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: 9214867
    Abstract: An AC to DC converter system is disclosed in which a conversion circuit for converting an AC input signal to a DC output signal is operably coupled with an enabling circuit designed for sensing and output parameter indicative of the presence or absence of a load at the DC output. The system is designed so that the conversion circuit operates in an inactive standby state when there is no load, and in an active state for supplying DC power when a load is present. The enabling circuit is configured to operate using low power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: TRIUNE SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Ross Teggatz, Brett Smith, Amer Atrash, Wayne Chen
  • Publication number: 20150326118
    Abstract: The invention provides advances in the arts with useful and novel driver methods. The invention provides circuit driver and control methods for relatively high-current drivers, usable with relatively low-voltage battery power sources. Preferred embodiments include one or more high series resistance capacitors electrically connected with a power source. A low resistance driver circuit regulates power supplied from the capacitors to the load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Ross E. Teggatz, Wayne Chen, Amer Atrash, Brett Smith, Narasimhan Trichy, James Kohout, Jonathan R. Knight
  • Patent number: 9134741
    Abstract: The disclosed invention provides apparatus and methods for dynamic biasing in electronic systems and circuits. The apparatus and methods disclosed provide non-linear biasing responsive to monitored load conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: TRIUNE IP, LLC
    Inventors: Amer Atrash, Ross Teggatz, Brett Smith
  • Patent number: 9106221
    Abstract: A system for receiving data is provided the system includes an inductive data device, such as a device that receives high-speed data over an inductive coupling. An adjustable impedance is coupled to the inductive data device, where the adjustable impedance is used for dynamically controlling ringing in the inductive data device, such as by damping ringing signals generated by circuit inductances or capacitances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: TRIUNE SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Amer Atrash, Ross E. Teggatz, Brett Smith, Wayne T. Chen
  • Patent number: 9089029
    Abstract: The invention provides advances in the arts with useful and novel driver methods. The invention provides circuit driver and control methods for relatively high-current drivers, usable with relatively low-voltage battery power sources. Preferred embodiments include one or more high series resistance capacitors electrically connected with a power source. A low resistance driver circuit regulates power supplied from the capacitors to the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: TRIUNE SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Ross Teggatz, Wayne Chen, Amer Atrash, Brett Smith, Narasimhan Trichy, James Kohout, Jonathan Knight
  • Publication number: 20150171758
    Abstract: An AC to DC converter system is disclosed in which a conversion circuit for converting an AC input signal to a DC output signal is operably coupled with a communication circuit designed for sensing output indicative of the presence or absence of a load at the DC output. The system is designed so that the conversion circuit operates in an inactive standby state when there is no load, and in an active state for supplying DC power when a load is present. The system is configured to operate using ultra-low power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Amer Atrash, Wayne Chen, Ross E. Teggatz, Brett Smith
  • Publication number: 20150077134
    Abstract: Disclosed are advances in the arts with novel methods and apparatus for detecting faulty connections in an electrical system. Exemplary preferred embodiments include basic, ASIC, AC, DC, and RF 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: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Ross E. Teggatz, Wayne T. Chen, Brett Smith
  • Patent number: 8964418
    Abstract: An AC to DC converter system is disclosed in which a conversion circuit for converting an AC input signal to a DC output signal is operably coupled with a communication circuit designed for sensing output indicative of the presence or absence of a load at the DC output. The system is designed so that the conversion circuit operates in an inactive standby state when there is no load, and in an active state for supplying DC power when a load is present. The system is configured to operate using ultra-low power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventors: Amer Atrash, Wayne Chen, Ross Teggatz, Brett Smith
  • Patent number: 8896318
    Abstract: Disclosed are advances in the arts with novel methods and apparatus for detecting faulty connections in an electrical system. Exemplary preferred embodiments include basic, ASIC, AC, DC, and RF 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: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Triune IP LLC
    Inventors: Ross E. Teggatz, Wayne T. Chen, Brett Smith
  • Publication number: 20140211514
    Abstract: An AC to DC converter system is disclosed in which a conversion circuit for converting an AC input signal to a DC output signal is operably coupled with an enabling circuit designed for sensing and output parameter indicative of the presence or absence of a load at the DC output. The system is designed so that the conversion circuit operates in an inactive standby state when there is no load, and in an active state for supplying DC power when a load is present. The enabling circuit is configured to operate using low power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Triune IP LLC
    Inventors: Ross Teggatz, Brett Smith, Amer Atrash, Wayne Chen
  • Patent number: 8743522
    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: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventors: Ross E. Terratz, Wayne T. Chen, Brett Smith
  • Patent number: 8704450
    Abstract: The invention provides integrated power supplies, circuit drivers, and control methods for relatively high-current drivers, usable with common battery power sources. Preferred embodiments include one or more high series resistance super-capacitors electrically connected with a power. A low resistance driver circuit regulates power supplied from the super-capacitors to the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Triune IP, LLC
    Inventors: Wayne Chen, Jonathan Knight, Ross Teggatz, Brett Smith, Trichy Narasimhan
  • Patent number: 8693261
    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 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Triune IP LLC
    Inventors: Ross E. Teggatz, Wayne T. Chen, Brett Smith, Erick Blackall
  • Patent number: 8687385
    Abstract: An AC to DC converter system is disclosed in which a conversion circuit for converting an AC input signal to a DC output signal is operably coupled with an enabling circuit designed for sensing and output parameter indicative of the presence or absence of a load at the DC output. The system is designed so that the conversion circuit operates in an inactive standby state when there is no load, and in an active state for supplying DC power when a load is present. The enabling circuit is configured to operate using low power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Triune IP LLC
    Inventors: Ross Teggatz, Brett Smith, Amer Atrash, Wayne Chen
  • Patent number: 8664745
    Abstract: The invention provides advances in the arts with useful and novel integrated packaging having inductor elements and adjacent magnetic material enhancing the inductance characteristics of the packaged inductor. Preferably the integrated packages also contain one or more ICs operable coupled to the inductor(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Triune IP LLC
    Inventors: Ross Teggatz, Wayne Chen, Brett Smith
  • Publication number: 20130278274
    Abstract: Disclosed are advances in the arts with novel methods and apparatus for detecting faulty connections in an electrical system. Exemplary preferred embodiments include basic, ASIC, AC, DC, and RF 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 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Ross E. Teggatz, Wayne T. Chen, Brett Smith
  • Publication number: 20130241465
    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: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Triune IP LLC
    Inventors: Ross E. Teggatz, Wayne T. Chen, Brett Smith
  • Publication number: 20130235658
    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: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Triune IP LLC
    Inventors: Ross E. Teggatz, Wayne T. Chen, Brett Smith, Erick Blackall
  • Publication number: 20130147512
    Abstract: A system for receiving data is provided the system includes an inductive data device, such as a device that receives high-speed data over an inductive coupling. An adjustable impedance is coupled to the inductive data device, where the adjustable impedance is used for dynamically controlling ringing in the inductive data device, such as by damping ringing signals generated by circuit inductances or capacitances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventors: Amer Atrash, Ross E. Teggatz, Brett Smith, Wayne T. Chen
  • Patent number: 8461847
    Abstract: Disclosed are advances in the arts with novel methods and apparatus for detecting faulty connections in an electrical system. Exemplary preferred embodiments include basic, ASIC, AC, DC, and RF 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: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Tribune IP LLC
    Inventors: Ross E. Teggatz, Wayne T. Chen, Brett Smith