Patents by Inventor Christopher Smith

Christopher 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: 11995315
    Abstract: Converting data formats in a storage system: converting first data in a first format to second data in a second format, wherein second data in the second format includes a reference to the first data, wherein the first data and the second data are associated with a dataset, including updating the second data to include: a reference to first data associated with a portion of the dataset that precedes a data-converted portion of the dataset; second data associated with the data-converted portion of the dataset, wherein the second data associated with the data-converted portion of the dataset is in the second data format; and a reference to first data associated with a portion of the dataset that follows the data-converted portion of the dataset; and replacing first data associated with the data-converted portion of the dataset with a reference to the second data associated with the data-converted portion of the dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: PURE STORAGE, INC.
    Inventors: David Grunwald, Christopher Golden, Jianting Cao, Scott Smith, Qi Zhou, Wentian Cui
  • Patent number: 11994528
    Abstract: Purifying target biomolecules, such as nucleic acids or proteins, from a biological source is a time intensive process and is typically performed by a skilled technician or scientist owing to the highly technical nature of the work. Systems, devices, and methods disclosed herein enable the automated bioprocessing and purification of target biomolecules from a biological source. For example, an instrument and disposable cartridge are provided for automatedly isolating and purifying nucleic acids (such as plasmid DNA from a bacterial culture) or for isolating protein from any biological sample. Such an exemplary instrument and cartridge can work in concert to timely release, mix, and move the target biomolecule and various reagents and buffers through a target biomolecule purification process, resulting in a purified target biomolecule with less manual oversight than traditional approaches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexandre Vlassov, Timothy Barta, Justin Inslee, Ethan Gentert, Robert Smith, Sara Thiele, Carolyn Adams, Kraig Kruger, Robert Schneider, Wade Lukianow, Jay Greco, Jason Jones, David Cerrone, Sumonto Ghosh, Brian Vajda, Andrew Basta, Allan Evans, Christopher Crowley, Robert Setterquist, Anne Cox, Mark Mayernick
  • Patent number: 11992981
    Abstract: The invention refers to a method for producing expanded polymer pellets, which comprises the following steps: melting a polymer comprising a polyamide; adding at least one blowing agent; expanding the melt through at least one die for producing an expanded polymer; and pelletizing the expanded polymer. The invention further concerns polymer pellets produced with the method as well as their use, e.g. for the production of cushioning elements for sports apparel, such as for producing soles or parts of soles of sports shoes. A further aspect of the invention concerns a method for the manufacture of molded components, comprising loading pellets of an expanded to polymer material into a mold, and connecting the pellets by providing heat energy, wherein the expanded polymer material of the pellets or beads comprises a chain extender. The molded components may be used in broad ranges of application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Christopher Edward Holmes, Tru Huu Minh Le, Sabrina Kerling, Dharan Kirupanantham, Volker Altst├Ądt, Amir Fathi, Daniel Raps, Clemens Keilholz, Thomas Koeppl, Paul Smith, Jan Hill, Angus Wardlaw, Daniel Stephen Price, James Tarrier, Christopher Robertson
  • Publication number: 20240165251
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides, inter alia, antibody drug conjugates that are useful in treating various diseases such as cancer. The antibody drug conjugates can be configured to elicit tumor site-specific responses, including tumor microenvironment immunostimulation, while limiting off-target and systemic effects. In certain embodiments disclosed herein, the antibody drug conjugates are configured to release payloads following internalization by immune, cancer, or tumor associated cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Kung-Pern WANG, Alyson SMITH, Christopher Scott NEUMANN, Shyra J. GARDAI, David FERGUSON
  • Patent number: 11986859
    Abstract: A drop perception system is disclosed that includes an open housing structure having an internal volume, an open top and an open bottom, and a plurality of perception units positioned to capture perception data within the internal volume at a plurality of locations between the open top and the open bottom of the open housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey Operating Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20240161632
    Abstract: In one example, a system includes HMI(s) and processor(s) communicatively coupled to the HMI(s) and a non-transitory computer-readable medium on which CPDLC interface instructions are stored. The CPDLC interface instructions are executable by the processor(s) and, when executed by the processor(s), cause the processor(s) to: generate a CPDLC GUI on the HMI(s), the CPDLC GUI configured to display icons representing a subnetwork, a Current Data Authority (CDA), and a Next Data Authority (NDA) for the CPDLC connection; in response to receiving a command via the CPDLC GUI to log on to a CPDLC session, establish the CPDLC connection with a ground station using the subnetwork and the CDA; generate an indicator or a button in a header of the CPDLC GUI that includes an indication of the subnetwork, the CDA, and the NDA for the CPDLC connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Odish, Christopher Heine, Steven Smith
  • Publication number: 20240161574
    Abstract: A digital wallet computing system is described including at least one processor in communication with a memory storing instructions. The instructions cause the at least one processor to establish wireless connectivity between a mobile device and an electronic gaming device, the electronic gaming device including a device identifier, receive a funds transfer request from the mobile device, the funds transfer request identifying a funds transfer amount and an external player account, and identify an operator identity based on the device identifier. The instructions also cause the at least one processor to identify a player account, the player account associated with the operator, perform a first withdrawal transaction moving the funds transfer amount from the electronic gaming device to the player account, and in response to the first withdrawal transaction, automatically perform a second withdrawal transaction moving the funds transfer amount from the player account to the external player account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2024
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Christopher Cleveland, Ben Vineyard, IV, Kevin Rowley, Samarth Raman, Abhinav Kant, Michael Smith
  • Publication number: 20240161629
    Abstract: To facilitate improved CPDLC interfacing, report messages can be automatically armed and displayed in a threaded message format in the same message panel with other CPDLC messages between a vehicle and a ground system. Upon determining that a report is needed based on an uplink CPDLC message from the ground system, a report message label is displayed on the CPDLC message panel. Once the report is ready, it is automatically armed and the report message label indicates to the operator that the report message is ready to be sent. The operator can also select the report message label in the message panel to display the report message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Odish, Steven Smith, Christopher Heine
  • Publication number: 20240161627
    Abstract: A method for displaying CPDLC messages on a user interface is provided. The method includes receiving a CPDLC message for display on the user interface; determining whether the CPDLC message has a message reference number (MRN); if the CPDLC message does not have an MRN, displaying the CPDLC message in a first column in a panel body of the user interface if the CPDLC message is a downlink CPDLC message or in a second column in the panel body if the CPDLC message is an uplink CPDLC message; if the CPDLC message does have an MRN, identifying a prior CPDLC message having the MRN as a message identification number (MIN) for the prior CPDLC message; identifying whether the prior CPDLC message is in the first or the second column; and displaying the CPDLC message in an opposite column from the prior CPDLC message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Odish, Steven Smith, Christopher Heine
  • Publication number: 20240161628
    Abstract: A method for creating a Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications message (CPDLC message) is provided. The method includes receiving a request on a user interface of an avionics device to create the CPDLC message; displaying a menu with a plurality of types of CPDLC messages in a panel body on the user interface; receiving a selection of one of the plurality of types of CPDLC messages through the menu; populating the panel body with fields configured to gather data for the CPDLC message based on the selection; and creating the CPDLC message based on the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Odish, Steven Smith, Christopher Heine
  • Patent number: 11982268
    Abstract: An autoclaving microplate washing system for cells and non-adhering three-dimensional (3D) cell cultures is provided. The autoclaving microplate washing system may include a dispensing pump; an aspirating peristaltic pump; and a processor configured to execute a cleaning control program, which when executed causes the autoclaving microplate washing system to independently control: the dispensing pump to control a first flow rate of a solution from a fluid reservoir through a plurality of dispense lines for output via the dispense pipes in microplate wells corresponding to positions of the dispense pipes; and the aspirating peristaltic pump to control a second flow rate of a waste solution through a plurality of aspiration lines for aspiration via aspiration pipes in microplate wells corresponding to positions of the aspiration pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Many, Brad Larson, Byron Smith, Brian Struhammer
  • Publication number: 20240149104
    Abstract: Among other things, a rowing exercise machine includes a movable inertial element, an eddy current brake coupled to the movable inertial element, a rowing grip coupled to the movable inertial element, and control circuitry coupled to the eddy current brake to cause a resistance to motion of the rowing grip during part of a rowing stroke. The resistance to motion of the rowing grip during the drive phase of the rowing stroke conforms to a target feel for a rower. The target feel corresponds to a feel for a rower of a target other rowing exercise machine or other target feel of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2024
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Bruce Smith, Klaus Heribert Renner, William Churchill Taliaferro Burke, Jose Oscar Mur-Miranda, Christopher Olin Evans
  • Patent number: 11979315
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for information centric network (ICN) interworking are described herein. For example, a request may be received at a convergence layer of a node. Here, the request originates from an application on the node. A network protocol, from several available to the node, may be determined to transmit the request. The node then transmits the request via the selected network protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: S. M. Iftekharul Alam, Satish Chandra Jha, Kuilin Clark Chen, Yi Zhang, Venkatesan Nallampatti Ekambaram, Ned M. Smith, Ravikumar Balakrishnan, Gabriel Arrobo Vidal, Kathiravetpillai Sivanesan, Stepan Karpenko, Jeffrey Christopher Sedayao, Srikathyayani Srikanteswara, Eve M. Schooler, Zongrui Ding
  • Publication number: 20240140704
    Abstract: An automated carrier system is disclosed for moving objects to be processed. The automated carrier system includes a discontinuous plurality of track sections on which an automated carrier may be directed to move, and the automated carrier includes a base structure on which an object may be supported, and at least two wheels assemblies being pivotally supported on the base structure for pivoting movement from a first position to a second position to effect a change in direction of movement of the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2023
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Thomas WAGNER, Kevin AHEARN, John Richard AMEND, JR., Benjamin COHEN, Michael DAWSON-HAGGERTY, William Hartman FORT, Christopher GEYER, Jennifer Eileen KING, Thomas KOLETSCHKA, Michael Cap KOVAL, Kyle MARONEY, Matthew T MASON, William Chu-Hyon MCMAHAN, Gene Temple PRICE, Joseph ROMANO, Daniel SMITH, Siddhartha SRINIVASA, Prasanna VELAGAPUDI, Thomas ALLEN
  • Publication number: 20240139566
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel fire suppression device for prohibiting fire and preventing same from spreading. The device is compact and is configured to autonomously release type A or type B fire-retardant foam for covering a structure such as a building or portions thereof. The device includes a plurality of components, including a water reservoir, a foam concentrate reservoir, an oxygen reservoir, and an aerator for forming fire-retardant foam. In one embodiment, the device includes a sensor for detecting excessive temperature, smoke, or fire for autonomously actuating the device. In another embodiment, the device is manually activated by a user. The device can be used with new or existing buildings, designated fire (i.e., fireplace) spaces, and/or cook areas as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2023
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventor: Christopher Smith
  • Patent number: 11969118
    Abstract: A cooking system includes a housing defining a hollow chamber configured to receive food. The housing has an upper portion defining an opening to said hollow chamber. A lid is movable relative to the housing between an open position and a closed position. The lid seals the opening to the hollow chamber when in the closed position. A portion of the lid is selectively positionable to form a pressure-tight heating volume between the hollow chamber and the portion of said lid. At least one heating element is associated with at least one of the housing and the lid. The at least one heating element is arranged within the pressure-tight heating volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Rupert Elliston, Roger Neil Jackson, Steven Carter, Benjamin Sharp, Thomas Guerin, Christopher T. Martin, Christopher Smith, Joshua D. Anthony, Michaela Dubeau
  • Publication number: 20240133653
    Abstract: A firearm with a slide and a frame. The slide has a slide rail. The frame has a frame rail. The frame rail interfaces with the slide rail. The frame rail has a lubrication groove and a debris removal port. The lubrication groove extends along a surface of the frame rail that bears against the slide rail during operation of the firearm. The debris removal port has gap within the frame rail proximate to an end of the lubrication groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: Dave Dawson, Dustin Turner, Jeffery Hildner, Christopher Schirmer, Paul Smith, Nathan Horvath, Anthony Clark, II, Cullen Fravel
  • Patent number: D1025477
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Ayrton Lloyd Taylor Peel, Thomas Christopher Purnell, Yuchen Yang, Arran George Smith, Katherine Louise Cale Greatwood, Frederick Anthony Howe, Amitvikram Dutta, Jimmy Joel Lirvat
  • Patent number: D1025478
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Ayrton Lloyd Taylor Peel, Thomas Christopher Purnell, Yuchen Yang, Arran George Smith, Katherine Louise Cale Greatwood, Frederick Anthony Howe, Amitvikram Dutta, Jimmy Joel Lirvat
  • Patent number: D1025479
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Ayrton Lloyd Taylor Peel, Thomas Christopher Purnell, Yuchen Yang, Arran George Smith, Katherine Louise Cale Greatwood, Frederick Anthony Howe, Amitvikram Dutta, Jimmy Joel Lirvat