Patents by Inventor Dave Smith

Dave 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: 20210242865
    Abstract: Circuitry for controlling current between a load and a power supply, the circuitry comprising: an output stage comprising: an input node configured to be coupled to the power supply; and an output node configured to be coupled to the load; and one or more control nodes for controlling a conduction path between the input node and the output node; and protection circuitry coupled to the one or more control nodes, the protection circuitry configured to break the conduction path between the input node and the output node when a load voltage at the output node exceeds a supply voltage at the input node, wherein the protection circuitry comprises: an active protection circuit configured to break the conduction path when the supply voltage exceeds an operational threshold of the active protection circuit; and a passive protection circuit configured to break the conduction path when the supply voltage is below an operation threshold of the active protection circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: Cirrus Logic International Semiconductor Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew BUIST, Mark MCCLOY-STEVENS, Dave SMITH, Gordon RUSSELL, Huy Binh LE
  • Publication number: 20210219396
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to current control circuitry for controlling a current through a load. The current control circuitry comprises amplifier circuitry, reference voltage generator circuitry configured to supply a fixed reference voltage to a first input of the amplifier circuitry and an output stage comprising: a control terminal coupled to an output of the amplifier circuitry; a current input terminal configured to be coupled to the load; and a current output terminal. The current control circuitry further comprises a variable resistance coupled to the current output terminal of the output stage, and a feedback path between the current output terminal of the output stage and a second terminal of the amplifier circuitry for providing a feedback voltage to a second input of the amplifier circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Cirrus Logic International Semiconductor Ltd.
    Inventors: Dave SMITH, Saurabh SINGH, Andrew BUIST, Paulius CEREBIEJUS, Mark J. MCCLOY-STEVENS, Terence A. ORR
  • Publication number: 20210026346
    Abstract: A mining machine is disclosed. The mining machine may include a mobile ranging device, a movement sensor device, and a control unit. The mobile ranging device may be configured to communicate with a location sensor device and cause the location sensor device to transmit location data relating to a location of the mining machine. The movement sensor device may be configured to transmit movement data relating to a movement of the mining machine. The control unit may be configured to receive coordinate data relating to a plurality of zones and a plurality of drawpoints of a tunnel, the location data, and the movement data. The control unit may identify an active zone, determine a machine heading, determine a machine articulation, identify an active drawpoint based on the active zone, the machine heading, or the machine articulation, and cause an action to be performed in connection with the active drawpoint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Dave SMITH, Tyson PHILLIPS
  • Publication number: 20200319978
    Abstract: The disclosure herein describes generating a protected entity of a VCI. A state document is generated based on the metadata state of the VCI and an entity data stream is set to a URI associated with the data of the VCI. Components and associated URIs of the VCI are identified. A combined data stream is set to a URI configured to provide access to the state document, the entity data stream, and the URIs of the components of the VCI. A snapshot API for providing a snapshot of the state of the protected entity, a serialization API for providing a serialized version of the protected entity, and a de-serialization API for converting a serialized version of the protected entity into a de-serialized version of the protected entity are defined. The protected entity is configured to enable the data and metadata of the VCI to be efficiently backed up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Dave Smith-Uchida, Somenath Bandyopadhyay, Jaswanth Gummadi, Lintong Jiang, Deepak Kinni, Revathy Shunmugam, Xinyan Wu, Nolan Brubaker, Derek Uluski, Xiao Liu
  • Patent number: 10678460
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein is generally directed to detecting and managing collisions in storage. A hash identifier (ID) for a first block of data is calculated and a determination is made whether the calculated hash ID matches hash IDs associated with a storage. If the calculated hash ID matches at least one of the hash IDs, the first block of data is compared with a second block of data, associated with the hash IDs, in the storage. If the first block of data is different from the second block of data based on the comparison, a hash number is associated with the calculated hash ID and the first block of data is stored in storage using the calculated hash ID and associated hash number as an index to the first block of data in the storage. In this manner, collision between data blocks is detected and prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: Dave Smith-Uchida
  • Publication number: 20200017901
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for analyzing samples, including for example, samples containing nucleic acids, antibodies, and/or antigens are described. The apparatus may include a frame having a cartridge receiver, two optical devices, thermal cycler, lysis assembly, hybridization heater, and sample transfer assembly. In use, the apparatus may perform multiple sample preparation and analysis processes within the same disposable cartridge including, for example, performing a PCR assay and immunoassay in the same cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: LUMINEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles COLLINS, Dave SMITH, Anthony SALVAGGIO, Alpar ERDEI, Gray MACK
  • Publication number: 20190278479
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein is generally directed to detecting and managing collisions in storage. A hash identifier (ID) for a first block of data is calculated and a determination is made whether the calculated hash ID matches hash IDs associated with a storage. If the calculated hash ID matches at least one of the hash IDs, the first block of data is compared with a second block of data, associated with the hash IDs, in the storage. If the first block of data is different from the second block of data based on the comparison, a hash number is associated with the calculated hash ID and the first block of data is stored in storage using the calculated hash ID and associated hash number as an index to the first block of data in the storage. In this manner, collision between data blocks is detected and prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventor: Dave Smith-Uchida
  • Patent number: 10059886
    Abstract: A process and system for hydroprocessing biopyrolysis oils is provided and includes the rejuvenation of an at least partially flow constricted biopyrolysis oil hydroprocessing reactor(s) by flushing with a flushing agent at reduced temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Inaeris Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Lorenz Bauer, Dave Smith, Michael Lee, Changan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20160176856
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for the treatment of norovirus infection are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Ch. V. Subba-Reddy, C. Cheng Kao, Dave Smith, Leo Beigelman
  • Patent number: 9296719
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for the treatment of norovirus infection are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignees: Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation, Alios Biopharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Ch. V. Subba-Reddy, C. Cheng Kao, Dave Smith, Leo Beigelman
  • Publication number: 20160053937
    Abstract: An adjustable support bracket configured to support a portion of an object includes a seat configured to support the portion of the object. The seat includes a base plate, a backstop and a first side plate. The adjustable support bracket also includes a mounting portion configured to removably mount the adjustable support bracket to a frame member. The adjustable support bracket further includes a first hinge mechanism and a second hinge mechanism. The first side plate is pivotably coupled to the first hinge mechanism such that it is pivotable between an upper plate position and a lower plate position. The backstop is pivotably coupled to the second hinge mechanism such that it is moveable between an upper backstop position and a lower backstop position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Applicant: UNVERFERTH MANUFACTURING CO., INC.
    Inventor: Dave SMITH
  • Publication number: 20160040077
    Abstract: A process and system for hydroprocessing biopyrolysis oils is provided and includes the rejuvenation of an at least partially flow constricted biopyrolysis oil hydroprocessing reactor(s) by flushing with a flushing agent at reduced temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Lorenz Bauer, Dave Smith, Michael Lee, Changan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150027717
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and process for deployment of subsea drilling equipment through a moon pool of a drilling vessel is disclosed. The drilling equipment may include a subsea mudlift pump (MLP) that is configured to be deployed below the surface of the ocean and is adapted for conducting dual gradient drilling (DGD) operations. In the apparatus and process, the MLP may be suspended temporarily aboard the vessel by a holding mechanism. The MLP may be combined first with a lower marine riser package (LMRP) prior to suspension of the MLP and/or MLP/LMRP aboard the drilling vessel. An equipment combination, comprising at least a MLP and a LMRP, may be with a BOP, the mating occurring at a position below the surface of the ocean. In one aspect, the BOP may be separately deployed into the ocean, and then subsequently mated subsea with the LMRP and/or a MLP/LMRP combined equipment package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Kai-tung Ma, James David Dowell, Dave Smith, Kenneth L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140235683
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for the treatment of norovirus infection are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicants: Alios Biopharma Inc., Indiana University Research & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ch. V. Subba-Reddy, C. Cheng Kao, Dave Smith, Leo Beigelman
  • Patent number: 8492352
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel synthetic polysaccharides with antithrombotic activity, having at least one covalent bond with an amino chain, and to the preparation method thereof and to the therapeutic use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Joseph Schofield, Dave Smith, Patrick Soubayrol
  • Publication number: 20110306567
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel synthetic polysaccharides with antithrombotic activity, having at least one covalent bond with an amino chain, and to the preparation method thereof and to the therapeutic use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: SANOFI-AVENTIS
    Inventors: Joseph Schofield, Dave Smith, Patrick Soubayrol
  • Publication number: 20110212907
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel synthetic hexadecasaccharides with antithrombotic activity, having at least one covalent bond with an amino chain, and to the preparation method thereof and to the therapeutic use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: SANOFI-AVENTIS
    Inventors: Marie-Claude Rouchon, Joseph Schofield, Dave Smith, Patrick Soubayrol
  • Patent number: 7814856
    Abstract: A deep water operations system includes a submersible vessel including a propulsion system for operating the vessel on and beneath the surface of a body of water. The vessel will operate on the water surface to travel to a designated site and then submerge beneath the surface to a depth sufficient to avoid surface wave and weather conditions. A surface power buoy is deployable from the vessel at the water surface and connected to the vessel by an umbilical cord and includes a propulsion system, RF vessel communication and a GPS receiver. An ROV launch cage is supported by the vessel by a second umbilical cord and stores and deploys an ROV remotely controlled from the vessel for deep water work and repair activities via the second umbilical cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Down Deep & Up, LLC
    Inventors: Dave Smith, Guy Heyl, Ronald E. Smith, Julian G. Angus, Charles M. Staehle
  • Patent number: 7500038
    Abstract: A resource management system including a plurality of requester elements competing to access a resource through an arbiter element that controls access to the resource by the requester elements. A requester element having a buffer unit and first and second counters, which are compared to determine if a request having an identified priority type is in the buffer unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics Limited
    Inventor: Dave Smith
  • Publication number: 20080223261
    Abstract: The invention comprises a table, comprising: a) a base, the base being suitable for mounting in a vehicle, the base having a collar with one or more base pins along the interior of the collar; b) a pole, the pole being detachably coupled to the base, the pole having with one or more hockey-stick shaped slots at one end corresponding to and capable of receiving the base pins, a first lock/release mechanism for securing the pole to the base, and one or more apertures at an end opposite to the one end; and c) a table top, the table top being detachably coupled to the pillar, the top having a second lock/release mechanism for securing the top to the pillar, the second lock/release mechanism containing one or more elements which engage the one or more apertures on the pole, wherein the base, the pole and the table top combine to form the table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventors: John Frederick, Rob Meadus, Todd Michals, Gabriel Lam, Tom Modick, Don Miller, Joel Hartman, Dave Smith, Mike Boyer, Steve Swailes, Steve Jakubiec, Mike Phillips