Patents by Inventor Daniel S. Smith

Daniel S. 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: 11135110
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base frame, lift mechanism supporting an upper frame relative to the base frame, a load frame, and a plurality of deck sections, a patient support surface, and a number of barriers positioned about the patient supporting surface. The patient support apparatus includes a notification system for visually notifying a caregiver of a condition or status of a component of the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Zerhusen, Richard H. Heimbrock, Arpit Shah, Aziz A. Bhai, Bradley T. Smith, Catherine M. Wagner, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Clay G. Owsley, Dan R. Tallent, Daniel Nachtigal, David L. Bedel, David J. Brzenchek, David J. Hitchcock, David P. Lubbers, Douglas A. Seim, Douglas E. Borgman, Eric D. Benz, Florin Iucha, Frank E. Sauser, Gavin M. Monson, James W. Pascoe, James L. Walke, Jared Rude, John G. Byers, John D. Christie, Jonathan D. Turner, Joshua A. Williams, Karen Lanning, Kathryn R. Smith, Kirsten M. Emmons, Mary Kay Brinkman, Michael Buccieri, Nathaniel W. Hixon, Neal Wiggermann, Richard J. Schuman, Sr., Scott M. Corbin, Sravan Mamidi, Todd P. O'Neal, Todd S. Ventrola, Travis Pelo, Unnati Ojha, John Goewert
  • Patent number: 10464742
    Abstract: A high-pressure valve assembly is provided. The high-pressure aerator valve assembly includes an outer housing with front and back ends terminating a central passageway; a movable valve member having a one-piece unitary metal construction slidably engaged within the central passageway in the outer housing, the valve member having an enlarged head termination sealing the front end of the passageway. The assembly also includes a spring-loaded spring guide member also having a one-piece unitary metal construction which is fixed within the central passageway in the outer housing intermediate the front and back end and a wave spring having a predetermined spring constant for supplying spring tension to keep the moveable valve member sealed. Also included are operational sensors which include a linear shaft displacement counter for counting the number of times the valve member opens and closes; a vibration sensor, or accelerometer, for measuring vibration, a temperature sensor and/or an air pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Control Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry D. Tiffany, III, Paul S. Rose, Aaron G. Hall, Daniel S. Smith
  • Patent number: 10156297
    Abstract: A sanitary high pressure valve assembly is provided. The valve assembly includes an inlet adaptor for admitting pressurized gas into a sanitary central passageway for release into a storage vessel containing granular material for the purpose of aiding flow of the granular material from the storage vessel. The valve assembly also includes an isolation chamber for housing serviceable parts that are isolated from the sanitary central passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Control Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry D. Tiffany, Paul S. Rose, Aaron G. Hall, Daniel S. Smith
  • Publication number: 20180339849
    Abstract: A high-pressure valve assembly is provided. The high-pressure aerator valve assembly includes an outer housing with front and back ends terminating a central passageway; a movable valve member having a one-piece unitary metal construction slidably engaged within the central passageway in the outer housing, the valve member having an enlarged head termination sealing the front end of the passageway. The assembly also includes a spring-loaded spring guide member also having a one-piece unitary metal construction which is fixed within the central passageway in the outer housing intermediate the front and back end and a wave spring having a predetermined spring constant for supplying spring tension to keep the moveable valve member sealed. Also included are operational sensors which include a linear shaft displacement counter for counting the number of times the valve member opens and closes; a vibration sensor, or accelerometer, for measuring vibration, a temperature sensor and/or an air pressure sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: Control Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry D. Tiffany, III, Paul S. Rose, Aaron G. Hall, Daniel S. Smith
  • Publication number: 20180073659
    Abstract: A sanitary high pressure valve assembly is provided. The valve assembly includes an inlet adaptor for admitting pressurized gas into a sanitary central passageway for release into a storage vessel containing granular material for the purpose of aiding flow of the granular material from the storage vessel. The valve assembly also includes an isolation chamber for housing serviceable parts that are isolated from the sanitary central passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: Control Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry D. Tiffany, III, Paul S. Rose, Aaron G. Hall, Daniel S. Smith
  • Patent number: 9765902
    Abstract: A sanitary high pressure valve assembly is provided. The valve assembly includes an inlet adaptor for admitting pressurized gas into a sanitary central passageway for release into a storage vessel containing granular material for the purpose of aiding flow of the granular material from the storage vessel. The valve assembly also includes an isolation chamber for housing serviceable parts that are isolated from the sanitary central passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Control Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry D. Tiffany, III, Paul S. Rose, Aaron G. Hall, Daniel S. Smith
  • Publication number: 20170066589
    Abstract: A sanitary high pressure valve assembly is provided. The valve assembly includes an inlet adaptor for admitting pressurized gas into a sanitary central passageway for release into a storage vessel containing granular material for the purpose of aiding flow of the granular material from the storage vessel. The valve assembly also includes an isolation chamber for housing serviceable parts that are isolated from the sanitary central passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: Control Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry D. Tiffany, III, Paul S. Rose, Aaron G. Hall, Daniel S. Smith
  • Patent number: 9359588
    Abstract: The present invention relates to multilayered structures. In various embodiments, the present invention provides an at least partially transparent multilayered structure that includes at least one first layer including at least one polyolefin, and at least one second layer including at least one of a cyclic olefin copolymer and a cyclic olefin polymer. In various embodiments, the present invention provides methods of making such multilayered structures, and photobioreactors having compartments including such multilayered structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Raven Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel S. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140170742
    Abstract: The present invention relates to multilayered structures. In various embodiments, the present invention provides an at least partially transparent multilayered structure that includes at least one first layer including at least one polyolefin, and at least one second layer including at least one of a cyclic olefin copolymer and a cyclic olefin polymer. In various embodiments, the present invention provides methods of making such multilayered structures, and photobioreactors having compartments including such multilayered structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Raven Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel S. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140040040
    Abstract: A system for distributing messages to consumers. A consumer may opt-in to receive messages by sending a text message with a keyword to an aggregator. The aggregator is a message distributor and the opt-in message opts in for a particular advertiser and other advertisers. The advertiser may send messages to the consumer and other consumers who specifically opt in for the advertiser. Other advertisers may send messages to the consumer if sufficiently nearby or related to the advertiser, or if sharing a consumer cloud of the advertiser. The advertisers may manage all messages using a mobile or other interface. Messages are sent for a fee. A portion of the fee is remitted to charitable organizations identified for such purpose by recipient consumers receiving the messages. Messages sent by advertisers may include text messages, emails or instant messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Scot B. Townsend, Jordan S. Townsend, Ramon R. Smith, Daniel S. Smith, Jeffrey S. Taylor, Mark A. Mann, Douglas K. Smith
  • Publication number: 20130048423
    Abstract: A supported davit arm extension assembly for a descent apparatus comprising an escape shuttle suspended from a cable defining a descent path from an initial point at a receiver of a platform to a terminal point proximate to a ground surface. The extension assembly comprises a davit arm extending above the platform and secured to the receiver, and a fall arrest trolley operatively coupled to the shuttle at a first end and terminating at a second end extending substantially away from the terminal point. The second end of the fall arrest trolley has a securement point for connection to and support of a load, such as a worker, by an overhead fall arrest. While the shuttle is docked with the receiver, the fall arrest trolley extends over the platform, supported by the davit arm, and facilitates substantially unfettered movement of the worker around the platform. As the worker enters the shuttle, it is disengaged from the receiver and follows the descent path of the cable toward the ground surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: R.I.D.E. INC.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Daniel S. Smith, Darrell Boulter, Frank Murray, Gregory A. Hartman
  • Publication number: 20110081329
    Abstract: Compositions are described herein that are nutritional supplements that contain free amino acids. These supplements contain a homogenous mixture of free amino acids, wherein the free-form amino acids comprise L-Lysine, L-Valine, L-Tryptophan, L-Phenylalanie, L-methionine, L-Leucine, L-Threonine, L-Isoleucine, L-Arginine, L-Histindine, L-Tyrosine, L-Carnitine, L-Serine, L-Glutamine, Aspartic Acid, L-Proline, L-Glycine, Taurine, L-Cysteine, Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), L-Alanine, L-Glutamic acid, and wherein the composition comprises at least one B vitamin. These compositions are of use to treat disorders associated with a deficiency at least one amino acid, such as soft tissue injury, insomnia, panic attacks, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, anorexia, depression, chronic pain, emotional distress, chemical dependence, alcoholism, and hypoglycemia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: Daniel S. Smith, Timothy Kuss, Julia Ross
  • Publication number: 20070286909
    Abstract: Compositions are described herein that are nutritional supplements that contain free amino acids. These supplements contain a homogenous mixture of free amino acids, wherein the free-form amino acids comprise L-Lysine, L-Valine, L-Tryptophan, L-Phenylalanine, L-methionine, L-Leucine, L-Threonine, L-Isoleucine, L-Arginine, L-Histidine, L-Tyrosine, L-Carnitine, L-Serine, L-Glutamine, Aspartic Acid, L-Proline, L-Glycine, Taurine, L-Cysteine, Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), L-Alanine, L-Glutamic acid, and wherein the composition comprises at least one B vitamin. These compositions are of use to treat disorders associated with a deficiency at least one amino acid, such as soft tissue injury, insomnia, panic attacks, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, anorexia, depression, chronic pain, emotional distress, chemical dependence, alcoholism, and hypoglycemia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Daniel S. Smith, Timothy Kuss, Julia Ross
  • Patent number: 7074605
    Abstract: An isolated and purified ?-N-acetyl-D-galactosaminidase from Clostridium perfringens and homologs thereof are disclosed. A method for purifying and isolating the ?-N-acetylgalactosaminidase from Clostridium perfringens by removing neuramidases is disclosed. A process for using the ?-N-acetylgalactosaminidase from Clostridium perfringens in altering type A blood cells to type O blood cells is disclosed. A process for altering cells expressing blood group A epitope by using ?-N-acetylgalactosaminidase isolated from Clostridium perfringens in altering the cells expressing blood group A epitope to cells expressing blood group O epitope is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventor: Daniel S. Smith
  • Patent number: 7013207
    Abstract: Methods, systems and circuits for analyzing the performance of a vehicle having an electrical system are provided which determine a shift point while the vehicle is being driven. The shift point is determined using acceleration data and RPM data generated from the electrical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Tesla Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jovo Majstorovic, Maarten A. Rutgers, Daniel S. Smith, Martin Seitzinger
  • Patent number: 6973377
    Abstract: Methods, systems and circuits for analyzing the performance of a vehicle having an electrical system are provided which determine a shift point while the vehicle is being driven. The shift point is determined using acceleration data and RPM data generated from the electrical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Telsa Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jovo Majstorovic, Maarten A. Rutgers, Daniel S. Smith, Martin Seitzinger
  • Publication number: 20040093129
    Abstract: Methods, systems and circuits for analyzing the performance of a vehicle having an electrical system are provided which determine a shift point while the vehicle is being driven. The shift point is determined using acceleration data and RPM data generated from the electrical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Applicant: Tesla Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jovo Majstorovic, Maarten A. Rutgers, Daniel S. Smith, Martin Seltzinger
  • Patent number: 6630339
    Abstract: A DNA (SEQ ID No.:2) and amino acid (SEQ ID No.:4) sequences of Glycine &agr;-D-galactosidase are provided as well as the DNA sequence (SEQ ID No:5) and mature length amino acid sequence (SEQ ID No:7) of Phaseolus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Daniel S. Smith, John C. Walker
  • Publication number: 20030068804
    Abstract: An isolated and purified &agr;-N-acetyl-D-galactosaminidase from Clostridium perfringens and homologs thereof are disclosed. A method for purifying and isolating the &agr;-N-acetylgalactosaminidase from Clostridium perfringens by removing neuramidases is disclosed. A process for using the &agr;-N-acetylgalactosaminidase from Clostridium perfringens in altering type A blood cells to type O blood cells is disclosed. A process for altering cells expressing blood group A epitope by using &agr;-N-acetylgalactosaminidase isolated from Clostridium perfringens in altering the cells expressing blood group A epitope to cells expressing blood group O epitope is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2002
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventor: Daniel S. Smith
  • Patent number: 6399749
    Abstract: An isolated and purified &agr;-N-acetyl-D-galactosaminidase from Clostridium perfringens is disclosed. A method for purifying and isolating the &agr;-N-acetylgalactosaminidase from Clostridium perfringens by removing neuramidases is disclosed. A process for using the &agr;-N-acetylgalactosaminidase from Clostridium perfringens in altering type A blood cells to type O blood cells is disclosed. A process for altering cells expressing blood group A epitope by using &agr;-N-acetylgalactosaminidase isolated from Clostridium perfringens in altering the cells expressing blood group A epitope to cells expressing blood group O epitope is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventor: Daniel S. Smith