Patents by Inventor Christopher James Smith

Christopher James 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).

  • Publication number: 20190307977
    Abstract: A blower includes a housing including an inlet and an outlet, a stationary component provided to the housing, an impeller positioned between the inlet of the housing and the stationary component, and a motor adapted to drive the impeller. The stationary component includes a tube portion structured to retain and align a pair of bearings that rotatably support a rotor to which the impeller is coupled. The tube portion includes a diameter in a side closest to the impeller that is sufficient size to accommodate adhesive to retain one of the bearings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Bruce MOIR, Roman VINOKUR, Frederick Arlet MAY, Dmitri Anatolievich DOUDKINE, Barton John KENYON, Christopher James SMITH
  • Patent number: 10426284
    Abstract: A fabric treating system comprises an enclosure comprising a first wall, a second wall, and a fabric receiving space defined by the enclosure. The fabric treating system also comprises a support member positioned proximate to the first wall. The support member is configured to support one of a hanger configured to support a piece of fabric and the piece of fabric within the fabric receiving space. The fabric treating system also comprises a fabric tensioning system positioned at least on the second wall. The fabric tensioning system comprises at least a first fabric grasper configured to be attached to at least a first portion of the piece of fabric to apply tension to the piece of fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Joseph Roselle, Corey Michael Bischoff, Christopher Lawrence Smith, Markus Sabisch, Oliver von Sartori-Montecroce, Christof Kleemann, Stefan H. Hollinger, Benjamin Janes Beck, Robert Hans-Joachim Damaschke, Stephan James Andreas Meschkat, Heiko Ullrich, Douglas Arthur Marsden
  • Patent number: 10420435
    Abstract: A fabric treating system comprises an enclosure comprising a first wall, a second wall, and a fabric receiving space defined by the enclosure. The fabric treating system also comprises a support member positioned proximate to the first wall. The support member is configured to support one of a hanger configured to support a piece of fabric and the piece of fabric within the fabric receiving space. The fabric treating system also comprises a fabric tensioning system positioned at least on the second wall. The fabric tensioning system comprises at least a first fabric grasper configured to be attached to at least a first portion of the piece of fabric to apply tension to the piece of fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Joseph Roselle, Corey Michael Bischoff, Christopher Lawrence Smith, Markus Sabisch, Oliver von Sartori-Montecroce, Christof Kleemann, Stefan H. Hollinger, Benjamin Janes Beck, Robert Hans-Joachim Damaschke, Stephan James Andreas Meschkat, Heiko Ullrich, Douglas Arthur Marsden
  • Publication number: 20190246695
    Abstract: An electronic smoking device (10) comprises a power supply/atomizer portion (12) and a replaceable liquid reservoir portion (14) which is coupleable with the power supply/atomizer portion (12). The liquid reservoir portion comprises a liquid reservoir (34) storing a liquid and the power supply/atomizer portion comprises a power supply (18) and an atomizer (26) adapted to atomize the liquid stored in the liquid reservoir when operated by the power supply. The power supply/atomizer portion comprises a penetrating element (40) that is configured to penetrate the liquid reservoir when the power supply/atomizer portion is coupled with the liquid reservoir portion, and a wick (30). The wick (30) is attached to the penetrating element and is configured so that a portion (31) of the wick entering the liquid reservoir when the power supply/atomizer portion is coupled with the liquid reservoir portion has a U-shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Simon James Smith, Christopher James Rosser
  • Patent number: 10350355
    Abstract: A computerized electro-mechanical drug delivery device configured to deliver at least one dose of two or more medicaments. The device comprises a control unit. An electro-mechanical drive unit is operably coupled to the control unit and a primary reservoir for a first medicament and a secondary reservoir for a fluid agent, e.g. a second medicament. An operator interface is in communication with the control unit. A single dispense assembly is configured for fluid communication with the primary and the secondary reservoir. Activation of the operator panel sets a first dose from the primary reservoir and based on the first dose and a therapeutic dose profile, the control unit is configured to determine a dose or range of the fluid agent. Alternatively, the control unit determines or calculates a dose or range of a third medicament. Further, a dispense interface for use with a drug delivery device is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Shane Alistair Day, Daniel Thomas De Sausmarez Lintell, Steven Wimpenny, Christopher Jones, Aidan Michael O'Hare, Barry Yates, Robert Veasey, Christopher James Smith, Malcolm Boyd, David Martin Leak, Carmen Patricia Keating, David Sanders, Elizabeth Anne Marshall
  • Patent number: 10346210
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards push signaling to run jobs on available servers. Users may provide jobs or job instructions to a job control node. Job control node may determine one or more available job target nodes from among a plurality of managed nodes associated with the job control node. The job target nodes may be determined based on information included in the provided job instructions. If there are available job target nodes, the job control node may provide the job instructions to each available job target node. Further, the job control node may receive communications from one or more available job target nodes that indicates that the job target node is prepared and ready to execute the received job instructions. Next, the job control node may issue a job start command that triggers the prepared job target nodes to begin executing the provided job instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Chef Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Anderson, Christopher James Brown, Kevin Allen Smith, John Braden Keiser
  • Publication number: 20190200909
    Abstract: An apparatus for eliciting a blood sample comprises a housing, an aperture in a wall of the housing, an aperture cover moveable between a first position in which the aperture is covered and a second position in which the aperture is uncovered, the aperture cover comprising a sealing member configured to seal the aperture on a first side of the wall when the aperture cover is in the first position and a user-contactable part extending from the sealing member through the aperture to the second side of the wall and configured to allow a user to move the aperture cover between the first and second positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Frank Richter, Ross MacArthur, Elizabeth Verity Wolseley-Hext, Joseph David Cowan, Lee Thomas Smith, David John Mills, Christopher James Smith
  • Publication number: 20190186140
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Publication number: 20190185712
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Publication number: 20190186141
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Publication number: 20190184679
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Publication number: 20190186144
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Publication number: 20190186143
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Publication number: 20190186142
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Publication number: 20190184678
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Patent number: 10258270
    Abstract: An apparatus for eliciting a blood sample comprises a housing, an aperture in a wall of the housing, an aperture cover moveable between a first position in which the aperture is covered and a second position in which the aperture is uncovered, the aperture cover comprising a sealing member configured to seal the aperture on a first side of the wall when the aperture cover is in the first position and a user-contactable part extending from the sealing member through the aperture to the second side of the wall and configured to allow a user to move the aperture cover between the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Richter, Ross MacArthur, Elizabeth Verity Wolseley-Hext, Joseph David Cowan, Lee Thomas Smith, David John Mills, Christopher James Smith
  • Patent number: 10201294
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a housing, a testing member rotatably mounted in the housing, a lancet protruding from an edge of the testing member and having a piercing end, and a cover configured to cover at least the piercing end of the lancet and to be displaced from the piercing end of the lancet during actuation of the testing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Richter, Ross MacArthur, Elizabeth Verity Wolseley-Hext, Joseph David Cowen, Lee Thomas Smith, David John Mills, Christopher James Smith
  • Patent number: 10201675
    Abstract: A blower includes a housing including an inlet and an outlet, a stationary component provided to the housing, an impeller positioned between the inlet of the housing and the stationary component, and a motor adapted to drive the impeller. The stationary component includes a tube portion structured to retain and align a pair of bearings that rotatably support a rotor to which the impeller is coupled. The tube portion includes a diameter in a side closest to the impeller that is sufficient size to accommodate adhesive to retain one of the bearings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Motor Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Bruce Moir, Roman Vinokur, Frederick Arlet May, Dmitri Anatolievich Doudkine, Barton John Kenyon, Christopher James Smith
  • Publication number: 20190022343
    Abstract: Aspects of the present technology comprise a positioning and stabilising structure to hold a seal-forming structure in a therapeutically effective position on a head of a patient. The positioning and stabilising structure may comprise at least one gas delivery tube to deliver the flow of air to the entrance of a patient's airways via the seal-forming structure. The at least one gas delivery tube may be constructed and arranged to contact, in use, at least a region of the patient's head superior to an otobasion superior of the patient's head. The positioning and stabilising structure may comprise an adjustment mechanism for adjustment of a length of the at least one gas delivery tube to enable the positioning and stabilising structure to fit different size heads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Michiel KOOIJ, Alexander Joel BENTLEY, Igor BESIC, Robert Thomas BURNHAM, Aaron Samuel DAVIDSON, Priyanshu GUPTA, Kirrily Michele HASKARD, Ryan Michael KIRKPATRICK, Luke Emmanuel KLINKENBERG, Dimitri Marco MAURER, Joseph Samuel ORMROD, Gerard Michael RUMMERY, Rupert Christian SCHEINER, Bishavjot SINGH, Christopher James SMITH, Lochlan VON MOGER, Paul Derrick WATSON, Daniel Marc WEISS, Hadley WHITE
  • Patent number: D834179
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Christopher James Smith, Thomas Kirby