Patents by Inventor Christopher William Smith

Christopher William 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: 20190277617
    Abstract: A voltage detection device for detecting proximity to an active alternating current (AC) voltage source is provided. The device includes a housing, at least one antenna configured to generate a signal in response to exposure to electromagnetic radiation, signal processing circuitry configured to process the signal generated by the at least one antenna, a processing device embedded in the housing and communicatively coupled to the signal processing circuitry, the processing device configured to determine, from the processed signal, whether the voltage detection device is proximate to the active AC voltage source, and an electronic switch embedded in the housing and one of included within the processing device and communicatively coupled to the processing device, the electronic switch configured to reduce an impact of interference on detection of the active AC voltage source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Cheng-Po Chen, Christopher Bruce Gushee, Jose Luis Virgen, Emad Andarawis Andarawis, Glen William Brooksby, Jeffrey Ross Mayton, Nancy Cecelia Stoffel, Wyatt Beale Smith, Daniel Leroy Olson
  • Publication number: 20190182369
    Abstract: An image item processing engine for image item exchange may receive an image item data packet including two image items, each including a digital image documenting an action for a recipient institution and associated metadata. The metadata may identify the image item sender and a country associated with an image item, the packet originator, or the recipient institution, at least one country associated with the second image item being different than a country associated with the first image item. The engine may apply sorting rules to determine item types for the first and second image items based on their metadata, determine a recipient institution for the packet based on the item types, assemble a data transfer packet including the digital images and metadata included in the first and second image items, and provide the data transfer packet to a transfer packet routing service for routing to the selected recipient institution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Timmy Leo Gauvin, Kenneth R. Cox, Haywood P. Enloe, Jasher David Fowles, Georgeann Paschal Gregory, Christopher David Greth, Shawn Cart Gunsolley, Charles Christopher Harbinson, Leslie Marie LaRock, Clarence E. Lee, II, Timothy Alan Mincey, Jeanne Marie Moulton, Raymond William Schall, JR., Tami Marie Shepard, Michael G. Smith, Shashi R. Warrier
  • Publication number: 20190133324
    Abstract: A seating support arrangement includes a seating frame, a cover member supported by the seating frame, the cover member having a first elastic modulus in a first direction, the cover member having an outer surface area and a support area that is less than the outer surface area and is configured to support a user, and a polymer film surface layer attached to the support area of the cover member such that the combination of the cover member in the support area and the surface layer has a second elastic modulus in the first direction that is greater than the first elastic modulus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: James Nolan Ludwig, Bruce M. Smith, Carl V. Forslund, III, Christopher J. Norman, Gordon J. Peterson, Fredric Biddle, Nickolaus William Charles Deevers
  • Publication number: 20020064667
    Abstract: Powders of oxidized polyarylene sulfide and powders comprising from 1 to 99% by weight of oxidized polyarylene sulfide and from 1 to 99% by weight of a metal, carbide, ceramic or high temperature polyimide, polyamide imide, polyester imide and aromatic polyester plastic, or a mixture thereof are very suitable for use in thermal spraying and thereby form coatings having a strong chemical and mechanical resistance and high dimensional stability when exposed to high and low temperatures. Such coatings are advantageous for use as abradable seal clearance control coating in the compressor section of gas turbine engines, motor vehicle turbochargers and superchargers, and for use as a coating of reaction vessels, kitchen ware, sealings or bearings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2002
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Inventors: Dl. Helmut Scheckenbach, Christopher William Smith
  • Patent number: 6365274
    Abstract: Powders of oxidized polyarylene sulfide and powders comprising from 1 to 99% by weight of oxidized polyarylene sulfide and from 1 to 99% by weight of a metal, carbide, ceramic or high temperature polyimide, polyamide imide, polyester imide and aromatic polyester plastic, or a mixture thereof are very suitable for use in thermal spraying and thereby form coatings having a strong chemical and mechanical resistance and high dimensional stability when exposed to high and low temperatures. Such coatings are advantageous for use as abradable seal clearance control coating in the compressor section of gas turbine engines, motor vehicle turbochargers and superchargers, and for use as a coating of reaction vessels, kitchen ware, sealings or bearings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Ticona GmbH
    Inventors: DI. Helmut Scheckenbach, Christopher William Smith
  • Patent number: D856298
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Border, Christopher Bennett, Thao Hovanky, David Clementson, Jeffrey William Smith, Venugopal Kalluri, Lucas E. Saule, Peter Michaelian, Quinn Slater Huffstetler, Charles Kirby Ambler