Patents by Inventor Daniel J. Smith

Daniel J. 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: 10436998
    Abstract: A telecommunications cabinet includes a cabinet housing; a fiber optic splitter; a plurality of spools disposed on a cable management surface; a panel oriented at a fixed angle relative to the access opening so that the panel extends laterally and rearwardly between the access opening and the cable management surface; and a plurality of adapters disposed on the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: James J. Solheid, Daniel Ray Mertesdorf, Matthew J. Holmberg, Trevor D. Smith, Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Marlon E. Holmquist, Thomas Caesar Tinucci, Cindy S. Walters, James W. Conroy
  • Patent number: 10438629
    Abstract: A disc cassette includes a curved portion configured to hold multiple discs. The disc cassette further includes a bottom side including track connectors configured to position the disc cassette relative to one or more track portions that hold the disc cassette in place. The disc cassette is slideable along the one or more track portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Altknecht, Donald S. Bethune, William M. Dyer, A. David Erpelding, Steven R. Hetzler, Drew B. Lawson, Daniel F. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190293386
    Abstract: A holster for receiving and withdrawing a handgun has a proximal wall portion with a handgun retention mechanism thereon. The mechanism having a first lever with a tab portion for actuation and release of a trigger guard, the lever having a snap fit into a lever region without a separate pin. A belt engaging member covers the lever region capturing the first lever therein. If a second retention mechanism is used, another lever with a tab portion is positioned so the tabs are stacked, depressing one also depresses the tab behind it, such that both mechanisms are released. Overmolded polymer layers in the holster body provides a softer interior handgun engagement surfaces. The holster body is split forwardly with a threaded fastener for clamping onto the handgun. No holster body is beneath or rearward of the tab portion, configured as a thumb button, allowing smooth transition to gripping the handgun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Paul N. Smith, Troy E. Lance, Oscar C. Woods, Daniel D. Sereday, Christopher J. Michael, Robert J. Meinert
  • Publication number: 20190285512
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods for systematically executing a diagnosis and fault isolation of a failure condition for an engine during a cranking test of the engine. Examples of the failure condition include, but are not limited to, cylinder-by-cylinder compression conditions, excessive blow-by conditions, valve failures, leaks, and/or obstructions of the intake, exhausts, crankcase ventilation, and/or exhaust gas recirculation systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10406251
    Abstract: Provided herein are novel polypeptides comprising fibronectin type III tenth (10Fn3) domains which specifically bind to Programmed Death Ligand-1 (PD-L1), as well as imaging agents based on the same for diagnostics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul E. Morin, David Donnelly, Dasa Lipovsek, Jochem Gokemeijer, Maria N. Jure-Kunkel, David Fabrizio, Martin C. Wright, Douglas Dischino, Samuel J. Bonacorsi, Jr., Ralph Adam Smith, Virginie Lafont, Daniel Cohen
  • Publication number: 20190271966
    Abstract: The subject technology is related to methods and apparatus for discretization and manufacturability analysis of computer assisted design models. In one embodiment, the subject technology implements a computer-based method for the reception of an electronic file with a digital model representative of a physical object. The computer-based method determines geometric and physical attributes from a discretized version of the digital model, a cloud point version of the digital model, and symbolic functions generated through evolutionary algorithms. A set of predictive machine learning models is utilized to infer predictions related to the manufacture process of the physical object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Valerie R. Coffman, Yuan Chen, Luke S. Hendrix, William J. Sankey, Joshua Ryan Smith, Daniel Wheeler
  • Patent number: 10404136
    Abstract: A handheld grinder includes an elongated housing, an electric motor, an output shaft, a wall, a planar circuit board, and a motor drive circuit. The elongated housing defines a cavity therein and includes a motor case disposed at a front end and a handle portion to a rear end. The electric motor has a drive shaft that is mounted within the motor case. The output shaft is drivably coupled to the drive shaft of the electric motor. The wall separates the cavity between the motor case and the handle portion of the housing. The planar circuit board disposed in the handle portion of the housing. The motor drive circuit is accommodated entirely within the handle portion of the housing on the planar circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Craig A. Oktavec, David J. Smith, Colin C. Crosby, Matthew J. Velderman, Zollie W. Privett, Jr., Pradeep Pant, Kyle J. Christophersen, Daniel F. Nace, James H. Stiles, III, Floyd E. Moreland, IV
  • Publication number: 20190261973
    Abstract: Devices, systems and/or methods for fixating soft tissue to bone are provided. In one embodiment, a repair device for fixating soft tissue to bone with a bone anchor includes a soft tissue anchor and one or more flexible members. The soft tissue anchor includes a base with multiple legs extending from the base. The one or more flexible members are coupled to the base and configured to extend from the base to the bone anchor with a fixed length. With this arrangement, the fixed length of the one or more flexible members is configured to maintain a fixed distance between the soft tissue anchor and the bone anchor such that, as the bone anchor is seated into bone, the one or more flexible members pulls the soft tissue anchor down against the soft tissue to fixate the soft tissue to the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Erik N. Kubiak, Barrett J. Yates, Roy M. Taylor, Zackery K. Evans, Daniel K. Smith, Daniel L. Gruppo, Roy W. Sanders
  • Publication number: 20190261976
    Abstract: A system for fastening soft tissue to bone includes a bone screw having a threaded shaft and a screw head having an underside with malleable protuberances that project toward a distal end of the threaded shaft. A fixation plate is coupled with the threaded shaft. The fixation plate has a proximal face that opposes the underside of the screw head, a distal face that faces away from the underside of the screw head, an outer peripheral edge that extends between the proximal and distal faces, a central opening for receiving the threaded shaft, and protrusions spaced from one another around the outer peripheral edge that extend distally beyond the distal face of the fixation plate. The system includes an insertion tool having a handle and a tubular shaft extending distally from the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Michael William Nordmeyer, Daniel J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10392317
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods to produce para-xylene, toluene, and other compounds from renewable sources (e.g., cellulose, hemicellulose, starch, sugar) and ethylene in the presence of a catalyst. For example, cellulose and/or hemicellulose may be converted into 2,5-dimethylfuran (DMF), which may be converted into para-xylene by cycloaddition of ethylene to DMF. Para-xylene can then be oxidized to form terephthalic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: MICROMIDAS, INC.
    Inventors: Makoto N. Masuno, Ryan L. Smith, John Bissell, II, Patrick B. Smith, Dennis A. Hucul, Edmund J. Stark, Daniel R. Henton, Adina Dumitrascu, Katherine Brune, Dimitri A. Hirsch-Weil
  • Publication number: 20190247038
    Abstract: Devices, systems and/or methods for fixating soft tissue to bone are provided. In one embodiment, a repair device for fixating soft tissue to bone with a bone anchor includes a soft tissue anchor and one or more flexible members. The soft tissue anchor includes a base with multiple legs extending from the base. The one or more flexible members are coupled to the base and configured to extend from the base to the bone anchor with a fixed length. With this arrangement, the fixed length of the one or more flexible members is configured to maintain a substantially fixed pre-determined distance between the soft tissue anchor and the bone anchor such that, as the bone anchor is seated into bone, the one or more flexible members pulls the soft tissue anchor down against the soft tissue to fixate the soft tissue to the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Erik N. Kubiak, Barrett J. Yates, Roy M. Taylor, Zackery K. Evans, Daniel K. Smith, Adriana M. Topete
  • Publication number: 20190240492
    Abstract: This document describes an implantable medical device including a housing. Electronic components are located within the housing, and a non-metallic hydrogen getter is located within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Michael C. Smith, Gregory J. Sherwood, Dustin J. Olynyk, John M. Edgell, Daniel Bowen, Scott Heineman, Joseph Thomas Delaney, JR., Kyle A. Kalstabakken
  • Patent number: 10371915
    Abstract: A telecommunications cabinet includes a cabinet housing; a fiber optic splitter; a plurality of spools disposed on a cable management surface; a panel oriented at a fixed angle relative to the access opening so that the panel extends laterally and rearwardly between the access opening and the cable management surface; and a plurality of adapters disposed on the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: James J. Solheid, Daniel Ray Mertesdorf, Matthew J. Holmberg, Trevor D. Smith, Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Marlon E. Holmquist, Thomas Caesar Tinucci, Cindy S. Walters, James W. Conroy
  • Patent number: 10371566
    Abstract: Liquid tank measuring systems that weigh/measure the amount of liquid in a fixed tank/vessel are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods that provide load cell failure detection of the liquid tank measuring system and the ability to continue operations post load cell failure detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Air Liquide Electronics U.S. LP
    Inventors: Bryan L. Smith, Mark Stang, Mike Miano, Billy W. Luetkahans, Daniel J. Fuchs, Matt Kelly, Bryon Perkins, Justin Gauthier, Kevin T. O'Dougherty
  • Patent number: 10372463
    Abstract: A technique provisions a computerized device with a main operating system. The technique involves loading, while the computerized device operates as a preboot execution environment (PXE) protocol client, a limited boot image from a PXE server over a network (e.g., booting the limited boot image using the trivial file transfer protocol or TFTP). The technique further involves executing the limited boot image loaded from the PXE server to operate the computerized device as an advanced protocol provisioned client. The technique further involves downloading, while the computerized device executes the limited boot image to operate as the advanced protocol provisioned client, the main operating system into local memory from an operating system server over the network (e.g., booting the main operating system using the file transfer protocol or FTP). The computerized device may store a copy of the main operating system in a local non-volatile cache if available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Kevin P. Twomey, Daniel J. Roche, Xiao Lou, Thomas J. Kelly, Isaias A. Barinas, Frank T. Smith
  • Patent number: 10367999
    Abstract: Techniques to selectively capture media using a single user interface element are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a touch controller, a visual media capture component, and a storage component. The touch controller may be operative to receive a haptic engagement signal. The visual media capture component may be operative to be configured in a capture mode based on whether a haptic disengagement signal is received by the touch controller before expiration of a first timer, the capture mode one of a photo capture mode or video capture mode, the first timer started in response to receiving the haptic engagement signal, the first timer configured to expire after a first preset duration. The storage component may be operative to store visual media captured by the visual media capture component in the configured capture mode. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: William M. Ruben, Daniel J. Smith, II, Nilesh V. Patel, Mykyta Lutsenko, William J. Flynn, Andrei V. C. Gheorghe
  • Patent number: 10363640
    Abstract: A system and method are provided to automate the assembly of a wing panel, such as utilized by commercial aircraft. In the context of a system, a tacking cell is provided that is configured to tack one or more stringers to a skin plank. The system also includes a riveting cell configured to receive a tacked plank from the tacking cell and to rivet the one or more stringers to the skin plank. The system also includes a splicing cell configured to receive a plurality of riveted planks from the riveting cell and to attach one or more splice stringers to the plurality of riveted planks. Further, the system includes a side of body cell configured to receive a spliced panel from the splicing cell and to attach a side of body chord thereto to produce a wing panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Farahnaz Tanni Sisco, Daniel R. Smith, Jayson J. Aquino, Edward John Batt, James N. Buttrick, Antonio C. Micale, Darrell D. Jones, Clayton L. Munk, Chris G. Couevas, Azita N. Namdaran, Noman S. Noor, Donald A. Mottaz
  • Publication number: 20190209289
    Abstract: Devices, systems and/or methods for repairing soft tissue adjacent a soft tissue repair site. In one embodiment, the repair device includes an anchor member having a base with at least four legs extending from the base. The base extends with a generally flat circular profile defining an upper surface and an underside surface with a central opening extending therethrough. Further, the at least four legs extend from the base with an elongated angled portion, the elongated angled portion being oriented at an angle less than seventy-five degrees relative to the underside surface of the base. With this arrangement, the anchor member may be fixated to soft tissue by rotating the base with a delivery tool so that the elongated angled portion of the at least four legs facilitates the anchor member sinking into the soft tissue and fixating thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Erik N. Kubiak, Roy M. Taylor, Zackery K. Evans, Barrett J. Yates, Daniel K. Smith, Cody L. Gehrke
  • Patent number: 10342590
    Abstract: A technique for correcting a bone deformity, such as a bunion, may be performed using a fulcrum. In some examples, the technique involves inserting a fulcrum between a first metatarsal that is anatomically misaligned with respect to a second metatarsal. The technique further includes preparing an end of the first metatarsal and preparing an end of a medial cuneiform opposing the end of the first metatarsal. In addition, a distal portion of the first metatarsal is moved toward the second metatarsal in a transverse plane, thereby pivoting a proximal portion of the first metatarsal about the fulcrum and reducing an intermetatarsal angle between the first metatarsal and the second metatarsal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Barry Bays, Robert D. Santrock, Paul Dayton, Daniel J. Hatch, W. Bret Smith, Carlos Eduardo Gil, Sean F. Scanlan, Joe William Ferguson, John T. Treace
  • Patent number: D860641
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Vista Outdoor Operations LLC
    Inventors: Paul N. Smith, Troy E. Lance, Oscar C. Woods, Daniel D. Sereday, Christopher J. Michael, Robert J. Meinert