Patents by Inventor Brett A. Smith

Brett A. 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: 11998457
    Abstract: An implant trial includes a trial body and an indicium disposed in the trial body. The trial body is positionable in a subject. The indicium is designed and constructed to indicate a parameter of the implant trial. The indicium is radiographically visible when the trial body is positioned in the subject. The implant trial may be a trial spacer for vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: CORELINK, LLC
    Inventors: Adam MacMillan, Gerhart Suppiger, Brett Smith
  • Publication number: 20240146667
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing intent-based orchestration using network parsimony trees. In various embodiments, in response to receiving a request for network services that comprises desired characteristics and performance parameters for the requested network services without information regarding specific hardware, hardware type, location, or network, a computing system might generate a request-based parsimony tree based on the desired characteristics and performance parameters. The computing system might access, from a datastore, a plurality of network-based parsimony trees that are each generated based on measured network metrics, might compare the request-based parsimony tree with each of one or more network-based parsimony trees to determine a fitness score for each network-based parsimony tree, and might identify a best-fit network-based parsimony tree based on the fitness scores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2023
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin M. McBride, Brett E. Dwyer, James E. Sutherland, Jamie Lin, Brent Smith, Glenn B. Balanoff, Frank Moss, Bryan Dreyer
  • Publication number: 20240115576
    Abstract: Compositions comprising, for example, caffeine, sodium benzoate and one or more of lactic acid, acetic acid, aspartic acid and glutamic acid, processes for making the compositions and methods of using the compositions. The methods include accelerating emergence from anesthesia and/or countering the effects of anesthesia, including reversing the effects of anesthesia. The methods also include treating opioid intoxication or overdose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Brett Dines, Pamela A. Smith, Stephen R. Byrn, Susan Bogdanowich-Knipp
  • Publication number: 20240082803
    Abstract: A fluidized reactor system includes a reactor containing a fluidized bed situated above a distributor plate arranged within the reactor, a fluidizing gas fed into the fluidized bed via the distributor plate to cause uniform fluidization of the fluidized bed and promote creation of solid polymeric granules, and a valve assembly penetrating a sidewall of the reactor to remove a mixture of the fluidizing gas and the solid polymeric granules from the fluidized bed. The valve assembly is coupled to the sidewall at a downward angle relative to the sidewall such that an upward-facing opening of the valve assembly extends into the fluidized bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL PATENTS INC.
    Inventors: Kevin W. LAWSON, Brett A. SMITH, Jason M. REVERENDO
  • Publication number: 20240077282
    Abstract: An anti-cant indicator assembly, components thereof, and associated methods. The anti-cant indicator assembly indicates the orientation of a weapon with respect to vertical. The anti-cant indicator assembly includes a mount configured to mount to the weapon, a level including a vial containing a bubble and a pivot connection connecting the level to the mount. The pivot connection is configured to permit movement of the level with respect to the mount about the pivot connection between an operational position in which the bubble can be referenced by the user for indicating orientation of the weapon with respect to vertical, and a stowed position different from the operational position. The pivot connection can include a retainer configured to releasably retain the level in at least one of the operational position or the stowed position. The level can be selectively movable with respect to the mount to calibrate the anti-cant indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: AOB Products Company
    Inventors: Mike Lindsay, Michael Cottrell, James Tayon, Timothy S. Kinney, Mark Dalton, Brian Steere, Justin Burke, Kyle Martin, Dennis W. Cauley, JR., Anthony Vesich, Ryan Varnum, Seth Wheeler, Brett Eckelkamp, Matthew Kinamore, Curtis Smith
  • Patent number: 11919179
    Abstract: An out-the-front knife, components thereof, and associated methods. The out-the front knife can be a double-action spring-assisted knife. The knife includes a handle and a blade. The handle includes a rear end and a front opening opposite the rear end. The blade is movable with respect to the handle between stowed and deployed positions. In the stowed position, the blade is biased rearward. The knife includes an actuator movable in a deploying direction to spring the blade forward away from the stowed position toward the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: AOB Products Company
    Inventors: Brett Eckelkamp, Michael Cottrell, Shane Ball, William Garland, Brian Steere, Timothy S. Kinney, Seth Wheeler, Justin Burke, James Tayon, Curtis Smith
  • Publication number: 20230223852
    Abstract: A DC-DC converter is disclosed having an electronic switch network having a supply node, a ground node, an output node, a first inductor node, a second inductor node, and switch control inputs. An inductor is coupled between the first inductor node and the second inductor node. Control logic circuitry has switch control outputs coupled to the switch control inputs, wherein the control logic circuitry is configured to cause the electronic switch network to couple the inductor between the supply node and the output node to provide current flow through the inductor for a fixed time period, and at the end of the fixed time period to measure a check time period until the current flow through the inductor is equal to predetermined current value, and based upon the measured check time period to determine to switch between buck operation and boost operation or boost operation and buck operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Inventors: Raymond Barnett, Brett Smith, Thinh Ba Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20220401092
    Abstract: A retractor for spine surgery includes a body. Left, right, and center retracting arms are coupled to the body. Left, right, and center blades are operatively coupled to proximal ends of the respective retracting arms. A retractor adaptor is configured to couple the retractor to a mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: Tim Stiefferman, Brett Smith, Adam MacMillan
  • Publication number: 20210346176
    Abstract: An implant trial includes a trial body and an indicium disposed in the trial body. The trial body is positionable in a subject. The indicium is designed and constructed to indicate a parameter of the implant trial. The indicium is radiographically visible when the trial body is positioned in the subject. The implant trial may be a trial spacer for vertebrae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: CoreLink, LLC
    Inventors: Adam MacMillan, Gerhart Suppiger, Brett Smith
  • Publication number: 20190304679
    Abstract: Coupled inductor signal transfer systems are disclosed in which transmitter and receiver coils are inductively coupled in a configuration for wirelessly transferring power and/or data signals. In preferred implementations, the systems may be used for transmitting both power and data. Preferred embodiments of the invention have at least one multi-tap coil on the primary side and/or secondary side of the system. The selection of taps enables the effective size and/or number of coils to be dynamically changed according to operational needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: TRIUNE SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Ross E. Teggatz, Wayne T. Chen, Brett Smith, Eric Blackall
  • Publication number: 20190288507
    Abstract: Disclosed are advances in the arts with novel methods and apparatus for detecting faulty connections in an electrical system. Exemplary preferred embodiments include monitoring techniques and systems for monitoring signals at one or more device loads and analyzing the monitored signals for determining fault conditions at the device loads and/or at the main transmission lines. The invention preferably provides the capability to test and monitor electrical interconnections without fully activating the host system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: TRIUNE SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Ross E. Teggatz, Wayne Chen, Brett Smith, James Kohout
  • Patent number: 10396590
    Abstract: The disclosed invention provides examples of preferred embodiments including systems for harvesting energy from variable output energy harvesting apparatus. The systems include energy harvesting apparatus for providing energy input to a switched mode power supply and a control loop for dynamically adjusting energy harvesting apparatus input to the switched mode power supply, whereby system output power is substantially optimized to the practical. Exemplary embodiments of the invention include systems for harvesting energy using solar cells in boost, buck, and buck-boost configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TRIUNE SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Ross E. Teggatz, Wayne T. Chen, Brett Smith, Eric Blackall
  • Patent number: 10312680
    Abstract: Disclosed are advances in the arts with novel methods and apparatus for detecting faulty connections in an electrical system. Exemplary preferred embodiments include monitoring techniques and systems for monitoring signals at one or more device loads and analyzing the monitored signals for determining fault conditions at the device loads and/or at the main transmission lines. The invention preferably provides the capability to test and monitor electrical interconnections without fully activating the host system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: TRIUNE SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Ross E. Teggatz, Wayne Chen, Brett Smith, James Kohout
  • Publication number: 20190018644
    Abstract: Sharing an online music listening session allows users to listen to the same music at the same time. Sharing a music listening experience can further include listening to real-time events and forums and sharing music with social media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: JOSH KOVACEVIC, BRETT SMITH
  • Patent number: 10096995
    Abstract: Advances in the arts are disclosed with novel methods and circuit systems for controlling power in an energy harvesting system. Techniques and related systems for controlling power output of an energy harvesting device provide for monitoring at least one power parameter at a power source and monitoring at least one power parameter at a load such as a storage medium. The power source output is adjusted in order to optimize energy harvesting and/or storage based on real-time performance parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: TRIUNE IP LLC
    Inventors: Ross E. Teggatz, Wayne T. Chen, Brett Smith
  • Publication number: 20180159324
    Abstract: Disclosed are advances in the arts with novel methods and apparatus for detecting faulty connections in an electrical system. Exemplary preferred embodiments include monitoring techniques and systems for monitoring signals at one or more device loads and analyzing the monitored signals for determining fault conditions at the device loads and/or at the main transmission lines. The invention preferably provides the capability to test and monitor electrical interconnections without fully activating the host system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: TRIUNE IP LLC
    Inventors: Ross E. Teggatz, Wayne Chen, Brett Smith, James Kohout
  • Patent number: 9906018
    Abstract: Disclosed are advances in the arts with novel methods and apparatus for detecting faulty connections in an electrical system. Exemplary preferred embodiments include monitoring techniques and systems for monitoring signals at one or more device loads and analyzing the monitored signals for determining fault conditions at the device loads and/or at the main transmission lines. The invention preferably provides the capability to test and monitor electrical interconnections without fully activating the host system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: TRIUNE SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Ross E. Teggatz, Wayne T. Chen, Brett Smith, James Kohout
  • Patent number: 9853441
    Abstract: Disclosed are advances in the arts with novel and useful voltage transient protection circuitry in configurations which include a bridge circuit in combination with one or more voltage reference, load to ground circuit, and/or snub circuit such that the output node is held at a selected voltage level, preferably mid-rail, and potentially damaging transient voltages are avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: TRIUNE SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Ross E. Teggatz, Wayne T. Chen, Brett Smith
  • Patent number: RE47441
    Abstract: A monitoring circuit for use with a monitored circuit having a power supply input and a load output. The monitoring circuit having a biasing module, a reference generator coupled to the power supply input and the biasing module, a comparator coupled to the monitored circuit and the reference generator and an output device coupled to the load output and activated at a predetermined signal threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: TRIUNE IP LLC
    Inventors: Ross E Teggatz, Wayne T Chen, Brett Smith
  • Patent number: RE47900
    Abstract: The present invention provides circuits, systems, and methods for programming a floating gate. As described herein, a floating gate tunneling device is used with an analog comparison device in a circuit having a floating reference node and an offset-mitigating feedback loop for iteratively programming a floating gate or multiple floating gates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: TRIUNE IP, LLC
    Inventors: Ross E Teggatz, Wayne T Chen, Brett Smith, Erick Blackall