends along a first longitudinal axis. A pin is configured to rotate about a second longitudinal axis extending transverse to the first longitudinal axis relative to the housing. The pin has a tip configured to engage the locking plate of the first component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Bradley J. Smith, Paul Perebijnos, Scott Boyer
  • Patent number: 10683174
    Abstract: A flow-through discharge assembly having a rotatable tube section and an opening through which product is discharged and a positioning apparatus for rotating the tube section between operation and non-operational conditions. When the tube is positioned in an operational orientation, grain exits through the opening for discharge from the assembly. When the tube is returned to a non-operational condition, the tube opening is blocked and grain is prevented from exiting through the opening. The tube opening may be a single elongated opening or may include multiple tube openings through which product is discharged. A method of using a rotary discharge assembly to control grain flow within a grain handling system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: AG GROWTH INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy J. Huff, Douglas Kruse, Michael Patenaude, Bradley D. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200110669
    Abstract: Aspects include prefetching a plurality of high-level information, high-level metadata, low-level metadata, and low-level information including a plurality of components associated with a monitored entity for disaster recovery. A subsequent instance of the high-level information, the high-level metadata, and the low-level metadata is requested. The subsequent instance of the high-level information is fetched based on detecting a change in the high-level metadata. A subsequent instance of one or more of the components of the low-level information corresponding to one or more changes in the low-level metadata is fetched for updating a plurality of disaster recovery data of the monitored entity in a persistent database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Juliet Candee, Jes Kiran Chittigala, Ravi A. Shankar, Bradley J. Smith, Taru Varshney
  • Publication number: 20200093511
    Abstract: A non-coring needle for use in accessing an implanted medical device is disclosed. The non-coring needle is configured to include a compact bevel face relative to standard non-coring needles. In one embodiment, the non-coring needle comprises a hollow cannula that defines a lumen and terminates at a sharpened distal tip. The cannula includes a proximal portion and a bent distal portion. The distal portion defines a bevel face extending proximally from the distal tip, and the bevel face includes the lumen distal opening. The bevel face defines an open angle of at least about one degree with respect to a longitudinal axis of the proximal portion of the cannula. The bevel face is also laterally offset from the proximal portion of the cannula by an offset distance of no more than about 0.010 inch. A portion of the bevel face is dulled to prevent access port septum coring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Bradley J. VanderStek, Daniel K. Smith
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10492826
    Abstract: A non-coring needle for use in accessing an implanted medical device is disclosed. The non-coring needle is configured to include a compact bevel face relative to standard non-coring needles. In one embodiment, the non-coring needle comprises a hollow cannula that defines a lumen and terminates at a sharpened distal tip. The cannula includes a proximal portion and a bent distal portion. The distal portion defines a bevel face extending proximally from the distal tip, and the bevel face includes the lumen distal opening. The bevel face defines an open angle of at least about one degree with respect to a longitudinal axis of the proximal portion of the cannula. The bevel face is also laterally offset from the proximal portion of the cannula by an offset distance of no more than about 0.010 inch. A portion of the bevel face is dulled to prevent access port septum coring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley J. VanderStek, Daniel K. Smith
  • Patent number: 10493948
    Abstract: An inflatable restraint system inflator device having a housing defining an elongated chamber and containing an initial supply of stored inflation gas. An initiator is disposed proximate the first axial end of the housing and an operable closure is disposed proximate the second axial end of the housing. A slidable gas generator assembly is disposed within the chamber between the initiator and the closure and includes a supply of gas generant material reactable upon initiation to produce additional inflation gas. Upon actuation, the initiator and the slidable gas generator assembly cooperate to create a pressure wave to open the closure and to permit release of inflation gas. The slidable gas generator assembly slides within the elongated chamber and gas material reacts to form additional inflation gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: AUTOLIV ASP, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory J. Lang, Bradley W. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190349074
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for performing mispointing correction operations that can provide accurate pointing of an antenna towards a satellite, while also satisfying interference requirements with other satellites. As a result, the mispointing correction operations described herein can improve resource efficiency of communication systems using such antennas and help ensure compliance with interference requirements of other satellites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: James E. Petranovich, Bradley H. Smith, Eric L. Cross, Douglas J. Merrell, Samuel C. Finney
  • 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: 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: 10305581
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for performing mispointing correction operations that can provide accurate pointing of an antenna towards a satellite, while also satisfying interference requirements with other satellites. As a result, the mispointing correction operations described herein can improve resource efficiency of communication systems using such antennas and help ensure compliance with interference requirements of other satellites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Viasat, Inc.
    Inventors: James E Petranovich, Bradley H Smith, Eric L Cross, Douglas J Merrell, Samuel C Finney
  • Publication number: 20190135223
    Abstract: An inflatable restraint system inflator device having a housing defining an elongated chamber and containing an initial supply of stored inflation gas. An initiator is disposed proximate the first axial end of the housing and an operable closure is disposed proximate the second axial end of the housing. A slidable gas generator assembly is disposed within the chamber between the initiator and the closure and includes a supply of gas generant material reactable upon initiation to produce additional inflation gas. Upon actuation, the initiator and the slidable gas generator assembly cooperate to create a pressure wave to open the closure and to permit release of inflation gas. The slidable gas generator assembly slides within the elongated chamber and gas material reacts to form additional inflation gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: AUTOLIV ASP, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory J. LANG, Bradley W. SMITH
  • Patent number: 10167639
    Abstract: A flush face wall tile is provided that can be installed on an exterior wall of a building to protect it from rain and/or sun. The wall tile may have a tapered profile such that a thickness of the wall tile between a front face wall and a rear wall increases from a bottom portion of the front face wall to an upper portion of the front face wall. A plurality of these wall tiles can be installed on the wall such that the front face walls of each tile are substantially aligned along a longitudinal axis to form a flush exterior wall surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ludowici Roof Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley J. Smith, Joseph B. Shultheis
  • Patent number: D857245
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Ludowici Roof Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley J. Smith, Joseph B. Shultheis
  • Patent number: D870322
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Ludowici Roof Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley J. Smith, Joseph B. Shultheis