Patents by Inventor Chad S. Smithson

Chad S. Smithson 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).

  • Publication number: 20190338154
    Abstract: Aqueous ink compositions and methods for fabricating a resistive material for a printed circuit are provided. The aqueous ink composition may include an aqueous solvent, one or more carbon nanoparticles, and one or more cellulose nanocrystals. The one or more carbon nanoparticles may include carbon nanotubes, such as multi-walled nanotubes, and the one or more cellulose nanocrystals may include cellulose nanocrystals functionalized with carboxylate groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventor: Chad S. Smithson
  • Publication number: 20190254171
    Abstract: An object printing system printer enables printing of electrical circuits on non-planar areas of objects and the accurate placement of electronic components within the printed circuits. The system includes a direct-to-object printer and an electronic component placement system. The direct-to-object printer is configured to form an electrical circuit on an object secured within the direct-to-object printer. The electronic component placement system is configured to retrieve an electronic component and install the electronic component in the electrical circuit on the object secured within the direct-to-object printer in response to the direct-to-object printer generating a signal for the electronic component placement system that indicates the electronic component is to be installed in the circuit on the object secured within the direct-to-object printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Chad S. Smithson, Ethan Shen, Johann Junginger, Tianxiao Xu