Patents by Inventor Brian D. Smith

Brian D. 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: 12011373
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for a prosthetic foot configured to attach to a residual limb, comprising an upper member, a lower member and compression torsion joint. The upper member comprises an upper flange, a mating post, and mounting portion configured to attach to the residual limb. The lower member comprises a mating portion, a lower flange, and a mounting portion configured to attach to the prosthetic foot. The compression torsion joint couples the upper member to the lower member and is configured to limit the vertical movement and torsional movement of the upper member with respect to the lower member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Proteor USA, LLC
    Inventors: Gene Parker, James M. Scott, Brian Werner, Keith B. Smith, Kodi Nixon, Steven D. Liddiard
  • Publication number: 20240190828
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides novel inhibitors of PBRM1, specifically the 2nd bromodomain of PBRM1 (PBRM1-BD2), pharmaceutical compositions and methods of use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Inventors: Shifali Shishodia, Christopher J. Goetz, Michael D. Olp, Brian Christopher Smith
  • Publication number: 20240157148
    Abstract: A system for selecting a sensitivity level for adjusting an intensity setting for therapy provided to a patient includes one or more processors and one or more processors coupled to the memory. The one or more processors are configured to receive an indication of an input to adjust an intensity setting related to the therapy provided to the patient and determine a sensitivity level for adjustment of the intensity setting based on an efficacy of the therapy provided to the patient. The one or more processors are further configured to determine an updated intensity level for the intensity setting based on the sensitivity level and the input to adjust the intensity setting and output an instruction to cause a medical device to provide the therapy at the updated intensity level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2024
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Todd D. Zenisek, Touby A. Drew, Brian Andrew Smith, Juan G. Hincapie, Leonid M. Litvak
  • Patent number: 11981904
    Abstract: The invention is directed to BAHD acyltransferase enzymes, nucleic acids encoding BAHD acyltransferase enzymes, and inhibitory nucleic acids adapted to inhibit the expression and/or translation of BAHD acyltransferase RNA; expression cassettes, plant cells, and plants that have or encode such nucleic acids and enzymes; and methods of making and using such nucleic acids, enzymes, expression cassettes, cells, and plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignees: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, The University of British Columbia
    Inventors: Steven D. Karlen, Rebecca Anne Smith, John Ralph, Emily Beebe, Craig Bingman, Brian Fox, Shawn Mansfield, Heather Mackay, Hoon Kim, Yaseen Mottiar, Faride Unda
  • Publication number: 20240155665
    Abstract: Techniques for delegated peer-to-peer scheduling are provided. A first peer-to-peer device determines one or more wireless channels allocated for peer-to-peer communication, and receives a request indicating a set of transmission characteristics from a second peer-to-peer device that uses the first peer-to-peer device as a communications proxy. The first peer-to-peer device schedules wireless resources of the one or more wireless channels to a plurality of peer-to-peer devices based at least in part on the set of transmission characteristics, and performs peer-to-peer communications with the second peer-to-peer device in accordance with the scheduled wireless resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Brian D. HART, Malcolm M. SMITH, Pooya MONAJEMI, Jerome HENRY, Robert E. BARTON
  • Publication number: 20240155710
    Abstract: Techniques for improved peer-to-peer communication are provided. A set connectivity metrics among a set of wireless devices on a plurality of wireless channels in a wireless network is collected, and a wireless channel of the plurality of wireless channels is identified, based on the set of connectivity metrics, to use for peer-to-peer communication. A request is received, from a peer-to-peer device, for peer-to-peer communications, and the wireless channel is indicated to the peer-to-peer device, where the peer-to-peer device uses the first wireless channel for peer-to-peer communications in response to the indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Brian D. HART, Malcolm M. SMITH, Pooya MONAJEMI, Jerome HENRY, Robert E. BARTON, Matthew A. SILVERMAN
  • Publication number: 20240151895
    Abstract: A variety of illumination devices are disclosed that are configured to manipulate light provided by one or more light-emitting elements (LEEs). In general, embodiments of the illumination devices feature one or more optical couplers that redirect illumination from the LEEs to a reflector which then directs the light into a range of angles. In some embodiments, the illumination device includes a second reflector that reflects at least some of the light from the first reflector. In certain embodiments, the illumination device includes a light guide that guides light from the collector to the first reflector. The components of the illumination device can be configured to provide illumination devices that can provide a variety of intensity distributions. Such illumination devices can be configured to provide light for particular lighting applications, including office lighting, task lighting, cabinet lighting, garage lighting, wall wash, stack lighting, and downlighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Wilson Dau, Robert C. Gardner, George Lerman, Louis Lerman, Christopher H. Lowery, Brian D. Ogonowsky, George E. Smith, Ingo Speier, Robert V. Steele, Jacqueline Teng, Allan Brent York, Hans Peter Stormberg
  • Publication number: 20240132826
    Abstract: An apparatus for bioprocessing includes a housing, a drawer receivable within the housing, the drawer including a plurality of sidewalls and a bottom defining a processing chamber, and a generally open top, the drawer being movable between a closed position in which the drawer is received within the housing, and an open position in which the drawer extends from the housing enabling access to the processing chamber through the open top, and at least one bed plate positioned within the processing chamber and configured to receive a bioreactor vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: Global Life Sciences Solutions USA LLC
    Inventors: Weston Blaine Griffin, Alex D Corwin, Xiaohua Zhang, Reginald Donovan Smith, Zhen Liu, Chengkun Zhang, Vandana Keskar, Brian Michael Davis, Kashan Shaikh
  • Patent number: 11963691
    Abstract: A surgical instrument, has an end effector that includes an ultrasonic blade, and a clamp arm that moves relative to the ultrasonic blade from an opened position toward an intermediate position and a closed position. The clamp arm is offset from the ultrasonic blade to define a predetermined gap in the intermediate position between the opened position and the closed position. A clamp arm actuator connects to the clamp arm and moves from an opened configuration to a closed configuration to direct the clamp arm from the opened position toward the intermediate position and the closed position. A spacer connects with the clamp arm to inhibit movement of the clamp arm from the intermediate position toward the closed position for maintaining the predetermined gap between the clamp arm and the ultrasonic blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Ryan M. Asher, Brian D. Black, John E. Brady, Joseph Dennis, Geni M. Giannotti, Bryce L. Heitman, Timothy S. Holland, Joseph E. Hollo, Andrew Kolpitcke, Amy M. Krumm, Jason R. Lesko, Matthew C. Miller, David A. Monroe, Ion V. Nicolaescu, Rafael J. Ruiz Ortiz, Matthew S. Schneider, Richard C. Smith, Shawn C. Snyder, Sarah A. Worthington, Monica L. Rivard, Fajian Zhang
  • Patent number: 11932842
    Abstract: An apparatus for bioprocessing includes a housing, a drawer receivable within the housing, the drawer including a plurality of sidewalls and a bottom defining a processing chamber, and a generally open top, the drawer being movable between a closed position in which the drawer is received within the housing, and an open position in which the drawer extends from the housing enabling access to the processing chamber through the open top, and at least one bed plate positioned within the processing chamber and configured to receive a bioreactor vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES SOLUTIONS USA LLC
    Inventors: Weston Blaine Griffin, Alex D Corwin, Xiaohua Zhang, Reginald Donovan Smith, Zhen Liu, Chengkun Zhang, Vandana Keskar, Brian Michael Davis, Kashan Shaikh
  • Publication number: 20240090032
    Abstract: Preemption in wireless may be provided. Access Category (AC) parameters may be received for a preemption AC within a plurality of ACs. The preemption AC parameters may comprise a Contention Window maximum (CWmax) comprising a first predetermined value and a preemption Arbitrary Interframe Space Number (AIFSN) of less than or equal to a second predetermined value. AC parameters for others of the plurality of ACs may be received wherein a non-preemption AIFSN associated with any of the others of the plurality of ACs is greater than a sum of the first predetermined value the second predetermined value. Preemption for traffic in the preemption AC may be allowed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Hart, Matthew Aaron Silverman, Malcolm Muir Smith, Jerome Henry
  • Patent number: 11920119
    Abstract: A bioprocessing system includes a first module configured for enriching and isolating a population of cells, a second module configured for activating, genetically modifying, and expanding the population of cells, and a third module configured for harvesting the expanded population of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES SOLUTIONS USA LLC
    Inventors: Weston Blaine Griffin, Alex D Corwin, Xiaohua Zhang, Reginald Donovan Smith, Zhen Liu, Chengkun Zhang, Vandana Keskar, Brian Michael Davis, Kashan Shaikh
  • Publication number: 20220381813
    Abstract: A safety container for high-power, electronic device testing, the safety container including a first shell and first and second ports in the first shell. The first shell is configured to substantially surround a testing chamber sized to accommodate a device-under-test (DUT). The first shell is substantially rigid. The first port is configured to allow a fluid into the testing chamber, the second port configured to allow the fluid to exit the testing chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: Keithley Instruments, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Ferguson, James D. Bucci, Gregory Sobolewski, Brian D. Smith, Jeffrey J. Trgovich
  • Publication number: 20220291278
    Abstract: A test and measurement system includes a power device having an interface to allow connection to one or more devices under test (DUTs), and one or more processors configured to execute code that, when executed, causes the one or more processors to receive a selection between static and dynamic characterization, and to configure the power device to perform the selected one of static or dynamic characterization of the one or more DUTs, a measurement device, having a user interface, one or more processors configured to execute code that, when executed, causes the one or more processors to: receive user inputs through the user interface, the user inputs including at least the selection between static and dynamic characterization, and send the selected one of static or dynamic characterization to the power device, and a connector to connect the power device to the measurement device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: Keithley Instruments, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Sobolewski, Jeffrey J. Trgovich, Brian D. Smith, James D. Bucci
  • Patent number: 10657809
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an automatically updating vehicle classification system and method. The system comprises a processor which extracts from a vehicle image at least one of: a unique vehicle identifier from the vehicle image and visual features of the vehicle in the vehicle image. If the visual features are below a probability threshold for matching a vehicle class in a local database, the processor looks up the unique vehicle identifier in a registration database. The registration database stores vehicle registration information including unique vehicle identifiers and associated vehicle class information. If the vehicle class information associated with the vehicle identifier is not a class recognized by the processor, the processor creates a new vehicle class associated with the visual features of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Stephanie R. Schumacher, Brian D. Smith
  • Patent number: 10450053
    Abstract: Methods for using predictive shimming to optimize part-to-part alignment. In accordance with one embodiment, the process uses measurement data acquired from mating surfaces and key features to virtually align two parts in a manner that optimizes the final orientation of the parts and determines the geometry of the shim needed to achieve this orientation during assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Joseph D. Doyle, Christopher A. Greer, Brian D. Smith, Richard M. Wcislak
  • Publication number: 20180322778
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an automatically updating vehicle classification system and method. The system comprises a processor which extracts from a vehicle image at least one of: a unique vehicle identifier from the vehicle image and visual features of the vehicle in the vehicle image. If the visual features are below a probability threshold for matching a vehicle class in a local database, the processor looks up the unique vehicle identifier in a registration database. The registration database stores vehicle registration information including unique vehicle identifiers and associated vehicle class information. If the vehicle class information associated with the vehicle identifier is not a class recognized by the processor, the processor creates a new vehicle class associated with the visual features of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Stephanie R. Schumacher, Brian D. Smith
  • Patent number: 10001365
    Abstract: A method of forming a mandrel assembly for use in fabricating a large scale component includes boring a plurality of cavities into an outer surface of the mandrel assembly and filling the plurality of cavities with a contrast color substrate to form a contrast target on the mandrel assembly. The method also includes curing the contrast color substrate such that an outer surface of the contrast color substrate is substantially flush with the outer surface of the mandrel assembly when the substrate is fully cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brian D. Smith, Kyle Michael Ithal, Byron James Autry, David H. Curry, III
  • Publication number: 20170361987
    Abstract: A compartmentalization assembly is provided. The compartmentalization assembly includes a base having a surface with shaft seats and at least one separator including a panel and one or more shafts, each of the shafts can each be fittingly received into one of the shaft seats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Catherine Jane Lee, Brian D. Smith
  • Patent number: D963152
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Unlocked Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Brian D. Smith